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China announces withdrawal of strict anti-COVID-19 measures

China announces withdrawal of strict anti-COVID-19 measures

BEIJING (AP) — In a sharp turnaround, China announced a series of measures rolling back some of its most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting tough lockdowns and ordering schools with no known infections to resume classes. regular. The National Health Commission, in a 10-point announcement on Wednesday, stipulated that COVID-19 tests and a healthy health …

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Sale revives floating offshore wind power in US waters

Sale revives floating offshore wind power in US waters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale, floating wind farms in deep waters off the West Coast. The live online auction for the five leases – three off California’s central coast and two off its northern coast – has generated strong interest, and 43 companies from around …

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FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

It’s now much easier — and cheaper — for many hearing-impaired Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids began hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids. About 30 million people …

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EXPLANATION: Can Ukraine pay for war without destroying the economy?

EXPLANATION: Can Ukraine pay for war without destroying the economy?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Even as Ukraine celebrates its recent battlefield victorieshis government faces a looming challenge on the financial front: how to pay the enormous cost of the war effort without triggering runaway price spikes for ordinary people or racking up debts that could hamper post-war reconstruction. The struggle is to find loans or …

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Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there’s still a steady — albeit dwindling — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive these discs in the iconic red and white envelopes. “When you open your …

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