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Walmart mandates vaccines for workers at headquarters

Jul. 30, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is requiring that all workers at its headquarters as well as its managers who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The retailer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, is also reversing its mask policy for its employees...

$400 million donation to fund Kalamazoo government projects

Jul. 30, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

It began with a highly unusual offer from two business executives — who both have billions in wealth — to bankroll a distressed city government. Five years later, the marriage of government and philanthropy born of that $70 million gift looks as though it will last forever. ...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Jul. 30, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. ...

States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire

Jul. 30, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infections. The Food and...

Biden push to vaccinate feds forces uncomfortable questions

Jul. 30, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s requirement for federal workers to reveal their COVID-19 vaccination status is likely to force uncomfortable questions not only at government agencies but at private companies as well. Right now, there's a lack of clear answers....

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Jul. 29, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. ...

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

Jul. 29, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance. The report, to be released by the...

FDA allows automatic 'generic' swap for brand-name insulin

Jul. 29, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin. ...

Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

Jul. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Thursday. The Baltimore factory was shut down by the FDA in mid-April due to...

Merck weighed down by charges in Q2, but drug sales rebound

Jul. 29, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

Merck’s second-quarter profit dove 49%, mainly due to a big charge for an acquisition and a higher tax rate, though sales of its vaccines and medicines used in hospitals rebounded from the pandemic's effects. The profit fell just short of expectations and Shares of...