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Business How Canada can pull from behind the curve to a world leader in EVs — podcast

Episode 71 of Down to Business podcastAuthor of the article:Gabriel FriedmanPublishing date:Sep 30, 2020  •   •  1 minute readA motorist fills ups his fuel cell car with compressed hydrogen. Photo by Akio Kon/BloombergArticle contentIn its throne speech earlier this month, the Liberal Government made big promises to cut Canada’s greenhouse gases to net zero by…

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These are 9 hot startups that will influence the future of travel and logistics after COVID-19, according to Europe’s Target Global

Premium Scooter companies like Bird are now clear to start running trials in British cities. Bird This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. The pandemic has disrupted how people travel, accelerating trends such as e-bikes and scooters while forcing innovation in cars and delivery. Venture capital…

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10 things in tech you need to know today

New Amazon documents obtained by Reveal suggest Amazon warehouses are not as safe as the company says. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Nearly two years since Google Health came together,…

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People of Praise reportedly suffered a data breach ahead of member Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination

People of Praise, a small multi-denominational religious group, suffered a data breach last week, Catholic News Agency reported Tuesday. A spokesperson for the group told Catholic News Agency that members’ contact information was accessed and that it had notified law enforcement. People of Praise was thrust back into the spotlight after Trump nominated Amy Coney…

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Florida reported a spike in COVID-19 cases just days after allowing restaurants and small businesses to fully reopen

Florida’s health department recorded 3,266 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a massive jump from 738 new daily cases it recorded on Monday. Florida’s cases had been declining, but Tuesday marked the highest single-day total since September 19, bringing the state’s total count to 704,568. Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses…

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Stimulus talks resume as dealmakers push for another round of checks. Here’s everything you need to know about the rescue package

House Democrats are taking another shot at passing a coronavirus stimulus bill just five weeks before Election Day. The latest bill is a scaled-down version of the HEROES Act that House Democrats passed in May.  It includes another round of $1,200 checks, a boost to unemployment payments, and $225 billion for schools and colleges.  Democrats…

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Dr. Birx reportedly played a central role in pressuring CDC to advise for school reopening despite surges in coronavirus cases this summer

Documents obtained by The New York Times show officials in President Donald Trump’s administration pressured the Centers for Disease Control to relax guidelines for school reopenings earlier this summer.  Dr. Deborah Birx, a physician on the White House Coronavirus Task Force directly took a role in asking the CDC to include documents that undermined the…

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A third of American parents say they won’t get their kids flu shots this year, despite the looming threat of flu season during COVID-19

A third of American parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids against the flu, according to a new poll from the National Poll on Children’s Health.  Experts have warned that this year’s flu season and the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm healthcare systems and spark a further public health crisis in the US.  Centers for Disease…

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$750. Again. And again. The amount Trump twice paid in taxes will be Biden’s magic number during the first presidential debate, insiders say

Democratic insiders say $750 — the amount President Donald Trump paid in federal tax income for two years — will give Joe Biden an edge in Tuesday’s presidential debate. Voters tuning into the debate can expect Biden to repeatedly compare that figure to what working-class Americans, including millions of Trump supporters, pay in taxes, and…