Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: Rate hikes could lead to more job losses

CNN — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Thursday that aggressive interest rate hikes designed to tame inflation could increase unemployment on Main Street. Powell said that while it is “certainly possible” to get inflation under control without leading to job losses, that may not be the case. “There is a risk that unemployment … Read more

CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 shots for children under 5 | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MIKE STOBBE – AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health advisers on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the vaccines. Advisors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have unanimously decided that coronavirus vaccines should be made available to children as young as … Read more

Court rejects Trump-era EPA’s finding that weed killer is safe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MATTHEW DALY – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause the cancer in man. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Environmental … Read more

Locals say China used health tracker to control crowds | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HUIZHONG WU – Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Angry bank customers who traveled to a central Chinese city to try to recover their savings from struggling rural banks have been stopped short by a common technology: a QR code. The QR code, which residents are required to have, is meant to display a … Read more

Witness in Auditor’s Trial Recounts Hiring and Calling of an Investigator | Health, Medicine and Fitness

DOVER, Delaware (AP) — Employees at the office of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness resented the hiring of the auditor’s daughter and a friend for a part-time job , according to testimony Thursday at McGuiness’ criminal bribery trial. Virginia Bateman, the girl’s friend, told jurors the auditor’s office staff were “outwardly rude” to her and … Read more

North Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported an outbreak of another infectious disease in addition to its ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, saying leader Kim Jong Un donated his medicine private to people with the new disease. The severity of the new outbreak is unclear, but some outside … Read more

North Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported an outbreak of another infectious disease in addition to its ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, saying leader Kim Jong Un donated his medicine private to people with the new disease. The severity of the new outbreak is unclear, but some outside … Read more

Japanese Prime Minister’s Cautious Course Sets Potential Long-Term Ruler | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida didn’t look like he would last long when he took office eight months ago. He was considered nice, but indecisive and subservient to party heavyweights. Many believed that, like its short-lived predecessor, it was not up to the task of winning … Read more

Festival founded by the father of Dua Lipa decamped from Kosovo | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By LLAZAR SEMINI – Associated Press TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa to promote his native Kosovo has drawn recriminations for the small European country after losing the event to the neighboring Albania. The Sunny Hill Festival debuted in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, in 2018 and … Read more

Financial services, pharmaceuticals and IT are top contributors to Hurun’s 500 list

Financial services, healthcare, software and services are among the top contributors to the Burgundy Private Hurun India 500 list. “Financial services led the way with more than a fifth of the cumulative value of the Burgundy Private Hurun India 500, followed by software and services (14%) and healthcare (7.2%),” the report said. Other than that, … Read more