Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Washington, DC…Good morning, and thanks for joining us.  Today, we’ll start with an update from Dr. Walensky on the state of the pandemic and CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance efforts.  DR. WALENSKY:  Good morning.  Thanks, Jeff.  I’d like to start by walking you through today’s data.  The current seven-day daily average of cases is about 247,300 cases […]

As Child Tax Credits End Americans Returning to Work. Nonfarm Payroll Soars 467,000 in January.

As Child Tax Credits End Americans Returning to Work.  Nonfarm Payroll Soars 467,000 in January.

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 467,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment growth continued in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. This news release presents statistics from two […]

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter!

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter!

Punxsutawney, PA…Here ye, here ye, here ye, Today, 2-2-22, welcome to Punxsutawney to celebrate Groundhog Day. the one hundred thirty sixth annual trek of the Punxsutawney groundhog club. Punxsutawney phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticator of all prognosticators, was gently lifted from his burrow at 7:25 am, and held high to see. His faithful […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday. Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Ayn Rand) February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand, February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The smallest minority on earth is the […]

Amazon Employee Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud For Stealing More Than $273,000 In Merchandise

Amazon Employee Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud For Stealing More Than $273,000 In Merchandise

Charlotte, NC…Douglas Wright, Jr., 27, of Charlotte, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler today and pleaded guilty to mail fraud, for stealing merchandise from Amazon worth over $273,000, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Joining U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement are Robert R. Wells, […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

New York, NY…A Bit of Wisdom from Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ~ Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972 “A life is not important except […]