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Big technology companies lead US stock indexes sharply lower

(AP) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 600 points in afternoon trading Wednesday as a broad sell-off on Wall Street...

Combatting COVID-19’s cancer screening dip

(NBC News) -- New research is showing just how dramatically cancer screenings dropped at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially delaying thousands of...

In battle over GameStop shares, two big players flinch

(AP) -- A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked...

CDC: US may reach 514,000 deaths by Feb. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Coronavirus Coordinator Jeff Zients is saying in the Biden administration’s first formal briefing on the pandemic that officials will...

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

Biden administration is "exploring ways to speed up" efforts to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill ...

Morning Business Report: Southwest bans emotional support animals

The U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday to be the next treasury department secretary. At the top of her to-do list will be to...

Tech Report: Google to open Covid vaccine facilities

5G wars A pair of reports are out from Opensignal detailing the state of 5G as well as the broader mobile experience in the U.S. The...

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

(AP) -- The COVID-19 vaccines available so far require two shots, and health officials say the doses should be the same kind. In the U.S.,...

‘Extremely dangerous’ tornado blasts Alabama town leaving at least 1 dead

(AccuWeather Global Weather Center)–  A large and dangerous tornado struck a northern suburb of Birmingham late Monday night under the cover of darkness, leaving...

1 dead, at least 17 injured after tornado rips Alabama town

(CNN) At least one person is dead after a powerful tornado ripped through the Birmingham, Alabama area leaving significant damage.  ...

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For emergency medical technicians, the coronavirus is constantly close. COVID-19 has become their biggest fear, riding with them in ambulances from...

Car thief place 5-month-old boy on side of road after stealing mother’s SUV

(KPRC/NBC News) Police in Houston, Texas are searching for a car thief who left a 5-month-old boy in the road after stealing the vehicle...