Tag Archives: COVID-19

Eligible taxpayers can claim earned income tax credit in these states

Valeriy_G | iStock | Getty Images Flush with cash, more than two dozen states enacted tax breaks in 2021, including earned income tax credits, or EITCs, a boon for low to moderate earners.  Generally, working families with children earning roughly $42,000 to $57,000 qualify for state EITCs, depending on marital …

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China ‘very vulnerable’ to omicron spread despite ‘zero-Covid policy’

Low levels of natural immunity are complicating China’s efforts to limit spread during its recent surge in cases of the new Covid omicron BA.2 subvariant, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday. “China has a population that’s very vulnerable to this new variant. This is a much more contagious variant, …

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Apple supplier Foxconn reportedly pauses operations in Shenzhen

Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images Foxconn, a major assembler of Apple’s iPhones, is pausing operations in Shenzhen, a Chinese manufacturing hub, after an uptick in Covid-19 cases led the city to shut down again, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Apple’s stock was down more than 1.5% in …

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Europe’s travel rules are dropping as fast as its Covid cases

Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week — and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent.   But parts of Europe didn’t wait to act. Citing …

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Air rage during the pandemic – where it is and isn’t happening

The videos light up social media and dominate news headlines. From verbal confrontations to all-out brawls, scenes of airplane passengers behaving badly have become increasingly familiar in Covid-era travel. While “air rage” may seem to be another inevitability of living through a pandemic, some parts of the world are seeing …

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What it’s like to self-test for Covid when flying home from abroad

Images By Tang Ming Tung | DigitalVision | Getty Images While scores of American spring breakers will soon descend on Florida hot spots like Daytona Beach and Panama City as well as other balmy U.S. destinations, many will instead opt for some fun in the sun in the foreign climes …

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UK to roll out additional vaccine shot for over 75s, vulnerable people

A member of the military vaccinates a woman at the COVID-19 mass vaccination centre at Pentwyn Leisure Centre on February 3, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Matthew Horwood | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.K. will roll out an additional Covid vaccine shot for the elderly and its clinically …

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UK PM Boris Johnson to lift all remaining Covid restrictions in England

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Tobias Hase | Picture Alliance | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday will laud the lifting of all remaining Covid restrictions in England as a “moment of pride” as he sets out the government’s long-term plan for living with the …

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Black women entrepreneurs find niche in spirituality-inspired business

In 2020, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic changed the way many Americans worked, as companies closed their doors to limit workplace contamination. The uncertainty around Covid-19 caused people to seek hope in religion and spirituality, resulting in an industry boom. For many Black women, like Shontel Anestasia, the current …

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What’s behind the congestion at U.S. ports

The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in North America, saw record volume in 2021. Container volume at the port, including imports like furniture and apparel, surged to a record 10.6 million TEUs in 2021, almost 16% higher than the previous year. A TEU, or twenty-foot equivalent unit, is …

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