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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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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Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 at 84

Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 at 84

This post was originally published on this sitePowell was fully vaccinated, his family said.

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Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more US workers are striking

Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more US workers are striking

This post was originally published on this site Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing sometimes huge profits, tens of thousands of nurses, factory workers and other laborers are going on strike across the United States. Some 31,000 employees of...

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With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

This post was originally published on this site Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds. (Image credit: Kyle Green/AP)

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