ByteDance rejects Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok

The FINANCIAL — Microsoft says that it’s not acquiring parts of TikTok’s operations after its bid was rejected by Beijing-based ByteDance. After weeks of public back and forths, Microsoft ultimately failed in its attempts to acquire TikTok. Talk of a sale began…

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U.S. teen vaping rates drop by almost 2 mln

The FINANCIAL — Almost 2 million fewer U.S. teenagers reported using e-cigarettes in 2020 compared to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 3.6 million young people in the US were current (in the past…

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116 members of Congress demand to end transgender military ban

The FINANCIAL — Trump announced the transgender ban in July 2017. On April 12, 2019, the Trump administration banned transgender individuals from serving openly in the military. The Pentagon argues the policy is not a ban since it allows for waivers and because those who…

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