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Holiday Shipping Deadlines Announced for 2021

(CNN) - The nation's three largest package delivery services are out with their holiday shipping deadlines. The recommended final shipping days for the US Postal Service, Fed-Ex, and UPS are pretty…

Winter Heating Bills Set to Jump as Inflation Hits Home

NEW YORK (AP) - With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas, and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter. Nearly half…

US To Reopen Land Borders in November for Fully Vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration says the U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic. International visitors will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail,…

Coroner: Gabby Petito Strangled, Died 3-4 Weeks Before Found

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A coroner in Wyoming says slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito died as a result of strangulation. The 22-year-old woman's body was found last month near an undeveloped camping area in remote northern Wyoming along the border…

Gender-Neutral Toy Sections To Be Required in California Stores

(FOX 9) - Large stores in California will be required to create a section for gender-neutral children's toys. Gov. Newsom signed a bill into law Saturday that orders stores with at least 500 employees to maintain gender-neutral sections. The requirement…

Texas Clinics Cancel Abortions after Court Reinstates Ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas abortion clinics are canceling appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. The White House on Saturday had no immediate comment after a federal appeals court reinstated the…

US Employers Add a Weak 194,000 Jobs as Delta Maintains Hold

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs. Friday’s report…

US Jobless Claims Fall to 326,000, First Drop In Four Weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment claims…

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