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With COVID rules relaxed, tennis stars and fans soak up Pan Pacific Open

When Garbine Muguruza won the final point of her match against Despina Papamichail at the Pan Pacific Open, she heard something she did not hear once during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There was applause from the fans in the stands at Ariake Coliseum. Unable to view this article? This could be due to a conflict […]

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How metaverse can impact the future of the logistics industry

By Gurdeep Singh Since the COVID-19 outbreak, technological adoption has taken center stage. This is why organizations across industries have been keen to adopt cutting-edge technology in order to survive and thrive with a competitive advantage. The logistics industry was no different and quickly jumped on the digitization bandwagon. While numerous new-age technologies such as […]

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Business

Here’s what the Federal Reserve’s third 75 basis point interest rate hike means for you

What the federal funds rate means to you The federal funds rate, which is set by the U.S. central bank, is the interest rate at which banks borrow and lend to one another overnight. Although that’s not the rate consumers pay, the Fed’s moves still affect the borrowing and saving rates they see every day. […]

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Layoffs loom on the horizon, some economists say

From rising inflation to a red-hot job market and the negative gross domestic product in between, economists are divided on the health of the U.S. economy. “There has been a lot of talk recently that we’re in a recession. We have two quarters of declining GDP that often happens with the recession. … But we […]

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The relationship between antigen concentration and diagnostic test performance for SARS-CoV-2 on different types of samples

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* server, a team of researchers investigated how antigen concentration and viral load in different specimen types affected the performance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Study: Antigen concentration, viral load, and test performance for SARS-CoV-2 in multiple specimen types. Image Credit: […]

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Travel

New Orlando terminal is $2.8 billion bet on Florida tourism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors to the new terminal at Orlando International Airport may want to wear sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat. Sun rays beaming through the windows of its soaring ceilings don’t just peck at the passing passengers — they practically smooch them as if they were spending a day at the beach. […]

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Bond yields rise, 2-year Treasury breaks 3.8% on higher Fed rate hike expectations

Short-term U.S. Treasury yields continued to rise Thursday as investors weighed the prospect of larger rate hikes from the Federal Reserve at its meeting next week. The yield on the 2-year Treasury, which is among those most affected by Fed decisions, rose 4 basis points to 3.823%, its highest level since 2007. It’s risen roughly 25 points […]

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Research shows a complex relationship between vaping and SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* pre-print server, researchers at the University of California, Riverside investigated the effects of electronic cigarette (EC) use as a risk factor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Study: Does Vaping Increase the Likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 Infection? Paradoxically Yes and No. Image Credit: DedMityay / Shutterstock Background […]

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Business

Bond yields continue climbing following market tumble on hot inflation reading

U.S. Treasury yields continued to climb higher on Wednesday as investors digested the previous session’s dramatic market route triggered by a hot inflation reading. The yield on the 2-year Treasury, the part of the curve most sensitive to Fed policy, was trading 1 basis point higher at around 5:00 a.m. ET to reach 3.773%, at one point […]

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End of snow days? Anne Arundel County schools wants to implement virtual learning instead

Anne Arundel County is joining the growing list of schools implementing virtual learning days when schools close for snow.After blowing through its snow days last year and ending school on June 24, Anne Arundel County is looking for ways to cut down on snow days and actually end the year earlier, and the answer may […]