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In “Power Grab”, Minister of Health Azar affirmed his authority over the FDA

In a formidable statement of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary for health and human services, this week prevented the country’s health authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration, from signing new rules for the country’s food, drugs and medical devices, and others Products including vaccines. In a September 15 memorandum for the New York Times, Mr. Azar wrote …

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Homeland Security issues a rare emergency alert about a “critical” Windows bug – TechCrunch

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit has issued a rare emergency alert to government departments after recently announcing a “critical” rating vulnerability in Microsoft server versions Windows. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, issued a warning late Friday calling on all federal departments and agencies to “immediately” open Windows servers susceptible to the so-called Zerologon attack by …

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569 new COVID-19 cases in mass. Confirmed, 26 more deaths

569 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 26 more deaths The daily positive test rate jumps to 2.67% Updated: 5:27 p.m. EDT September 19, 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Health reported an additional 569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the nationwide total to 125,139. 21,298 new molecular tests were performed with a daily positive rate of 2.67%. State …

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Cracker Barrel adds alcohol to the menu for the first time in its history

For the first time in the company’s 51-year history, Cracker Barrel is put on the menu with beer, wine and mimosa. The “old country store” restaurant chain began testing the concept before the coronavirus pandemic began. After the company added beer, wine, and mimosas to the menu in more than 100 locations, the company is making the change permanently. It …

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Santa Clara County has 20,000 cases

Santa Clara County passed 20,000 COVID-19 cases on Friday, joining Alameda County as the second county in the Bay Area to hit this dire milestone as new cases and hospitalizations across California continued to decline. Santa Clara County reported 238 cases and no new deaths on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 20,129 cases and 295 deaths. The number of …

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2020 is “a perfect storm” for substance abuse and “it’s really scary”

Bloomberg Perelman sells almost everything while a pandemic ravages his empire (Bloomberg) – Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is separating from his treasures. His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. Such is his 257-foot yacht. Moving companies brought boxes of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he signed a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of …

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Richter drops defamation proceedings against Tesla by former employees

A Nevada judge has dismissed a defamation case against a former Tesla employee who alleged the company had spread a false rumor about him after admitting to sharing internal company information with a reporter in 2018. Tesla argues in court documents that former employee Martin Tripp broke trade secrets and computer crime laws when he a Business Insider Reporters that …

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Six of them were accused of bribing Amazon employees to help third parties

Amazon has received FAA approval to advance its drone delivery program. FOX Business’ Susan Li with more. A federal grand jury in Washington state has indicted six people for bribing Amazon.com employees to gain benefits for third-party sellers in the retailer’s online store. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle, each of the defendants offered advisory services to sellers …

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