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A surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations worries Oklahoma doctor

Aug. 05, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oklahoma topped 900 Thursday for the first time since February, and a nursing shortage at a time like this has a University of Oklahoma doctor worried. There were 954 hospitalizations, with 274 under...

The Latest: Oklahoma sees highest rise in hospitalizations

Aug. 05, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma on Thursday topped 900 for the first time since February, which a University of Oklahoma doctor said is his biggest concern due to a lack of nurses. There were 954 hospitalizations,...

UnityPoint Health announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Aug. 05, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of Iowa’s largest health care provides has announced it will require its more than 33,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, making it among the latest health systems across the country to require the vaccine. The West Des...

Arizona doctors urge governor to require masks in schools

Aug. 05, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 150 Arizona doctors on Thursday urged Gov. Doug Ducey to mandate masks in public schools, dialing up pressure as coronavirus cases rise and a growing number of school districts require their staff and students to mask up in defiance of a new state law. ...

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank push back office returns due to virus

Aug. 05, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp are pushing back their return-to-office plans this fall as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, spurred largely by the contagious delta variant. Wells Fargo sent a memo to employees on Thursday, saying the company is aiming...

Governor: Most state workers must be vaccinated or tested

Aug. 05, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of Virginia’s state workers will have to be vaccinated or agree to regular COVID-19 testing, under a new requirement Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The order will take effect Sept. 1 and will apply to more than 120,000 executive...

NC college students must get COVID shot or be tested weekly

Aug. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Carolina college students will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly, according the University of North Carolina System. The system serving roughly 250,000 students at 16 public colleges and universities...

$45M mansion sale reflects hot Hawaii real estate market

Aug. 05, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A San Francisco investment banker recently sold his Maui mansion to a retired hedge fund CEO and a Hollywood actress for $45 million. The cash sale of the oceanfront house in Kihei reflects a hot Hawaii real estate market fueled by a pandemic that has...

Rhode Island treasury to require masks for workers indoors

Aug. 05, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer starting Thursday is requiring all employees to wear a face covering indoors, regardless of coronavirus vaccination status. The office is thought to be the first state agency to require masks for...

Stocks rise following encouraging employment data, earnings

Aug. 05, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

Stocks rallied broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors reviewed encouraging jobs data and a strong batch of corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 index rose 0.4 as of 3:25 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 191 points, or 0.6%, to 34,983...