Buildings are a bigger contributor to climate change than cars — these start-ups are trying to help

This June was the hottest in American history. The 116-degree heat melted power cables in Portland, Oregon, and smashed previous temperature records. Seattle recorded an all-time high of 108 degrees, as did the Canadian province of British Columbia, at a whopping 121 degrees. As the world warms, more people are installing air conditioning. Global energy… Continue reading Buildings are a bigger contributor to climate change than cars — these start-ups are trying to help

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Another 2.2 million stimulus checks have gone out. Here’s who received the payments

The American Rescue Plan Act authorized payments of up to $1,400 per person, plus $1,400 per eligible dependent, for individuals and families who qualified. About 2.2 million more stimulus checks have gone out over the last six weeks, the government said Wednesday. The latest batch brings the total number of payments disbursed to more than… Continue reading Another 2.2 million stimulus checks have gone out. Here’s who received the payments

Biz Markie, Pioneering Beatboxer And ‘Just A Friend’ Rapper, Dies At 57

Biz Markie, an American original born Marcel Theo Hall and a larger-than-life hip-hop figure, has died at the age of 57. Known widely for a career spanning back to 1986, Hall went on to become a beloved cultural figure later in life, celebrated for his spirited personality as much as his massive 1989 hit, “Just… Continue reading Biz Markie, Pioneering Beatboxer And ‘Just A Friend’ Rapper, Dies At 57

Nearly 40% of couples who live together don’t know how much their partner makes—experts say that’s a problem

Roughly 40% of American adults who live with their significant other are unable to correctly identify how much money their partner earns, according to data from a recent study of 1,713 couples conducted by Fidelity. Participants in the annual “Couples & Money” survey, which asks married and long-term couples who are at least 25 about… Continue reading Nearly 40% of couples who live together don’t know how much their partner makes—experts say that’s a problem

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Op-ed: American corporations must stop selling out to China’s brutal regime

According to legend, when Vladimir Lenin was asked how he planned to “hang all the capitalists” in the face of a rope shortage in the young Soviet Union, he replied “don’t worry comrade, the capitalists will sell us the rope.” Though likely apocryphal, the quote captures the spirit of what Lenin wrote more precisely –… Continue reading Op-ed: American corporations must stop selling out to China’s brutal regime

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AMERICAN PICKERS’ STARMichael Wolfe’s Wife …FILES FOR DIVORCE

The wife of “American Pickers” star Michael Wolfe is picking a whole new lane, as in the single lane … ’cause she’s quietly filed for divorce from the reality star. Jodi Catherine Wolfe filed docs on their home turf of Williamson County, Tennessee back in November after nearly 10 years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable… Continue reading AMERICAN PICKERS’ STARMichael Wolfe’s Wife …FILES FOR DIVORCE

U.S. Companies Shifted To Make N95 Respirators During COVID. Now, They’re Struggling

A year after several American businesses sprang up to manufacture much-needed masks and N95 respirators within U.S. borders, many of those businesses are now on the brink of financial collapse, shutting down production and laying off workers. The nationwide vaccination campaign, combined with an influx of cheaper, Chinese-made masks and N95 respirators, has dramatically cut… Continue reading U.S. Companies Shifted To Make N95 Respirators During COVID. Now, They’re Struggling

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American, Southwest put off plans to serve alcohol after passenger disruptions, assault on board

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines said they are holding off on resuming alcoholic beverage services, after a flight attendant was assaulted and the industry grapples with a surge of other passenger incidents on board. A Southwest flight attendant suffered injuries to her face and lost two teeth after she was assaulted by a passenger, according… Continue reading American, Southwest put off plans to serve alcohol after passenger disruptions, assault on board

What The New Monthly Child Tax Credits Mean For You And Your Family

Roughly 39 million American families are eligible for monthly payments of up to $300 through the newly expanded child tax credit starting on July 15, the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday. The advance child tax credit program is part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion economic aid package called the American Rescue… Continue reading What The New Monthly Child Tax Credits Mean For You And Your Family