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Millions of families are receiving new monthly child tax credit checks. Some hope that income becomes permanent

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Sasha Demskie received a welcome deposit in her bank account this week: a $250 payment from the government as part of the new monthly child tax credit payments. The money will go to pay basic......

CBS Evening News, July 16, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, July 16, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Biden accuses social media platforms of “killing people” through COVID-19 misinformation; Florida residents look to man on bench for advice. Be the first to know Get browser......

Biden accuses social media platforms of

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden accuses social media platforms of “killing people” through COVID-19 misinformation – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden accused Facebook and other social media companies of “killing people” by allowing the spread of COVID-19 misinformation online. Lilia Luciano......

It’s been 12 years since the last federal minimum wage increase. Where efforts to raise the pay rate stand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A restaurant worker at a May 26, 2021 “Wage Strike” demonstration organized by One Fair Wage in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has cast new attention on wages and income. It’s......

Student loan borrowers may get more time without having to make payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Serhii Shleihel | iStock | Getty Images Signs are mounting that student loan borrowers could get more time before they need to resume their payments. For more than 16 months now, most borrowers’ bills have been on pause, thanks to......

England’s lifting of Covid lockdowns is a danger to the entire world, experts warn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Ministers Questions at the Houses of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Global scientists have......

Millions of Brits set for self-isolation as restrictions ease and Covid cases soar

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Selective focus. Concept photo. Oleksandr Siedov | iStock Editorial | Getty Images LONDON — More than 500,000 people in Britain were told to self-isolate last week by the government-backed Covid-19 Test and Trace app, with similar numbers expected over the......

U.S. Surgeon General calls COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation a

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Surgeon General calls COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation a “serious threat to public health” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live LA County leaders are reinstating an indoor mask mandate amid an uptick in COVID transmission as the U.S. Surgeon......

Canada likely to reopen border to vaccinated Americans in August

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Toronto — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel. He said the country should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated......

Los Angeles County to require masks indoors, even for the vaccinated

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in Los Angeles County will be required to wear face masks indoors again, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday. The order, which goes into effect Saturday at 11:59pm local time,......

CBS Evening News, July 15, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, July 15, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live COVID-19 misinformation an “urgent threat,” surgeon general says; South Carolina mechanic’s generosity rewarded Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and......

COVID-19 misinformation an “urgent threat,” surgeon general says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 misinformation an “urgent threat,” surgeon general says – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned that misinformation about COVID-19 is “a serious threat to public health.” The warning comes as the U.S. vaccination rate drops......

Monthly child tax credit payments are one of the best forms of government spending, economist says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The enhanced federal child tax credit program, with monthly payments starting Thursday, is one of the best ways the government can allot its money to spur economic growth and help the nation’s youth, University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney told......

Ex-top Tennessee COVID-19 vaccine official says she was sent dog muzzle before firing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Tennessee’s former top COVID-19 vaccine official says she was sent a dog muzzle before she was fired. Michelle Fiscus was terminated from the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday, alleging she was used as a scapegoat to......

70,000 Illinoisans seek emergency rental payments

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zeta Cross, The Center Square Illinois has received 70,000 applications from tenants and landlords for back rent payments because of COVID-19 hardships. Rodrigo Carrillo, the director of Strategic Initiatives for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, says the department encouraged......

Drug overdose deaths hit alarming record in 2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Drug overdose deaths hit alarming record in 2020 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The COVID-19 pandemic has made the opioid epidemic in the U.S. far worse. Overdose deaths rose to record levels last year. Jeff Pegues reports. Be......

Rising Delta variant threatens unvaccinated Americans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Rising Delta variant threatens unvaccinated Americans – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Delta variant is spreading at an alarming rate, becoming a serious risk to the unvaccinated. As cases increase, the focus is turning to young people. Jericka......

Delta CEO says delta Covid variant has had no impact on bookings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-251 approaches Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on February 24, 2021. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images The spread of the highly transmissible delta variant of Covid-19 hasn’t hurt Delta Air......

‘Summer of indigestion’ will produce big buying opportunities, long-term market bull Tony Dwyer predicts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors may want to keep the antacid nearby. Long-term market bull Tony Dwyer sees near-term turbulence in connection with his “summer of indigestion” call. So, he’s encouraging investors to resist making any big moves right now. “We’ve had one heck......

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