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By MATT OTTOctober 19, 2021 GMT SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. home construction fell 1.6% in September as builders continue to be tripped up by supply chain bottlenecks. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the decline in September left home construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million units, 7.4% above the […]

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Black people made record-breaking gains over the last year in securing seats on boards of S&P 500 companies, while women came close to accounting for a third of corporate directors, according to a report from executive search firm Spencer Stuart released on Tuesday. Ethnic and racial minorities accounted for 47% of […]

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as an upbeat profit forecast from Johnson & Johnson added to the positive momentum in corporate earnings generated by big banks last week. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Johnson […]

Fentanyl is one reason why the U.S. drug addiction crisis is roaring back  NPR Source link

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Truck fleet operator Ryder System Inc (R.N) and Gatik said on Tuesday they will build a national U.S. autonomous short-haul, “middle-mile” logistics network for Gatik, a Silicon Valley self-driving startup, to deliver goods to business customers. Ryder’s corporate venture capital arm . . .

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday to help the U.S. government push for stronger action on climate change. Speaking at an event with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, López Obrador said that “we are going to support the plan President (Joe) Biden is promoting” ahead of a United Nations […]

Connecticut has the highest rate of vaccination among children in the United States, according to Governor Ned Lamont. Currently, those 12 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Kids aged 5 to 11 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, but they could be soon. The governor said 80.2% of kids 12 and […]

Check out what’s clicking on Retirees are setting their sights on Florida more than any other state across the nation, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report.  The Sunshine State occupies seven of the top 10 spots on the publication’s ranking of the best places to retire for 2021- 2022. […]

New cases in Georgia and Florida are down 37% and 25%, respectively, compared to last week, JHU data showed. Both states had among the 10 lowest case rates in the past week. But a handful of states — in regions where cold weather has set in — are seeing an increase. This pattern is similar […]

Oil-storage tanks are seen from above in Carson, California, April 25, 2020 after the price for crude plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with Brent down a second straight day, after Chinese data showed slowing economic growth […]

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