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Biden administration to order large employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccine or weekly testing

This requirement will come in the form of a rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and will apply to all federal employees, federal contractors, and businesses with 100 or more employees. Businesses that fail to … Continue reading

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Pandemic Start-Up Boom Doesn’t Show Signs of Stopping

The pandemic seems to have boosted entrepreneurial activity so much that Americans filed paperwork to start 4.3 million businesses last year. This number is up 24 percent from the year before and by far the most since the government started … Continue reading

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President Biden Urges Some States to Extend Unemployment Benefits

President Biden is encouraging states with higher unemployment rates to use federal aid to extend benefits for unemployed workers after they are set to expire soon. Enhanced benefits like the $300 weekly supplement will only be available through the first … Continue reading

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hit 17-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a 17-month low last week, pointing to another month of job growth. Increases in COVID-19 infections, however, still pose a risk to the labor market recovery. The weekly … Continue reading

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CDC to Halt Evictions in Counties with High Rates of COVID-19 Transmission

This order is being issued in response to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country as the Delta variant continues to spread. The CDC says that mass evictions would worsen the situation and that if people … Continue reading

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