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‘Abundance of caution’: UK’s thirtysomething to get AstraZeneca alternatives

Loading “Because prevalence of COVID is low and given the strength of the programme, that means we’re in a position to act with an abundance of caution and offer a different vaccine to the younger groups,” the source said. The Vaccines Taskforce placed an original order for 40 million Pfizer …

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Barty into final of Madrid Open, Nadal beats Popyrin to reach quarters

“I know it’s been a big tournament for her, she’s played an exceptional level of tennis,” Barty said of Badosa. “She served particularly well, being able to control the court with her forehand. I think that was a challenge today. I was trying to neutralise that as best I could.” …

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No plan to shoot down Chinese rocket, says Pentagon chief

“The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly shown a blatant disregard for space safety, this time by not even predicting where the Long March 5 rocket body could land, much less helping those below,” Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, said in an emailed statement. Cooper helped lead a joint hearing on …

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The financial weak spots that the Fed is worried about

The US central bank’s Financial Stability Report, released on Thursday (US time), came after an unusual six months for markets. Over that period, stocks climbed steadily as the US economic outlook rebounded, and stories of excess began to crop up. Internet discussion boards helped to fuel interest in stocks such …

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Health and tech stocks keep ASX flat; Gold miners shine

A strong April for equities markets helped wealth giant Magellan lift funds under management to $110.4 billion. A total monthly FUM increase of $4.37 billion – or 4.1 per cent – was mostly down to gains in overseas stocks. Magellan’s global equities funds under management rose to $82.88 billion, up …

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‘Not going to slide off the cliff’: Guthrie makes peace with grand final loss

“It’s onwards and upwards. That might be hard to believe for some people, but it is definitely the case for me.” As a player, Guthrie doesn’t often catch himself dwelling on aspects of the game most relevant to supporters. But last weekend he looked, for the first time this season, …

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Biden’s risky spending poses a danger for the world

Yet, on top of that, Biden has just unveiled another $US4 trillion of stimulus, split between social safety net spending and investment in infrastructure and green jobs. Such spending is astounding and, with the economy accelerating fast, could also be seen as reckless. FDR’s “new deal” involved $US42 billion of …

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The Batmobile back at Waverley where it belongs

Clarkson was a 23-year-old player with North Melbourne when the Batmobile – purchased by a bunch of Hawthorn supporters for $23,500 last year – made its appearance and it didn’t escape his notice. “I think it has had a fair journey the Batmobile in the last 30 years so it …

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