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Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate steered toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority. The chamber planned to begin voting around midday on a mountain of amendments, mostly by GOP opponents and… Read More »

Country nears 8M COVID-19 cases

The United States is fast approaching 8 million confirmed infections. The count stood at 7,966,934, as of Thursday. Over 217,000 deaths have been confirmed. For the first time since early April, the European Union reported more new cases of COVID-19 than the U.S. this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The EU and the… Read More »

AbbVie nears Allergan lockup with EU antitrust approval—and only one selloff required

AbbVie and Allergan have waited expectantly to seal the deal on their $ 63 billion merger as international watchdogs took a close look at the combo. Now, they’re almost home free. The EU says it’s prepared to give a green light to the deal—and a positive view from U.S. regulators could soon follow. The European Commission approved… Read More »