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Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. Vaisakhi, which falls...

Danaher, Novocure rise; Amarin, American Airlines fall

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: TransDigm Group Inc., down $5.31 to $618.33. The aircraft parts maker is selling its Technical Airborne Components business to Searchlight Capital Partners. ...

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Tucson has contracted with local hotels to temporarily house people seeking asylum in the U.S. while awaiting the completion of a tent-like facility built by Customs and Border Protection. A statement Monday from Tucson Mayor Regina...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Tuesday as gains from a handful of Big Tech companies were tempered by weakness elsewhere in the market. Treasury yields fell, which hurt banks but helped tech companies. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, notching another record high. The Dow...

Indiana health officials halting use of J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials halted the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine around the state Tuesday after federal officials recommended a “pause” in its use to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The...

IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

Apr. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could...

Arkansas cancels clinics offering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is joining other states in temporarily halting use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine while a federal review is underway. The Arkansas Department of Health says vaccination clinics with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

Stocks close mixed as regulators seek pause in J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Tuesday as gains from a handful of Big Tech companies were tempered by weakness elsewhere in the market. Treasury yields fell, which hurt banks but helped tech companies. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, notching another record high. The Dow Jones Industrial...

The Latest: US health insurees may receive higher rebates

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — U.S. health insurance customers may receive higher premium rebates than normal later this year partly because insurers had less care to cover after COVID-19 arrived in 2020. Some individual insurance customers could receive premium credits or rebates of...

Oregon employers mull requiring COVID19 vaccines

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A large winery in Oregon has notified its workers that they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are weighing similar requirements as pandemic restrictions loosen, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...