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Indiana restarts pandemic unemployment benefits after judge’s order

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Some 25,000 claimants have already received more than $33 million, said Regina Ashley, chief unemployment insurance officer at the state Department of Workforce Development. The payments will be retroactive to the week ending June 26, she said. The state......

Pandemic disruptions push millions of Nigerians into hunger

Reuters
LAGOS/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Shehu Ismaila Gbadebo has worked as a barber for two decades. The money he made at his rented stall in a bustling suburb of Nigeria’s megacity, Lagos, used to be plenty for him to pay bills and set aside some savings. Now, he relies on......

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......

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......

U.S. drug overdose deaths rise 30% to record during pandemic

Reuters
July 14 (Reuters) – A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses last year as pandemic lockdowns made getting treatment difficult and dealers laced more drugs with a powerful synthetic opioid, according to data released on Wednesday and health officials. U.S. deaths from drug overdoses leapt nearly 30% to......

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here New York — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts......

Japan’s Q3 growth forecast cut as new pandemic curbs hit: Reuters poll

Reuters
A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, makes his way at a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO, July 14 (Reuters) – Japan’s economy will grow at a slower pace than initially expected in the third quarter,......

Alarming spike in eating disorders among adolescents

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Alarming spike in eating disorders among adolescents – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The coronavirus pandemic has fueled another crisis — a surge in eating disorders, especially among adolescents. Experts across the country who treat eating disorders say they......

JPMorgan 2Q profit soars on pandemic recovery but questions linger over lending outlook

Reuters
July 13 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N)second-quarter profits jumped 155% as the U.S. economy continued to rebound, but executives warned on Tuesday that the sunny outlook would not make for blockbuster revenues in the short term due to low interests rates, weak loan demand and a slowdown in......

FDA adds warning of risk for rare neurological disorder to Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FDA adds warning of risk for rare neurological disorder to Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The FDA added a warning to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying it might be linked to......

Music fans pushed sales of vinyl albums higher, outpacing CDs, even as pandemic sidelined stadium tours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A visitor is seen looking for records during the XXVII International Record Fair. Paco Freire | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic may have sidelined pop stars from live performances, but music fans’ interest hasn’t waned.......

Teen Volunteers Get a Foot in the Door for Nursing Home Careers

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Jasmine De Moya, 17, has dreamed for years of working in the medical field, and she yearned to spend time with older people, missing her grandparents, who live in the Dominican Republic. A program sponsored by the New Jewish Home health system in New York City that combines volunteering and......

Cubans take to streets in rare anti-government protests

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Cubans take to streets in rare anti-government protests – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Thousands in Cuba protested food shortages and high prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s one of the largest anti-government demonstrations in the island’s history. Manuel......

WSJ’s Michael C. Bender on his new book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here WSJ’s Michael C. Bender on his new book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Wall Street Journal Senior White House Reporter Michael C. Bender joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book,......

Johnson, set to ease England’s rules, says pandemic not over

Reuters
UK PM set to outline end of COVID restrictions Government says vaccines breaking link between COVID and deaths Concern that Euro 2020 gatherings could accelerate infections LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge caution on Monday as he confirms plans to remove nearly all remaining......

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