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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Powell told Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021,  that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until the Fed believes it has reached its goals on maximum employment  and warned that many people in the hardest hit industries will likely need to find different jobs.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
Chairman Powell: Fed is in no hurry to raise interest ratesFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has told Congress that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until it believes its goals on maximum employment and inflation have been reached
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Report: Italy's mobsters well-poised to exploit pandemic aidItaly’s organized crime investigators say Italy's organized crime syndicates are well-positioned to exploit pandemic recovery projects worth billions of euros and to gobble up struggling businesses with drug proceeds
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Csaba Lengyel, President of the University of Szeged's Szent-Gyorgyi Albert Clinic Center, left, vaccines Annamaria Lehota, chief physician of the Szeged Epidemiological Supply Center with the vaccine againsts COVID-19 produced by Chinese Sinopharm at the university in Szeged, Hungary, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Tibor Rosta/MTI via AP)
Hungary rolls out China's Sinopharm jab amid lagging trustDoctors in Hungary have started administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first in the European Union to use a Chinese jab
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In this image taken with a drone, new townhouses are shown in Valencia, Pa., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that despite the modest decrease, sales of new homes are up 32.1% from a year earlier, as the housing market remains strong despite the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Red-hot US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%Demand for new homes in the U.S. surged 4.3% in January as the housing market remains one of the strongest segments of the economy
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Tanden facing new hurdles after Senate panels delay meetingsThe White House is standing by President Joe Biden’s choice of Neera Tanden to lead the White House budget office, even as she faces new hurdles after two Senate committees postponed consideration of her nomination
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People walk past the Bank of England in the City of London financial district of London, during England's third coronavirus lockdown, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a slow easing of one of Europe's strictest pandemic lockdowns, with non-essential shops and hairdressers due to reopen April 12. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Number of women on UK corporate boards rises 50% in 5 yearsWomen now hold more than a third of the seats on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies, meeting a government target set five years ago
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 file photo, a man rests on his broom as he stands next to shards of glass and smashed windows of a fast-food restaurant that was damaged in protests against a nation-wide curfew in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As curfew-weary, mask-wearing European citizens hope for relief, and perhaps the prospect of a real summer vacation this year, at an upcoming EU summit on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 leaders will also focus on when to ease restrictions, and the possibility of a future vaccination certificate so people can travel more conveniently. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed upThe European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 vaccine drive up to speed
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Incomplete polar bear survey halts Alaska oil search bidOfficials say an Alaska Native corporation hoping to receive a federal permit to look for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge did not complete aerial surveys for polar bears on time
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Deaf Costco worker with mumbling manager won't get awardA deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting the $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case
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