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Delta to add more international flights this fall, next year

Delta Air Lines plans to resume more international flights this fall and next year in a recovery from steep route cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Atlanta-based Delta said the restart of service comes with “the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand.” It added that international travel is still slower to return than domestic flying within the United States.

Delta had halted almost all of its international routes due to COVID-19. But in the past couple of months the airline announced the resumption of some service, including weekly flights from Atlanta to Seoul-Incheon in July and service from Atlanta to Tokyo this month.

Starting Oct. 25, Delta plans to ramp up its flights from Atlanta to Tokyo and Seoul, with four flights a week to Tokyo Haneda and at least five flights a

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Stock Price, Quote, History & News

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has announced that it will be expanding the size of its care clinics by nearly 700 retail stores over the next few years. The July 8 expansion news by Walgreens represents an overhaul of its business model from being primarily a drug pharmacy to a primary care clinic.Walgreens says that it will still provide a vast range of retail products to customers by optimizing existing space in the store while removing all of its tobacco products. The clinics themselves will be approximately 3,300 square feet each, with some as large as 9,000 square feet.It will include a partnership with VillageMD which will help create the clinics to provide regular treatment to patients from medical practitioners. VillageMD is a primary care service whose subsidiary Village Medical brand, provides services to patients at Walgreens at its current traditional free-standing clinics.Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina stated, “These clinics

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Consumers will soon have a lot more choice when it comes to their mobile phone provider

The first stage in the opening up of one of the continent’s
largest telecoms markets is now complete as Ethiopia’s communications regulator
has revealed that it has received interest from 12 potential buyers of two
licences.

Up to now, state-owned Ethio Telecom has had a monopoly
on the phone and internet business in Ethiopia, which has a population of 109
million.

The introduction of competition could transform the market
and boost the number of mobile subscribers, which stood at 37 million in 2017
according to the World Bank.

In a statement, the Ethiopia Communications Authority (ECA) said
that of the 12 submissions, nine were from telecoms operators, two were from
non-telecoms companies and one was incomplete.

Among those interested are:

  • A joint South African-Kenyan-British bid from Vodafone,
    Vodacom, and Safaricom
  • South African company MTN
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(Bloomberg) — Drug and vaccine makers working on Covid-19 medicines rallied after President Donald Trump hinted at a “big surprise” coming soon, while day traders continued to favor a handful of smaller developers.Vaxart Inc., which also said it made a deal to scale up production of its experimental vaccine, was among the standouts, gaining as much as 57% on Thursday. Lesser-known drug developers working on medicines for Covid-19, like microcap NanoViricides Inc., jumped as much as 25%, while CytoDyn Inc. surged 33%.Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. climbed 30% before paring its gain. The stock shot up and appeared on investor radars in May after the chief executive and founder touted early data on Fox News.Some Wall Street analysts have suggested that Trump may try to push through a vaccine before the November election to score a win in the eyes of voters, spurring concerns about safety and effectiveness. With a

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