Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic Sen. Joe Manchin is casting skepticism in conversations with senators that the Build Back Better bill can pass the Senate this year, potentially delivering a blow to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s push to get the bill approved by Christmas, according to...

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Nearly half of Americans experiencing financial hardship due to inflation: poll

Nearly half of Americans experiencing financial hardship due to inflation: poll

This post was originally published on this siteNearly half of Americans in a new Gallup Poll reported that recent price increases are causing their family some degree of financial hardship, with 10 percent describing the hardship as severe.Overall, 45 percent of respondents said that…

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Green Power Purchases Shielded Some Companies From Energy Crunch

Green Power Purchases Shielded Some Companies From Energy Crunch

This post was originally published on this siteMore companies have been locking in long-term supplies of renewable energy in recent years as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. For some, the deals offered another benefit in 2021: protection from higher prices as a surge in demand scrambled energy markets.

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Biden to promote new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules and booster campaign

Biden to promote new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules and booster campaign

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden is expected to promote a plan for combatting COVID as the omicron variant is found in the U.S. and a poll shows rising frustration.     

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Biden: ‘We’re heading into a holiday season in very strong shape’

Biden: ‘We’re heading into a holiday season in very strong shape’

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden on Wednesday said that the U.S. economy is heading into the holiday season in strong shape, touting his administration’s work to address the supply chain crisis.“We’re heading into a holiday season in very strong shape. It’s not…

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Peter DeFazio is the latest House Democrat to announce plans not to seek reelection

Peter DeFazio is the latest House Democrat to announce plans not to seek reelection

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in 2022, the latest in a long stream of House Democrats leaving Congress at the end of their terms.

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US must cut plastic production to save oceans, report says

US must cut plastic production to save oceans, report says

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States must act to curb plastic waste in oceans by developing a comprehensive national strategy that includes reducing plastic production, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has determined.While only 4.3…

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Exxon to Continue Leaner Spending as Covid-19 Threat Lingers

Exxon to Continue Leaner Spending as Covid-19 Threat Lingers

This post was originally published on this siteThe Texas oil giant said it is sticking to decreased spending levels for years to come as the outlook for oil and gas demand remains murky while coronavirus-led economic risks persist.

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Omicron isn’t a surprise to advocates who have fought for global vaccine equity

Omicron isn’t a surprise to advocates who have fought for global vaccine equity

This post was originally published on this sitePeople in richer countries, even if fully vaccinated, won’t be safe until those in poorer nations have the benefit of vaccines, experts have argued.     

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US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers after omicron: Latest COVID-19 updates

US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers after omicron: Latest COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States may toughen testing requirements for travelers as omicron is discovered in more countries. More COVID updates.     

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