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Does omicron cause loss of smell or taste?

Losing your sense of taste or smell used to be the telltale sign that you weren’t sick with a cold or the flu – it was almost certainly COVID-19. Omicron is making things less obvious.

WSJ News Exclusive | Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard in All-Cash Deal Valued at $75 Billion

After the all-cash deal valued at about $75 billion closes, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is expected to leave the videogame heavyweight that has been roiled by claims of workplace misconduct.

Samsung announces Exynos 2200 with AMD “Xclipse” GPU

Samsung's chip announcement is light on details and lacks performance claims.

Goldman profit hit by weaker trading, rising expenses; shares tumble

Shares in Goldman Sachs Group fell as much as 8% Tuesday after Wall Street's premier investment bank missed quarterly profit expectations, hampered by weaker trading revenues and rising expenses.

Gunman in Texas synagogue standoff was known to UK security services, official says

The British national killed by the FBI after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue Saturday was known to UK security services and had been the subject of a brief investigation in 2020, a UK official told CNN.

iPhone most popular smartphone lineup in Q4 2021, but competition close

The holiday quarter usually sees the iPhone named the most popular smartphone lineup, but things were tighter than usual this time ...

Schumer starts debate on voting legislation

As the chamber returned after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer started debate on House-passed voting rights legislation and warned that "the eyes of the nation will be watching what happens this week in the United States Senate."

Moon Knight’s English accent is its first villain

Moon Knight’s going to be a show about magic and mystery, but Oscar Isaac’s accent might be the most unbelievable thing about it.

COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says

A leading World Health Organization official says the worst of the coronavirus pandemic — including deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns — could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed quickly

US competition enforcers launch overhaul of merger approval process

And the Senate will take on antitrust enforcement this week.

Jamie Lynn Spears Details Britney Knife Incident, Accuses Parents of Isolating Her

When asked which accusations against her hurt the most, the actress said, “That I didn't do anything to try to help my sister. I very much did many things.”

How to order free at-home Covid tests: White House website goes live

The highly transmissible omicron variant has made at-home Covid tests hard to find.

Climate activists criticize BlackRock CEO's support for slow transition off oil and natural gas

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says oil and gas companies are going to be an important part of the bridge to a decarbonized future. Climate leaders reject this idea.