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Wakey-wakey, everyone. It’s Friday! You can sip your cup of stimulation with satisfaction this morning: You made it through another week. Nick Florko here, filling in for the great Ed Silverman. We are all out of exciting sipping choices here, so straight espresso will have to do. We are hopeful, however, that the afternoon may bring some more scintillating options: A tamarind espresso tonic, perhaps? Time will tell. Here are a few items of interest to get you through that last trudge before the weekend. …

The Food and Drug Administration expects to have a plan on Covid-19 boosters by early September, the Wall Street Journal reports. The plan is likely to lay out who should receive boosters and when, sources tell the Journal. Pfizer (PFE) is expected to ask the FDA this month for authorization to sell booster shots. Moderna (MRNA) is expected to do the same in September.

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