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Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Technology
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

World
President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The incoming US leaders won the honour for "changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, and for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world", Time's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said. It is not unusual for presidents to be elected Person of the Year - in fact, every elected president since Franklin D Roosevelt has been chosen for the honour at some point during their term. Other nominees included Mr Biden's rival President Donald Trump, frontline healthcare workers, top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci, and the movement for racial justice.Korean boyband BTS won Time's Entertainer of t...
First person receives Covid-19 vaccine in UK

First person receives Covid-19 vaccine in UK

Health
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Typical person yanked $12,000 from 401(k) during coronavirus pandemic: Vanguard

Finance
Jamie Grill | Blend Images | Getty ImagesRetirement savers appear to be taking advantage of relaxed rules around 401(k) withdrawals during the coronavirus pandemic.The typical 401(k) investor pulled $ 12,000 from their account in the form of a "coronavirus-related distribution," according to a new Vanguard analysis of its client data.This figure represents the median withdrawal — in other words, the amount right in the middle of all withdrawal amounts.More from Personal Finance:This risk threatens retirees' nest eggsHere's a decade-by-decade guide to retirement planningHere's what's ahead for President-elect Biden's tax planCoronavirus-related distributions are a new type of retirement withdrawal, enacted in March by the federal CARES Act to help cash-strapped individuals during the econo...
WHO: Average person may wait until 2022 for vaccine

WHO: Average person may wait until 2022 for vaccine

World
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization said if there is an effective vaccine against COVID-19 next year the distribution plan prioritizes vaccinating those most at risk to the virus, forcing the average person to possibly wait for their inoculation until 2022. "People tend the think 'Ah! On the first of January or the first of April, I'm going to get the vaccine, and then things will be back to normal,'" WHO's chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said. "It's not going to work like that." Advertisement Swaminathan made the remark Wednesday during an online question and answer discussion hosted by the U.N. health body, explaining that if there is a vaccine by next year there will not initially be enough produced for everyone, so countries will need a plan for distributing the drug...