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‘Frustrated’ AT&T delays 5G rollout near some airports after airlines warned of flight cancellations

A Southwest Airlines plane approaches to land at San Diego International Airport as U.S. telecom companies, airlines and the FAA continue to discuss the potential impact of 5G wireless services on aircraft electronics in San Diego, California, January 6, 2022.Mike Blake | ReutersAT&T on Tuesday said it would delay deployment of 5G service at towers near some U.S. after airlines warned that the rollout would cause flight cancellations.The statement came just hours after the Biden administration said it was in talks…

WHO says there’s no evidence healthy children and adolescents need Covid boosters

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020.Fabrice Coffrini | ReutersWHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Tuesday "there's no evidence right now" that suggests healthy children and adolescents need booster shots to supplement their Covid-19 vaccinations.Swaminathan…

The Biden administration says it’s in talks to prevent flight disruptions over 5G rollout

A commercial aircraft approaches to land at San Diego International Airport as U.S. telecom companies, airlines and the FAA continue to discuss the potential impact of 5G wireless services on aircraft electronics in San Diego, California, U.S., January 6, 2022.Mike Blake | ReutersThe White House said it working with airlines, wireless providers and federal agencies on a solution to a dispute over the rollout of 5G service, scheduled to begin Wednesday, that airlines say may interfere with navigation systems and could…

New York Mayor Adams says city is winning the war against omicron as cases decline

Eric Adams, mayor of New York, speaks during a news conference outside the Manhattan Civil Courthouse in New York, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.Stephanie Keith | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNew York City is winning the war against the highly contagious omicron Covid-19 variant as cases trend down, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday morning.New York City's seven-day average of new cases has dropped below 20,000, less than half of the peak from earlier January when cases averaged nearly 43,000, Adams told reporters at a press…

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Investment in space companies hit record $14.5 billion in 2021, report says

A rendering on a Dream Chaser spaceplane in orbit.Sierra SpacePrivate investment in space companies last year set a record, according to a report Tuesday by New York-based firm Space Capital.Space infrastructure companies received $14.5 billion of private investment in 2021, a new annual record that was up more than 50% from 2020. That includes a record-setting fourth quarter, which brought in $4.3 billion thanks to "mega-rounds" of $250 million or more by Sierra Space, Elon Musk's SpaceX, and Planet Labs.The quarterly…

We have a chance to end Covid emergency in 2022, WHO official says

Executive Director of the WHO Emergencies Program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 6, 2020.Denis Balibouse | ReutersCovid-19 will never be eradicated, but society has a chance to end the public health emergency in 2022, a senior WHO official has said.Speaking at the World Economic Forum's virtual Davos Agenda event on Tuesday, Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said."We won't end the virus this year, we won't ever end the virus — what we can end is…

Oil prices are at a 7-year high, but Exxon CEO Darren Woods says the ultimate trend is lower

Darren Woods, CEO, ExxonMobilMichael Newberg | CNBCOil prices rose to a seven-year high Tuesday amid ongoing supply concerns and escalating tensions in the Middle East, but Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said the ultimate trend for prices will be lower.In the immediate future, however, the oil executive said the market should expect volatile prices as the industry's recovery from Covid-19 continues."As you get supply and demand tighter, events that happen around the world ... lead to a lot more volatility because there's…

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