The US Economy Didn’t Get the Recession Memo

New York CNN Business — The US economy has not been given a memo that it is already in a recession. The brutal GDP report released on July 28, showing the economy had contracted for the second quarter in a row, led some to insist that the dreaded recession had already arrived. And in a … Read more

Biden Signs Bill to Expand Health Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burns

CNN — President Joe Biden signed a law on Wednesday extending health benefits to millions of veterans exposed to toxic burns during their military service. The bill is a major two-pronged victory for Congress and addresses an issue that is personal to the president. Biden has said he believes there may be a link between … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine under development goes into phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun a Phase 3 clinical trial of its Lyme disease vaccine candidate with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants ages 5 and older at up to 50 locations in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

5 things to know before August 8: Senate vote, air travel, immigration, Uvalde, Gaza

CNN — If you shop at major retailers like Costco, Walmart, and Target, you’ve probably noticed that in addition to many branded products, there are cheaper in-house alternatives. Those store brands — such as Kirkland Signature, Great Value and Simple Truth — have never been more popular, especially among inflation-tired shoppers. But have you ever … Read more

Monkeypox Disproportionately Affects Black, Hispanic People, Latest CDC Breakdown Shows

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox files released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into the outbreak, which is disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men, especially those who are black and Hispanic. There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States as of … Read more

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe as it spreads?

CNN — The Biden administration has declared the monkeypox outbreak in the US a public health emergency. “We are ready to take our response to the next level in tackling this virus, and we urge every American to take this virus seriously and take responsibility for helping us tackle this virus,” Secretary Xavier Becerra of … Read more