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Sep 24 2023
The New Haven Pride Center was the target of a bomb threat on Saturday morning. The center, which offers a variety of programs and service for the LGBTQ+ community, said in a statement that the bomb threat came in via email. The center thanked first responders in New Haven for working quickly to ensure the safety of their staff, members and the community. “We want to assure everyone that bothHartford Courant
Sep 13 2023
The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index, a broad measure of the price for everyday goods including gasoline, groceries and rents, rose 0.6% in August from the previous month, in line with estimates.
Prices climbed 3.7% from the same time last year, up from 3.2% in July. It marked the second acceleration in the headline figure in more than a year, underscoringFox Business
Sep 13 2023
Prices for U.S. consumers grew 3.7% in August as gasoline prices spiked, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Inflation was about equal to expert projections, and prices rose at a faster pace than the previous month.
Economists had expected the data to show a 3.6% overall increase in inflation compared to a year ago. That makes the second time the year-on-year inflationNBC News (Online)
Aug 01 2023
WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS READING — “What to Do When Your Dog Bites (and Happens to Live in the White House),” by Alexandra Horowitz for NYT TRUMP INDICTMENT WATCH — The federal grand jury investigating DONALD TRUMP’s actions surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is meeting today in downtown Washington, fueling ongoing speculation that special counsel JACK SMITH could issue an indictmentPolitico
Aug 25 2023
JACKSON, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – Consumers Energy says it has been joined by out-of-state crews to restore power after damaging storms swept through the state Thursday evening. More than 660 crews, including those from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, will be working to restore outages by the end of Sunday. “We are all hands on deck on this storm, across the company,”WTVB
Aug 11 2023
US year-ahead inflation expectations unexpectedly declined in early August, matching a more than two-year low, despite higher gasoline and grocery costs. Americans expect prices will climb at a 3.3% rate over the next year, down from the 3.4% expected in July, according to the preliminary August reading from the University of Michigan. They see costs rising 2.9% over the next five to 10 yearsBloomberg
Jul 10 2023
China’s consumer inflation rate flattened to zero last month — sparking fears that the country is on the precipice of deflation.
Producer prices fell at their fastest pace in over seven years in June, according to data published Monday from China’s National Bureau of Statistics — indicating that there is both weak demand abroad and at home.
The worse-than-expected economicSemafor
Aug 10 2023
For the first time in more than 12 months, consumer prices heated up on an annual basis.
The Consumer Price Index rose 3.2% for the year through July, up from June’s 3% annual increase, according to data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Persistently high inflation — specifically grocery, gas and rent prices — continues to weigh on consumers, and July’s reportCNN Business
Jul 25 2023
Partisan culture wars are boiling over on House spending bills touching on even the most mundane agencies — complicating Congress’ efforts to keep the government operating past September.
Republican policy riders seeking to limit diversity efforts, drag shows, Pride flag displays and promotion of critical race theory are rife throughout the House’s dozen proposed annual spending bills,Politico
Jul 13 2023
(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent a request for information to startup OpenAI as part of a probe into its ChatGPT conversational AI bot, according to a person familiar with the request. The document request was sent recently to the Microsoft-backed AI company seeking information on whether ChatGPT harms consumers, according to the person, who asked not to be namedThe Seattle Times