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WASHINGTON—The Biden administration plans to allow a sweeping Trump-era rule aimed at combating Chinese technology threats to take effect next month, over objections from U.S. businesses, according to people familiar with the matter. The rule, initially proposed in November, enables the Commerce Department to ban technology-related business transactions that it determines pose a national security …

WASHINGTON—One of the largest makers of voting machines in the U.S. on Monday sued a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump, alleging that the businessman had defamed the company with false accusations that it had rigged the 2020 election for President Biden. Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, chief executive of Minnesota-based MyPillow Inc., …

Mayo Clinic, like many health providers, has been pushed to its limits by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its intensive-care units were often filled to or near capacity in 2020. And while doctors throughout the health system rushed to find ways to care for the wave of sick patients infected by the new virus, many of the …

TORONTO (AP) — The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency’s partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic. In a statement Monday, the WHO said it was clearing the AstraZeneca AZN, …

Counter-protesters stand across the sidewalk from a Trump supporter before the start of a rally for Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Friday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cheyenne. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo —Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare, affecting mental health, obstructing social relationships,  and making it harder …

Private-equity investments in technology soared in the final months of 2020 as investors sought to take advantage of a rise in corporate IT spending. Investors spent $65.17 billion last year on 2,138 private-equity deals with U.S.-based information technology companies, down from $72.47 billion over 2,007 deals in 2019 but far outpacing investments in any other …

COVID-19 has impacted millions of lives across Minnesota and the entire nation. And it is no secret that the pandemic has disproportionately affected certain populations — much of rural America, for instance, has been hit particularly hard. Our COVID-19 cases have been more numerous than urban counterparts, our economy less diversified, and health …

Iran tested a new rocket on Monday with improved technology that could be used in its missile program, its latest attempt to raise the stakes for the Biden administration ahead of potential negotiations over a new nuclear deal. The new rocket, named Zuljanah, was developed under a government-backed program to send civilian satellites into orbit …

EDITOR’S NOTE: As Black History Month begins, we’re taking a look back today at brothers Art and Joe Allen, and their history-making path into Schenectady’s political arena. Black residents have always played some role in Schenectady’s long history, but it took the turbulent 1960s and the Allen brothers, Art and Joe, for them to become engaged in …

“ ‘I’m a believer in the Austrian School of Economics that says that the magnitude of the decline is proportional to the excesses created during the prior boom. I was early in 1998, 1999 and in 2006 to 2007… When it breaks, it’s likely to break hard’ ” That’s David Tice, the former manager of …