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Retail giant Walmart ended up in the losing end of a federal lawsuit and will have to pay $125 million in fines for allegedly firing an employee of fifteen years citing a minor reason. The federal court in Wisconsin has given the verdict against the retail chain after 6 years as the employee, Marlo...

olympics july23 After year-long delay caused by the pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games got off to a subdued start Friday. Japan's Emperor Naruhito declared the Games opened at a ceremony held at the mammoth New National Stadium largely behind closed doors. Besides the athletes and officials, the opening ceremony was watched by about 950 people in the stadium in order to minimize pandemic-related risks. Fir

uscoronavirus july23 Amid a new surge in coronavirus infections in the United States, the Government revealed that the Delta variant is spreading with "incredible efficiency," and now represents more than 83 percent of the virus circulating in the country. "Compared to the virus we had circulating initially in the United States at the start of the pandemic, the Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmi

olympics july22 The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will kick off Friday with Japan's Emperor Naruhito declaring the Games opened at a ceremony at 8 PM local time/7 AM ET (Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of US East Coast) largely behind closed doors. Besides the athletes and officials, the grand opening ceremony will only be watched by about 950 people in the mammoth New National Stadium, in order to minimize pandemic-related

uscoronavirus july22 Daily coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 50000-plus mark for the third consecutive day. With 52032 additional cases reporting on Wednesday, the national total has increased to 34,226,889, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The seven day average of daily infections in the United States touched the highest level - 41310 - since May 8. With 333 additional deaths

whitehousecovid july21 The White House has confirmed that a fully vaccinated official of the top executive office has tested positive for coronavirus off campus. This news was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a routine press briefing Tuesday. Psaki said that the official has mild symptoms, and in accordance with rigorous COVID-19 protocols, that person remains off campus while waiting for a confir

uscoronavirus july21 As new coronavirus infections continue to surge in the United States, indicating a third wave, a recently unprecedented 61965 new cases were reported by New York Times on Tuesday. It is the highest daily infection rate recorded in the country since April 23. The seven-day average of daily infections in the United States is the highest - 37968 - since the levels recorded on May 12. However, t

jeff bezos space 072021 Tuesday, Jeff Bezos along with his brother Mark Bezos and two other crew members completed his inaugural trip to space in Blue Origin's New Shephard. Apart from the Bezos brothers, the crew included 82-year-old Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who marked both the oldest and youngest individuals...

biden 072021 President Joe Biden said despite predictions of doom and gloom, the U.S. economy is back from the brink, and recovering from a historic pandemic with record growth, record job creation and workers getting hard-earned breaks. Addressing the nation on the eve of him completing six months in office, Biden explained about the economic recovery and the remarkable progress that the United States made

ucsoronavirus july20 A whopping 50000-plus new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Monday. The sudden surge in numbers may be attributed to addition of backlogs due to reporting delay at the weekend. However, this marks the highest daily infection rate since April 23. With 52111 additional cases reporting, the national total has increased to 34,133,835, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins U

triptospace july19 Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and three others are set for a short ride to suborbital space and back Tuesday. Bezos' brother Mark Bezos, Mercury 13 and aviation pioneer Wally Funk and teenage physics student Oliver Daemon are the other passengers who will board Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET from Blue Origin's Launch Site One in West Texas. 82-year-old Funk and Daemon, 18, will set new

uscoronavirus july19 The seven day average of daily infections in the United States has nearly tripled from the levels recorded almost a month ago. From an average of 11000-plus cases reported on June 21, the seven day average has surged to 31475 on Sunday. Test positivity rate also has increased to 4.8 percent. There is also rise in the number of people hospitalized due to coronavirus infection in the country. Th

childtaxcredit july16 On Thursday, four months after the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, American families having children under the age of 18 were credited with their first monthly Child Tax Credit payments. The Department of Treasury estimates that $15 billion were distributed to tens of millions of working families with 60 million children as part of the expanded child tax credit. 86 percent of famil

uscoronavirus july16 From a range of 11000-13000 cases two weeks ago, the seven day average of daily infections in the United States has more than doubled to 28315 on Thursday. With 28412 additional cases reporting, the national total has increased to 33,975,711, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. In contrast to infection rate, COVID casualties in the U.S. continue to remain at a controlled rate.

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