Tight U.S. Labor Market Has Kept Lid on Layoffs

Tight U.S. Labor Market Has Kept Lid on Layoffs

This post was originally published on this siteWorkers calling in sick with Covid-19 have added pressure on employers trying to operate during the Omicron surge.

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Biden administration will meet with big tech firms Thursday over national security concerns in software

Biden administration will meet with big tech firms Thursday over national security concerns in software

This post was originally published on this siteBiden administration officials will meet with key software developers and major tech firms like Apple and Google on Thursday to discuss ways of making open-source computer code more secure after a critical vulnerability emerged last month that US officials said could have affected...

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Federal Budget Deficit Narrowed in December

Federal Budget Deficit Narrowed in December

This post was originally published on this siteThe federal government ran a $21 billion deficit during December, the smallest monthly gap in two years, as the government took in more tax revenue while spending edged higher.

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IRS watchdog ‘deeply concerned’ about upcoming filing season

IRS watchdog ‘deeply concerned’ about upcoming filing season

This post was originally published on this siteNational Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins, head of the IRS’ in-house watchdog, shared concerns about the upcoming filing season in releasing her office’s recent report detailing the major problems that plagued millions of taxpayers last year.“…

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Trump takes thinly veiled shot at ‘gutless’ DeSantis over Covid booster

Trump takes thinly veiled shot at ‘gutless’ DeSantis over Covid booster

This post was originally published on this siteFormer President Donald Trump appeared to take a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his refusal to disclose whether he’s received a Covid-19 booster shot in a new interview with the far-right channel One America News.

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110 Republican Lawmakers Call on Biden To Abandon Iran Nuclear Talks

110 Republican Lawmakers Call on Biden To Abandon Iran Nuclear Talks

This post was originally published on this site A coalition of more than 100 Republican lawmakers is calling on the Biden administration to abandon negotiations with Iran aimed at securing a revamped nuclear agreement, according to a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained exclusively by the Washington...

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Inflation reaches highest level since 1982 as consumer prices jump 7% in 2021

Inflation reaches highest level since 1982 as consumer prices jump 7% in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteConsumer prices rose 7% in 2021, a new 39-year high, as supply chain bottlenecks led tp product shortages and higher costs.     

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Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) is proposing that the government create a new inter-agency commission to improve digital literacy nationwide. The Digital Literacy and Equity Commission will be helmed by the secretary of Education, or a delegate…

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Fauci: Omicron will infect ‘just about everybody’

Fauci: Omicron will infect ‘just about everybody’

This post was originally published on this siteInfectious disease expert and White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that “just about everybody” will eventually be infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus. “Omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented…

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Biden administration to announce additional purchase of 500,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 treatment courses

Biden administration to announce additional purchase of 500,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 treatment courses

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is expected on Wednesday to announce the purchase of additional courses of a Covid-19 treatment manufactured by drugmaker AstraZeneca.

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