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Staff Reports

Far-right Parler app and website go offline

Users of the Parler app today discovered that the app in now non-functional, and its online page, has gone offline, as Amazon Web Services (AWS) discontinued service to the company. Both the website and the app relied...

US loses 140,000 jobs in December

Employers in the US shed 140,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The closely watched jobs report was the lowest since April, when...

BioBiz: Sarepta Therapeutics’ Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy fails

Sarepta Therapeutics’ Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene therapy failed to beat placebo in a phase 2 clinical trial. Functional motor ability scores in the SRP-9001 arm were statistically no better than in the placebo group, almost halving Sarepta’s stock price...

Prime Minister orders new COVID lockdown for England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday a new national lockdown for the UK until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as the UK sped up its vaccination program by becoming...

Kansas City Chiefs Favorites to win as NFL Playoffs Begin

With the NFL Playoffs now set, the favorite to win the Super Bowl remains unchanged from the NFL's preseason odds, according to analysts TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market. With...

Bitcoins tumble after reaching all time high

The price of Bitcoin plummeted on Monday after experiencing a rally in cryptocurrency. Bitcoin tumbled about 17 percent to $28,154.11 in early-morning trading just a day after it surged to a new all-time...

Contactless delivery reaches a milestone in the US

 Before 2020, contactless delivery was a term only used in small niches of big-box retail to save staff hours. Customers could order something online and pick it up through an app-connected locker system installed at the front...

ProHealth Urgent Care’s Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ProHealth Urgent Care, a medical facility serving patients in St. Croix, continues to take every initiative and precaution during the COVID pandemic to care for the community safely. ProHealth received their allocated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at 8:00...

Lack of Additional stimulus checks cause Wall St. gains to stumble

Gains made from Wall Street’s main indexes record highs tumbled in volatile trading on Tuesday as investors worried the Senate may not quickly pass the $2,000 pandemic relief check to help jobless Americans. Senate Majority...

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey nabs stake in Discovery as after it takes 95% of OWN

Oprah is on her OWN DISCOVERY. According to an SEC filing Tuesday, Winfrey nabbed a stake worth less than 1 percent of the $35 million-plus Discovery as part of a deal that boosted...

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