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The ‘green’ in Build Back Better’s green programs will come from YOUR pocket

NYPost
Post Editorial Board The just-passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill includes tens of billions to fight climate change, including the largest chunk of cash ever, $47 billion, for “resilience.” Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here......

New mortgage refinance programs from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expanding to reach more homeowners

CNBC Real Estate
Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images For Stacey Foley, refinancing her mortgage was a no-brainer. After paying roughly 4.25% in interest on her existing home loan, refinancing at 3.25% with limited closing costs has saved her $200 monthly. “Two hundred dollars doesn’t sound like a lot of money,......

Los Angeles students involved in sports and extra-curricular programs must be fully vaccinated by end of month

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The push to vaccinate students against COVID is moving to after-school activities in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Los Angeles students involved in sports and extra-curricular programs face a deadline to get fully vaccinated......

U.S. holds three tests to advance hypersonic weapon programs, Pentagon says

Reuters
The Pentagon logo is seen behind the podium in the briefing room at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy and Army tested hypersonic weapon component prototypes on Wednesday that will inform development of new weapons, the Pentagon......

New budget targets tens of millions for clean water, flood prevention programs

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan’s water infrastructure will receive millions of dollars extra in spending under the budget passed by the Michigan Legislature Wednesday after months of flooding in Detroit and outstate communities amid heavy rainfall. The $50 billion general omnibus budget and $2.2 billion......

Monday Program’s First-Ever TMP Fest To Take Place on Sunday at Crosslens

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge Courtesy of the Monday Program Poster for the Monday Program’s upcoming festival. The Monday Program, a local collective founded by Corey Grand alongside Walker OG, was created as a space to foster inspiration through music production but has grown into a space of inspiration for all artistic......

Report says there are ‘significant disparities’ in Missouri scholarship programs

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Haughey, The Center Square Funding for Missouri’s need-based scholarship programs is “consistently and grossly inadequate” with awards to students with financial need “significantly less than those … without financial need,” according to a study produced by the Scholarship......

Unemployment benefits ended for millions of Americans. These extended pandemic programs may provide help

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait in line in Louisville, Kentucky, as Kentucky Labor Cabinet reopened 13 regional Career Centers for in-person unemployment insurance services on April 15, 2021. Amira Karaoud | Reuters Enhanced federal unemployment insurance put in place during the coronavirus pandemic......

Mastering Crosswords and 19 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in August

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Associates Mastering Crosswords and 19 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in August July 23rd, 2021, 1:26PM / BY Lauren Lyons Professional puzzler Stanley Newman leads a Smithsonian Associates Streaming seminar “Mastering Crossword Puzzles” on August 21. (Howard Schnapp) Smithsonian Associates Streaming continues through August with individual programs,......

Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The huge increase in government aid prompted by the coronavirus pandemic will cut poverty nearly in half this year from prepandemic levels and push the share of Americans in poverty to the lowest level on record, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of a vast but temporary......

Ranking the stability of all 130 FBS college football programs for the 2021 season

ESPN
The words “college football” and “stability” don’t go together all that well. Such is life when your livelihood is based on the whims of a pointy ball, eccentric boosters and a bunch of 18- to 22-year-old players. In this sport, drama is never far from the surface and a conference......

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget package funds family programs, clean energy and Medicare expansion

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 28, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats released......

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget package funds family programs, clean energy and Medicare expansion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 28, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats released......

How to Start Traveling Again and 25 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in July

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Associates How to Start Traveling Again and 25 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in July June 27th, 2021, 12:10PM / BY Lauren Lyons In a Smithsonian Associates Streaming program on July 28, a panel of experts share the best advice and resources for staying safe, healthy and well-informed......

Commemorate Juneteenth With Free Virtual Programs From the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and freed the roughly 250,000 enslaved people living in the Southern state. Taking place a full two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the day—known as Juneteenth—marked the end of slavery in the United......

Beyond the punch card: Restaurants lean into loyalty programs to hold onto pandemic digital gains

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An employee carries an order for a customer at a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Detroit. Sean Proctor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Forget the battle for chicken sandwich supremacy. The loyalty program wars are coming. Restaurant digital orders surged 124%......

Pentagon makes China its top policy priority with several new classified programs

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin participates in a news briefing at the Pentagon May 6, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Alex Wong | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday directed the Pentagon to place China and......

3.7 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits early as 25 states exit federal programs

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images Around 3.7 million Americans will be affected by states’ early withdrawal from federal unemployment programs, according to a CNBC analysis of Labor Department data. In the past......

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