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8:15 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
White House: U.S. to open COVID-19 vaccination site in Detroit, launch call center for vaccine appointmentsWhite House officials said Friday that the Biden administration plans to open a new vaccination site at Ford Field in Detroit, similar to ones , among other locations. The vaccination center will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the ability to provide approximately 6,000 shots per day. The announcement follows President Joe Biden's speech on Thursday, in which he said [l:all American adults will be eligible|https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-covid-death-toll-tops-530-000-as-biden-pledges-vaccines-for-all-by-may-1-11615563921%7CNEW] to get a vaccine by May 1. During Friday's White House briefing, officials also said the federal government plans to launch a national website to identify vaccine sites as well as a call center for people who do not have internet access or are less comfortable booking appointments online to ensure they can still sign up for a shot.
7:16 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
U.S. to open new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Atlanta and ClevelandThe Biden administration said Friday that it is opening two new COVID-19 vaccination centers, this time in Atlanta and Cleveland. Both sites will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will each have the capacity to administer 6,000 shots per day, according to comments made by Andy Slavitt, the White House's senior advisor for the COVID-19 response during a White House press briefing on Friday. The addition of the two new sites means that there will be eight FEMA-supported vaccination sites in the U.S. About 82 million shots have been administered in the U.S., and nearly 28 million people have received both doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic CDC head warns U.S. will see more deaths every day for next few months than died on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the attack on Pearl HarborThe U.S. suffered its worst week for cases, deaths and hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration said it would grant emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its Germany partner BioNTech SE.
1:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
7:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
4:16 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m terrified, frankly’: These people are depending on another stimulus bill to stay afloat Without more federal pandemic relief, one person said, ‘Things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer’Without more stimulus money, one person said, ‘things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer.’
10:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
11:32 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Lawmakers rush to express hope Trump’s positive coronavirus test will change views of the illness and improve compliance with safety measures ‘This is a reminder that all of us are vulnerable to this dangerous virus and should follow public health guidelines about mask wearing, social distancing, and more,’ says Sen. Chris CoonsThe number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. rose to 7.3 million on Friday and now includes President Donald Trump and first lady Melania, spurring lawmakers to hope that the news will change Americans’ view of the crisis and improve compliance with safety measures.
11:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 34 million — with U.S. accounting for a fifth — as Dr. Fauci hits back at Trump’s mask claim White House has been encouraging states to enforce face-mask mandates, report says, even as Trump and Pence appear without themThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide rose above 34 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth of that total, as Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at claims made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate on face masks.
1:02 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Doug Sibor
Avoid these 4 big home insurance mistakes It’s a record hurricane season—and not over yetEven if you think you’re prepared, it may be your homeowners insurance doesn’t fully cover hurricane damage.
4:53 p.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Scenes of devastation in Oregon; 500,000 evacuated as wildfires rage Town of Phoenix nearly destroyed; more than 900,000 acres have burned in past 3 days aloneStunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of the state’s many wildfires wiped out much of their community, including a mobile home park, houses and businesses.
3:48 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s acting homeland secretary defends force deployment to Portland and places civil unrest among top threats to U.S. ‘State of the Homeland’ speech spells out the department’s priorities under Chad Wolf’s directionThe acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, on Wednesday defended his response to protests in Portland, Ore., amid criticism that the agency overstepped its authority with a heavy-handed deployment that reflected the law-and-order re-election campaign of President Donald Trump
5:20 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
45 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — only 6 have started to distribute it An executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster reliefAn executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
11:42 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden faults Trump over approach to school reopenings, pandemic Democratic nominee, president attack each other as threats to Americans’ security Joe Biden on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump’s push for schools to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, sharpening his attack as some students return to classrooms but others continue to learn online.
6:42 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Losing the extra $600 unemployment benefit may not have stopped Americans from spending money, J.P. Morgan credit card data show ‘We see little sign that the benefit expiration has marked a major turning point for the overall economy,’ one J.P. Morgan economist said‘We see little sign that the benefit expiration has marked a major turning point for the overall economy,’ one J.P. Morgan economist said.
11:23 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
More than 30 states are preparing to distribute an extra $300 in unemployment benefits — but how long will that last? Unlike the earlier $600 extra unemployment benefit, some 1 million unemployed Americans will be ineligible for this $300 weekly boost Unlike the earlier $600 extra unemployment benefit, some 1 million unemployed Americans will be ineligible for this $300 weekly boost.
10:38 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
As Louisiana recovers from Hurricane Laura, here’s what homeowners should know about the fine print in their insurance policies Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from some types of natural disastersStandard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from some types of natural disasters.
10:46 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump to visit areas hit by hurricane this weekendPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said he expected to make visits on Saturday or Sunday to areas hit by Hurricane Laura, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Speaking at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters, Trump also said all Americans are thinking of people in affected states, and he considered postponing his speech tonight at the GOP convention but won't have to.
7:45 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
More than 500,000 ordered to evacuate Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Laura Storm expected to hit Louisiana, Texas as Category 3 hurricane, with 13-foot surgeIn the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push seawater miles inland.
7:43 p.m. Aug. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Residents flee Gulf Coast ahead of two potential hurricanes Storms could overlap in parts of Louisiana; ‘There has never been anything we’ve seen like this before’ The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from twin hurricanes as two strong storms swirled toward the U.S from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Officials feared a history-making onslaught of life-threatening winds and flooding along the coast, stretching from Texas to Alabama.
11:41 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
This state just became the first to give extra $300 federal unemployment payment ordered by Trump in Round 2 of stimulus Nearly 250,000 people have already collected an additional $300 weekly unemployment benefit reallocated from FEMA disaster fundNearly 250,000 people have already collected an additional $300 weekly unemployment benefit reallocated from FEMA disaster fund.
9:58 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump signs off on only a portion of Iowa relief request in wake of devastating storm Request for more than $3 billion to repair homes, farms from wind storm not approvedPresident Donald Trump said Monday he had signed an emergency declaration for Iowa to help supply federal money to help the state recover from an unusual wind storm that struck a week ago but federal emergency management officials later confirmed he had only signed a portion of the request.
3:00 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus-aid orders: ‘He doesn’t know what he’s talking about’ Trump claims orders will solve ‘pretty much this entire situation’; Kudlow struggles to explain specificsPresident Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities Uber sees more revenue from food delivery than ride-hailing for the first timeThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million on Friday, the death toll rose above 715,000 and the U.S. death toll topped 160,000, after an 11th straight day in which more than 1,000 deaths were counted.
12:26 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father worked in a hospital and died from COVID-19. We can’t afford his burial or funeral expenses — what can we do? ‘Can we file for any death benefits or claim funeral expenses from the hospital where he worked?’‘Can we file for any death benefits or claim funeral expenses from the hospital where he worked?’
7:00 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Stephen Augstell
How to protect your money — at every age Learning from mistakes in uncertain timesLearning from mistakes in uncertain times
6:29 p.m. July 26, 2020 - Associated Press
No longer a hurricane, Hanna soaks South Texas, an area already reeling from coronavirus No reports of deaths, but major flooding, high winds knock out powerA day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.
7:45 a.m. July 23, 2020 - Associated Press
California buys more masks, but many workers are still not getting them California is set to buy $315 million more worth of masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the stateCalifornia will spend $315 million more to buy hundreds of millions of protective masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
10:05 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Stephen Augstell
How to protect your finances during all the stages of your life Learning from mistakes in uncertain timesLearning from mistakes in uncertain times
5:44 p.m. July 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Americans frustrated with testing delays as coronavirus surges ‘It is an abject failure of leadership,’ Harvard doctor says of continued testing problemsFour months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Americans confronted with a resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites in the summer heat or are getting turned away.
4:11 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband died from COVID-19. Will the IRS allow me to use his $1,200 stimulus check for funeral and medical expenses? ‘I am sure there are other senior citizens who have the same issues as me’‘I am sure there are other senior citizens who have the same issues as me.’
4:13 p.m. June 10, 2020 - Associated Press
PG&E brings in 11 new board members as part of bankruptcy overhaul Bankruptcy judge to rule on reorganization plan before June 30Pacific Gas and Electric on Wednesday announced the latest overhaul of its board of directors in another step toward the nation’s largest utility ending its bankruptcy.
9:06 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll passes 412,000, as Dr. Fauci warns that COVID-19 is far from over Starbucks expects to be profitable again by the fourth quarter, and Best Buy is letting customers back into its storesThe coronavirus pandemic that has cost more than 412,000 lives globally took just one month to span the globe and is still far from over, even as countries around the world move to lift quarantines, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on movement.
10:06 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 6.6 million and California reports a rise in infections amid protests and reopening Amazon is adding to its fleet of cargo jets at a time when aircraft values are depressed; Michaels Cos. earnings fall way shortThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose past 6.6 million on Thursday, and California reported a rise in infections after weeks of slowing, raising concerns that the protests at the death of George Floyd, and the reopening of certain counties, are helping spread the illness.
12:59 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Randi Mazzella
Demand is up, donations are down: It’s creating a food insecurity nightmare, especially for seniors How food programs are adapting and how you can helpMany older adults have lost income and some are fearful of going to the market.
7:03 p.m. May 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Michigan floodwaters displace thousands, threaten Superfund site Owner of Edenville Dam, which breached, had been cited for non-compliance issues Floodwaters surging through Central Michigan on Wednesday were mixing with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical Co. plant and could displace sediment from a downstream Superfund site, though the company said there was no risk to people or the environment.
8:52 p.m. May 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Pompeo firing of State Department inspector general triggers probe by House Democrats Democrats demanded on Saturday that the White House hand over all records related to President Donald Trump’s latest firing of a federal watchdog, this time at the State Department, and they suggested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was responsible, in what “may be an illegal act of retaliation.”
6:50 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Larry Celona
NYC health commissioner rejects NYPD’s mask request: ‘I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops’ The New York Police Department requested 500,000 surgical masks from the health commissionerNew York City’s health commissioner blew off an urgent NYPD request for 500,000 surgical masks as the coronavirus crisis mounted — telling a high-ranking police official that “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” The New York Post has learned.
2:43 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.31 million as Russia sees spike in cases, Brazil and Mexico suffer deadliest day yet Tesla may be permitted to open California plant by next week — although Elon Musk has already reopened itThe number of global cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.31 million on Wednesday, as Russia counted another 10,000 infections and Brazil and Mexico suffered their deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
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