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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The new director of Idaho National Laboratory said its efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new generation of nuclear reactors appears to align with the goals of the incoming Biden administration and will likely receive ongoing bipartisan support. The U.S. is currently […]

Yandex‘s (NASDAQ:YNDX) stock recently dipped after the Russian tech company posted mixed third-quarter numbers and warned of rising COVID-19 cases across the country. Its revenue rose 30% year-over-year to 58.3 billion rubles ($732.1 million), which missed expectations by $21.8 million. On a like-for-like basis, which excludes its consolidation of Yandex.Market […]

Second wave forecast to be more deadly than first The Prime Minister is coming under pressure for a new lockdown. Downing Street is working privately on the assumption that the second wave of Covid-19 will be more deadly than the first – with the number of victims remaining high throughout winter. An […]

Driving from San Francisco to Charleston, S.C. with stops across Texas and Georgia, Francis Davidson is one of the few business travelers currently traversing the country, clocking more than 7,000 miles. To the chagrin of public health officials, Davidson simply can’t do his job over Zoom. The CEO and co-founder […]

(Bloomberg) — Germany will extend a program designed to stop millions of workers losing their jobs, joining several other European nations in renewing its job-support package. Meanwhile, France is preparing to announce a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) stimulus plan next week. Japan’s virus czar said the country faces a second […]

Apprehensions regarding a second wave of coronavirus with no vaccine yet in sight are likely to compel people across the world to stay at home until and unless it is absolutely necessary to do otherwise. People are expected to follow social distancing norms, wear masks and limit travel for the […]