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Do we still need to wear a mask outdoors?

Do we still need to wear a mask outdoors?

“I’m vaccinated and I’m outside — do I really still need to wear a mask?” “If I’m on a run and not near a lot of people. Do I need a mask?” If I’m walking down the sidewalk and pass someone – should I put my mask on?” As the warmer weather months arrive and…MORE

New York City hasn’t had this much empty office space in three decades

New York City hasn’t had this much empty office space in three decades

Vacant office space in New York City is the highest in nearly three decades and will likely hit “unprecedented levels” in the coming months. As many companies continue to work from home, data from global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield shows that the office vacancy rate in Manhattan reached 16.3% in the first…MORE

Dow sinks more than 300 points on worries about higher taxes

Dow sinks more than 300 points on worries about higher taxes

US stocks tumbled Thursday over investors’ worries about higher taxes. All three major indexes closed deep in the red. The Dow fell 0.9%, or 321 points. The broader S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite also fell 0.9%. It’s not surprising that Wall Street doesn’t like higher taxes, particularly when it comes to capital gains —…MORE

What could Congress actually accomplish on police reform?

What could Congress actually accomplish on police reform?

The guilty verdicts for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd felt like an important moment, creating momentum to change the way police interact with Black Americans. The specific nature of that progress, however, is very much yet to be determined, particularly on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans are…MORE

Pledging to go green doesn’t just help corporate brands. It boosts stocks

Pledging to go green doesn’t just help corporate brands. It boosts stocks

Net zero pledges have become all the rage in Corporate America. Big banks, steel companies and even (mostly European) oil companies are pledging to wipe out their carbon emissions over time. Cynics may see these environmental announcements as mere marketing ploys designed to win brownie points from climate-nervous consumers. But there may be another force…MORE

NYC subway bomber sentenced to life in prison for terror attack

NYC subway bomber sentenced to life in prison for terror attack

A man convicted in federal court for the 2017 terror bombing attack in a New York City subway station was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Akayed Ullah could be seen on footage in an underground tunnel walkway detonating a bomb on his person during morning rush hour December 11, 2017. Six people were injured…MORE

Federal officials weigh extending mask mandate for mass transportation

Federal officials weigh extending mask mandate for mass transportation

Federal officials are currently considering whether to renew the transportation mask requirement that expires next month, an official familiar with the discussions told CNN. The early February order from the Transportation Security Administration applies to airplanes, buses, trains and ferries, and transportation hubs like airports. The agency is currently consulting with health experts, said the…MORE

READ: Senate Republicans’ infrastructure plan

Republican senators unveiled a framework for their infrastructure proposal, which totals just under $600 billion. It includes money directed at traditional infrastructure including roads, bridges, ports and broadband. The plan is far narrower than President Joe Biden’s roughly $2 trillion proposal. Read the proposal here: cnn.com/2021/04/22/politics/gop-infrastructure-plan/index.htmlMORE

Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

President Joe Biden’s trio of US Postal Service Board of Governors nominees said Thursday they have not made any commitments or been pressured about the potential firing of embattled Trump-era Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The scrutiny comes as scores of Democratic lawmakers have sent letters to DeJoy and President Joe Biden in recent weeks, raising…MORE

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