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Essure: Women in England take legal action against sterilising-device maker

Essure: Women in England take legal action against sterilising-device maker

Health
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Op-ed: Here are some action steps for small businesses that survived the Covid pandemic

Finance
andresr | E+ | Getty ImagesCovid-19 has disrupted tax and retirement planning for small-business owners, especially those who focused on saving their businesses from the pandemic's fallout earlier this year. With some hard work, however, there is still time to get back on track by Dec. 31.Here's a great example. After his business tanked this spring, one of my clients didn't take a paycheck for six weeks. To preserve cash, he also lowered the amount of his federal and state withholding tax and stopped contributions to his company retirement plan. Fortunately, in the past few months, his business has largely rebounded. And to his own surprise, revenue for 2020 will be higher than what he projected at the beginning of the year.Now that he's flush with cash, he needs to make several pro-activ...
Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

Technology
"Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as 'not legitimate' and political by a GOP colleague, have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official US policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing," said Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Mr Biden. Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Coronavirus: Climate action cannot be another Covid victim – PM

Coronavirus: Climate action cannot be another Covid victim – PM

Science
Boris Johnson is to call on world leaders to commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and secure the planet for the next generation.The prime minister will tell a meeting hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that climate action "cannot be another victim of coronavirus".He will urge leaders to "look ahead to how we will rebuild" after the pandemic and how to "build back better".Mr Johnson is expected to speak to leaders via video link.His speech at Thursday's UN Climate Action Roundtable is part of the preparations for a global climate conference the UK is hosting in partnership with Italy in Glasgow in November next year. The UN conference, known as COP26, is the most important round of climate talks since 2015, when the landmark Paris Agree...
Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Science
The Prince of Wales has warned the climate crisis will "dwarf" the impact of coronavirus.In a recorded message, to be played at the virtual opening of Climate Week on Monday, Prince Charles said "swift and immediate action" was needed.The prince said Covid-19 provided a "window of opportunity" to reset the economy for a more "sustainable and inclusive future". He added that the pandemic was "a wake-up call we cannot ignore". In his message, recorded from Birkhall in the grounds of Balmoral, Prince Charles said: "Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to 'reset' for... a more sustainable and inclusive future.""[The environmental] crisis has been with us for far too many years - decried...