Yellen sees stronger labor market after US shakes off ‘shock’ from delta

Yellen sees stronger labor market after US shakes off ‘shock’ from delta

This post was originally published on this siteTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a Wednesday interview that the U.S. economy is on still on track for a strong recovery from the “very unusual shock” of the pandemic despite labor shortages and high inflation.In an interview with MSNBC’s…

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New details on Democratic negotiations to trim back $3.5 trillion spending bill

New details on Democratic negotiations to trim back $3.5 trillion spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteAfter a series of meetings at the White House with lawmakers, new details are emerging about possible cuts to the $3.5 trillion spending bill, in areas like community college tuition and guaranteed paid family leave. Nancy Cordes reports from the White House.

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White House details plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

White House details plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House on Wednesday unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending US Food and Drug Administration authorization.

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US Supreme Court rejects attempt to block vaccine rule

US Supreme Court rejects attempt to block vaccine rule

This post was originally published on this site A US Supreme Court justice on Tuesday rejected a request by health workers in Maine to block a statewide vaccine mandate, while their wider legal challenge against the measure proceeds. All healthcare workers in the state will have to be fully vaccinated...

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As housing concerns mount, cities, states steer billions in COVID funds to address crisis

As housing concerns mount, cities, states steer billions in COVID funds to address crisis

This post was originally published on this siteMayors are tapping COVID-19 funds to take on an affordable housing crisis. But some say real progress depends on Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill.     

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Showdowns loom as Chicago cops resist vaccines

Showdowns loom as Chicago cops resist vaccines

This post was originally published on this siteFrom Chicago to L.A., public-safety workers defy mandates even with COVID-19 a leading cause of duty-related deaths.

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Bus industry raises alarm, asks Congress for pandemic relief

Bus industry raises alarm, asks Congress for pandemic relief

This post was originally published on this siteOfficials representing the private bus industry fear it could disappear unless Congress steps in, a coronavirus pandemic casualty that would wreak havoc on intercity travel, school buses, tourism, military transportation and disaster relief.In 2020…

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Lawmakers Step Up Pressure to Adopt Tougher Tech Laws

Lawmakers Step Up Pressure to Adopt Tougher Tech Laws

This post was originally published on this siteLegislation to curb the influence of big technology companies, including putting new restrictions on online content, is starting to gain traction in Congress as lawmakers narrow their targets and seek to build on public attention.

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EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

This post was originally published on this siteThe EPA on Monday released its strategy for addressing a type of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS, including its plans to finish a rule to regulate certain types of PFAS in drinking water in 2023.PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl…

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