(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- In January, Alaska had the highest per capita coronavirus vaccination rate in the nation. Now, hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, and the state’s largest hospital is rationing care. Vaccine hesitancy and the delta variant have pushed the state’s fragile and limited... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Employers added 235,000 jobs in August, far below expectations of 720,000 new hires, and the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.2%, the Department of Labor said Friday. The fresh labor market data comes as the spread of the more contagious delta variant has... Read More.
I recently received my latest 6-month auto insurance renewal and it went up $100 over the previous 6-month period that had been pretty steady for years. What? Why? My driving record is excellent with no change for years. What happened? Why the big bump... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 621,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.3 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added a higher-than-expected 943,000 jobs last month, the Department of Labor said Friday, and the unemployment rate declined by a fraction of a percentage point to 5.4%. A recent surge in virus cases in the U.S., propelled largely by the spread... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Thirty years ago Engracia Figueroa, 51, was hit by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train that left her with a spinal cord injury and amputated leg. She now calls her wheelchair an "extension of her body" -- granting her freedom and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 850,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the latest figures released Friday by the Labor Department show, exceeding economists’ expectations. Economists had expected to see more than 700,000 jobs added in June, a jump from the revised 583,000 added in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced Thursday that some 130 countries have agreed to a new 15% global minimum tax rate for corporations. Yellen called it a "historic day for economic diplomacy" in a statement, adding that Biden "has spoken... Read More.
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- As COVID-19 vaccination rollouts continue and the U.S. returns to a semblance of normality, Arkansas officials are warning of a third surge following a spike in cases. Arkansas, which never issued an official stay-at-home order during the pandemic, reported 686 new... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing younger Americans to get their coronavirus vaccines, as data shows they are significantly lagging behind other age groups. As of May 22, only 38% of Americans between the ages 18 to 29 received... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Latinas left the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic during the COVID-19 pandemic, with little sign of recuperating even as the country starts to reopen, according to a new report. From March 2020 to March 2021, the number of Latinas... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden proposed an infrastructure package worth $1 trillion in new spending that would be funded without raising the corporate tax rate during a meeting Wednesday with the top Republican negotiator on the package. The new pitch aims to avoid Republican scorn... Read More.