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Kentucky State receives federal grant for ag research

Jul. 29, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky State University has been awarded $249,583 in federal funding through a program that supports research efforts at historically Black land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The funds will help train...

Asia stocks advance, tech giants rally after Fed report

Jul. 29, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve kept its accommodative monetary policies and signaled that the U.S. economic recovery was on track. Chinese technology giants led the way as authorities moved to soothe jitters over stricter...

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Jul. 29, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel...

Robinhood makes its debut on Wall Street

Jul. 29, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood is sell its own stock Thursday on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance. Through its app, Robinhood has introduced millions to investing and reshaped the brokerage industry,...

Asia stocks advance, tech giants rally after Fed report

Jul. 28, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks mostly rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve kept its accommodative monetary policies and signaled that economic recovery was on track. Chinese technology giants led the way, as authorities moved to soothe jitters over anti-monopoly and...

Illinois seeks Ben & Jerry's divestment over Israel stance

Jul. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators plan to warn the owner of Ben & Jerry’s to reverse the company's decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem or face divestment by the state, an official said Wednesday. The Israeli Boycott...

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

Jul. 28, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot. The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter...

Navajo Nation: 14 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Jul. 28, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest numbers brought the total number of COVID-19 cases on the vast reservation to 31,337 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The number...

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

Jul. 28, 2021 18:17 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. ...

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Jul. 28, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel...