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JPMorgan offers Chase accounts to UK consumers in first global move

JPMorgan offers Chase accounts to UK consumers in first global move

JPMorgan has launched a new digital retail bank in the United Kingdom under its Chase brand, marking its first push into consumer banking outside North America. America’s biggest bank will be competing in a crowded market dominated by players including Lloyds Bank, HSBC, NatWest and Barclays, as well as newer entrants such as Monzo, an…MORE

Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds

Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds

A two-dose version of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine provides 94% protection against symptomatic infection, the company said Tuesday — making a two-dose regimen of J&J’s Janssen vaccine comparable to a two-dose regimen of Moderna’s or Pfizer’s. Plus, the company said, adding a booster dose to a single shot of the vaccine raised immunity even…MORE

5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children

5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children

At a large family gathering when I was a kid, an adult female relative I barely knew gave me a rough hug, then yanked the neckline of my shirt out to peer down and check my breast development. The adults present laughed. I didn’t know what consent was as a tween, but I was horrified.…MORE

When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in
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When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in

The initial results are in: On Monday morning, Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children is safe and resulted in a robust antibody response. This is news many parents have been eagerly anticipating — but what exactly does this mean for when vaccines could be available for this age group? What…MORE

Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too
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Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too

They’re a fall staple in most communities across the United States: flu shot clinics. But this year many will offer something extra — Covid-19 shots. As the Delta variant spreads and uncertainty lingers around what the flu season could bring, joint vaccine clinics have emerged in cities and counties nationwide to offer a one-stop choice…MORE

What statistics can tell us about Americans’ skyrocketing belief in ghosts

What statistics can tell us about Americans’ skyrocketing belief in ghosts

I’ll go anywhere to find out what’s on Americans’ minds. This includes visiting a dark road in the middle of nowhere as the moon howls, and then getting freaked out when a bunch of high schoolers with flashlights start emerging from the woods. I was looking for ghosts. Do you believe in them? My friend…MORE

What we’ve been getting wrong about dinosaurs

What we’ve been getting wrong about dinosaurs

Defined by their disappearance dinosaurs might appear to be evolutionary failures. Not so. Dinosaurs survived and thrived for 165 million years — far longer than the roughly 300,000 years modern humans have so far roamed the planet. They lived on every continent, munched on plants, snapped their jaws at insects, itched from fleas, suffered from…MORE

China’s Evergrande puts on a brave face. But will Beijing bail it out?

China’s Evergrande puts on a brave face. But will Beijing bail it out?

Evergrande’s chairman promised his employees Tuesday that they will “walk out of the darkness” caused by the embattled Chinese conglomerate’s historic debt crisis. But what happens next for the company is still anyone’s guess, and the lack of guidance from the company and authorities in Beijing about how the crisis will be resolved is creating…MORE

Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly
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Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is set to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, where he’s expected to present his long-term vision for the global community, defend the withdrawal from Afghanistan and emphasize the importance of reestablishing alliances. Biden’s appearance at the assembly in New York comes as…MORE

A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory
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A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory

A Texas school district board voted unanimously to give notice of a proposed non-renewal of the contract of a principal at the center of controversy over critical race theory. James Whitfield, principal of Colleyville Heritage High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was placed on paid administrative leave in late August, a month after a…MORE

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