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Fighting climate change is now a job for the Bank of England

Central banks are usually tasked with keeping inflation in check, while promoting economic growth and employment. Now, add fighting the climate crisis to the list. On Wednesday, the Bank of England was given a new mandate to support the UK government’s ambition to become a net zero economy by 2050. “I am today updating the…MORE

‘They just were not all in’: How the White House convinced two pharmaceutical giants to collaborate on a vaccine

President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team learned two things his first week in office: Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine was highly effective — but the company was millions of doses behind its production schedule. Preliminary conversations that began under the Trump administration about a vaccine manufacturing partnership between the pharmaceutical giant and its competitor,…MORE

Jennette McCurdy, ‘iCarly’ star, has quit acting and resents her career

Jennette McCurdy, ‘iCarly’ star, has quit acting and resents her career

Don’t look for Jennette McCurdy to appear in the planned reboot of “iCarly.” McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett for six seasons on the Nickelodeon show that ended in 2012, talked about ditching acting on the podcast she now hosts, “Empty Inside.” During a recent episode with “Mom” star Anna Faris, the pair talked about the…MORE

Remember the pandemic greenhouse emissions drop? It’s nearly gone

Remember the pandemic greenhouse emissions drop? It’s nearly gone

Global emissions of heat-trapping gases fell dramatically last year as the pandemic forced much of the world to a halt. But new data has shown they are bouncing back — fast. Lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus caused a 7% drop in CO2 emissions over the course of 2020 — the biggest…MORE

Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action and helped save a man who had collapsed at an airport Monday night. Oz, along with Port Authority police, performed CPR on a 60-year-old man at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, according to a statement from the Port Authority Police Department. “I performed CPR with the help…MORE

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