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Defense secretary announces increase to US military presence in Germany

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The US will permanently station “approximately 500 additional US personnel in the Wiesbaden area” of Germany and will be on the ground “as early as fall,” Austin said during a news conference in Berlin. “This planned increase in US......

Zillow president expects increase in home listings as Covid certainty improves

CNBC Real Estate
Zillow President Susan Daimler told CNBC on Friday that the housing market remains hot, despite the drop in pending home sales in the month of February. The National Association of Realtors reported that signed contracts on existing homes declined more than 10% that month from January. Daimler said it was......

New York’s wealthiest look for exits as state readies hefty tax increase

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York’s top business leaders are gearing up for a potential mass exodus as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers prepare to raise their taxes. With the state budget set to increase the personal income tax on the wealthiest New......

The U.S. is in a delicate position as Covid cases increase alongside vaccinations, experts warn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., March 6, 2021. Marco Bello | Reuters With the possibility of summer barbeques just a few months away, along with......

Covid cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued even as vaccinations increase

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Emergency Medical Technician Lenny Fernandez, Medical Assistant Rodnay Moore and Physician Assistant-Certified Calvin Davis, left to right, prepare doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine as the city of Vernon Health Department staff used the city’s new mobile health unit clinic......

CDC director warns of possible Covid surge as U.S. cases increase by 7%

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People enjoy themselves on the beach on March 04, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. College students have begun to arrive in the South Florida area for the annual spring break ritual. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The U.S. could suffer......

Georgia’s New Election Laws, Biden On Gun Control, COVID-19 Cases Increase : Up First

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NPR Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a controversial set of new election rules into law. President Biden says gun control measures may have to wait. And, with COVID-19 cases rising again in many states, some epidemiologists worry the United States could be facing another nationwide wave. NPR – Click......

Colorado bill seeking to increase worker protections to be heard in committee this week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony this week on a bill that would make several changes to the state’s anti-discrimination statute. If passed, Senate Bill 21-176, also known as the Protecting Opportunities And Workers Act (POWR) Act, would......

NBA is next up for a big rights increase, and $75 billion is the price

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards during a preseason game on December 13, 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Nathaniel S. Butler | National Basketball Association | Getty Images After......

Apple’s privacy change is poised to increase the power of its App Store

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20: Apple CEO Tim Cook greets customers at the grand reopening of Apple’s flagship Apple Fifth Avenue retail store on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Taylor Hill | WireImage | Getty Images......

Jobless claims show unexpected increase despite relaxed economic restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here First-time claims for jobless benefits showed an unexpected jump higher to 770,000 as the labor market tries to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic that sent more than 22 million Americans to the unemployment line a year ago, the Labor Department......

GEORGIA SHOOTING, MIGRATION CRISIS, LIVER DISEASES INCREASE : Up First

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NPR Two police departments in Georgia are investigating the killings of eight people, six of them Asian women, by a 21 year-old white man. President Biden hopes to address the migration crisis at its roots in Central America. And, serious liver diseases are increasing, especially in young women. NPR –......

White House to Spend Billions to Increase Virus Testing and Ease Reopening

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration, moving to address a lag in coronavirus testing that is hindering the reopening of schools and the economy, said Wednesday that it would invest $10 billion to ramp up screening of students and educators with the goal of returning to in-person learning by the end......

JetBlue is calling flight attendants back to work to handle increase in travel demand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 passenger aircraft landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Nik Oiko | LightRocket | Getty Images JetBlue Airways told flight attendants who took leaves of absence this spring that they would be......

Historic federal tax increases next up for Biden after $1.9 trillion spending bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is reportedly planning what will be the largest hike in federal taxes in nearly three decades, a move that comes on the heels of a behemoth COVID-19 spending package. On the campaign trail, President Biden laid......

Appalachian Power seeks 11% rate increase for Virginia customers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Appalachian Power, the second largest electric utility in Virginia, is seeking an 11% increase in rates paid by consumers residing in the commonwealth to pay for electric transmission costs. If approved, Appalachian Power would increase the Transmission Rate Adjustment......

U.S. consumer prices increase solidly in February

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks shop at Macy’s Herald Square following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in February, leading to the biggest annual......

Democrats Toil to Salvage Wage Increase, With Stimulus Plan on the Brink of Passage

New York Times
If Democrats cannot find a way to include the wage increase in the stimulus measure, the bill could lose support from progressives, although Ms. Pelosi said the House would “absolutely” pass the measure without the wage increase if needed. “I don’t think we can go back to voters and say,......

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