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Guillain-Barré and Vaccines: What You Need to Know

[New York Times, Reuters] The link between the rare neurological disorder and the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be real, but the risk appears to be very small. Johnson & Johnson’s beleaguered Covid-19 vaccine may be associated with a small increased risk of Guillain–Barré syndrome, a rare but potentially serious neurological condition, federal officials said on […]

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Chip shortage causes Ford to slash vehicle production at several plants in July

[CNBC] Ford is significantly cutting its North American vehicle production in July due to an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips impacting the global automotive industry.The automaker plans to idle or reduce production at eight plants, including six in the U.S., for varying periods of time into early August due to the problem.Production of the Ford […]

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‘Fool’s Gold’ Actually Contains a Newly Discovered Type of Real Gold, Scientists Find

[Science Alert, Wikimedia Commons] The mineral pyrite was historically nicknamed fool’s gold because of its deceptive resemblance to the precious metal. The term was often used during the California gold rush in the 1840s because inexperienced prospectors would claim discoveries of gold, but in reality it would be pyrite, composed of worthless iron disulfide (FeS₂). Ironically, pyrite […]

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Dogecoin Headed To 5 Cents After Losing Crucial Support Level

[Benzinga, UnSplash] Not Even Elon Musk Can’t Save It, Says Bitcoin Bull Pseudonymous cryptocurrency analyst Tyler Durden said on social media that even Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk cannot save Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) from hitting a “programmed” 0.05 level. What Happened: Durden, a known Bitcoin bull,  posted a chart on Twitter and claimed that Musk’s tweets could not rescue […]

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Why you should almost always use a credit card over a debit card

[CNBC] Many people’s first experience paying with plastic instead of cash is their debit card, which gives consumers direct access to the money in their checking account. But while debit cards have certain advantages over credit — they don’t let consumers easily rack up debt the same way that credit cards do, for example — they […]

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The US economy is never going back to ‘normal’

New York (CNN Business) The US economy has come a long way since last year’s devastating downturn. But a return to “normal” may not be possible. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics stands at 93% as of June 18, a new pandemic-era high.  The index is comprised of 37 national and seven state-level indicators […]

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People are quitting their jobs at record rates. That’s a good thing for the economy.

[CBS NEWS] For two years, John White has been trying to get a permanent job at the company where he’s a contractor, but his applications to open positions there have been rejected five times. Company policy forbade contractors from working remotely during the pandemic, so even while his colleagues worked from home, White has been […]

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Facial recognition systems are denying unemployment benefits across the US

[Engadget] Motherboard noted that at least some people have three attempts to pass the facial recognition check, though. The outlet also pointed out that the company’s claims of national unemployment fraud costs have ballooned rapidly in just the past few months, from a reported $100 billion to $400 billion. While Hall attributed that to expanding “data […]

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