Impossible Foods to launch meatless pork in U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore

Impossible Foods’ latest meatless product is set to hit tables from Thursday: plant-based pork that claims to be tastier and healthier than the real deal. The ground pork product will first be available in restaurants in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore, with further plans for retail expansion in those markets in the coming months.… Continue reading Impossible Foods to launch meatless pork in U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore

Vaccine mandates for travel are legal in the U.S. — and more are probably coming

Vaccine shots are now necessary to eat in cafes in France, to see a Broadway show in New York City and soon, to fly commercially in Canada. Though mandates were expected for cruises and international travel, the pace and scope of activities that they now cover — from booking group tours to staying in hotels… Continue reading Vaccine mandates for travel are legal in the U.S. — and more are probably coming

U.S. to donate millions more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to poorer nations

Pfizer and BioNTech will provide an additional 500 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. government to be donated to low and lower-middle-income countries. The move announced Wednesday represents an expansion of the companies’ existing agreement with the U.S. government to provide extra vaccine doses at a not-for-profit price for less-advantaged nations, and… Continue reading U.S. to donate millions more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to poorer nations

Iranian President Raisi lambasts U.S. at first UN speech, Biden proposes compliance to nuclear deal

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ripped into the U.S. in his first U.N. speech, castigating it for its sanctions on Iran, its overseas military interventions and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington. “From the Capitol to Kabul, one clear message was sent to the world: the U.S.′ hegemonic system has no credibility,… Continue reading Iranian President Raisi lambasts U.S. at first UN speech, Biden proposes compliance to nuclear deal

John Kerry says the U.S. can recover from Trump’s ‘sheer idiocy’ on climate change

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called out President Donald Trump’s lack of climate action in his term in the White House on Tuesday. Kerry also warned that damage being caused by climate change is in some cases irreversible. “I refuse to accept the idea that the sheer idiocy and lack of scientific rationale and legitimate… Continue reading John Kerry says the U.S. can recover from Trump’s ‘sheer idiocy’ on climate change

Revolut, the $33 billion fintech player, is rolling out commission-free stock trading in the U.S.

The start-up is set to announce Tuesday that it secured a U.S. broker-dealer license, enabling it to compete with the likes of Robinhood and Square in the red-hot world of retail trading, according to CEO and founder Nik Storonsky. Revolut has grown to become one of the dominant European consumer fintech firms since its 2015… Continue reading Revolut, the $33 billion fintech player, is rolling out commission-free stock trading in the U.S.

China could accelerate military efforts in response to U.S.-Australia submarine deal, analyst says

China may accelerate military modernization amid AUKUS submarine deal: AnalystChina has denounced a nuclear submarine deal among the U.S., the U.K. and Australia — and tensions in the Indo-Pacific region will likely continue to rise, said an analyst at consultancy firm Eurasia Group. “Given the geography of the region and given the security stakes in… Continue reading China could accelerate military efforts in response to U.S.-Australia submarine deal, analyst says

U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid

The U.S. is planning to ease travel restrictions for international visitors who are vaccinated against Covid-19, including those from the U.K. and EU, according to a person familiar with the matter. Non-citizens visiting the United States will have to show proof of vaccination and the changes will take effect in early November, according to the… Continue reading U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid

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FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, saying U.S. regulators haven’t reviewed all the available data yet. “There are many potentially relevant studies, but FDA has not independently reviewed or verified the underlying data or their conclusions,”… Continue reading FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

U.S. Covid cases finally start to dip from latest peak, but delta variant still on the rise in some states

The seven-day average of daily Covid cases is about 144,300 as of September 12, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That figure is down 12% over the past week and 14% from the most recent peak in case counts on September 1, when the country was reporting an average of roughly 167,600 cases… Continue reading U.S. Covid cases finally start to dip from latest peak, but delta variant still on the rise in some states