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‘Vaccine apartheid’: Africans tell UN they need vaccines

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the U.N.’s annual meeting of world leaders. Some called for member states to relax intellectual property rights in order to expand vaccine production.

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National Family Meals Month promotes togetherness at the table

Each September, the country celebrates National Family Meals Month to encourage families to enjoy more meals together using items purchased at the grocery store. The Family Meals Movement, which was launched by the FMI Foundation in 2015 as a campaign to shine a light on the importance of family meals, has grown exponentially in recent years. Their goal for the public is simple: to pledge ...

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The pandemic has changed M&A contractual agreements

COVID-19 has profoundly affected all of us.  There is no area of our lives that has escaped its wrath. From the loved ones lost to the lives that have been forever changed, from our restricted social interactions to our ever-changing workplace policies and practices, and from the youngest among us to the oldest, virtually nothing and no one has avoided being touched in some way.   

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The only free lunch in investing (access required)

You may have heard about the importance of broadly diversifying your portfolio with a broad range of investments to reduce risk.   In investing, reducing risk almost always means accepting lower returns. But broad diversification can give you the best of both worlds.   Academic researchers have found that true diversification—the kind afforded by holding global investments for the long term–may be the only free lunch in the investment world. So why not eat plenty of it?  Many investors hold varied ...

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