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Ontario reports 218 COVID-19 cases, three deaths from the virus on Thursday

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 218 COVID-19 cases and three deaths from the virus. The numbers are based on 19,425 tests.
3 New Orleans clubs require vaccination, negative COVID test

3 New Orleans clubs require vaccination, negative COVID test

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you want to listen to the George Porter Trio or Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr.
US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession.

Aid group vaccinates migrants as France expands virus pass

PARIS (AP) — Vaccination rates are picking up again in France as the government requires a virus pass for more and more activities — but social workers worry that the measure will further marginalize migrants and other poor populations.
The Latest: Emergent: FDA lets its vaccine factory restart

The Latest: Emergent: FDA lets its vaccine factory restart

BALTIMORE, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the troubled factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine bulk substance, the company said Thursday.
US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Thursday.
Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway.

Airbus raises outlook as industry steadies amid pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European plane maker Airbus posted 1.87 billion euros ($2.
Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break.