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DoorDash stock bounces back from record intraday low, Airbnb avoids biggest stock drop ever

DoorDash stock bounces back from record intraday low, Airbnb avoids biggest stock drop ever

Like the broader stock markets, gig-economy companies staged a comeback of sorts to close out Monday’s volatile session, but not before DoorDash Inc. shares hit an all-time low and Airbnb Inc. flirted with its steepest drop on record. Major U.S. stock markets and indexes, which plunged in early trading due to a combination of factors …

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Peloton takes another hit after another fictional heart attack, on 'Billions' this time

Peloton takes another hit after another fictional heart attack, on ‘Billions’ this time

Peloton Interactive Inc., which has seen its stock battered over the past year, is dealing with another potential PR disaster after a main character on Showtime’s “Billions” was shown suffering a heart attack while using a Peloton machine. The “Billions” scene comes on the heels of a fatal onscreen Peloton heart attack for a major …

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14 million Americans stopped working because they had COVID-19 or they were caring for someone with the virus

14 million Americans stopped working because they had COVID-19 or they were caring for someone with the virus

How big a toll has omicron had on the economy? Economists have been scratching their heads for weeks to estimate the damage the highly contagious COVID-19 variant is causing. The U.S. Census Bureau has some early answers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that omicron was the most dominant COVID-19 strain in …

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'I’m trying not to work people into a downward spiral': Why some parents should brace themselves for a lower tax refund in 2022

‘I’m trying not to work people into a downward spiral’: Why some parents should brace themselves for a lower tax refund in 2022

In 2021, the enhanced Child Tax Credit gave millions of families some financial cushion through monthly payments. In 2022, the same tax credit might take away from the size of many income tax refunds — or even give some unanticipated tax bills — according to tax professionals who are bracing for agitated clients. “There’s going …

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Zika virus can evade antiviral response of cell it attacks, says study

Evanston (US): A latest study on Zika virus conducted by Northwestern University scientists have discovered a key mechanism used by the virus to evade the antiviral response of the cell it is attacking.  This finding contributed to a better understanding of how viruses infected cells, overcame immune barriers and replicated — information that is essential …

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India records 2,82,970 new COVID cases, 441 deaths; positivity rate rises to 15.13%

India records 2,82,970 new COVID cases, 441 deaths; positivity rate rises to 15.13%

New Delhi: India has recorded 2,82,970 (2 lakh 82 thousand 9 hundred and 70) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday morning. The daily case positivity rate has once again increased to 15.13 per cent. The case positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 14.23 per cent. …

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Florida laboratory owner ran $7 million Medicare fraud, pushing expensive, unnecessary tests for patients who were worried about having COVID-19

Florida laboratory owner ran $7 million Medicare fraud, pushing expensive, unnecessary tests for patients who were worried about having COVID-19

The owner of a Florida laboratory has pleaded guilty to a $7 million Medicare fraud scheme in which he paid kickbacks to brokers for telemedicine firms and doctors to prescribe expensive but unnecessary genetic testing along with low-cost COVID-19 tests for thousands of patients. Christopher Licata, 45, of Delray Beach, Florida, admitted that his lab, …

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The world's richest 10 men doubled their fortunes to $1.5 trillion during the pandemic, says Oxfam

The world’s richest 10 men doubled their fortunes to $1.5 trillion during the pandemic, says Oxfam

The world’s top ten billionaires increased their wealth by $1.3 billion a day, or $15,000 a second, during the global pandemic. That’s according to a new report from global charity Oxfam International released on Monday, that said those billionaires doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion. Over the same timeframe, the incomes of …

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