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Supreme Court rules for Google in Oracle copyright fight over Android

Published Mon, Apr 5 202110:06 AM EDT, Updated Mon, Apr 5 202111:25 AM EDT

By Tucker Higgins

Larry Page, chief executive officer of Google Inc., right, speaks to the media while arriving at court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
Ryan Anson | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Oracle had claimed to be owed as much as $9 billion, while Google claimed that its use of the code was covered under the doctrine of fair use.

Source: Supreme Court rules for Google in Oracle copyright fight over Android

Household wealth grew 135% for one income group since 2009

Wealth is rising, but at different rates

The nation is facing a pandemic-fueled economic recession, but so far, household wealth has not decreased the way it did during the Great Recession. What’s different about household wealth now?

USAFacts breaks down how wealth has grown in America since 2009 in this new report.

Source: Household wealth grew 135% for one income group since 2009

Biden infrastructure plan: Amtrak vows new routes. Here’s where

By Joseph Spector Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, April 1, 2021

How about a train ride from Nashville, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Phoenix to Southern California, or Louisville, Kentucky, to Indianapolis?Amtrak late Wednesday released a proposed map of new and expanded service if it can land the $80 billion President Joe Biden proposed for the rail service as part of his American Jobs Plan, a massive $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure.Amtrak’s vision calls for bringing new intercity rail service to up to 160 previously unserved communities over the next 15 years, including 30 potential new routes and enhanced services with more daily trips on existing routes.

Source: Biden infrastructure plan: Amtrak vows new routes. Here’s where

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says – The New York Times

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The coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are proving highly effective at preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic infections under real-world conditions, federal health researchers reported on Monday.

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

There has been debate over whether vaccinated people can still get asymptomatic infections and transmit the virus to others. The study, by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that transmission may be extremely unlikely, as infections were so rare.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/world/pfizer-moderna-covid-vaccines-infection.html

San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More branches likely to open, expand services soon if COVID-19 trends stay positive

Patrons at the San Diego Central Library partake in the Computers in the Courtyard program in January.
(Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

By David Garrick, March 28, 2021 5 AM PT

SAN DIEGO — Borrowing at San Diego’s city libraries is down more than 50 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic as residents transitioned to a world dominated by curbside checkouts, electronic books and branches where browsing is not allowed.

Circulation plummeted even farther, about 90 percent, last April and May, but it bounced back to roughly half pre-pandemic levels when curbside checkouts began last summer and a dozen library branches partially reopened last fall.

Source: San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune