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‘Extremely cruel move:’ Jobless workers brace for early end to unemployment benefits in 25 states

On Saturday, the $380 in weekly jobless benefits Robyn Gregorieff and her husband had depended on for basic needs is getting slashed by 79%, leaving the couple with just $80 a week to live on. She would have been entitled to the larger amount until September if her home state of Alaska didn’t cancel federal unemployment programs early due to mounting concerns over labor shortages. “It makes no sense because the federal government is paying that,” the 43-year-old Gregorieff told Yahoo… Source link

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Americans in these states aren’t protected from surprise medical billing

Medical bills are an ongoing issue in the U.S., and surprise charges will be an issue at least until 2022. One of the many ways that Americans are financially vulnerable to the U.S. health care system is through “surprise billing,” a type of balance billing where a patient receives in-network care that is provided by an out-of-network health care provider without the patient knowing. (Balance billing occurs any time a patient’s insurance doesn’t cover the full cost of care.) “You go to an… Source link

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‘We cannot let that happen in the United States’

WASHINGTON — Just three weeks ago, Great Britain celebrated the success of its vaccination campaign by lifting many coronavirus-related restrictions. “Goodbye, lockdown,” one headline said. But since then, a more transmissible new strain of the coronavirus has taken hold, imperiling plans to fully reopen the country on June 21. Public health officials in the United States are now grappling with the possibility that a similar regression could take place here and, just as in the U.K.,… Source link

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Million-dollar lotteries as vaccine incentives spread to more states

TipRanks Billionaire George Soros Picks Up These 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks Some investors achieve legendary status, rising far above their peers on a combination of luck and success. Perhaps no one exemplifies this more than George Soros, the Holocaust survivor who, after the war, earned a doctorate from the London School of Economics and went into the banking industry to make his mark. He was wildly successful. The hedge fund he founded, Soros Fund Management, earned an average annualized… Source link

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Google’s AI reservation service Duplex is now available in 49 states

More than two years after it initially began trials, Google’s AI-powered reservation service Duplex is now available in 49 US states. This looks like it’ll be the limit of Duplex’s coverage in the US for the time being, as Google tells The Verge it has no timeline to launch the service in the last hold-out state — Louisiana — due to unspecified local laws. Adapting to local legislation is one of the reasons Duplex has taken so long to roll out across the US. Google tells The… Source link

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Fourteen U.S. states sue Biden administration over oil and gas leasing pause

(Reuters) – Fourteen U.S. states including Louisiana and Wyoming filed lawsuits on Wednesday against President Joe Biden’s administration, challenging his pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters. The legal actions, which seek to restore regular federal drilling auctions, came a day before the administration is set to launch a review of the oil and gas leasing program. Biden, a Democrat, in January signed an executive order putting on hold new leasing pending that review…. Source link

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How Google Cloud has been helping states with their COVID-19 vaccinations

On Monday, Google Cloud revealed the role it had played in five states’ mass vaccination initiatives and announced that it would be working with more in the months to come.   According to a blog post by Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, Arizona, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia have partnered with the company to support their vaccination efforts at scale. Mike Daniels, VP of global public sector at Google Cloud, told Healthcare IT News the company’s efforts are “designed to… Source link

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Ohio State’s upset vaporizes perfect brackets

Oral Roberts’ stunning upset of No. 2 Ohio State didn’t just break Buckeye hearts, it broke 98 percent of the brackets in Yahoo Sports’ pick-’em tourney. A full 98 percent of brackets had Ohio State at least advancing to the second round. When Oral Roberts triumphed 75-72 in overtime, it vaporized brackets everywhere. Oregon State dealt another blow to the pristine nature of America’s brackets. Only about 19 percent of Yahoo’s players picked the 12th-seeded Beavers to upset fifth-seeded… Source link

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Several U.S. States join Texas lawsuit against Google

FILE PHOTO: The Google sign is shown on one of the company’s office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico have joined a lawsuit filed by Texas and others against Google, which accuse it of breaking antitrust law to boost its already dominant online advertising business, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. The lawsuit was one of five filed last year by the federal… Source link

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Several U.S. states join Texas lawsuit against Google

FILE PHOTO: The Google sign is shown on one of the company’s office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico have joined a lawsuit filed by Texas and others against Google, which accuse it of breaking antitrust law to boost its already dominant online advertising business, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Tuesday. The lawsuit was one of five filed last year by the federal… Source link

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