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Myth or reality? Health experts weigh in on whether ‘herd immunity’ is possible

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People hold hands on Fifth Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 10, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As Covid vaccines roll out across the world, many are looking forward to......

Jayson Tatum Uses Inhaler Before Games After COVID-19 Bout

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMzE5Njg2NTY5NzYzOTkw/jayson-tatum.jpg Madeline Coleman Celtics star Jayson Tatum tested positive for COVID-19 in early January and is still battling the side effects three months later.  He revealed Tuesday evening after scoring 32 points in Boston’s 116–115 win over Portland that he still uses an inhaler before games, something he never did......

People in these states receive the highest tax refunds on average

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many taxpayers get a refund from the IRS. Not all are created equal. Some taxpayers receive significantly higher refunds after filing their returns, according to an analysis of IRS data done by LendingTree. In 2018, the latest available data, the......

International travel is getting easier — except for the unvaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t.......

Bubba Wallace Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

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These resources can help you teach your kids about money

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images Much has been said about the importance of teaching your children about money. Yet you may not know where to start or even feel like you know enough about finances yourself. “Many parents avoid......

CDC chief says Michigan should ‘shut things down,’ vaccinating alone won’t stop Covid surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine at Ford Field during an event to promote and encourage Michigan residents to get the vaccine on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images......

Florida reports single-digit COVID-19 deaths for first time in months

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Florida has recorded a single-digit increase in COVID-19 related deaths for the first time since September according to state health officials. The Palm Beach Post reported on Monday that state health officials confirmed the deaths of seven Florida......

Earnings season should boost hot financial stocks, RBC’s top bank analyst predicts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One of the year’s hottest trades may get a boost from earnings season. RBC Capital Markets’ Gerard Cassidy expects financials to exceed Wall Street expectations when they start reporting this week. “The big beats are likely to come from the......

IMF hikes growth forecast for the Middle East, says recovery will be ‘divergent’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shoppers wearing protective masks walk near the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast......

Court keeps Kentucky governor’s COVID-19 orders in place

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here On Wednesday, a Kentucky judge expanded a temporary order he issued last month that keeps emergency regulations Gov. Andy Beshear has put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Franklin Circuit Court Phillip Shepherd announced he is including House......

IRS will start sending tax refunds on up to $10,200 in unemployment insurance in May. Here’s who qualifies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Americans who collected unemployment insurance in 2020 and filed their taxes before claiming a new tax break on the benefits can expect to receive an automatic refund in May, the IRS announced this week. The agency announced last month that......

The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – World mourns the death of Prince Philip

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cate Martel   Presented by ExxonMobil      To view past editions of The Hill’s 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill’s 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN  –> A midday take on what’s happening in politics and how......

Hospitality industry recovering slowly in Oklahoma City

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Government-imposed restrictions on traveling and fear for health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic hit Oklahoma City’s hospitality and tourism industry hard. Pre-pandemic numbers show that tourism is Oklahoma’s third-largest industry and directly impacts Oklahoma City by generating 7.5......

McDonald’s will close hundreds of locations in Walmart stores as pandemic changes shopping habits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopper carrying a child returns to their car outside a Walmart store in Duarte, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. David Swanson | Bloomberg | Getty Images McDonald’s is closing hundreds of restaurants inside of Walmart, as customers......

More than 75% of Pfizer Shots at Wolstein Center Went to White People

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click to enlarge Courtesy FEMA Thousands are being vaccinated at the Wolstein Center daily. Of the 120,000 Pfizer shots administered at the CSU Wolstein Center during the mass vaccination site’s first three weeks, more than 91,000 of them (75+%) went to white people, according to a demographic breakdown Scene obtained......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden assails ‘epidemic’ of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are......

4 charts show how the U.S. is on track for a faster economic recovery than Europe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The sun sets on lower Manhattan and an American flag. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images LONDON — The United States is recovering faster from the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic than countries in the European......

Fake news on social media is hampering vaccine efforts in Papua New Guinea

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker prepares to do tests for Covid-19 coronavirus outside a makeshift clinic in a sports stadium in Port Moresby on April 1, 2021. Gorethy Kenneth | AFP | Getty Images Misinformation on social media is hindering Papua New......

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