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Guess Who Pays for All Those Millions of COVID-19 Vaccines

SOURCE: Yahoo Finance
DATE: December 4, 2021

New York, New York And so as the medical world shifts to a yet-to-be-determined degree, a question comes to mind: Who will pay for all this? In fact, who's paid for all the COVID-19 fighting to date? As I'm sure you've noticed, vaccines are 100% free. But nothing's really free, right? The simple answer is that mostly we pay, or rather, the government does through our tax dollars.

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Omicron Appears More Contagious, Less Dangerous than Other Variants

SOURCE: The Jerusalem Post
DATE: December 5, 2021

Jerusalem, Israel New data published on Saturday suggest that the Omicron corona variant is more contagious but not as dangerous as other variants, according to Prof. Dror Mevorach, a senior physician from Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.

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'What's Going to Happen Next?': Businesses Brace for Omicron

SOURCE: The Hill
DATE: December 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. The omicron variant poses a new threat to businesses that were already struggling to recover from the economic damage done by previous strains of the virus. Gyms, concert venues, restaurants, airlines and other industries that have been battered by the pandemic are bracing for another COVID-19 wave that could curb demand and prompt renewed government restrictions.

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Oil Rebounds Towards $72 on Omicron Hopes and Iran Talks

SOURCE: Reuters
DATE: December 5, 2021

London, England Oil climbed by $2 a barrel towards $72 on Monday on hopes that the Omicron coronavirus variant would have a less damaging economic impact if its symptoms proved mostly mild and as the prospect of an imminent rise in Iranian oil exports receded.

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More EVs Are Coming. Where's the Infrastructure to Support Them?

SOURCE: ABC News
DATE: December 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. Charging an electric vehicle is simple and painless--if you have a charger installed at home. Automakers are producing EVs at a feverish pace with government backing. Yet the number of public charging stations, critical for mass EV adoption, is lacking.

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Missing from Biden EV plan: State Support for Charging

SOURCE: E&E News
DATE: December 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. Igniting EV sales is a cornerstone of Democrats' Build Back Better legislation, But the policies for incentivizing customers' costs for charging connections is squarely in the domain of utility commissions in the states, where politics and preferences have created patchwork of policies, says Richard Sedano, chief executive of the Regulatory Assistance Project, a Montpelier, Vermont-based research group focusing on clean energy policy.

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Launched During the Pandemic, Metro’s $1 Rideshare Experiment Is Expanding to the Westside

SOURCE: Dot.LA
DATE: December 1, 2021

Los Angeles, California Metro's answer to Uber and Lyft will be coming to Westwood/UCLA on Dec. 12 with the launch of its rideshare service Metro Micro in its ninth zone. The microtransit pilot program led by L.A. Metro's Office of Extraordinary Innovation aims to bring rideshare to L.A. residents underserved by companies like Uber and Lyft and expand upon the agency's existing fixed route buses and trains. The $1 on-demand service will run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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On-demand Transit Service for Students, Residents to Launch in South Chandler

SOURCE: AZcentral.com
DATE: December 4, 2021

Chandler, Arizona Students in south Chandler could access on-demand rides to and from campus next school year as part of a new transit program the city is piloting. Chandler plans to launch a fleet of passenger vans that will operate across 18 square miles in south Chandler between Chandler Boulevard and Chandler Heights Road and Price Road and Arizona Avenue, with some exceptions.

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How Are Legacy Automakers Doing When It Comes To Electric Cars?

SOURCE: Inside EVs
DATE: December 5, 2021

San Francisco, California Tesla gets a lot of criticism for missing deadlines and scaling back on promises. But guess what! The legacy automakers have always done the same, at least when it comes to their electric vehicle efforts. The buzz in the media these days is that Big Auto is finally getting serious about electrification, and will be cutting into Tesla's market share ... any day now.

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Uber to Test Audio Ride-recording Safety Feature in the U.S.

SOURCE: Reuters
DATE: December 2, 2021

San Francisco, California Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it will launch an optional audio recording pilot program in three U.S. cities to enhance safety, allowing drivers and riders to send trip recordings to Uber in case of a safety incident. The recording feature is intended to provide drivers and riders with added security if they feel uncomfortable and allow users to submit proof of how a situation unfolded, Uber said.

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Which Gas Stations Have the Best Quality Fuel?

SOURCE: AutoBlog
DATE: December 5, 2021

Dulles, Virginia For many drivers, when the fuel gauge nears empty they pull into whatever gas station is most convenient, or has the lowest price. However, there are subtle differences between various brands and the specific formulations they mix into the fuel. All gasoline sold in the U.S. meets minimum requirements set by the government. The differences between brands come in the additives and detergents added to the blend to help extend the life of the engine.

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After Massive Transit Losses during the Pandemic, Agencies Are Planning a Comeback

SOURCE: Urban Institute
DATE: December 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. This year, transit travel has slowly begun returning to prepandemic levels. To understand how transit agencies across North America are planning a return to regular activity, we fielded a web survey to all agency members of the American Public Transportation Association. The survey showed that we can expect operations to return to prepandemic levels. But attracting and retaining those ridership levels--and ensuring access to those who need it most--will require effective planning.

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