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来自@WSJopinion。忘了拆散Facebook吧。我们要么清醒过来,重新学习一些社交媒体破坏稳定的基本知识,要么习惯于看到像西蒙娜-拜尔斯那样的职业生涯出轨成为日常事件,@DanHenninger写道。

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2021 年 第 31 周归档(08.02 - 08.09)

Moderna said people who received its Covid-19 vaccine will likely need a booster shot before the winter to maintain strong protection against newer variants (on.wsj.com)
Volkswagen could be the world’s biggest maker of electric vehicles as soon as next year—but making a cost-effective EV battery is a challenge (on.wsj.com)
A nurse who lost both her parents to Covid-19 says she does not regret their decision not to get the vaccine, but that she resents judgment from friends asking why they didn't get the shot: “Some people make us feel like it’s our fault they’re gone.” (on.wsj.com)
As the Delta variant sweeps the globe, scientists are learning more about why new versions of the coronavirus spread faster. The spike protein, which gives the virus its unmistakable shape, may hold the key. (on.wsj.com)
The Delta variant surge is delaying offices' reopening plans, sometimes indefinitely. “We had plans all set a week ago… but what are we supposed to do?” (on.wsj.com)
The Taliban seized the strategic city of Kunduz in Afghanistan and pushed into other provincial capitals, taking advantage of the U.S. withdrawal (on.wsj.com)
Worthless currency, 40 percent unemployment, brawls over milk, murder over gasoline. Lebanon is in economic freefall. “May God save the country.” (on.wsj.com)
Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who won more than 350 games and built Florida State into one of college football’s great dynasties with two national championships, has died at age 91. (on.wsj.com)
The world is catching up to USA Basketball. But the Americans still have Kevin Durant. (on.wsj.com)
“I thought I would come out making much more than I did.” Even at some of the most prestigious U.S. law schools, students are borrowing far more than they will earn soon after graduation. (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Forget breaking up Facebook. We either wake up and relearn some of the basics that social media has destabilized, or get used to seeing the derailment of a career like Simone Biles’s become an everyday event, writes @DanHenninger. (on.wsj.com)
Team USA’s women’s basketball team was nothing short of dominant in Tokyo—and won the gold medal after a 90-75 win over Japan. (on.wsj.com)
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe disease and death from the Delta variant, according to a South African clinical trial of nearly 480,000 healthcare workers (on.wsj.com)
Should the Delta variant make you change your daily life? Here's what doctors are doing to keep their families safe (on.wsj.com)
“I was like ohhhhh, thank you, but yeah, I found another job.” Amid a hiring crunch, people are hearing back about positions they applied for years ago. (on.wsj.com)
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge delivered a dominating performance in the Tokyo Olympics men’s marathon, pulling away from his competition after the halfway point and finishing 1 minute, 20 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher (on.wsj.com)
A rubber parts factory took a gamble and raised wages to try to attract workers. The profits came as a surprise. (on.wsj.com)
Vaccine mandates in the U.S. and Europe are fueling an online black market for bogus Covid-19 vaccination cards (on.wsj.com)
Every highly vaccinated state has below average Covid-19 hospitalizations, while hospitalizations and deaths are rising more in places with weaker vaccination rates, a WSJ analysis found (on.wsj.com)
Covid-19 vaccination rates are ticking upward across the U.S., particularly in areas where the Delta variant is hitting hardest (on.wsj.com)
A little over two months ago about 4,000 people were dying every day from Covid-19 in India. Now, shoppers are once again crowding stores, diners are squeezing into restaurants, and many have already abandoned safety precautions. (on.wsj.com)
More than a million immigrants, most of them Indian technology workers, have been waiting in line to become permanent U.S. residents. A historic backlog means some 100,000 green cards could be going to waste. “It’s a scandal...that they let this happen.” (on.wsj.com)
Jessica Springsteen, Laura Kraut and McLain Ward won silver for the U.S. equestrian jumping team after falling just short of the gold in a dramatic jump-off (on.wsj.com)
Consumption of fruit juices and sugary sodas has fallen as people have lowered their sugar intake, in favor of alternatives such as diet soda, flavored seltzer and bottled water (on.wsj.com)
Worthless currency, 40 percent unemployment, brawls over milk, murder over gasoline. Lebanon is in economic freefall. “May God save the country.” (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: The eviction moratorium was perhaps justifiable amid the early lockdowns that threw millions out of work, but it’s now a cautionary tale of how bad policies distort behavior and are difficult to end, writes The Editorial Board (on.wsj.com)
As the Delta variant sweeps the globe, scientists are learning more about why new versions of the coronavirus spread faster. The spike protein, which gives the virus its unmistakable shape, may hold the key. (on.wsj.com)
Every highly vaccinated state has below average Covid-19 hospitalizations, while hospitalizations and deaths are rising more in places with weaker vaccination rates, a WSJ analysis found (on.wsj.com)
Black millennials thought college would help them close the racial wealth gap. Instead, student loans are setting them back. (on.wsj.com)
Simone Biles needed a private place to practice basic gymnastics before making her Olympic comeback. The Americans called a Japanese professor, who had a facility an hour outside of Tokyo where she could escape the public eye. (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. track team saved two of its best Tokyo Olympics performances for last, crushing the men’s and women’s 4x400 relays (on.wsj.com)
Taliban fighters seized the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province, the second such provincial center to fall to the insurgency in two days (on.wsj.com)
Vaccine mandates in the U.S. and Europe are fueling an online black market for bogus Covid vaccination cards (on.wsj.com)
Japan finally secured the medal it wanted most at its home Games as the baseball team beat the U.S., 2-0, to take Olympic gold (on.wsj.com)
In one of the most hotly anticipated showdowns of the Tokyo Olympics, the wrestler known as "The Russian Tank" bested "Captain America" to win gold (on.wsj.com)
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Take a look at the front page of today's Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
Moderna said people who received its Covid-19 vaccine would likely need a booster before the winter to maintain strong protection against newer variants (on.wsj.com)
Powered again by Kevin Durant, the U.S. beat France to win the gold medal in men’s basketball at the Tokyo Olympics (on.wsj.com)
The smoke from the fires in Russia’s northeast is so thick it has blotted out the sun, plunging vast swaths of the region into darkness during the brief summer (on.wsj.com)
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Here's an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal's weekend edition (on.wsj.com)
Scientists don’t yet know where to find, or how to control, specific thoughts or feelings in the brain—but medical research is taking them closer (on.wsj.com)
An Arkansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing its ban on mask mandates after lawmakers left the prohibition in place despite a rising number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations (on.wsj.com)
Powered again by Kevin Durant, the U.S. beat France to win the gold medal in men’s basketball at the Tokyo Olympics (on.wsj.com)
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe disease and death from the Delta variant, according to a South African clinical trial of nearly 480,000 healthcare workers (on.wsj.com)
Molly Seidel of Wisconsin won bronze in the women’s Olympic marathon. She had never run a marathon before qualifying for this race in 2020. (on.wsj.com)
Unvaccinated people are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with Covid-19 than people who are fully vaccinated, a new study from the CDC suggests (on.wsj.com)
More than a dozen students have brought federal lawsuits challenging Covid-19 shot requirements at major university systems across the U.S., posing a significant test to the government’s power to press vaccinations (on.wsj.com)
Covid-19 vaccination rates are ticking upward across the U.S., officials said, particularly in areas where the Delta variant is hitting hardest (on.wsj.com)
Amazon will require all workers at its hundreds of U.S. warehouses to wear masks in response to the threat caused by the Delta variant (on.wsj.com)
JPMorgan Chase has reinstituted a mask mandate for its U.S. employees, vaccinated or not, another sign that the fast-spreading Delta variant is hampering corporate attempts to return to normal (on.wsj.com)
Unvaccinated people are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with Covid-19 than people who are fully vaccinated, a new study from the CDC suggests (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Car makers back the Biden climate agenda in return for subsidies and higher consumer prices. This isn’t capitalism. It’s corporate socialism, or state capitalism, writes The Editorial Board. (on.wsj.com)
The smoke from the fires in Russia’s northeast is so thick it has blotted out the sun, plunging vast swaths of the region into darkness during the brief summer (on.wsj.com)
Students have brought lawsuits challenging Covid-19 shot requirements at major university systems, posing a significant test to the government’s power to press vaccinations (on.wsj.com)
Critics said they worry that Apple may be softening its stance on how it protects user data, after news leaked of plans to introduce new iPhone software designed to identify and report collections of sexually exploitative images of children (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
Employers added 943,000 jobs and the jobless rate fell to 5.4% in July, signs of a strong labor market ahead of the Delta variant threat (on.wsj.com)
Allyson Felix's won a bronze medal running the 400 meters on Friday, making her the most decorated female track Olympian in the world and tying her with Carl Lewis for the most Olympic medals in history by a U.S. track and field athlete (on.wsj.com)
Bill Gates acknowledged that he had several dinners with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the hope that it would lead to donations to his foundation. “It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there.” (on.wsj.com)
Ten Republican senators have signed on as co-sponsors of a bipartisan bill to repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force in Iraq, a key threshold needed to overcome a Senate filibuster (on.wsj.com)
April Ross and Alix Klineman's beach volleyball gold is a spectacular payoff after a gamble that left them unsure if they’d make the Olympics at all (on.wsj.com)
Employers are grappling with how hard to press workers to get vaccinated. Some are taking a hard line. Others are sticking with persuasion. Both are risky. (on.wsj.com)
United will require its U.S. employees to be vaccinated this fall, becoming the first major airline to take that step (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
The FDA expects to have a strategy on Covid-19 vaccine boosters by early September that would lay out when and which individuals should get the follow-up shots, according to people familiar with discussions of the matter (on.wsj.com)
Britney Spears's new lawyer is acting quickly in an attempt to remove her father, James Spears, from her conservatorship (on.wsj.com)
Moderna said people who received its Covid-19 vaccine will likely need a booster shot before the winter (on.wsj.com)
How a meeting at a music festival launched the risky partnership of April Ross and Alix Klineman, America’s beach volleyball stars who just won gold at the Olympics (on.wsj.com)
Your vaccine card could soon be required at the best restaurants, clubs and shows. These apps can help keep it handy. (on.wsj.com)
The International Olympic Committee stripped two Belarusian coaches of their accreditations over their involvement in forcing an athlete to return home (on.wsj.com)
Beijing canceled all large-scale events for the remainder of August, including the third annual World 5G Conference, as China battles Covid-19 outbreaks caused by the fast-spreading Delta variant (on.wsj.com)
The bipartisan infrastructure bill would add $256 billion to the deficit over 10 years, the CBO said, contradicting negotiators' claims it would be fully paid for (on.wsj.com)
President Biden signed an order enabling some Hong Kong residents to remain in the U.S. Those who qualify will be granted a work permit for 18 months and a reprieve from deportation. (on.wsj.com)
Moderna said people who received its Covid-19 vaccine will likely need a booster shot before the winter to keep strong protection against newer variants (on.wsj.com)
CNN fired three staffers who came to work unvaccinated against Covid-19. "We have a zero-tolerance policy," the network's president told employees in an email. (on.wsj.com)
Lionel Messi, the man who is often considered the world’s top soccer player and is widely regarded as one of the best ever, won’t return to Barcelona, the club said Thursday (on.wsj.com)
Apple plans to introduce new iPhone software designed to identify and report collections of sexually exploitative images of children (on.wsj.com)
China has wiped out more than $1 trillion in market value in its clampdown on companies. There are many signs it isn't over yet. (on.wsj.com)
Amazon is delaying its return to the office for corporate employees until 2022, adding to the wave of companies adjusting their plans amid a Covid-19 surge (on.wsj.com)
Bill Gates acknowledged that he had several dinners with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in hopes it would lead to donations to his foundation. “It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there.” (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: President Biden’s renewed eviction moratorium exceeds his authority, and he knows it. Where’s the uproar about the erosion of democratic norms? (on.wsj.com)
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Roughly 50% of cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. would be electric by 2030 under voluntary targets set to be announced today by President Biden, alongside auto executives and union leaders #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Your vaccine card could soon be required at the best restaurants, clubs and shows. Columnist @nicnguyen explains how to save a digital copy and register with eligible vaccine passport apps. (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. government is enlisting the help of tech companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and Google, to bolster the country’s critical infrastructure defenses against cyber threats after a string of high-profile attacks (on.wsj.com)
The impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is "nearing completion," New York State Assembly officials said, giving him eight days to provide evidence in his defense (on.wsj.com)
President Biden signed an order enabling some Hong Kong residents to remain in the U.S., citing China's crackdown on political freedom there (on.wsj.com)
High temperatures, which include factors such as humidity and wind, make the Tokyo Games one of the hottest Olympics in history with no relief likely (on.wsj.com)
Moderna said that its vaccine remains more than 90% effective for at least six months, but added that people who received it will likely need a booster shot before the winter to keep strong protection against newer variants of the coronavirus (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
Will UConn’s Paige Bueckers be college sports’ first $1 million woman? (on.wsj.com)
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Frustrated passengers are stuck at airports across the U.S. after Spirit canceled hundreds of flights due to weather and staffing shortages #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Mexico’s government is suing a group of U.S.-based weapons manufacturers in U.S. federal court, arguing that the companies facilitate the trafficking of guns to Mexican drug cartels through their negligence (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate threatens the livelihoods of many people and will mean a loss of business for others who will have to turn away customers (on.wsj.com)
Worthless currency, 40 percent unemployment, brawls over milk, murder over gasoline. Lebanon is in economic freefall. “May God save the country.” (on.wsj.com)
Watch: Scientists explain why new coronavirus variants are spreading faster, and what this could mean for vaccines (on.wsj.com)
More than a million immigrants, most of them Indian technology workers, have been waiting in line to become permanent U.S. residents. A historic backlog means some 100,000 green cards could be going to waste. “It’s a scandal...that they let this happen.” (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: If Biden defers to health officials when it comes to masking, he can’t ignore these same officials when they say that large numbers of untested migrants at the border may be contributing to the virus spikes, writes at @jasonrileywsj (on.wsj.com)
FDA officials, under pressure to swiftly grant full approval to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, are in an intense debate over whether the agency will make the decision this month or stretch the timetable into early or mid-September (on.wsj.com)
The University of Miami has the biggest gulf between debt and earnings of any top-100-ranked law school. "I signed on to this quarter-million-dollar loan...I thought I would come out making much more than I did.” (on.wsj.com)
The State Department is looking into the whereabouts of a $5,800 bottle of whiskey that the Japanese government gifted Mike Pompeo when he was serving as U.S. secretary of state. A lawyer for Pompeo said he has “no recollection of receiving the bottle.” (on.wsj.com)
Facebook cut off a New York University research project’s accounts and access to the platform, effectively shutting down a study of the social-media giant’s targeting of political ads (on.wsj.com)
A Georgia man who fatally stabbed a Pentagon police officer Tuesday also shot himself with the officer’s gun, the FBI said (on.wsj.com)
The World Health Organization called for a halt on Covid-19 booster shots through September to make up for a shortfall in vaccine supplies to poor countries (on.wsj.com)
Workers’ return-to-office plans are murkier than ever, as the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant leads to new mask and vaccine mandates. “There is so much talk about it every day at work.” (on.wsj.com)
The number of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. has fallen to a level not seen since 1985, thanks to government interventions that kept people afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic and allowed companies to raise cash through debt (on.wsj.com)
Lebanon is living through a once-in-a-century economic meltdown. Power outages have become frequent. Brawls have erupted in supermarkets. Hyperinflation tops 400%. (on.wsj.com)
More than a million immigrants, most of them Indian technology workers, have been waiting in line to become permanent U.S. residents. A historic backlog means some 100,000 green cards could be going to waste. “It’s a scandal...that they let this happen.” (on.wsj.com)
Watch: Scientists explain why new coronavirus variants are spreading faster, and what this could mean for vaccines (on.wsj.com)
Gov. Mike Parson pardoned a Missouri couple who had plead guilty after pointing guns at social-justice demonstrators who marched past their home last year (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. government is at risk of wasting about 100,000 employment-based green cards this year as the federal agency in charge of their issuance faces historic application backlogs related to the Covid-19 pandemic (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: If the nationwide eviction moratorium is extended, back payments will continue to stack up, and the result will be an even bigger problem when the music finally stops (on.wsj.com)
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge to block the release of his tax returns to Congress, saying Democratic lawmakers have no legitimate purpose in seeking them and are trying to score political points by embarrassing Trump (on.wsj.com)
North Korea has a few demands to restart nuclear talks with the U.S. On the must-have list: fine suits and premium liquor. (on.wsj.com)
Russia’s not really at the Olympics. But that hasn’t stopped the world’s largest country from hauling gold out of Tokyo like a Siberian mine. (on.wsj.com)
Former President Barack Obama is scaling back his planned 60th birthday party this weekend at his Martha’s Vineyard vacation home in the wake of criticism from conservatives and as the nation confronts rising Covid-19 cases (on.wsj.com)
After an investigation found that Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, state Democrats vowed to speed up their impeachment probe (on.wsj.com)
Apartment rents are rising fast, boosted by young professionals returning to cities and an expensive housing market (on.wsj.com)
Tyson Foods said it would require Covid-19 vaccinations for its U.S. workforce of about 120,000, aiming for total vaccination of the meat giant’s employees by Nov 1 (on.wsj.com)
Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of a New Jersey musician you may have heard of, has quickly risen to become one of the top equestrian jumpers at the Olympics. She spoke to @WSJSports about her career and the Belgian Warmblood stallion she calls Don. (on.wsj.com)
The SEC will police crypto markets to the maximum extent possible, Chairman Gensler said, calling for Congress to give it more authority to regulate the sector (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
A Belarusian activist who headed a group in Ukraine that helps Belarusians escape repression in their homeland was found dead a day after disappearing near his home in Kyiv, an incident that comes amid an intensifying crackdown on Belarusian activists (on.wsj.com)
Tyson Foods said it would require Covid-19 vaccinations for its U.S. workforce of about 120,000, aiming for total vaccination of the meat giant’s employees by Nov 1 (on.wsj.com)
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian sprinter who refused her team’s orders to fly home, says she will never return there: “I was just afraid for my life, afraid to go to jail" (on.wsj.com)
Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 was first detected, reported new infections for the first time in more than a year, prompting authorities there to launch mass testing (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: The $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is a large and unprecedented piece of legislation. But we are living in an unprecedented moment. Now is the time for bold action, writes Bernie Sanders. (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: President Biden said that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign, following an investigation that found he sexually harassed multiple women (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: If the “emergency” label is holding people back from vaccinations, then there is no higher public-health priority than reassuring Americans that evidence shows the vaccine is safe and saving lives, writes The Editorial Board (on.wsj.com)
Many recent law-school graduates are earning less than $70,000 a year while carrying debts at least double that amount. “Law schools encourage a kind of magical thinking," said a professor. (on.wsj.com)
Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 was first detected, reported new infections for the first time in more than a year, prompting authorities there to launch mass testing (on.wsj.com)
Covid-19 hospitalizations in Florida have reached a record high, federal data show, as the state battles a surge in cases brought on by the highly contagious Delta variant (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
The Biden administration is set to announce a new eviction moratorium expected to target areas with high Covid infections, people familiar with the matter say (on.wsj.com)
A 29-year-old graduate student who lost several family members to India’s Covid-19 surge was among those packed into a New Delhi bar. “Life goes on,” she said. “Nothing stops me from partying.” (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women during his time in office, in violation of state and federal laws, a state investigation found (on.wsj.com)
For the second day in a row, an American runner broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles here—and went home with a silver medal. (on.wsj.com)
Simone Biles needed a private place to learn to do gymnastics again. The Americans called a Japanese professor, who had a facility an hour outside of Tokyo where she could escape the public eye. (on.wsj.com)
Only a dozen of the U.S.’s law schools leave students earning annual salaries, two years after graduation, that exceed their debts. “When I was looking for law schools, I wasn’t looking at price." (on.wsj.com)
Simone Biles returned to the stage in Tokyo Tuesday, and an athlete who arrived at the Olympics as a superhero departs as a candid human being. That may prove to be Biles’s greatest impact, writes @jasongay. (on.wsj.com)
Covid-19 has returned to Wuhan after more than a year with no cases (on.wsj.com)
A funny thing happens among engineers and researchers who build AI once they attain a deep level of expertise in their field. Some of them conclude that there’s nothing “intelligent” about AI at all, columnist @mims writes. (on.wsj.com)
For the second day in a row, an American runner broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles here—and went home with a silver medal. (on.wsj.com)
Athing Mu, 19, set an American record in winning the gold medal in the 800 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, continuing a steep rise of the Trenton, N.J.-born daughter of Sudanese immigrants (on.wsj.com)
New York City will require people to show proof of vaccination at restaurants, gyms, and other indoor activities and events. Inspections and enforcement will be begin by the week of Sept. 13, the mayor said. (on.wsj.com)
"Are you vaccinated?" The question can damage personal and professional relationships if not handled carefully. Here’s how to ask at work, with friends and with family. (on.wsj.com)
The NCAA has undervalued its women’s basketball tournament by tens of millions of dollars while prioritizing Division I men's basketball and should overhaul how it operates and sells rights to the event, a new report found (on.wsj.com)
Simone Biles took bronze in the balance beam Olympic final after a dramatic comeback to competition in Tokyo (on.wsj.com)
Video: As U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, a WSJ analysis shows how the Taliban has gradually taken back control of much of the country after being toppled in 2001 (on.wsj.com)
Major retailers and restaurant chains such as Home Depot and McDonald’s said they would require workers to wear masks at many of their locations regardless of vaccination status (on.wsj.com)
One of Hong Kong’s most prominent singers, Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, has been charged with corruption for a performance he gave at a 2018 rally to support a pro-democracy candidate (on.wsj.com)
From the remote-work debate to how business leaders address social issues, here's what's happening in today's workplaces (twitter.com)
Obama is planning a 60th birthday party with hundreds of guests on Martha’s Vineyard, drawing some GOP criticism as the party comes at a time that the country is grappling with rising Covid-19 case counts (on.wsj.com)
Trump will fight any move to turn over his tax returns to Congress, his lawyer said, days after the DOJ directed the Treasury to release the documents (on.wsj.com)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is vaccinated, said he tested positive for Covid-19, raising concerns about the possible spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant on Capitol Hill (on.wsj.com)
Goldman Sachs is increasing base pay for entry-level bankers nearly 30%, a person familiar with the matter said, topping Wall Street rivals (on.wsj.com)
A 100-year old man will be tried in Germany on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder while working as a concentration-camp guard, making him one of the oldest defendants in a case brought against alleged Nazi-era perpetrators (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: The CDC should be a source of fact and reason, not a hair-on-fire spreader of fear, writes The Editorial Board (on.wsj.com)
Target said it would require workers to wear masks regardless of vaccination status in counties deemed at high risk of Covid-19 transmission, mirroring policies implemented by other companies in the wake of new guidance on mask wearing from U.S. officials (on.wsj.com)
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Samsung has overtaken Intel as the world’s top chip maker by revenue in the race for chip-technology supremacy, amid a global shortage of chips #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
U.S. utilities are looking to miniature nuclear reactors, as they seek a steady energy source that can help reduce the carbon emissions linked to climate change (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: Reese Witherspoon’s media business, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a firm backed by private-equity giant Blackstone Group, the companies said, part of a plan to build an independent entertainment company for Hollywood’s streaming era (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Many young athletes are standing up, saying no to the pressure, and exposing the ugly truth behind the obsession with winning and fame, writes @EricaKomisarCSW. If your teen is struggling, Simone Biles may be a good role model. (on.wsj.com)
Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seeking a Polish visa after she resisted her team’s attempts to send her home against her will (on.wsj.com)
Senators wrapped up the construction of a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, racing to pass it through the chamber by the end of the week and send it to the House (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. women's team crashed out of the Olympic soccer semifinal after a 1-0 loss to Canada. The world No. 1s were favorites to secure their fifth gold. (on.wsj.com)
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Brace for more expensive ice cream, beer and bottled water as the world’s bestselling food and drink brands grapple with the strongest inflation in years. @davidhodari has the scoop. #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Simone Biles will compete in the Olympic balance beam final, making a high-stakes return after she pulled out of earlier events over mental-health concerns (on.wsj.com)
The Biden administration’s chief medical adviser said he didn’t believe the U.S. would return to lockdowns but warned that “things are going to get worse” as the Delta variant leads to a surge in Covid-19 cases (on.wsj.com)
A Belarusian sprinter who had resisted her team’s attempts to send her home against her will in the middle of a public dispute is safe in the hands of Japanese authorities, the International Olympic Committee says (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. joins the U.K. and Israel in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike on an Israeli-linked tanker (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
Advisers to the FDA and former officials predict that full approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine—currently authorized for emergency use—could come in September or October (on.wsj.com)
The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: giving out opioids. “We want the deaths to stop.” (on.wsj.com)
“There aren’t enough beds, medicine is difficult to come by.” Indonesia, an archipelago that stretches more than 3,000 miles along the equator, is suffering one of the world’s worst Covid-19 surges. (on.wsj.com)
When companies raise the pay floor, entry-level workers might suddenly make almost as much as longtime employees. “With new people coming in making a penny less than I’m making, I felt unappreciated.” (on.wsj.com)
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The price of Arabica beans is rising as a cold snap strikes Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee producer, and threatens to drive up costs at cafes and breakfast tables around the world #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Women’s rights activists see the detention of pop star Kris Wu, one of China’s best-known celebrities, on suspected rape as a breakthrough after years of resistance from authorities (on.wsj.com)
The Delta variant is changing calculations of governments around the world, raising doubts about how quickly they can leave the coronavirus pandemic behind (on.wsj.com)
Matt Ludwig was in his Ohio apartment when he got a call telling him to rush to the airport for the Tokyo Olympics. This is the inside story about a mad dash that went viral. (on.wsj.com)
Two Olympic high-jumpers did better than their competitors—but only as well as each other. “Can we have two golds?” The answer was yes. (on.wsj.com)
Square agreed to an all-stock deal worth around $29 billion to acquire installment-payment company Afterpay (on.wsj.com)
The CEO of Scholastic died suddenly in June. Then came another shock: His will hands control of the “Harry Potter” publisher to his “partner and closest friend,” not his family. (on.wsj.com)
After more than a year of remote work arrangements, some CEOs have a message for their staff: Enough. (on.wsj.com)
A Belarusian sprinter who had publicly criticized the country’s national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics said she was taken to an airport to be sent home against her will (on.wsj.com)
A recent analysis found that one in four hospital workers with direct contact with patients was not vaccinated against Covid-19 (on.wsj.com)
The Biden administration’s chief medical adviser said he didn’t believe the U.S. would return to lockdowns but warned that “things are going to get worse” as the Delta variant leads to a surge in Covid-19 cases (on.wsj.com)
Team USA swimmers will again return home with more medals than anyone else. Fewer of them are gold than in 2016. (on.wsj.com)
It would take $1 billion to compensate everyone fairly in the Champlain Towers South condo collapse, lawyers representing the victims say. But insurance policies only cover $50 million. (on.wsj.com)
Delta poses a bigger threat than earlier strains for people spending significant time indoors with others who are infected, scientists warn. Here's what you need to know. (on.wsj.com)
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Here's an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal's weekend edition (on.wsj.com)
“There aren’t enough beds, medicine is difficult to come by.” Indonesia, an archipelago that stretches more than 3,000 miles along the equator, is suffering one of the world’s worst Covid-19 surges. (on.wsj.com)