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So much for a fresh start. On Jan. 20, hours after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, about 200 black-clad protesters wandered the streets of Portland’s Central Eastside, holding a banner that read, “We are ungovernable.” Some of them stopped by the office of the Democratic Party of Oregon, smashed its windows, and scrawled …

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released the second part of its European Banking report, based on a survey of 200 European banking executives, about the challenges they are facing when trying to respond to the greater need for payments innovation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, …

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Our students, parents and teachers are about a month into the new school year and it’s becoming very clear what works, and what doesn’t. On Thursday night, parents and teachers in Roanoke County expressed their frustrations with the current re-opening plan. Hope Pritchard came to the meeting with a passionate plea. …

Good morning. We’ve got another busy day ahead, with Britain moving into a new phase in the fight against coronavirus – the “rule of six” is coming into force in England, Scotland and Wales (in slightly different forms), joining Northern Ireland (where a version already applies) and MPs will get their first chance to vote …

Many southern California gyms remain open in defiance of state and county orders to close. And the NBC4 I-Team has found some of those gyms are incorrectly telling customers they are exempt from closure orders. “That’s not true. We don’t have any exemptions like that as far as I know of, even in the state,” …

Several American universities, including elite institutions such as Harvard and Princeton, have already announced that some proportion of their teaching will take place online, even for students based on campus, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has surged in the US in recent weeks. The move could affect more than one million international students …

Contact tracing is like detective work done through call centers. FORT WORTH, Texas — Without a vaccine, contact tracing is likely the best way to fight the spread of COVID-19. Russ Jones is Tarrant County’s chief epidemiologist. He says contract tracing or case investigations are lot like detective work. “It all is, and the thing …

Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the boy’s chest shudders as he fights for breath in his sleep. Nelson suspects the towering plants and refineries are to blame, rising like a …

Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, decisions on how long to keep schools closed will made in coordination with all New York counties in the city’s metropolitan area — and maybe even with neighboring states New Jersey and Connecticut. In response, mayoral spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein tweeted that the governor’s reaction “to us keeping schools closed is …

While insiders appear to be telling us it’s time to start buying the pullback in stocks, not everyone is convinced. “There is room for a little more freaking out,” says Kevin Landis, who manages the Firsthand Technology Opportunities Fund TEFQX, -2.99%. It’s all about the fear of the unknown. “When a panic really gets going, …