Los Angeles County is expecting an uptick in its supply of COVID-19 vaccines this week, providing a welcome boost to the region’s inoculation efforts. The county’s latest allocation, pegged at approximately 362,000 doses, is up nearly 39,000 from last week, according to the Department of Public Health. That number is […]

NORTHEAST OREGON — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Union and Wallowa counties’ school districts and their students to travel a rugged and harmful path the past 13 months. Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest COVID-19 relief package from the federal government, however, will help put them on […]

This article is published in partnership with TexasTribune.org. As many Texas universities take the extraordinary step of canceling or significantly reducing spring break during the pandemic, some schools are hosting on-campus events and continuing the weeklong break in March despite concerns about college students using the time to travel and […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Merchants in retail sectors beyond clothing and footwear are beginning to embrace buy now, pay later (BNPL) options to help consumers pay for items more flexibly. These include home decor, fragrances, pet gear and even food — as well as more whimsical goods. Australia-based […]

Changing certain habits and choosing the right accounts can make a big difference. (iStock) In March 2020, the Federal Reserve cut its federal funds rate to near zero, a record low. While this action resulted in lower interest rates for select types of loans and credit cards, it also resulted […]

“At a time when New York faces a historic budget deficit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the current online sports wagering structure incentivizes a large segment of New York residents to travel out of state to make online sports wagers or continue to patronize black markets,” Cuomo said. An industry […]

Refinery 29 UK How To Cope With “Happiness Guilt” After learning she was pregnant in April, Danielle Cadet stared down at the home test, processing what she saw. Her husband was in the bathroom about to take a shower, and Cadet debated whether she should wait until he was done […]

Airbnb is expected to boost the price range of its initial public offering as the online home-rental platform looks to take advantage of what has been a hot IPO market this year – even as the coronavirus has slammed global business and leisure travel. Citing people familiar with the matter, […]

EVERETT — Looking for a way to shop small, shop local and shop Snohomish County? County officials have launched the Support SnoCo Campaign to promote local commerce and offer a guide to area businesses. The online hub, SupportSnoCo.com, aims to introduce shoppers to businesses across the county through an extensive […]

“How the holiday season goes could make or break whether retailers on the brink of bankruptcy are forced to liquidate,” said Vince Tibone, a retail analyst at commercial-property data firm Green Street. “Black Friday is not going to be the giant in-person shopping event that it has been in prior […]

Trece Andrews spent the last three months phone-banking and sometimes canvassing for Joe Biden in Michigan. The nursing home worker focused her efforts on Detroit residents and fellow members of the Service Employees International Union, telling them a Biden administration would protect their health care and do more to raise […]

The beauty industry is taking a hit amid the coronavirus pandemic. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more. Estee Lauder Cos Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly results on Monday, benefiting from strong Chinese demand and a surge in online orders for its skincare products, sending its shares about 4% higher in […]

A growing number of countries are trimming the length of time people potentially exposed to the coronavirus need to self-quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Their reasoning: Shorter spells might help manage the pandemic by encouraging greater compliance. Some disease and public health experts offer cautious support to […]

Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times Published 8:42 p.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020 Chances are, you’ve had to cancel vacation plans in the last five months. You probably felt bummed about it _ and guilty for mourning lost trips while the COVID-19 pandemic has caused others to lose much more. It […]

Big Oil naturally is delighted when oil prices rise, but Exxon Mobil’s future seems even more tightly wound to it for an additional reason: its chemicals business. Higher crude prices are good for petrochemical producers weighted more heavily toward North America and the Middle East—such as Exxon—because those gains make […]

Sedgwick County is turning to private funds to help run its 2020 election. Sedgwick County, the second-largest county in Kansas by population, has been awarded $816,458 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a nonprofit foundation, to boost the efforts of the county election office to hold an election […]

Brady McCombs, Associated Press Published 3:20 p.m. MT Oct. 3, 2020 CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide A top leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members to make the faith an “oasis of unity” and celebrate diversity during a speech Saturday at […]

BEIJING (Reuters) – China estimated that 13 million railway passenger trips were made on Thursday at the start of the Golden Week holiday, the highest for a single day since the coronavirus outbreak began in February, according to state media. Although this figure signals pent-up demand for travel now that […]

Investing in your team’s happiness is a win-win. getty I was recently asked to do a remote keynote for an organization, and I was asked if I could speak to boosting morale during a time which has been challenging for many. I’ve long focused on my mission as helping organizations […]