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Covid vaccines prevented at least 330,000 deaths among US seniors in 2021

Covid vaccines prevented at least 330,000 deaths and nearly 700,000 hospitalizations among adult Medicare recipients in 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a new report released Friday. According to an HHS report, the reduction in hospitalizations due to vaccination has saved more than $16 billion in health care costs. According to …

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Americans rate health care system as failing: AP-NORC survey

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about the rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes puts off refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather miss the medicine to be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among the majority of U.S. adults who say the country’s …

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The city celebrates economic development and growth of tourism, wins in 2021-2022

City leaders and community members gathered at Police Honor Thursday to celebrate economic development and tourism wins and talk about what the future holds. Mariette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (OEDT), said the collective focus of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism is to retain, expand and attract businesses, …

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US unemployment insurance is not ready for the next recession

The Federal Reserve continues to hike, markets continue to fall, and winter is upon us: economic forecasters fear a recession is on the way. US Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell made it clear this month that his policy is focused on fighting inflation, and Fed officials have suggested that the unemployment rate can reach 5% …

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Future gains: The climate bill should spur investment opportunities

The climate legislation passed by Congress and endorsed by President Biden in mid-August will create more investment opportunities for those who want to help further the U.S. transition away from fossil fuel energy. It’s unclear what many of those opportunities will look like, but the law — with $369 billion to increase domestic supplies of …

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Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the car-sharing industry

Andres Gutierrez/CBS Detroit (CBS DETROIT) Michigan lawmakers want to set some rules for a growing industry in the transportation sector. Peer-to-peer car sharing allows people to rent out their cars through an app, and it’s usually cheaper than traditional rental companies. But some believe the proposed legislation will increase costs. Every week, about a dozen …

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With garages used for storage, Ocean City can park cars under buildings

Military honors New Jersey service members who died during the Run for the Fallen. Video by Matthew Strabuck for The Press. OCEAN CITY — Most homes here don’t have garages, but there are plenty of them throughout the beach town, either attached to homes or separate structures on the property. Instead of being adjacent to …

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Detroit council member criticizes colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo ShotSpotter Incident Review Center. The Detroit City Council postponed a vote Tuesday on expanding controversial surveillance technology for the police department. Most council members said they did not support using more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds for ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on a network of sensors …

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Oz releases medical records to raise awareness of Fetterman’s stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet OzRepublican U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania has released his health records as he tries to stave off questions about Democratic challenger John Fetterman’s recovery from hitting front and center in a heated competitive campaign. Dr. Rebecca Kurth of New York wrote in a four-page letter that she found the …

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