The CDC is now saying fully vaccinated students and teachers can lose their masks when they return to school this fall. Kids under 12 are still ineligible for the vaccine, creating confusion for some parents. Now, school districts and local jurisdictions are setting their own guidelines.
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School districts view the mask mandates as a matter of life or death.
Qatar Airways has been instructed by its regulator to ground 13 Airbus A350 planes due a faster than expected deterioration of the fuselage surface below the paint on the jets. Qatar Airways has been locked in a months-long public dispute with Airbus, insisting it would not take any deliveries of the carbon-composite widebody jet until the problem was resolved. "With this latest development, we sincerely expect that Airbus treats this matter with the proper attention that it requires," Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said in a statement announcing the regulator's grounding of the jets.
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An Arizona mom's worst fear came true when her 5-year-old daughter tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after her school year started. Heidi Kim's 5-year-old daughter, Irene, is in kindergarten and her 8-year-old daughter, Rosalind, is in third grade at EduPrize charter school in Queens Creek, Arizona. Kim homeschooled both of her children during the 2020 school year due to Arizona's high COVID-19 rates and to protect close friends and family that were high risk for COVID-19.
(Bloomberg) -- China’s surprise ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan five months ago was widely viewed as an attempt to undermine President Tsai Ing-wen’s standing with a political constituency. Trade data show the move has produced anything but the desired effect.First-half numbers collected by Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture show growers of the fruit on the island have fared better since China blocked imports starting March 1, as sympathetic Japanese shoppers stepped in to provide support. Shi
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First-amendment group accuses UNC of ‘chilling’ a free exchange of ideas by questioning faculty critics while probing who shared a big donor’s contract.
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Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce
US tech giants are growing quickly, minting money, and looking to hire thousands of employees in the coming months. Here's what you can make.
Reproduced from CSET; Chart: Axios VisualsA new report finds universities in China are producing more STEM doctoral students than those in the U.S. — and the gap is projected to only widen.Why it matters: Creating pipelines of STEM-trained workers, including Ph.D.-level experts, is a national priority for both the U.S. and China as they compete in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotechnology and other fields.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.
For the first time in a decade, China has released some of its strategic metal stocks to try to dampen a price rally hurting manufacturers. China is the world's largest user of commodities and has built up vast reserves.
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Qatar Airways said Thursday it grounded 13 Airbus A350s over what it described as fuselages “degrading at an accelerated rate” in the long-range aircraft, further escalating a monthslong dispute with the European airplane maker over the issue. While Airbus declined to specifically discuss the announcement, Qatar Airways' decision to ground the aircraft raised questions about the A350s' carbon composite fuselage, designed to make the twin-aisle aircraft lighter and cheaper to operate by burning less jet fuel. Qatar Airways also is one of the world's top operators of the aircraft.
- The Week
Over Gov. Ron DeSantis' objections, Florida school districts are imposing mask mandates
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True freshman DB leaves the Alabama football program.
Schools Expected to Leave Virtual Learning Behind in the Fall, but the Delta Variant Is Forcing a Change in Plans
'We are in an eerily similar situation as we were 12 months ago'
Container shipping rates from China to the United States have scaled fresh highs above $20,000 per 40-foot box as rising retailer orders ahead of the peak U.S. shopping season add strain to global supply chains. The acceleration in Delta-variant COVID-19 outbreaks in several counties has slowed global container turnaround rates. Typhoons off China's busy southern coast in late July and this week have also contributed to the crisis gripping the world's most important method for moving everything from gym equipment and furniture to car parts and electronics.
- Idaho Statesman
“It’s not unheard of for Idaho’s average price to be 20 or 30 cents higher than the national average.”
Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has been one of the world's largest companies for decades. Second this year globally to only Nestle, PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in North America....
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Uber, Tesla, and Rivian are fighting each other for talent. Here's how much they pay their employees.
Tesla, Uber, and Rivian have revealed how much they pay some employees in filings shared with the US government.
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Federal judge sanctions lawyers who brought conspiracy theory-filled lawsuit trying to overturn the 2020 election, reap $160 billion in damages
The lawyers brought "fantastical" claims and tried to claim damages "greater than the annual GDP of Hungary," the judge said.
- Kansas City Star
Hundreds of students are in quarantine at a school district in Arkansas, where local mask mandates were banned.
- Washington Examiner
Some school districts in Colorado are updating their masking recommendations following the release of new state and federal guidance.
U.S. tractor maker Deere & Co said on Thursday it would buy agriculture tech startup Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million, with the goal of developing over the next year systems Deere can sell to allow farm tractors to operate without a human driver in the cab. "We are effectively in market with real customers today," Dan Leibfried, Deere's Director of Automation and Autonomy, told Reuters. Bear Flag has been testing automated tractors on farms in California.