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  • US stocks close mixed after posting their 6th monthly gain
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    The Canadian Press

    US stocks close mixed after posting their 6th monthly gain

    Singapore — Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Monday after a day of choppy trading. Investors were balancing unease about the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant against another round of encouraging company earnings. The S&P 500 lost 0.2% It was slightly higher for much of the day before turning lower in the last half-hour of trading. Roughly 150 members of the index will report their results this week, and the July jobs report comes out on Friday. Square rose 10.2% after saying it

  • Business
    The Canadian Press

    AP, Reuters to help Twitter elevate more credible info

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has signed a deal with The Associated Press and Reuters to help elevate accurate information on its platform. Twitter said Monday that the program will expand its existing work to help explain why certain subjects are trending on the site, to show information and news from trusted resources and to debunk misinformation. Twitter said the news agencies will help ensure that credible information is available in real time around key conversations as they come up. That wi

  • The Latest: Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate
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    The Canadian Press

    The Latest: Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

    BATON ROGUE, La. — Louisiana on Monday reinstated a mask mandate in all indoor locations, including schools and colleges, as the states struggles with surging COVID-19 cases because of the delta variant and one of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the mandate less than three months after he lifted a previous face covering requirement amid hopes that the virus was abating. The mandate will apply to anyone age 5 and older — both vaccinated and unvacc

  • Dogecoin: What it is, and how to buy it
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    Yahoo Finance

    Dogecoin: What it is, and how to buy it

    The meme crypto was inspired by the Shiba Inu dog in the “doge” internet meme.