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Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street, travel companies rebound

Dec. 06, 2021 10:35 AM EST

Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Monday led by banks and a mix of travel-related companies that stand to benefit from more reopening of the economy. The S&P 500 rose 1% as of 10:23 a.m. Eastern. More than 80% of stocks in the index gained ground. The Dow...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...

EU drug agency recommends approving COVID-19 treatment

Dec. 06, 2021 09:58 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drugs agency on Monday recommended approving the use of an anti-inflammatory medicine to treat adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The European Medicines Agency decision, which has to be confirmed by the E.U.'s...

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

Dec. 06, 2021 09:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The vaccine mandate for private businesses will take effect Dec. 27 and is aimed at preventing a spike in...

Croatia confirms first 2 cases of omicron variant in country

Dec. 06, 2021 09:41 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Monday confirmed the first two cases of the new omicron variant in the European Union country. Health authorities said they are trying to establish the source of infection as the two people had not traveled abroad. They most likely got...

How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant?

Dec. 06, 2021 09:39 AM EST

How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant? The same way you guard against COVID-19 caused by any other variant: Get vaccinated if you haven’t yet, get a booster if you’re eligible and step up other precautions you may have relaxed, like wearing a mask and...

Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

Dec. 06, 2021 09:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A three-party deal to form a new German government under center-left leader Olaf Scholz cleared its final hurdle on Monday, setting the scene for Scholz to succeed longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel this week. Germany’s environmentalist Greens said their...

Maryland health department site down after security incident

Dec. 06, 2021 09:18 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's health department’s website is offline after a “network security incident." Maryland Department of Health spokesman Andy Owen said the Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a “network security incident” involving the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 06, 2021 09:11 AM EST

Detroit Free Press. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Wake up, lawmakers. No one supports Michigan’s gun status quo Our hearts are with the parents of the four students slain Tuesday in Oxford, a hell no parent should have to endure; and with the seven...

New York City mayor says he is imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private sector employers

Dec. 06, 2021 09:06 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayor says he is imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private sector employers.