Briefs

Chip Shortage to Last Until at Least Mid-2022, Warns Manufacturer

Forecast from a prominent manufacturer claims that the ongoing chip shortage is likely to last until at least mid-2022.

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Alzheimer’s Sufferers Await Ruling on Potential Blockbuster Drug

The pharma industry is awaiting a decision from the FDA concerning a potential blockbuster Alzheimer’s drug by Biogen called aducanumab.

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Apple Under Pressure to Close Loopholes in New Privacy Rules

Apple is under a lot of pressure to tighten up its new privacy rules after experts warned that thousands of apps were continuing to collect data from users that had opted out of tracking.

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Despite Retention Issues, Most Truck Drivers Not Looking for Work

Though trucking companies say they have a shortage of drivers, drivers say that they are not actively looking for new jobs.

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Olympics Sponsors Call for Tokyo Games Delay to Allow More Spectators

Multiple large Japanese sponsors of the Toyko Olympics are calling for the games to be postponed for several months until more spectators are able to attend.

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‘Kind of Crazy’: How the Booming US Car Market Is Driving Inflation

Officials are watching used car prices closely, citing worries that if the prices continue to rise it could drive inflation across the entire U.S. economy.

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Amazon Throws Its Weight Behind Marijuana Legalization

Amazon’s public policy team announced that it will actively support legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge criminal records for those with convictions associated with it.

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Global Food Prices Post Biggest Jump in Decade

The rising cost of food is on the Fed’s radar as agricultural commodities see a 40% surge — the biggest jump in a decade.

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The Southwest Is America’s New Factory Hub. ‘Cranes Everywhere.’

Southwest states are seeing a ton of new manufacturing plants pop up in the region, producing everything from steel to electric cars.

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Exclusive: Amazon Will Bring Up to 1,000 Women Back to the Workforce in the Biggest Ever Public Commitment to ‘Returnships’

Amazon announced that it will be drastically expanding its “returnship” program — the program recruits and provides job training to candidates who left the workforce for a year for more.

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