Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

TOKYO — Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment. Annual profit for the Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games totaled […]

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US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low below 500,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that applications […]

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EEOC chairwoman orders review of work climate in wake of USA TODAY probe. Employees are skeptical

The head of a federal civil rights agency has ordered a review of its Dallas district office following a USA TODAY investigation revealing widespread complaints of internal discrimination. “I plan to ensure that we get to the bottom of any allegations of mistreatment,” Charlotte Burrows, chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said in a statement. “And if there […]

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Why Pause The J&J Vaccine? An Expert Explains The Decision

The decision by two key federal regulatory agencies to recommend a “pause” in using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine got everybody’s attention on Tuesday, especially since the progress had been so encouraging lately. The impetus for the recommendation was six reports of medical incidents among the more than 6 […]

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