Cash Rules Everything Around Me

CREAM, get the shot, immunity, immunity, y’all.

We’re going to let you in on the secret that pharma companies used to shatter vaccine development records. The speed hack? Money. Lots and Lots of money.
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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

Holy shit it’s Christmas. To most of us 2020 has felt like the longest year ever. But for drug makers it’s been a gift to suspend time and Matrix their way into developing vaccines on a record destroying timeline.
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BattleBots, Deliver!

Talk about next level social distancing – yesterday, delivery startup Nuro got approval from the State of California to launch its commercial driverless service on public roads.
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A Ripple in Time

Yesterday, the SEC initiated a lawsuit against the crypto currency Ripple. The court's ruling could set a precedence for how crypto tokens are treated by the SEC.
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I'm taking my talents to Miami

Here's a twist: Canadian Snowbirds in Florida will likely get vaccinated before they would in Canada.
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Your Package is Delayed

Canada Post is struggling to keep up with demand ahead of Christmas (and my Mom's gift is still stuck at a sorting facility in Richmond).
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OpenText Closes The Case

Waterloo-company OpenText has settled a $830 million tax claim with the US Internal Revenue Service, agreeing to pay a charge of $290 million. 

What happened: OpenText has been embroiled in this tax fight for 5 years. The dispute has centered on an IRS claim that OpenText owed more tax than it paid in 2010 and 2012. 
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There's Gold In Them Hills

The Feds have nixed a deal that would've seen Shandong Gold Mining — a Chinese state-owned enterprise — take over TMAC Resources. 
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The New Mutant

No, I'm not talking about this fall's widely panned X-Men reboot. I'm talking about B.1.1.7, the new variant of COVID-19 that's sweeping the globe (and not in a fun, trendy way). 

The Public Health Agency of Canada said yesterday the variant may be in Canada already. Here's what we know so far...
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It's A Jungle Out There

The Wall Street Journal has a blockbuster report on how Amazon is wielding its enormous resources to crush competitors.
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