Tag Archives: Social issues

Starbucks readies its workforce for Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate

A Starbucks employee wears a facial covering while working in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez | Getty Images Starbucks is readying its workforce to comply with the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test Covid requirements for private businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is mandating that private companies with at least 100 employees …

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FDA expands Pfizer booster eligibility to kids ages 12 to 15, authorizes third shots at 5 months

Dash Hunger, 12, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded eligibility for Pfizer and BioNTech booster shots to children ages 12 to 15 years …

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5 ways to reset your retirement savings and save more money in 2022

Review workplace retirement plan contributions Contribute to traditional or Roth accounts — or both One decision is whether to put money pre-tax in a traditional 401(k) or workplace plan or contribute after-tax dollars in a Roth account. One rule of thumb to help guide that decision is your age and …

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Here are the 10 best cities, from costs to safety, for ringing in 2022

Times Square, New York Jason Dean | Moment | Getty Images From the Big Apple to the Bay Area, cities and towns across the country are expecting celebratory crowds come Friday as a pandemic-weary population looks to bid 2021 good riddance. Amid the latest, delta and omicron waves of Covid-19 …

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More employers put 401(k) savings on autopilot

Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images Employers are increasingly putting retirement savings on autopilot for their workers. About 62% of businesses with a 401(k) plan used automatic enrollment in 2020, up from 60% the year prior and 46% a decade ago, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America, …

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Omicron less likely to cause hospitalization, UK government study says

Christmas shoppers in London on Dec. 23, 2021. Hasan Esen | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — People are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with the omicron Covid variant than the previous delta strain, according to a U.K. government study published Thursday. The U.K. Health Security …

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Rising flu cases threaten hospital capacity as Covid surges into holidays

Emergency Room nurses and EMTs tend to patients in hallways at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on August 18, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Flu cases are on the rise in the United States. That could put pressure on hospitals already battling a surge of …

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