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Biden's new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans: What to know

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Immediately following President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates announcement on Sept. 9, there were several challenges to the plan, including from congressional Republicans and local and state officials. The new White House policy would mandate vaccines for all federal employees and contractors who do business with the federal government, as well as for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid facilities. Additionally, the plan directs the Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested weekly.
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Biden administration to write workplace safety rule tackling heat stress

The Biden administration announced Monday that it will begin crafting a standard to protect workers from heat as the federal government wrestles with a growing public health threat exacerbated by climate change. The news: The White House said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will publish an advanced notice of...
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White House aims to protect workers from extreme heat

The White House announced a slew of actions Monday, including the start of a rule-making process at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to protect American workers from extreme heat. Driving the news: The U.S. just had its hottest summer on record, with triple-digit-temperatures killing hundreds in the Pacific...

Used Car Prices Fall In August But Are Still Up 32% From A Year Ago

Used cars prices dropped in August for the first time in seven months after seven months in which they skyrocketed compared to 2020. Figures from the Labor Department reveal that prices slipped by 1.4 per cent last month, posting the first decline since January. However, used car prices are still up 31.9 per cent from 12 months ago and as the global chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on the production of new vehicles resulting in supply not keeping up with demand in many cases, may remain high for quite some time.

Another weak U.S. jobs report may be ahead, JPM data suggests

(Reuters) - A JPMorgan model that came closer than virtually all other forecasts in predicting last month’s big U.S. employment report shortfall is pointing to another weak jobs number for September as consumers appear to have dialed back their travel and leisure spending since Labor Day. The jobs tracker created...

Town Begins Firefighter Coronavirus Testing

The Town of Normal is starting coronavirus testing this week for firefighters who have not been vaccinated. City Manager Pam Reece said it's in response to an executive order from Gov. JB Pritzker. Reece said 77% of firefighters had previously volunteered they are vaccinated. The contagious Delta variant has caused...

Northeast Wisconsin stores see spike in food prices

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WLUK) -- The pandemic is still having an impact on food prices and supplies. Local shops are seeing spikes in the cost of everything from food to the materials used to package it, and Blossoms Cheese Store in Denmark is just one of many. The store aims to...
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Biden confronts extreme heat, a silent climate killer

President Biden launched a government-wide strategy Monday to combat extreme heat, including the development of new federal labor standards aimed at protecting workers from the impact of rising temperatures linked to climate change. Extreme heat has cost the lives of hundreds of Americans this summer and affected the health and...

Things You Shouldn't Plan on Buying this Holiday Season

Inflation Continues to Elevate Prices on Popular Gift Items. Covid-19 has taken many things from us, and we're still feeling the blow. Even now, as we look ahead to the holiday season coming up in a few short months, there is reason to believe that Santa might have a hard time ticking off everything on his list, due to global repercussions from the pandemic.

Bet on Dividend ETFs to Ride Out Market Uncertainties

The month of September has been dull so far for the Wall Street. Considering the period being historically weak, all three major indices are negative for the present month. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average witnessed three consecutive weeks of losses for the first time since September 2020. Investors...

Worried About Inflation? Consider This Real Estate Stock

Consumer price index inflation has measured over 5% for five months consecutively. Real estate investments could be a good hedge against inflation. Walker & Dunlop is a multifamily lender with good long-term growth prospects. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the consumer price index (CPI) for the month of...