Venmo and CashApp Now Monitoring Transactions Over $600
The Biden administration is using corporations to do his dirty work. A line item inserted into the American Rescue Plan will now be the “back door” to finding out how Americans are spending their money.
Richmond Fed’s Barkin Says a March Rate Rise Is Conceivable
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin said Friday he supports the central bank’s hawkish outlook for monetary policy and is open to raising interest rates when its bond buying stimulus effort winds down.
Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.
According to a report released Monday by the energy research firm Rhodium Group, coal use rebounded for the first time since 2014, growing 17 percent in 2021.
Louisiana firm to pay $475M in settlement over longest-running oil leak in U.S. history</
Taylor Energy’s former Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production facility is the source of the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history, ongoing since 2004, per a Department of Justice statement.
Air pollution: Delhi’s smog problem is rooted in India’s water crisis
Every winter, Indian capital Delhi’s toxic air is fuelled by farmers burning crop stubble. But the fires don’t stop. Why? The answer lies in water.
Exposing Environmental Threats from Dying Gas Wells
There are hundreds of thousands of such decrepit oil and gas wells across the U.S., and for a long time few people paid them much mind.
CDC Director Disputes Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s Claim About Kids Seriously Ill With COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walenksy disputed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s claim that 100,000 children are hospitalized or seriously ill with COVID-19 during arguments made before the court on Jan. 7.
There is no evidence so far that vaccines are reducing infections from the fast-spreading variant.
Why More Americans Are Saying They’re ‘Vaxxed and Done’
The messiness of Omicron data—record-high cases! but much milder illness!—has deepened our COVID Rashomon, in which different communities are telling themselves different stories about what’s going on, and coming to different conclusions about how to lead their lives.
International Tennis Star Defeats Australia’s Covid Detention Center
But the government said the immigration minister could still use his personal power to cancel the player’s visa a second time over his Covid-19 vaccination status.
Man Trapped in I-95 Winter Storm Dies Trying to Walk Home
The snowstorm left scores of people stuck in a 50-mile traffic jam on Virginia highway I-95 last week, many of them stranded in freezing conditions for over 24 hours.
North Korea Claims 2nd Hypersonic Missile Test
North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties.