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Surprise uptick in spending by Americans as delta spread

Americans continued to spend at a brisk pace last month in the face of rising COVID-19 infections, though much of it was done online and not at restaurants or other sectors in the U.S. economy beleaguered by the arrival of the delta variant.

World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination

UNITED NATIONS – World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly’s big meeting next week, the assembly leader and New York City officials have said, prompting swift objections from at least one nation.

Attempt by far-right to reconvene Idaho House fizzles

An attempt by far-right lawmakers to form a quorum at the Statehouse that they say would have allowed them to force the Legislature to reconvene and pass laws to prohibit vaccine mandates fizzled when only 16 of the 70 House members showed up.

After humble beginnings, Oregon’s Dutch Bros launches IPO

After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation decades ago in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-through coffee shops in about a dozen U.S. states, Dutch Bros Coffee on Wednesday launched an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Biden, CEOs, biz leaders meet on COVID-19 vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business executives and leaders to discuss his recently announced vaccine requirement for companies that employ at least 100 people.

Far-right bid to reconvene Legislature called grandstanding

BOISE – A proposed meeting Wednesday by far-right Idaho House members to form a quorum at the Statehouse and force the Legislature to reconvene to prohibit vaccine mandates is grandstanding and illegitimate and has no chance of succeeding, key lawmakers said.

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

LONDON – Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter.

Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen

LULING, La. – Tara Williams’ three little boys run shirtless, because most of their clothes were swept away, and they stack milk crates beneath a blazing sun because their toys are all gone too. Their apartment is barely more than a door dangling from a frame, the roof obliterated, most everything in it lost.

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.