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Consumer spending and incomes rose while a key measure of inflation dipped in June
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Consumer spending and incomes rose while a key measure of inflation dipped in June

A key measure of inflation showed price increases slowing down in June, while Americans’ incomes and spending rose — signaling better-than-expected momentum in the economic recovery. Even though prices continued to climb, albeit at a slower pace than expected, it didn’t weigh on American spending, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Friday. “That means the…MORE

Atlanta students in quarantine after two staffers and a student test positive for Covid-19

Atlanta students in quarantine after two staffers and a student test positive for Covid-19

More than 100 students at Atlanta’s Drew Charter School have been asked to quarantine after two staff members and a student tested positive for Covid-19. The school informed parents in a letter Thursday that it learned about the positive tests the night before and that it was “working closely with local public health officials to…MORE

I mandated vaccines for my business. Here’s how it has paid off

I mandated vaccines for my business. Here’s how it has paid off

This past spring, I established a rule requiring all 150 of my employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid, regardless of where they are working. Although our employees have been allowed to continue working from home, all of them need to be able to attend a meeting at the office if they’re called in. That…MORE

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets his kicks in ‘The Last Mercenary,’ but you won’t
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Jean-Claude Van Damme gets his kicks in ‘The Last Mercenary,’ but you won’t

Jean-Claude Van Damme remains impressively limber, but that’s a rare highlight in “The Last Mercenary,” which features the Muscles from Brussels in a Paris-sent embarrassment. Netflix acquired the French-language action comedy because, well, why not? But the movie proves that having a sense of humor about oneself and being funny can be two quite different…MORE

DaBaby comments spark backlash from Elton John, Madonna and other celebs
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DaBaby comments spark backlash from Elton John, Madonna and other celebs

DaBaby has attracted some high-profile critics. Elton John, Madonna, Questlove and others have come out to condemn the rapper’s comments last weekend at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami. During the performance, he made false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV, and spoke crudely about women, as well. John, who is gay…MORE

Democrats scramble to pass extension to eviction moratorium at the last minute
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Democrats scramble to pass extension to eviction moratorium at the last minute

Capitol Hill is scrambling Friday to put together a deal to extend the eviction moratorium for renters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before it expires Saturday night. The Supreme Court last month allowed the CDC order to stay in place until July 31, but said congressional action would be needed to extend…MORE

Amanda Knox claims ‘Stillwater’ is profiting off her life
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Amanda Knox claims ‘Stillwater’ is profiting off her life

Amanda Knox is claiming the new Matt Damon film “Stillwater” is profiting off her life and her struggle for a wrongful murder conviction. Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted and later acquitted in an Italian court for the 2007 killing of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy, where Knox was a…MORE

Biden to discuss new sanctions on Cuban regime with Cuban-American leaders
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Biden to discuss new sanctions on Cuban regime with Cuban-American leaders

President Joe Biden will discuss applying new sanctions on the Cuban regime when he meets with Cuban-American leaders at the White House on Friday, according to a White House official. The meeting takes place weeks after Cuba saw the largest protests in decades when thousands took to the streets to protest lack of food and…MORE

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