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Vaccines and stimulus are a powerful cocktail for the US recovery

Vaccines and stimulus are a powerful cocktail for the US recovery

Those betting on an economic boom in the United States this spring and summer just got a dose of very good news. What’s happening: President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will have enough vaccine supply for every adult by the end of May after Merck agreed to help manufacture a recently authorized…MORE

Jill Biden to visit two reopened schools as part of education focus

Jill Biden to visit two reopened schools as part of education focus

First lady Jill Biden will make a trip to Meriden, Connecticut, and Waterford, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday to visit two public schools that have recently reopened for in-person learning. Biden will be joined on the trip by newly confirmed Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, who was sworn-in Tuesday evening by Vice President Kamala Harris. “(Biden and…MORE

‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’

‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine! I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” sang Dolly Parton, riffing on her hit song “Jolene” as she received her first Covid-19 vaccine dose. “I know I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine,” she told the camera. “I think we all want to get back…MORE

Biden still working through Tanden replacement options as Hill Democrats push Young

Biden still working through Tanden replacement options as Hill Democrats push Young

President Joe Biden is still working through the process of replacing Neera Tanden’s failed Office of Management and Budget director nomination, as congressional Democrats ramp up pressure for Shalanda Young, a well-respected congressional staffer, according to multiple officials. With Tanden’s nomination on the ropes for more than a week, White House officials have been quietly…MORE

John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis

John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic is driving up food insecurity across America. Feeding America estimates that one in six Americans could face food insecurity as…MORE

Leaving Las Vegas: Sands is selling its casinos in a $6.25 billion deal

Leaving Las Vegas: Sands is selling its casinos in a $6.25 billion deal

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the upscale resort and casino company founded by the late Sheldon Adelson, is leaving its namesake city and selling its two Nevada properties in a $6.25 billion deal. Apollo Global Management and Vici Properties are partnering to buy the Venetian, a 7,000 room resort on the Las Vegas Strip, and the…MORE

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