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It’s not just hot. It’s dangerous

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California just went through its hottest June on record, and July has continued to bring the heat, with Riverside and San Bernardino hitting the triple digits last week, and the mercury climbing to an unthinkable 130 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley. Given that we may be facing more of these extreme heat events in the near future, we asked UC Riverside physicians Rajesh “Robby” Gulati and Brigham C. Willis some need-to-know questions, including how much (heat) is too much, and how much (water) is not enough. Is there a temperature threshold at which hot becomes dangerous? Gulati: Normal body temperature…

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It’s not just hot. It’s dangerous

5 mins read

California just went through its hottest June on record, and July has continued to bring the heat, with Riverside and San Bernardino hitting the triple digits last week, and the mercury climbing to an unthinkable 130 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley. Given that we may be facing more of these extreme heat events in the…

Three quarters of CEOs predict a return to growth in 2021

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The FINANCIAL -- One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021. …

Fact Sheet: The U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreaks in West and East Africa

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The FINANCIAL -- The White House, On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced a confirmed case of Ebola in North Kivu Province. Separately, on February 14, 2021, the MOH in the Republic of Guinea (Guinea) confirmed an Ebola case in N’Zérékoré Prefecture. Upon confirmation…

IRS reminds taxpayers to make final estimated tax payment for 2020

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The FINANCIAL -- Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2020 can still avoid a tax-time bill and possible penalties by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline for making a payment for the fourth quarter of 2020 is Friday, January 15, 2021.…

New Special Package Adds Theme Park Magic to Stays at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in 2021

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The FINANCIAL -- Walt Disney World Resort will be offering a special “happy new year” to those planning 2021 vacations at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Available to book beginning Jan. 5, 2021, guests buying non-discounted four-night/three-day room and ticket packages at select Disney Resort hotels for arrivals most nights Jan. 8, 2021, through Sept.…

Global Economy to Expand by 4% in 2021; Vaccine Deployment and Investment Key to Sustaining the Recovery

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The FINANCIAL -- The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued, unless policy makers move decisively to tame the pandemic and implement investment-enhancing reforms, the World Bank says in its January 2021 Global Economic Prospects.…

Bank of America Announces Full Redemption of Depositary Shares Representing Interests in Its 6.200% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series CC

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The FINANCIAL -- Bank of America Corporation announced today that it will redeem all outstanding shares of its 6.200% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series CC (the “Series CC Preferred Stock”), and the corresponding depositary shares representing fractional interests in the Series CC Preferred Stock (the “Series CC Depositary Shares”), on January 29, 2021.…