U.S. government agency in charge of financial stability weighs in on climate change risks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting with business leaders and CEOs about the debt limit at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council on Thursday released a report assessing the risks a changing climate …

CDC panel unanimously endorses Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, sending to director for final approval

An influential Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccines, sending it to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final approval. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after …

American, Southwest CEOs say they don’t plan to fire employees over federal vaccine mandate

Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly (R) speaks alongside American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker (L) following a meeting with other airline executives at the White House about extending economic assistance to the airlines, in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Southwest Airlines and American Airlines CEOs …

California moves to ban oil wells within 3,200 feet of homes and schools

Surrounded by local, state and national officials, California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, site of the the recent offshore oil spill, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. waters. Mark Rightmire | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom on …

Google slashes service fees in its app store after similar move by Apple

Sundar Pichai, Google testifies at congressional hearing, March 25, 2021. CNBC Google said on Thursday that it’s lowering service fees in its app store after a similar move by Apple, as both companies face pressure from lawmakers and regulators to make their mobile stores more accessible to developers. The service fee for subscriptions in the …

Op-Ed: Sen. Dick Durbin’s message to the FDA: Vaping targets kids

A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images For the sake of America’s kids, the Food and Drug Administration cannot reject the reality of today’s youth vaping epidemic. Last week, FDA approved the first-ever e-cigarettes to stay on the U.S. market, R.J. Reynolds’ Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping …

CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Moderna, J&J boosters

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for …

Watch live: CDC panel to vote on Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots

[The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is meeting Thursday to discuss booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s vaccine as well as whether people can …

Blacklisted Chinese tech giant Huawei paid Tony Podesta $500,000 to lobby the White House

Tony Podesta Rebecca D’Angelo | The Washington Post | Getty Images Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that is on a U.S. trade blacklist, paid veteran Democratic lobbyist and donor Tony Podesta $500,000 to lobby the White House during the third quarter. The disclosure comes as the Biden administration is facing pressure to keep Huawei on …

Oversight board condemns Facebook for withholding information on how it moderates VIPs

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Facebook’s oversight board condemned the …