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Expiration date on nearly 1 million old Covid tests extended

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lengthened the shelf-life for around 800,000 expired coronavirus tests that have sat in a warehouse in Florida for months, giving state health officials more time to use them up. The FDA allowed the extension after Abbott Diagnostics, the firm that produced the …

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Bitcoin racks up longest losing streak in nearly half a decade

The world’s biggest digital asset, bitcoin, fell for a seventh straight day, marking its longest losing streak since 2018, as the crypto market contends with new strains of Covid-19, inflation and a hawkish turn of the US Fed. The steep sell-off, attributed to these factors, sent bitcoin plummeting to $40,800 …

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Bitcoin drops nearly $10,000 in an hour

The price of bitcoin has dropped around $15,000 over the past 24 hours. It was trading at nearly $47,580 as of 08:16 GMT, down 16.14% day over day, having dropped by 31.6% from the year’s high of $69,000, which it reached on November 10. Meanwhile, ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by …

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