Rising costs threaten restaurants’ recovery

This post was originally published on this siteInflation is hammering restaurants, dismantling the industry’s fragile recovery from pandemic-induced shutdowns just as customers resume dining out.The price of produce, meat, oils and even non-food items like heat lamps and to-go containers has…

Americans Keep Spending Despite Rising Inflation

This post was originally published on this sitePeople are paying higher prices for groceries, gas and holiday gifts, yet many are living and spending as if it isn’t happening.

Vermont could soon send its 1st woman to Congress

Vermont could soon send its 1st woman to Congress

A ‘game-changer’? Mayors, governors ready to compete for $1 trillion in infrastructure funds

This post was originally published on this siteMayors of Mobile, Ala., Denver and Phoenix – and governors – hope President Biden’s infrastructure bill turns long-discussed projects into reality.     

O’Rourke announces bid to take on Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race

This post was originally published on this siteBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday launched his campaign to unseat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.

Biden to propose 20-year ban on new oil drilling near Native American site in New Mexico

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will announce Monday a proposal for a 20-year ban on new oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico — one of the oldest Native American sites in the US — White House officials said.

Biden to sign landmark infrastructure package in major win for domestic agenda

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden on Monday will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which brings $550 billion in new spending to the country.     

Florida special session begins as DeSantis continues battle against vaccine mandates

This post was originally published on this siteFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made fighting vaccine mandates a focal point of his Covid strategy.

Biden Weighs Choice of Jerome Powell or Lael Brainard as Fed Chair

This post was originally published on this siteThe two candidates have offered similar views on inflation and interest rates this year, suggesting policy continuity is likely.

Ocean Shipping Rates Fall but Ports Are Still Jammed

This post was originally published on this siteThe cost to ship a container across the Pacific fell by more than one-quarter last week, signaling that demand is finally easing.

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