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A man pauses at the memorial of Breonna Taylor before a march, after a grand jury decided not to bring homicide charges against police officers in the fatal shooting that killed her [File: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters] Biden warned that at the current pace of vaccinations, it will take years to get all Americans vaccinated [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters] About 14 million Americans have been receiving benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation programmes that were recently extended [File: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg]

Unemployment benefits will continue without a one-week lapse despite a delay on the part of President Donald Trump.

Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab told Reuters news agency in a recent interview that he hoped for an agreement by February on a plan to cut subsidy spending while supporting the poor [File: Dalati Nohra/Reuters] Tankers managed by the three firms have transported millions of barrels of oil produced by state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA [Hartmut Knape/Reuters] As industry executives lock in year-end compensation decisions, they’ll have to weigh stellar trading performance against the potential for loan losses in consumer and corporate-lending divisions [File: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg]

The biggest US lenders are tempering expectations for employee payouts after the pandemic sent revenues soaring.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has received nearly 2,200 aid requests from US hospitals and thus far has approved about 15 percent of them, for a total of $894m [File: Carlo Allegri/Reuters] The extension of eviction moratoriums is a positive step, but may not be enough to keep Americans in their homes long-term when back rent eventually comes due, advocates warn [File: Michael Dwyer/AP Photo]

New York passed a strong anti-eviction law Monday, but millions of Americans remain at risk for losing their homes.

Last month, the US Federal Aviation Administration approved changes that Boeing made to an automated flight-control system implicated in crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people in total [File: Diego Vara/Reuters] Senate Republican leaders find themselves in an unfamiliar position: publicly bucking President Trump [File: Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP]

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