Author Archives: Mike Valles

Kodak Will Start Manufacturing Ingredients for Drugs

In our modern world, electronics have become taken for granted in both the civilian and military worlds. Many people would even have trouble coping without them. They are seen everywhere, and people of all ages have smartphones and other electronic devices. All electronics are dependent on rare-earth elements to make them work. China is currently the world’s largest supplier, providing ...

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Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Starts Large-Scale Test

The drug company Moderna has started a large-scale test of its vaccine. This is the third and final test and it will determine whether or not the vaccine can actually prevent someone from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The last test was to find out what side effects the vaccine might produce. The new test may involve as many as ...

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Chinese and American Consulates Closed

The U.S. Government ordered the Chinese embassy in Houston to be closed. The government claims that it was a center for espionage into U.S. trade secrets and other spying efforts. The closure was ordered on Tuesday to protect the intellectual property of Americans. Shortly afterward, smoke was seen as embassy staff started burning documents. In retaliation, China has ordered that ...

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The Senate’s New Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

On Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed more details of the new economic stimulus package written by the Senate. Besides several features for individuals, there is a part of the package that should interest small businesses across the nation. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been continued with some new features. The PPP is part of the Senate’s ...

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The Next Coronavirus Relief Bill

As the Senate starts to discuss the details of a new economic relief bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), has revealed some of the details that the Republicans want in it. These details are what the Republicans will introduce to the floor for discussion, but the final details have yet to be worked out. During the preparation of this ...

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The 1.82 Trillion Euro European Economic Recovery Package

Coronavirus has deeply impacted the economies of the nations in Europe and some member nations still do not have the rapid spread of the virus under control. This has led to a meeting of the 27 nations in the European Union (E.U.) to meet for four days of talks in Brussels. The meeting concluded with an agreement to spend a ...

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Cruise Ships to Remain Idle Through September

Because of the rapid spreading of coronavirus, the CDC has extended the no sail date for all cruise ships sailing from or to U.S. shores. The current ‘no sail’ order would have expired on July 24, but it has been extended through September 30. The order forbids any new passengers or crew to be admitted to any cruise ship from ...

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Will Schools Be Reopening This Fall?

A large debate has arisen as to whether or not schools should be reopening in the Fall – with some places normally opening in early August. Coronavirus is still rapidly spreading across the nation and it is out of control in some states, such as Florida, Arizona, and Texas. The President, the Education Secretary, and others are pushing for the ...

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Moderna Enters Phase 3 – Closer to Becoming COVID Vaccine

The drug company Moderna has successfully passed Phase 2 of its drug tests for a coronavirus vaccine. The company says that it is ready to start Phase 3 sometime in July. One unique feature of the potential vaccine is that it does not expose people to the actual vaccine but only to specific proteins in it. The company is looking ...

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Walmart to Start Competing Directly with Amazon

As if Walmart does not already have a very large portion of the pie, the company is going to try and compete directly with Amazon. Starting sometime this month (July), Walmart will offer a paid service that includes free delivery for a price that is more than 16% lower than Amazon. It will provide subscribers with same-day delivery of general ...

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