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JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Leo Carney worries that bigger crowds and mask-less diners could endanger workers at the Biloxi, Mississippi, seafood restaurant where he manages the kitchen. Maribel Cornejo, who earns $9.85 an hour as a McDonald’s cook in Houston, can’t afford to get sick and frets co-workers will become more lax about wearing masks, […]

Ahead of Transmittal Deadline, Democrats Move the Ball Forward on Jobs, Education, Health Care | Local News Stories

Helena – In the final week before the deadline for transmittal of general bills, Democrats moved a slate of legislation out of committee aimed at expanding opportunity for Montana’s working families by creating jobs through broadband infrastructure development, bolstering public education, and improving our health care system. Rep. Kathy Kelker’s HB 92 would compensate Montanans […]

Madison firefighter and paramedic knew his job came with risk. Then COVID-19 hit. | Local News

Brandon Jones chalks it up to pure luck. There’s been many calls Jones went on as a Madison firefighter and paramedic where he could have been infected with COVID-19. Like the young boy who broke his arm, whom Jones consoled closely even though the boy wasn’t wearing a mask. He found out later on that […]

Plant therapy program teaches self-care, problem solving | News, Sports, Jobs

ALLENTOWN — When 3-year-old Piper brought home a plant from her prekindergarten class at The Swain School last fall, she told her mother she named it Amber and started treating it like a pet. “The hardest part about the program was the first night, telling my daughter she couldn’t sleep with […]

Senate Dems strike jobless aid deal, relief bill OK in sight

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to […]

Stocks swerve lower as economy, yield pressures heat up – Tri-City Herald

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Nevada lawsuit alleges baby food makers sell toxic products | News, Sports, Jobs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four baby food makers were accused Wednesday in Nevada state court of producing baby food tainted with toxic metals and harming at least seven Las Vegas children who were diagnosed with autism. Attorneys Will Kemp and Robert Eglet said the basis for their lawsuit was a Feb. 4 congressional […]

Legislation to help healthcare workers would honor doctor who took her own life during the pandemic

PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — Healthcare workers have been hit hard by the pandemic with increased burnout and suicide rates. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) reintroduced a bill to help: the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. Breen is one of the hundreds of doctors who died by suicide last year. Breen […]

The Latest: Germany OKs AstraZeneca shot for 65 and over

BERLIN — Germany’s health minister says the country’s independent vaccine committee has formally approved giving the AstraZeneca shot to people age 65 and over. Minister Jens Spahn says the decision was “good news for older people who are waiting for a vaccination. They will get vaccinated faster.” The vaccine made by British-Swedish company AstraZeneca is […]

Plan to prioritize Washington educators for vaccines leaves other workers frustrated

Biden’s call for all school staff to be vaccinated by the end of March earned a mixed reaction from workers in other industries, who feel left behind. TACOMA, Wash. — Teachers and school staff across Washington are setting up appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after yesterday’s announcement by President Joe Biden that all school faculty […]

Technology stocks lead indexes lower as yields resume climb – Tri-City Herald

Technology stocks lead indexes lower as yields resume climb  Tri-City Herald Source link

In Friday’s Jobs Report, Look for Signs of Health After the Winter Virus Wave

Hiring likely picked up in February as Covid cases subsided. Here, a Lowe’s store in Concord, Calif., on a recent day. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Text size December and January weren’t good months for the U.S. jobs market, but February should be much better. The most obvious reason is that the virus has receded dramatically since […]

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