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Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Business Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into ‘humanitarian and economic crisis’ Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into ‘humanitarian and economic crisis’ Cargo ships are backlogged in San Francisco Bay on March 26, 2021, while waiting to enter the Port of Oakland. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Brian Mossman says he has read “Moby Dick” nearly 200 times. The 61-year-old captain of the container ship says he revisits the Melville classic nearly every voyage, because each time reveals something new...

Apr 9
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VW confirms it’s going all in on electric, starting with new US name: Voltswagen

VW confirms it’s going all in on electric, starting with new US name: Voltswagen

ADGerman automaker Volkswagen is zapping new life into its business with a focus on electric vehicles and a new name for its U.S. operations: Voltswagen of America.The rebrand, which is meant to represent VW’s commitment to electric transportation, will take effect in May, the company announced Tuesday. It will be preceded by the arrival of the ID. 4, the auto giant’s first long-range, electric SUV, at dealerships across the country this month.The transition will take place over the next few months “at all consumer touch points,” said Kimberley Gardiner, senior vice president of brand...

Mar 30
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CDC recommends people wear masks indoors when not at home

CDC recommends people wear masks indoors when not at home

ADPlease NoteThe Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging “universal mask use” indoors for the first time as the country shatters records for hospitalizations and deaths ahead of the holiday season.The CDC has for months with people outside the household. The new guidance, published Friday, asks people to put on masks anywhere outside their homes.In its weekly , the CDC warned Friday that the U.S. has entered “a phase of high-level transmission” as colder weather and the ongoing holiday...

December 4, 2020
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This AI whiz could be the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, but first she has to navigate being 18

This AI whiz could be the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, but first she has to navigate being 18

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the eve of the most important robotics competition of her life, two days before her Harvard admissions interview, Katie Stevo left her haven — the quiet room in her high school library — and speed-walked down the hallway to her AP computer science classroom to ask her teacher about bonus problems she didn’t need.It was a Friday in February. Katie opened her backpack, extracted her pink MacBook and tilted back in her chair while the teacher inspected her code. Her model’s accuracy was at 97.3 percent.The project — a program that recognizes handwritten digits — was meant...

November 5, 2020
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Dow spikes nearly 1,600 points as vaccine news, Biden victory rev up markets

Dow spikes nearly 1,600 points as vaccine news, Biden victory rev up markets

U.S. stocks soared Monday, as promising vaccine news and Joe Biden’s White House victory sent investors into a frenzy.The Dow Jones industrial average spiked nearly 1,600 points, or 5.6 percent, at opening bell Monday after drug giant and German biotechnology firm BioNTech announced that their was more than 90 percent effective, compared with a placebo. It is the strongest sign yet that the unprecedented effort, breaking every scientific speed record, to develop a vaccine was within sight.“I think the 90% success rate in trials is on the high end of street expectations given the 40-60%...

November 9, 2020
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