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Texas Governor Abbott Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Short Illness

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whose state is engulfed in a fourth COVID surge, said he tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday after having a "brief and mild" bout with the infection this week.

U.S. automakers to say they aspire to up to 50% of EV sales by 2030 -sources

Detroit's Big Three automakers plan to announce on Thursday that they aspire to have 40% to 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030 be electric models as they call for billions in U.S. government assistance to meet aggressive targets, sources briefed on the matter said.

U.S. Senate in rare Saturday session on $1 trillion infrastructure bill

The U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend $1 trillion on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden's top legislative priority.

OPEC disagreement lays bare growing UAE-Saudi economic rivalry

Rare public disagreement between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over OPEC policy points to a growing economic rivalry between the two largest Arab economies which only looks set to intensify, several regional analysts said.

Pro-Trump social media app ‘Gettr’ hacked on launch day as half million sign up

A social media site launched on Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked, and more than 500,000 people have registered to use the site, Miller said.

U.S. labor market recovery gaining steam; worker shortages an obstacle

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, while layoffs plunged to a 21-year low in June, suggesting the labor market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was gaining traction.

Supply constraints to slow U.S. auto sales growth in June – J.D. Power, LMC Automotive

Growth in U.S. new vehicle retail sales for June is expected to be lower than the previous month, despite strong consumer demand, as supply constraints and chip shortages have led to lean inventories, consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get COVID-19, dozens in hospital

More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught COVID-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalized, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants.

Biden to name Big Tech critic Khan as U.S. FTC chair—sources

Joe Biden will name Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech’s immense market power, to chair the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, sources said on Tuesday, a key win for progressives who have pushed for tougher laws to tackle monopolies and growing corporate power.

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