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COVID restrictions are being eased starting Monday in Pennsylvania. Here's what you need to know

5 minutes ago   |   The Morning Call

State officials have said most COVID-19 mitigation orders will be lifted at the end of this month as vaccinations become more widespread, but some restrictions are being eased...
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Public Policy Is Hindering Labor Market Recovery

7 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Several states have policies that are hindering their economic recoveries. More economic freedom leads to stronger, more resilient economies, and it is not too late for states...
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Yes, you can earn more on unemployment instead of working. Here's the gap between average benefits and wages in every US state

Yes, you can earn more on unemployment instead of working. Here's the gap between average benefits and wages in every US state

21 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement As some business owners claim that enhanced unemployment insurance is making it impossible to hire workers , an Insider analysis reveals how benefits...
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April US retail spending hits new record but lands below estimates as stimulus fades

April US retail spending hits new record but lands below estimates as stimulus fades

21 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Americans' spending at retailers rose to a fresh record high last month as the stimulus bump faded and the country reopened further, although they did...
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False Fears Over Florida Sports Betting Constitutionality Created A Bigger Legal Problem: A Federally-Defective Gambling Compact

25 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Concerns over whether Florida's constitutional ban against casino gambling includes sports betting may have led state policymakers down a more legally risky path-approving a...
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Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

39 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns...
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Lab-Made Chicken Reaches Select Diners in Singapore

45 minutes ago   |   Scientific American

Club-goers in the island city-state take first bites of slaughter-free chicken nuggets grown in bioreactors
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Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

49 minutes ago   |   NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people still must follow existing state, local, or tribal laws on masks and social distancing. (Image credit: Apu...
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Woman says $26M California lottery ticket destroyed in wash

51 minutes ago   |   NBC News

State lottery officials said the woman's claim will be investigated.
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Japan Expands Virus State of Emergency Ahead of Olympics

55 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga added three more prefectures to a coronavirus state of emergency, as his government confronts a worsening surge of infections just over...
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Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Jill Biden quipped that she felt 'naked' without a face mask after the CDC...

Jill Biden quipped that she felt 'naked' without a face mask after the CDC dropped its mandate for vaccinated people

Summary List Placement Jill Biden joked that she felt "naked" not wearing a face mask after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its mask mandate for fully... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...

Indoor mask mandate remains in effect in Massachusetts despite CDC guidance

Indoor mask mandate remains in effect in Massachusetts despite CDC guidance

The Massachusetts indoor mask mandate remains in effect Friday as state officials evaluate new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say those fully... Read more ...

Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2

Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2

SEATTLE - Zach Plesac came within six outs of ending Cleveland's 40-year no-hitter drought, keeping the Seattle Mariners hitless into the eighth inning of the Indians' 4-2 win... Read more ...

How did Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert do in their MLB debuts?

How did Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert do in their MLB debuts?

Top Mariners prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert made their MLB debuts Thursday night against Cleveland. Here's how they fared in their first action. Read more ...

‘No comment': Biden declines to confirm reports that Colonial Pipeline paid...

‘No comment': Biden declines to confirm reports that Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $4mn+ in ransom to resolve gas supply crisis

US President Joe Biden refused to say whether he was aware Colonial Pipeline paid more than $4 million to hackers after a major cyber attack crippled the company's operations... Read more ...

CDC says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor...

CDC says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor settings

Metro infectious disease experts, businesses respond to the news Read more ...