Growing Concerns as Inflation Hits a 13-year High
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Growing Concerns as Inflation Hits a 13-year High

Last month, inflation hits a 13-year high. Consumer prices jumped to the highest rates since September 2008, indicating soaring demand and decreased supply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation jumped almost 1 percent from May to June this year. It is now up 5.4% in comparison to one year ago. The cost of many consumer goods has risen since the pandemic. Air fares are up 9.6%, furniture is up 7.8% and daily staples, such as coffee, are up 8.1%. Several factors are driving the higher prices of goods…

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Biden Administration Buys 200 Million New Doses of Pfizer Vaccine
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Biden Administration Buys 200 Million New Doses of Pfizer Vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech, its German partner, have announced the purchase of 200 million new doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to improve pediatric vaccination and booster shots, where needed. As part of the agreement, Pfizer will provide the US with 65 million doses for children under 12, including doses available as soon as vaccine approval for that age group is available. The US government may also choose to buy an updated vaccine version targeting new coronavirus strains. The landmark deal comes in the wake of the coronavirus Delta variant making…

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Johnson & Johnson Swiftly Recalls Sunscreen After Sprays Feature Carcinogen
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Johnson & Johnson Swiftly Recalls Sunscreen After Sprays Feature Carcinogen

In a laudable move, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson is recalling five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreen products. The voluntary action derives from the detection of a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical in several samples. The company has urged customers to immediately stop using the products and dispose of them. Internal testing has shown mild but detectable levels of benzene in some samples. Distributors and retailers are currently receiving notifications from J&J to stop selling the products while arranging for their return in order to be safe than sorry. The…

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The First Advance Child Tax Credit Arrives This Month

In previous years, the credit was $2,000 per child under age 17 but this figure has grown substantially this year. The increased payments, established by the American Rescue Plan Act, will reach up to $3,000 per child between the ages of 6 and 17 and $3,600 per child under the age of 6. This year, there are no limits on the amount of credit you could receive based on income. Even families with no income will be getting the full credit in 2021, unlike previous years. The amount of credit…

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Consumer Appetites towards Meat Products
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The Pandemic Has Fuelled Changes in Consumer Appetites towards Meat Products

Consumer appetites towards meat products have changed during the pandemic. Sales for plant-based meat alternatives have risen over the pandemic due to consumers increasing their efforts towards health and sustainability. “What Covid has done is it has enabled people to briefly give some attention to where their meat comes from,” said Pat Brown, the founder of Impossible Foods. Impossible Foods produce plant-based meat alternatives and are encouraging consumers to consider alternative protein options. “We’re not anti-animal meat. We’re just saying there are protein options you need to look at.” Furthermore,…

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Reopening of Schools
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The American Federation of Teachers Calls for The Reopening of Schools

Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, has called for all schools in the US to reopen for in-person learning. Weingarten believes that ‘conditions have changed’ and that it is time to fully reopen schools. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is one of the country’s largest teacher’s unions. They have called on schools to reopen five days a week following the continued use of virtual learning over school districts. “Conditions have changed,” says Weingarten. The union is blaming the previous administration for creating an environment of…

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Biden's Family Plan
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President Biden Proposes A $1.8 Trillion Plan for Families and Children

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden will introduce a $1.8 trillion plan for paid family leave in the U.S. The ‘families plan’ will also include free community college, universal pre-kindergarten and subsidized childcare. Biden will pitch the $1.8 trillion in new spending and tax credits to Congress in a joint session on Wednesday night. The event comes on the eve of Biden’s 100th day in office. The plan is part of the Biden administration’s vision to overhaul the U.S. economy and enhance recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The plan will allow…

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Biden announces pledge to cut US emissions in half by 2030

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. is pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Biden discussed his ambitious target as part of the United States new commitment to the Paris climate agreement.  During the White House’s Earth Day summit, 40 world leaders met virtually and discussed their ambitions for reducing greenhouse gases. “The United States isn’t waiting; we are resolving to take action,” said President Biden. He aims to take action by enhancing electric vehicle production, investing in agriculture to store carbon in soil,…

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7 Unique & Creative Ideas To Make Memorable Birthday Videos

There are several ways to create special moments for a birthday, but a video is one of the most amazing ways to get it personal and make the memory last long! Creating a happy birthday video is a fantastic way to make your wishes memorable and enjoy the moment with your loved ones. But getting in front of the camera and creating spellbinding videos doesn’t always have to be complicated. With a simple and easy-to-use online video editor, you can create videos like a pro. Whether it is impressive cinematography, unique…

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Keep Our Kids Safe From Harmful YouTube Videos

YouTube is one of the biggest video platforms where you can find music videos, full-length movies, and sometimes concerning adult content. Every parent wants their kids to enjoy a safe and healthy environment as much as possible away from adult and violent content. Kids can’t understand things such as crime, abuse, or hate, and they might end up with a wrong notion about society. Such things, however, shouldn’t make you go and snatch your kid’s device and lock it somewhere. Instead of that, try some advanced parental control apps, block…

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