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Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Later, the CDC said it would continue to collect data about the flu, although it acknowledged it would face difficulties. “Under a shutdown, CDC’s capacity to track and respond to disease outbreaks will be impacted. Flu surveillance, for example, will continue to collect data being reported by states, hospitals, etc.,” the CDC told Giftofaservant. “However, […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Mike Blake | Reuters Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, U.S., January 18, 2018. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu is now widespread across the continental […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

One in five respondents cited the low unemployment rate and recent stock market records as Trump administration accomplishments. While President Donald Trump was often praised for his impact on the economy, his approval rating remains remarkably low. The president scored a 39 percent approval rating in this poll, the lowest in the survey’s history for […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

A half-dozen people outside of Amazon were in attendance, including representatives from Iora, Kaiser Permanente, and Qliance, a primary care group with funding from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that shut down in May of 2017, one source said. Iora has long been a standard-bearer for better primary care, which it achieves by investing in customer […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Sixty percent of Americans are now in favor of legalizing marijuana for personal use, up from 55 percent in 2014, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found. Those respondents who said they “actively support” legalization — 31 percent — outnumbered the 29 percent of those who said they favor legalizing […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change. That doesn’t appear to be happening. […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

The debt ceiling has remained a nettlesome problem between Democrats and Republicans for years. Failing to raise the borrowing limit ultimately could cause the U.S. to default on debt payments, a move that would cascade through the economy. Government bond yields would surge and cause the cost of borrowing to soar as government debt loses […]