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AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever “plotted” with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools. Aresco addressed conference realignment Wednesday during the AAC’s virtual football media day, saying the league is not actively looking to add schools. “Our conference has never...
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CVS Health tops 2Q forecasts; grows cautious about next year

Vaccines and a return to normal care levels helped push CVS Health past Wall Street’s second-quarter expectations, but the resurging COVID-19 pandemic is clouding the health care giant’s 2022 expectations. Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin told analysts on Wednesday that the company always aims for double-digit growth in adjusted earnings...
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Coronavirus: Wegmans Food Markets ‘strongly’ encourage customers to wear masks in stores

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Effective immediately, all customers are “strongly” encouraged to wear masks while shopping inside Wegmans Food Markets stores, regardless of vaccination status, the company announced late Tuesday. According to a news release posted to the Rochester, New York-based grocery chain’s website and social media accounts, the measure reflects...
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Growth in US services sector hits record high in July

WASHINGTON — (AP) — Growth in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, increased to a record pace in July even as businesses continued to face supply-chain challenges and problems in finding enough available workers. The Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its monthly survey of service industries...
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Belgium seizes tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes

BRUSSELS — (AP) — Belgium's customs officers arrested 40 people Wednesday and seized tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes in raids targeting illegal production sites across the country. Belgium's finance ministry described the operation as the biggest in the history of the customs service. The ministry could not provide an...
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Turkey's govt tells skeptics burned areas will be reforested

MARMARIS, Turkey — (AP) — Environmental groups and opposition lawmakers in Turkey are worried that fire-damaged forests could lose their protected status, a claim the government strongly rejected as wildfires burned for an eighth day in the country's Mediterranean region. Environmental groups have pleaded on social media for Turkey to...
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MacArthur aims to help people with disabilities find work

As a temporary program associate at Borealis Philanthropy, Adam Fishbein helps track payments the organization makes through its pooled funds. He uses transcription software to identify keywords and themes that are repeated in Zoom calls and other communications with grantees so Borealis can try to respond to their needs. The...
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Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA — (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the...
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Microsoft to require US employees to be fully vaccinated

REDMOND, Wash. — (AP) — Microsoft has reversed course and will now require employees to be fully vaccinated to enter the company’s U.S. offices and other worksites, starting next month. The Redmond-based tech giant told employees Tuesday it will "require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors, and any guests...
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Rights group urges Western firms to stop Belarus TV ads

BERLIN — (AP) — A German-Swiss group that campaigns for human rights in Belarus called Wednesday for Western companies to stop buying airtime for advertising on the authoritarian country’s state broadcasters. Libereco said major consumer goods companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Mars were among the top advertisers...