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UPDATE 2-Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO
GENEVA, July 30 (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Farm produce giant Dole falls in market debut, valued at $1.4 billion
(Reuters) - Dole Plc shares fell more than 6% in their New York Stock Exchange debut on Friday, giving the fruit and vegetable grower a valuation of nearly $1.4 billion.
UPDATE 2-Farm produce giant Dole falls in market debut, valued at $1.4 bln
July 30 (Reuters) - Dole Plc shares fell more than 6% in their New York Stock Exchange debut on Friday, giving the fruit and vegetable grower a valuation of nearly $1.4 billion.
UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate suspends vote on $1 trillion infrastructure bill
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unexpectedly suspended a vote to take up a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday, throwing a new hurdle in front of President Joe Biden's top priority of renovating the nation's roads and bridges.
Services buoy U.S. consumer spending; inflation pushes higher
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending surged in June as vaccinations against COVID-19 boosted demand for travel-related services, but part of the increase reflected higher prices, with annual inflation accelerating further above the Federal Reserve's 2% target.
Trump urged Justice Dept. to overturn vote results - House panel chair
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, according to internal documents released by the chair of the House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee on Friday.
Botswana pays equivalent of $15 a dose for Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's health minister said on Friday that the government was paying the equivalent of $15 a dose for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and almost $29 a dose for U.S. company Moderna's shot.
US STOCKS-Wall Street falls as Amazon earnings disappoint
July 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fell on Friday following a glum quarterly earnings report from Amazon.com, while data showing a strong rise in June consumer spending reinforced optimism about a steady economic rebound.
UPDATE 2-COVID vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time - UK advisers say
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.
UPDATE 1-Pelosi wants extension of eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - With a U.S. government moratorium on residential evictions that has been in place for 11 months set to expire on Saturday, lawmakers and the White House pointed at each other on Friday to take action.
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