Eviction bans remain in California more than 3 years into the pandemic
Proponents of the California bans say that lifting all protections would exacerbate homelessness in cities with some of the country’s highest housing costs.
Poland asks Pfizer to renegotiate COVID-19 vaccine deal
Poland has called on Pfizer to come to more favorable terms in negotiations to lower the total amount of COVID-19 doses it is sending.
Virginia governor blasts teachers' union boss over lockdown history rewrite attempt: 'Can't spin' her way out
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin slammed American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for her testimony on COVID school closings last week.
Small Business Person of the Year goes to Minnesota deli owner
A deli owner has won the Small Business Person of the Year. Abdirahman Kahin of Afro Deli & Grill in St. Paul became successful after adjusting his business model during the pandemic.
Adderall, Ozempic and other drug shortages have no clear resolution and could exist for years, experts say
Experts say national drug shortages, caused by manufacturing problems, demand spikes, and tightened ingredient supply lines, have no clear resolution and could persist for years.
China drops PCR test requirement for inbound travelers in efforts to revive tourism
The Chinese government will no longer require a PCR test for inbound travelers starting April 29 after nearly three years of strict pandemic-related restrictions.
McKinsey, Bain delay some M.B.A. start dates to 2024
High-paid start date delays for new MBA hires suggests that consulting giants including McKinsey and Bain have broader concerns about the economic future.
GOP senator releases ‘bombshell’ COVID-19 origins report
Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., discusses revelations in a 300-page report suggesting the coronavirus pandemic originated from two lab leaks in China.
IRS warns of fast-approaching deadline to claim 2019 tax refunds totaling nearly $1.5B
The IRS says nearly 1.5 million Americans still have unclaimed refunds for the 2019 tax year following the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to claim the money is coming up.
US, China to lead growth in government debts
Worldwide government debt declined briefly with the end of costly pandemic-related measures, but it is expected to start climbing again this year, the IMF said.
US spending $5 billion to increase new COVID vaccines' speed of development
The U.S. government is spending more than $5 billion to increase the speed of development of new COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, according to officials.
IMF projects slowest rate of growth in decades, urges 'support' from wealthier countries
The IMF cited the war in Ukraine and health concerns in China as chief potential stumbling blocks that could prevent a more robust economic recovery in coming years.
This is what happens when government floods our economy with easy money
The culprit responsible for high inflation was profligate government spending in the form of multitrillion-dollar spending bills sold as "COVID relief" and "infrastructure."
More Walgreens pharmacies return to normal hours as staff shortage eases
Walgreens said it is addressing the ongoing pharmacist labor shortage that forced some store pharmacies to close earlier. Now, more than 500 locations returned to normal hours.
Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers blocked by appeals court
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked President Biden's mandate on Thursday that about 3.5 million federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Rand Paul slams Moderna CEO on failing to concede to studies on rare heart inflammation due to vaccine
Sen. Rand Paul slammed Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel during a Wednesday Senate hearing over the CEO's rebuking of studies showing negative side effects after receiving the Moderna vaccine.
Moderna COVID vaccines expected to cost $130
Moderna plans to charge $130 for a single dose of its COVID vaccine, according to a recent report. That's in line with what Pfizer said it would for its version.
Happiest countries in the world for 2023
The U.S. was 15th in rankings from the 2023 World Happiness Report. The report, which was published on Monday, said Finland and Denmark took the top two spots, respectively.
Big week for money market funds amidst financial turmoil
Investors looked to move their assets to safety by depositing cash into money market funds due to bank stability concerns. It's the largest inflow since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moody's downgrades U.S. banking system's outlook to negative citing bank runs
Moody's has changed its outlook on the U.S. banking system from "stable" to "negative," pointing to deposit runs on multiple institutions, including Silicon Valley Bank.