Britain Introduces ‘Plan B’ Covid Measures to Tackle Omicron

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on On Wednesday, he announced major new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, urging people to work from home and introduce a vaccine passport for some enclosed spaces, measures his government has long resisted. Mr Johnson described the decision as a “proportionate and responsible” response to … Read more

It’s a Good Time to Be Reba McEntire

The way Reba McIntyre tells it, she hasn’t done all that much in the past two years, so your guess as to why we talked on a November afternoon is about as good as hers. “I just got cold,” she said. “I really loved sitting on that back porch. I couldn’t do it. I thought, … Read more

India’s military chief, 12 others killed in helicopter crash

File photo of General Bipin Rawat, India’s Chief of Defense Staff inspects a guard of honor during the Air Force Day Parade at Hendon Air Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Friday, October 8, 2020. NS. Narayan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and 12 others were killed Wednesday in … Read more

How Tech is Helping Poor People Get Government Aid

Sometimes barriers to assistance are deliberately created. When Florida’s unemployment system proved unresponsive at the start of the pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis told CBS Miami last year that his predecessor’s administration devised it to keep people away. “It was like, ‘Let’s put up as many pointless roadblocks as possible along the way, so people just … Read more

Cramer sees potential for roaring 20s-type boom as Covid concerns ease

CNBC’s Jim Kramer said on Wednesday that the US economy appears to have the potential to thrive as Covid fears abate, as it did after the 1918 influenza pandemic. post World War I”. Shortly after the war ended, the United States began seeing its first cases as the 1918 influenza pandemic. But as this pandemic, … Read more

Stitch Fix, Roku, Norwegian Cruise Line and more

Check out which companies are making the headlines in midday trading. Stitch Fix – Shares of the digital personal shopping company are down 23% after reporting disappointing guidance for its fiscal second quarter and the entire year. Stitch Fix also missed estimates for its active customers in the first quarter of the fiscal year. However, … Read more

Brief drop in mortgage rates causes sudden surge in refinancing

A real estate agent is showing a home to a potential buyer in Miami. Getty Images A brief drop in mortgage rates, due to the first news of the omicron variable, caused the demand for mortgage refinancing to rise significantly last week. But it is likely to be short-lived. The rate decrease was not significant … Read more