This map shows where coronavirus vaccines are being tested worldwide

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Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 28, 2020.

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More Covid-19 vaccines are being developed by researchers in the United States than in any other country, according to the WHO.

The WHO’s most recent update on global vaccine development projects, published Tuesday, showed there are currently at least 133 vaccines being tested around the world.

U.S. institutions are working on the highest number of these — 42 — according to the WHO’s list, and Chinese research facilities are working on 19, meaning China is

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May 2020 is hottest month on record

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The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty as it is partially obscured by heat waves from the exhaust of a passing ferry on May 31, 2020 in New York City.

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The Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as 2020 is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever, scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service announced on Friday. 

It’s virtually certain that this year will be among the top hottest years in recorded history with a higher than 98% likelihood it will rank in the

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Unlike during past economic downturns, Americans have money in their pockets this time

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An interesting phenomena is occurring during the sharpest downturn in the history of our country: Americans have money in their pockets. 

Economic and banking data is revealing that Americans are earning and saving money during the coronavirus crisis, thanks to unprecedented stimulus from the federal government. The rescue funds could be responsible for facilitating the quickest recession in history. 

Consumer spending and savings are both up year-over-year on a per member basis at digital banking company Chime, which serves more than 6.5 million clients. Chime is the largest of a new breed of branchless U.S. banks that offers no-fee accounts,

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Report: The state of European checkouts in 2020

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A new report, The state of European checkouts in 2020, offers a detailed review of the top 450 e-commerce websites in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Sweden, uncovering widespread checkout errors, causing potential customers unnecessary frustration, and costing businesses significant lost revenue.

With more and more retail moving online for the first time, online commerce now represents 30% of all retail sales in the UK. Yet even some of the world’s leading e-commerce sites continue to put needless roadblocks in the way of British and European consumers.

The research found that some of the most

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