Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in March despite inflation

Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in March despite inflation

This post was originally published on this siteConsumer confidence went up in March despite inflation that has become a top worry for Americans. The Conference Board’s index found consumer confidence rose to 107.2 in a report on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.In February, consumer…

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G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

This post was originally published on this siteIn Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a map drawn by his fellow Republicans in the Legislature. In Ohio, Republicans closed in on a G.O.P.-friendly map for the midterm elections.

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One Month Into Putin’s War on Ukraine, What’s Changed?

One Month Into Putin’s War on Ukraine, What’s Changed?

This post was originally published on this siteSince Russian forces invaded Ukraine, everybody’s initial expectations — from Zelenskiy to Biden — have been forced to evolve. Here’s how.

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Omicron subvariant BA.2 now dominant strain in the US: CDC

Omicron subvariant BA.2 now dominant strain in the US: CDC

This post was originally published on this siteA subvariant of omicron known as BA.2 is now the dominant strain in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The variant has been steadily rising in proportion because of its increased…

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‘Biggest fraud in a generation’: Justice Department says $80 billion in PPP funds stolen

‘Biggest fraud in a generation’: Justice Department says $80 billion in PPP funds stolen

This post was originally published on this site As much as $80 billion – about 10 percent – of the $800 billion disbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), intended to help Americans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, may have been stolen in what the Justice Department says is the...

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US intel assess ‘major’ strategy shift by Russia as it moves some forces away from Kyiv

US intel assess ‘major’ strategy shift by Russia as it moves some forces away from Kyiv

This post was originally published on this siteRussia is beginning to withdraw some forces from the area around the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv in what the US assesses as a major strategy shift by Moscow, two senior US officials tell CNN.

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Tim Ryan launches $3.3 million ad buy

Tim Ryan launches $3.3 million ad buy

This post was originally published on this siteOhio Senate hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Oh.) launched a $3.3 million ad buy, marking his first of the campaign cycle. The ad buy, which was launched on Monday, includes spots that start airing this week through May 17, which is two weeks after the…

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Inflation tops list of issues for voters ahead of midterms: poll

Inflation tops list of issues for voters ahead of midterms: poll

This post was originally published on this siteInflation is the issue voters are most concerned about heading into the midterms even amid concerns about the war in Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. Thirty-two percent of voters in the poll…

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UK seizes first superyacht in British waters

UK seizes first superyacht in British waters

This post was originally published on this siteThe £38m yacht, named Phi, is owned by an unnamed Russian businessman, the government says.

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‘Disturbing’: Biden education secretary warns Florida after DeSantis signs anti-LGBTQ bill targeting ‘most vulnerable’

‘Disturbing’: Biden education secretary warns Florida after DeSantis signs anti-LGBTQ bill targeting ‘most vulnerable’

This post was originally published on this site The Biden administration once again is warning Florida about its widely-criticized and possibly unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” bill which Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday afternoon while surrounded by young children. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Monday afternoon warned he...

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