US to lift travel restrictions on eight African countries

US to lift travel restrictions on eight African countries

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House on Friday announced that it is lifting the travel restrictions it imposed on eight southern African countries last month following the discovery of the COVID-19 omicron variant.President Biden will lift the restrictions on…

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Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reportedly told the White House last week that he was open to backing some version of a billionaire tax as part of the party’s social spending and climate package before effectively tanking the Democrats’ chances…

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Trump’s endorsement of vaccines aligns with most Republicans’ views — but it may be an uphill battle to convince the holdouts

Trump’s endorsement of vaccines aligns with most Republicans’ views — but it may be an uphill battle to convince the holdouts

This post was originally published on this siteFormer President Donald Trump has recently been vocal about the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 — a position that’s in line with the overwhelming majority of Americans who’ve chosen to get vaccinated, including the bulk of his own party.

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Covid: Christmas flights cancelled and new curbs amid Omicron spread

Covid: Christmas flights cancelled and new curbs amid Omicron spread

This post was originally published on this siteMillions face travel disruption and more restrictions as Omicron upends Christmas plans worldwide.

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Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

This post was originally published on this site Sen. Joe Manchin has faced pressure from Democrats over his opposition to President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill, which would invest $1.75 trillion in social spending and climate programs. But Politico on Friday noted that the conservative West Virginia Democrat is...

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Thanks to the Chip Shortage, Texas Instruments Is Worth $170 Billion

Thanks to the Chip Shortage, Texas Instruments Is Worth $170 Billion

This post was originally published on this siteEven in the digital age, analog chips such as those the company makes in Texas are essential, and they are in short supply.

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Rental-Car Shortage Drives Up Prices and Wait Times

Rental-Car Shortage Drives Up Prices and Wait Times

This post was originally published on this siteA shortage of rental cars that emerged earlier this year is getting worse, with Hertz, Avis and other providers struggling to meet demand and charging more.

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Departures by Democrats dim party’s hopes of holding House

Departures by Democrats dim party’s hopes of holding House

This post was originally published on this siteSo far, 23 Democrats and a dozen Republicans in the House have announced they’re not seeking re-election or are running for another office.

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