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A COVID treatment for vulnerable Americans isn’t getting to them

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AstraZeneca medicines are scene are a conveyer belt while employees in scrubs work at an assembly line.

Employees work at the assembly line of the manufacturing facility of pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for biological medicines in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, Sweden on February 8, 2022. - AstraZenecas new facility in Sweden located in Södertälje was inaugurated last December and is dedicated to the production of next generation biological drugs such as Evusheld, a Covid-19 preventative monoclonal antibody treatment for immunocompromised people.  (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images) Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

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Reading the Federal Reserve minutes can feel like hours, but Fed watchers still pore over them

by Matt Levin May 24, 2022
For those who understand Fed lingo, the minutes can hint at divisions or disagreements, and where Fed policy may be headed.

Energy stocks are now the belle of the Wall Street ball

by Andy Uhler May 24, 2022
Energy investors have profited as prices climbed. But companies hesitate to boost production, even though costs weigh on consumers.
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Why “big boats” might be partially responsible for inflation

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst May 24, 2022
Supply chain journalist Rachel Premack says megaships deserve some of the blame for shipping logjams and increased costs.
COVID-19

Evusheld offers vulnerable Americans protection from COVID. But getting it has been complicated.

by Lily Jamali May 24, 2022
Scarcity and a lack of outreach has left millions of immunocompromised Americans without access to the treatment.

The birth rate in the U.S. increased last year for the first time since 2014

by Samantha Fields May 24, 2022
Overall, births are still trending downward.
My Economy

Re-branding ... and re-discovering a love of gelato 

by Anais Amin May 24, 2022
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.

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