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Migrants in Mexico despair; U.S. extends pandemic asylum limits

Reuters
REYNOSA, May 23 (Reuters) – Migrants across northern Mexico voiced frustration and desperation on Monday, after the U.S. government failed to lift a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States for over two years. An eleventh-hour decision by a federal judge in Louisiana......

The number of billionaires soared during the pandemic. How tax proposals aim to reduce wealth inequality

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A mobile billboard calling for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy depicts an image of billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos, near the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images A new billionaire was created on......

The Civil War Drastically Reshaped How Americans Deal With Death. Will the Pandemic?

Smithsonian
Last September, an installation of almost 700,000 white flags on the National Mall paid tribute to the Americans who have died of Covid-19. Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images More than one million people living in the United States have died of Covid-19 during the past two years. The......

Existing home sales fell in April to the lowest level since the start of the pandemic

CNBC Real Estate
A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on March 18, 2022 in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes in April fell to the lowest pace since the Covid pandemic started, according to the National Association of Retailers.......

For the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpass 2019 levels

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,”......

Pelosi rips GOP ‘blackmail’ in linking border vote to pandemic aid

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans have been pushing for a vote to reverse Biden’s move to roll back the public health-related border constraints, known as Title 42. Some top Senate Democrats have said they’re willing to give Republicans the vote to shake loose......

United reaches new contract deal with pilots’ union, the first of the major airlines in pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boeing 777ER United Airlines. Aircraft to Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Massimo Insabato | Mondadori Portfolio | Getty Images United Airlines and its pilots’ labor union have reached an agreement on new contract terms, the first of the major carriers......

Biden’s Covid summit aims to bolster the pandemic fight, even as Congress blocks adding U.S. funds.

New York Times
With President Biden on Thursday set to convene his second Covid-19 summit, the White House has secured more than $3 billion in pledges from other countries and from philanthropies to fight the coronavirus pandemic — even as Congress has refused Mr. Biden’s request for additional emergency aid, senior Biden administration......

Roblox expects losses for ‘foreseeable future’ as pandemic demand wanes

Reuters
A child looks back at a banner for Roblox, displayed to celebrate the company’s IPO, on the front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 10 (Reuters) – Roblox Corp......

U.S. gun homicides reached highest level in 25 years during Covid pandemic, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gun homicides in the U.S. reached their highest level in more than 25 years during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Homicides from guns rose 35% during the first year of the pandemic to......

Amazon stock has lost all of its gains from the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon.Com Inc., during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Amazon have now given up all of their gains from......

States receive billions in extra federal Medicaid funds to cover more Americans during the pandemic

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The expanded funding stems from a coronavirus relief measure Congress approved in March 2020. It provides states with a 6.2 percentage point increase in their federal match rate for most enrollees. In return, states have not been allowed to......

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