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States that ended COVID unemployment benefits early see no boost in job growth – Yahoo News
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States that ended COVID unemployment benefits early see no boost in job growth – Yahoo News

States that ended federal unemployment benefits earlier this summer saw August job growth at less than half the rate of states that retained the benefits, according to new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Why it matters: Leaders in the largely Republican-led states had insisted that the benefits were discouraging people from work, and ended the assistance program early ahead of its planned expiration on Sept. 6.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe benefits, which came in the form of weekly $300 payments, had been in place since spring last year to help families through the pandemic.A growing group of states began ending the benefits in June in what they called an effort to incentivize people to return ...
$100 Million Trump Tower Loan Placed On Bank Watch List Over Vacancies – HuffPost
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$100 Million Trump Tower Loan Placed On Bank Watch List Over Vacancies – HuffPost

A $100 million loan to Donald Trump’s flagship Trump Tower in Manhattan has been placed on a “watch list” by Wells Fargo Bank because of troubling “lower than average occupancy” in the building.Occupancy has dropped from 85.9% at the end of last year to 78.9% currently, according to Wells Fargo, the “master servicer” of the loan, Bloomberg reported Friday.Property revenue was $33.7 million in 2020 and $7.5 million in the first quarter of this year, according to the loan documents, Bloomberg noted. Some key tenants have either quit the building or fallen far behind on their hefty rents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company that once manufactured footwear for former first daughter Ivanka Trump, for example, was $1.4 million in arrears, according to a lawsuit filed by the Trump Organizat...
The cheapest electric vehicles available in 2021-2022 – Electrek
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The cheapest electric vehicles available in 2021-2022 – Electrek

As electric vehicle sales continue to grow worldwide, more and more consumers are getting curious about the options out there. Sure, everyone has heard of Tesla and has a neighbor that has been driving a Prius for the last decade. But, perhaps you yourself are finally open to joining the zero-emissions party. Good on you old sport! Now, I’m sure you’ve already searched “how does EV charging work,” and the like. Great work. Now, your next search be, “what are the cheapest electric vehicles available?” Search no longer, my friends. We’ve compiled the latest and greatest in affordable EVs for you below. Are electric vehicles more expensive than gasoline cars? We can chat all day about this topic, but that might be better suited for its own post. The short answer is no, but also yes. ...
RIP Clive Sinclair, Iconic British Computer Pioneer And Less Successful EV Pioneer – Jalopnik
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RIP Clive Sinclair, Iconic British Computer Pioneer And Less Successful EV Pioneer – Jalopnik

Clive Sinclair, one of the driving forces behind Britain’s computer industry and a major player in making computers cheap and available to everyone, died today, at the age of 81. Sinclair was best known in America for the astoundingly cheap Timex-Sinclair 1000 computer, which sold for $99 back in 1981. In the UK, he’s perhaps most famous for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer, and most infamous for the strange, 3-wheeled electric almost-car he made, the C5.The Spectrum was a pretty amazing computer, almost single-handedly giving birth to the UK’s software industry, but we’re an automotive website, so we get to talk about what was, in some ways, Sinclair’s biggest, boldest failure, the C5.I drove one for an episode of Jason Drives a while back, and I have to say it was fascinating. Not ...
Dogecoin Marks Another Recovery Above $0.25, But Why? – bitcoinist.com
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Dogecoin Marks Another Recovery Above $0.25, But Why? – bitcoinist.com

Dogecoin has recently been plagued with periods of low interest. The number 1 meme coin has not done so well in the past couple of days. This is partly due to the price crash from the previous week. But also partly due to decreased interest in the project due to poor performance. Even while other dog-themed projects have rallied, Dogecoin has mostly stayed down. The recoveries in the top 10 crypto coins have not rubbed off on the meme coin either. Bitcoin and Ethereum saw price recoveries. Dogecoin has remained mostly flat for the first half of the week. Until Friday morning when the digital asset began to rally. Leading to a break in the $0.25 resistance point for the first time this week. Related Reading | Bitcoin And Ethereum Are Rallying Again, But Why Is D...
People under 18 accounted for 29% of all new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin last week – WISN Milwaukee
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People under 18 accounted for 29% of all new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin last week – WISN Milwaukee

COVID-19 cases in children have hit their highest level since November. Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in WisconsinIn Milwaukee County, more than one-third of all new cases are in kids under the age of 18.Doctors said the numbers are likely to go even higher. "We've seen an increase in kids testing positive for COVID-19 across our primary care, urgent care, emergency department and in our hospitals themselves," Children's Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Gutzeit said.In Wisconsin last week, young people under age 18 accounted for 29% of all new COVID-19 cases.In Milwaukee County, the rate is even higher, 34% or more than one in three new cases involves kids, many of them just two weeks into a new school year and too young to be vaccinated."It's not surprising that we'r...
Dispatch audio captures chaotic moments CHP stopped passed-out driver of Tesla on Autopilot in Glendale – KABC-TV
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Dispatch audio captures chaotic moments CHP stopped passed-out driver of Tesla on Autopilot in Glendale – KABC-TV

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Dispatch audio is revealing new details about the moments leading up to Thursday night's arrest of an apparently passed-out driver behind the wheel of a Tesla on Autopilot that was traveling on a freeway overpass in Glendale.The chaotic scene unfolded after 11 p.m. as a woman suspected of DUI and apparently passed out was being followed by the California Highway Patrol, with officers attempting to get the car to stop.The Tesla was going at slow speeds and came to a standstill near the 134 and 5 freeways after a CHP vehicle stopped directly in front of it.In radio transmissions of the incident that were later obtained by ABC7, a dispatcher is heard saying: "The reporting party is advising that his wife is unconscious in a Tesla. The vehicle is driving itself."It e...
Pfizer recalls anti-smoking drug due to high levels of ingredient tied increased risk of cancer | TheHill – The Hill
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Pfizer recalls anti-smoking drug due to high levels of ingredient tied increased risk of cancer | TheHill – The Hill

Pfizer recalled its anti-smoking drug Chantix due to high levels of an ingredient that is tied to an increased risk of cancer. In a notice posted to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website on Thursday, Pfizer said it was recalling Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets to the consumer level due to the presence of N-nitroso-varenicline. Long term ingestion of N-nitroso-varenicline can be associated with a “theoretical potential increased cancer risk in humans,” the notice said. However, there is no immediate risk to patients taking the drug. The company said it is undertaking the recall as a precautionary measure, adding that the benefits of stopping smoking “outweigh the theoretical potential cancer risk from the nitrosamine impurity."The company is recalling all lots of the drug that we...
Elon Musk, the Man Who Almost Never Meets Deadlines, Says Starlink Will Come Out of Beta Phase Next Month – Gizmodo
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Elon Musk, the Man Who Almost Never Meets Deadlines, Says Starlink Will Come Out of Beta Phase Next Month – Gizmodo

This long-exposure image shows a trail of a group of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites passing over Uruguay on February 7, 2021.Photo: Mariana Suarez / AFP (Getty Images)SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday announced that Starlink, the company’s satellite internet service, will come out of its public beta phase in October. While that would be exciting news, we’re taking it with a grain a salt. It is Musk, after all, the man that has become infamous for missing deadlines over the years.Musk provided the update on Starlink, which offers internet via roughly 1,800 low-orbit satellites and counting, on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, but didn’t get into specifics. (He literally tweeted “next month” in response to a user question). Earlier this year, Musk said Starlink would “probably” be ou...