Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022 - 18:23:34
12 results - (0.013 seconds)

There’s increased:

latest news at page 1:
1
    Naturally, voters don't want to hear someone seeking their state's highest office bad-mouthing the state he or she is seeking to lead. Despite Abrams' comments, Georgia is one of the many states in the South experiencing an upswing after receiving an influx of people moving to the state for assorted reasons, including economic opportunity. According to MSNBC, early voter turnout in Georgia's recent primary election cycle increased by over 200%, but Abrams is still claiming voter suppression could keep her from attaining office. Fox News reported that while she was speaking with Joy Reid on MSNBC's "The Reid Out," Abrams claimed that there was "no correlation" between record-high voter turnout and less voter suppression. Abrams argued that suggesting this was akin to saying "if more people are in the water there are fewer sharks." Dismissing the theory that more voter turnout equaled less voter suppression, Abrams said, "There'sre's no correlation there. Voter suppression is about blocking or impeding certain types of voters from participating in elections." Abrams said, "Right now, Republicans have the most competitive elections, but what...
    The share of Americans who say now is a good time to buy a house hit an all-time low of 25 percent, according to the results of a survey released Monday by Fannie Mae. The share who say it is a bad time to buy rose to 70 percent. The survey showed that Americans also grew more worried about job stability and increasingly expect mortgage interest rates to rise. “Younger consumers – more so than other groups – expect home prices to rise even further, and they also reported a greater sense of macroeconomic pessimism,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist. The percentage saying that it is a good time to sell fell to 69 percent from 76 percent in December. The share saying it is a bad time to sell rose from 17 percent to 22 percent. Additional findings from Fannie Mae: Home Price Expectations: The percentage of respondents who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months decreased from 44 percent to 43 percent, while the percentage who say home prices will go...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his criticism of former Vice President Mike Pence for failing to 'overturn' the election results – and is now saying his former VP should be probed for failing to 'send back' votes in states where Trump was claiming fraud. Trump fired off comment in a statement from his Save America PAC – a day after a stunning statement where Trump wrote that Pence 'did have the right to change the outcome' and added 'he could have overturned the Election!' Now, a day after it was revealed that Pence's former chief of staff Marc Short testified before the House Jan. 6th Committee, Trump is calling for an investigation of Pence as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who accuses of failing to protect the Capitol.    'So pathetic to watch the Unselect Committee of political hacks, liars, and traitors work so feverishly to alter the Electoral College Act so that a Vice President cannot ensure the honest results of the election, when just one year ago they said that “the Vice President has absolutely no right...
    (CNN)World No. 3 Alexander Zverev has said he thinks "there would probably be more" recorded cases of Covid-19 among players at the Australian Open if the tournament enforced mandatory tests. On Wednesday, Frenchman Ugo Humbert tested positive for Covid-19 in a pre-departure test following his first-round defeat against compatriot Richard Gasquet."Quite a few players had it when they arrived, quite a few players I think have it now," Zverev told reporters after his second-round victory against John Millman. "We are not getting tested, so I think if we would get tested, there would be probably more positives than there are now, in a way." Zverev is chasing his first grand slam title at the Australian Open.All players must be fully vaccinated in order to play at the Australian Open, unless they have a valid medical exemption. Read MoreIn an interview with Nine Network on Thursday, head of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley said that players had to test once they arrived in Australia and again between five and seven days after their arrival. He added that tests are mandatory if a...
    SEA GIRT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey’s COVID numbers are on the rise, and the governor is reserving the right to reinstate a mask mandate if things continue to trend upward. The health commissioner and Gov. Phil Murphy are now recommending both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk. READ MORE: New York State Hospital Workers Must Get Vaccinated, No Testing Option, Cuomo Says; State Reviewing New CDC Mask Guidance Many are voluntarily covering their faces again as officials warn of a spike in COVID cases and beg people to get vaccinated. Monmouth County has been number one with COVID activity for the past few weeks. The county’s regional health commission officer, David Henry, says this is a problem. “Even though numbers are low, anywhere between 93 and 100, we’re still concerned that those numbers are significant,” he said. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County...
    The US added 850,000 jobs in June but unemployment rose from 5.8 percent to 5.9 percent, the Labor Department revealed Friday. The increase in Americans on nonfarm payrolls beat expectations of a rise of 706,000, but the unemployment rate was expected to fall to 5.7 percent. Hiring has been accelerated as the country returns to normal and more people get vaccinated, but there are still concerns of labor shortages across the country. Politicians, businesses and some economists have blamed enhanced unemployment benefits, including a $300 weekly check from the government, for the labor crunch.  Lack of affordable child care and fears of contracting COVID have also been blamed for keeping workers, mostly women, at home. The jobless rate has been understated by people misclassifying themselves as being 'employed but absent from work.'  There are a record 9.3 million job openings. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls advancing by 700,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dipping to 5.7 percent. The US added 850,000 jobs in June but unemployment rose from 5.8 percent to 5.9 percent, the Labor...
    Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) shared his skepticism of the Chinese Communist Party providing the necessary access to allow a proper probe into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak. Zeldin lamented that China was not transparent in the early stages of the outbreak and that people were accused of racism just for floating the theory of the virus originating in a Wuhan lab. “I’m skeptical as of now, but hopefully, there can be increased international pressure placed on China,” Zeldin stated. “It would be good for the World Health Organization, for individual nations, from the United States to the British and others, to ramp up the pressure on the Chinese Communist Party. It really was always a feasible theory that this is where the COVID-19 emerged from originally.” He continued, “And last February and March, I was one of the people — this is talking about 2020, not 2021 — about the need for more transparency and to find out where the origin was because when you’re trying to battle a pandemic, the...
    Jamie Grill | The Image Bank | Getty Images The financial uncertainty created by the global pandemic has made an impact on Americans of all generations and income levels. Even as the economy starts to show signs of recovery, too many Americans are still unemployed, and the uncertainty over the shape of economic recovery lingers. For some, that is translating to concerns around whether a secure retirement will be possible. For others, it is causing anxiety about the attainability of basic financial goals, such as buying a new home or sending a child to college. And for many younger Americans, it is raising questions about the impact of the pandemic on their lifetime earnings potential and what that means for their longer-term financial security.More from FA Playbook:Here's a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. Op-ed: The movie ‘I Care A Lot’ can teach us how to prevent elder financial abuse 'Investor alpha' is the most important financial strategy for 2021 Here are 5 lessons the pandemic taught this financial advisor These concerns are driving unprecedented...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday and expressed some optimism about the trajectory of coronavirus vaccinations in the United States, The Daily Caller reported. “What we need to catch up with now is getting into people’s arms because there’s now about 4 million,” he said. “We wanted to get to 20 million. But some little glimmer of hope is that in the last 72 hours they’ve gotten 1.5 million doses into people’s arms which is an average of about 500,000 a day, which is much better than the beginning when it was much, much less than that.” Fauci continued to say that the country is still not where it needs to be with its vaccine distribution and acknowledged that the initial promise of 20 million preparations distributed by the end of 2020 did not come to fruition. He continued to note that there have been a few missteps in the process, which he said was “understandable” Nevertheless, the infectious disease expert expressed optimism that it could reach this point if it focuses on accelerating the process....
    Trump administration member Adm. Brett Giroir said Sunday there will be a “smooth professional transition” that ensures the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Giroir, the Department of Health and Human Services official overseeing the coronavirus testing effort, said a meeting with a team for Joe Biden “went extremely well.” “I believe there will be a smooth professional transition,” he said. “I really am confident in the plan to get it and particularly get it to the states and to the high-risk populations,” he added. “This is a life saving vaccine. This puts the end to the pandemic. This is the way we get out of the pandemic. The light is at the end of the tunnel but the American people have to do the right things until we get that vaccine widely distributed. Wear a mask, avoid indoor crowded spaces and all of the things you know.” According to Giroir, there’ll be no recommendation to travelers over the holidays, “but it makes sense.”  “That is not recommended to have a quarantine after travel, unless youve had a direct exposure to a person with [COVID-19] for 15 minutes and in close contact. But it...
    Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019.Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the company has been taking steps to address the increased risk of potential civil unrest associated with the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. "I'm worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or weeks to be finalized, there is a risk of civil unrest across the country," Zuckerberg said on a call discussing Facebook's third-quarter earnings. "Given this, companies like ours need to go well beyond what we've done before." Zuckerberg noted steps that Facebook has taken in response to this increased risk. This includes helping users register to vote, providing users with accurate information about the election, banning new political ads one week prior to the election, blocking ads that try to delegitimize the election results and banning problematic content, such as groups focused on the QAnon conspiracy theory and Holocaust denialism. "This is not a shift in our underlying philosophy or strong support...
    A southwest Colorado resident was infected with plague after exposure to sick squirrels earlier this summer, the first confirmed case of the disease in humans in the state since 2015. But health officials emphasized that the public only needs to take normal precautions. Plague, a bacterial disease that’s typically carried by fleas but also can spread through respiratory droplets, has been in Colorado since the 1940s, said Dr. Jennifer House, state public health veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Infected wild animals have been found in Jefferson, Adams and Broomfield counties this year, though the disease can circulate in rodent communities around the state. “While we see most plague activity during the summer, the disease can be found in rodents year-round and sometimes spills over into other wildlife species as well as domestic cats and dogs,” she said. Related Articles Girl wants to save the Oakland Zoo, and donations keep coming, and coming Help sought to relocate 32 chimpanzees still at shuttered California wildlife sanctuary Bay Area neighborhood fed up with...
1