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Opinion | Travel Is My Antidote for Fear. As Covid Eases, I’m Heading Out Again.

By Andrew McCarthy Mr. McCarthy is a travel writer and actor, and the author of “Brat: An ’80s Story.” A quarter century ago I was walking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrim route. Two weeks into my 500-mile hike I was anxious, lonely and miserable. Each day was worse than the […]

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Protecting the Vulnerable

We offer a guide to protecting the elderly, immunocompromised and unvaccinated from Covid. By David Leonhardt With the Omicron wave receding, many places are starting to remove at least some of their remaining pandemic restrictions. This shift could have large benefits. It could reduce the isolation and disruption that have contributed to a long list […]

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Opinion | There Will Be No Post-Covid

By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist There have been many stages of our collective Covid reaction. There was the initial panic, with the shortages of toilet paper (I still haven’t completely figured that one out) and Lysol. In those days, one dared not even cough in public. I had a cold when I was in […]

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Playtech shareholders reject $2.8 billion Aristocrat takeover

(Reuters) -Aristocrat Leisure’s bid for gambling software company Playtech fell through on Wednesday after the British firm’s shareholders rejected the 2.1 billion pound ($2.84 billion) offer.FILE PHOTO: Gambling dice and chips are seen in front of displayed Playtech logo in this illustration taken November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoAustralian gaming company Aristocrat had needed approval […]

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Temasek-backed Vertex gets approval to list SPAC in Singapore

FILE PHOTO: A Temasek Holdings logo is seen at their office in Singapore July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar SuSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Vertex Venture Holdings, which is backed by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, said its special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) had received an eligibility-to-list letter from the city-state’s exchange. Several funds are planning to list SPACs […]

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Opinion | Covid Measures and Misnomers

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. More from our inbox: To the Editor: ​Re “Biden’s Plan for Omicron: Testing but No Lockdowns” (front page, Dec. 22): In his address to the nation President Biden failed to forcefully present […]

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Drahi lifts stake in BT to 18%, drawing defensive response from Britain

LONDON (Reuters) -Patrick Drahi said on Tuesday he had increased his stake in BT to 18%, drawing a defensive response from the British government even though the Franco-Israeli telecoms entrepreneur said he did not intend to launch a takeover.FILE PHOTO: Patrick Drahi, Franco-Israeli businessman and founder of cable and mobile telecoms company Altice Group attends […]

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Beijing goes on the offensive in battle over democracy

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. BEIJING  – All through this year, Beijing’s propaganda machinery has been on an offensive against American democracy, relishing mocking the Capitol Hill riots as proof of its failure and collapse. Please subscribe or log in to […]

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Opinion | Why Omicron Makes You Feel Numb Instead of Terrified

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Adam Grant Dr. Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, the author of “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” and the host of the TED podcast “WorkLife.” […]