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Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine – The Associated Press

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision….

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Uber and Lyft Lose Bid to Keep Exploiting Their Drivers for Just a Little Bit Longer – Gizmodo

On Thursday, a California judge denied motions by Uber and Lyft to delay a previous injunction ordering the ridesharing companies to reclassify their contractors as full-time employees. That ruling goes into effect on August 20, to which the companies had req…

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On Thursday, a California judge denied motions by Uber and Lyft to delay a previous injunction ordering the ridesharing companies to reclassify their contractors as full-time employees. That ruling goes into effect on August 20, to which the companies had requested a 10-day extension in order to attempt an appeal.
I am confident that the court of appeal is capable of acting very quickly where it is necessary for it to do so. I am unconvinced that any extension of the 10 day stay is required. B…

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Asian markets muted as traders warily await U.S. stimulus deal – MarketWatch

Nikkei about flat, while stocks fall in Seoul

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Asian markets were little changed in early trading Friday, after stocks fell on Wall Street as the stalemate over a second coronavirus-aid plan continued to fester on Capitol Hill.Sony
6758,
+2.02%
gained in Tokyo trading while SoftBank
9984,
-1.51%
sank, while in Hong Kong, Wharf Real Estate
1997,
+2.16%
rose as HSBC
5,
-0.70%
and PetroChina
857,
fell. Samsung
005930,
-1.19%
declined in Seoul trading.
Asian stocks were muted as U.S. lawmakers political grandst…

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A tale of two $2 billion Chinese IPOs headed in very different directions – MarketWatch

KE Holdings raises the most on a U.S. exchange for a Chinese company since iQiyi, then iQiyi announces SEC inquiry and its stock plunges

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KE Holdings Inc. on Thursday became the first Chinese initial public offering to raise $2 billion from a U.S. listing since iQiyi Inc., then saw its stock soar 87% into the close.Less than an hour later, iQiyi gave a stark reminder of the rocky path that many young Chinese stocks have walked on U.S. exchanges. Hovering over everything is the possibility that all Chinese companies could soon have to choose between living up to the laws of their own country or allowing U.S. investors greater visib…

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