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Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting a pay dispute at Apple’s biggest iPhone factory, whose new model is being held up by controls imposed as China tries to contain a rise in cases of COVID-19. Foxconn, the largest contract assembler of smartphones and other electronics, is struggling to fulfill iPhone 14 orders after thousands …

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Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with boosting stock returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve clawed back billions of dollars worth of bonds during the crisis financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens …

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FDA panel backs much-debated ALS drug in rare, 2nd review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers voted Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease, a remarkable turnaround for the highly controversial drug which was previously rejected by the same group earlier this year. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 7 to 2 that Amylyx Pharma’s data …

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Hearing aids: FDA finalizes rule that should usher in cheaper devices

Instead of getting a prescription, seeing a hearing professional, and getting a custom fitting, people with mild to moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids directly from a store or online. The move will make hearing aids much more widely available across the country, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said. About 1 …

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How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

Photo: charnsitr (Shutterstock) fitness trackers like Apple Watches and Fitbitsgenerally aren’t ace expensive as tech like smartphones and tablets, but they’re not exactly cheap. You certainly wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to snag one for free. Et uns it turns out, many insurance companies include fitness programs that either come with a complimentary tracker, allow …

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