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  • Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

    NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function.
  • Liz Weston: How to talk money with your parents this holiday

    Holiday gatherings may present an opportunity to talk to your parents about important money issues, such as estate planning or long-term care. The need to discuss this stuff may feel particularly acute if you don’t see your folks often or these are the first holidays you’ll be together since the pandemic started.
  • Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

    Kelly Grindrod remembers the confusion pharmacists felt last spring as Canada's COVID-19 vaccine policy changed rapidly throughout the rollout, sometimes with little warning.
  • Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe

    For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app.
  • China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

    BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic equality and tighter party control over society and entrepreneurs.
  • The Latest: Alabama schools report nearly 9,200 Covid cases

    Alabama schools reported nearly 9,200 coronavirus cases in students and staff in the past week.
  • The Latest: Australia getting vaccine in swap with Singapore

    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia says it has reached a deal with Singapore to acquire 500,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine next week in return for delivering the same number of shots to Singapore in December.
  • COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population

    HONOLULU (AP) — Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane could barely breathe when she went to a Hawaii emergency room. Nausea made it difficult for her to stand and her body throbbed with pain.
  • The Latest: Russia reports daily record of 820 virus deaths

    MOSCOW — Russia reported a one-day record of 820 coronavirus deaths.
  • Half of US workers favor employee shot mandate: AP-NORC poll

    NEW YORK (AP) — Half of American workers are in favor of vaccine requirements at their workplaces, according to a new poll, at a time when such mandates gain traction following the federal government's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

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