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Officials offer vaccine reassurance; WHO advises against travel bans

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) -The World Health Organization warned countries on Tuesday not to impose blanket travel bans over the new Omicron coronavirus variant as governments and scientists try to determine how much protection current vaccines would offer against the strain.

Wall St ends lower as taper acceleration worries pile onto virus angst

Wall Street's main indexes closed lower on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled that the U.S. central bank would consider speeding up its withdrawal of bond purchases as inflation risks increase, piling pressure onto a market already nervous about the latest COVID-19 variant.

Jobs of future in focus as Biden visits Minnesota technical college

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden, racing to stay ahead of a new COVID-19 variant and rising inflation, traveled to Minnesota on Tuesday to tout the benefits of his $1-trillion infrastructure law and push passage of a separate $1.75-trillion spending measure.

Theranos' Holmes questioned at trial about Balwani relationship

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) -A prosecutor cross-examined Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on Tuesday about her relationship with former romantic and business partner Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, in an apparent attempt to counter Holmes' claims that he had been abusive.

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