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What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

News of reported blood clots in a handful of American recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has prompted some to wonder why certain brands of the jab are potentially causing the rare side effects while others aren't.
EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

BRUSSELS — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Thursday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had s
Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

NEW YORK — With a crisp white graphic look and roomy pockets, the uniforms to be worn by Team USA at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics were unveiled Wednesday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren.

Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022

NEW YORK — A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher is calling an “authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges" anticipated because of the pandemic. Dr.
'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay.

ATS Automation Tooling Systems buying U.S. company BioDot for $106 million

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has signed a deal to buy U.S. company BioDot Inc., a manufacturer of automated fluid dispensing systems, for $106 million.
Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

"We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers Land and Legacy,” by Natalie Baszile (Amistad) Farming would seem to be one occupation that Black Americans could find refuge from discrimination.
How Ottawa's financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout

How Ottawa's financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout

The federal government's blockbuster financial aid plan for Air Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic shares similarities — and stark differences — with its contribution to the bailout of two Detroit automakers during the global financial crisis more tha
The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough.
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a