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Sep 15 2023
MICHIGAN — A new report sheds light on how many people in Michigan are living in poverty as the nationwide rate sharply increased last year by 4.6 percentage points to 12.4 percent, amid high inflation, changing tax policies and expiring pandemic-era federal aid programs. The U.S. Census Bureau released new numbers Tuesday, using both the official poverty measure and the better-regardedPatch.com
Sep 11 2023
St. Paul Public Schools notified families and staff last week of a “data security incident” last winter that may have exposed students’ names and email addresses. In a letter sent out on Friday, the district said it became aware of the issue in February and flagged the FBI, Minnesota IT Services and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to investigate “an unauthorized third party” that hadKSTP
Sep 24 2023
Population data recently released by the U.S. Census for the first time show that more Native Hawaiians live on the continent than in Hawaiʻi, confirming what research on demographic patterns had been predicting for some time. The data indicate that in 2020, 47 percent of Native Hawaiians lived in Hawaiʻi, while 53 percent resided on the continent, contrasting with 2010 when 55 percent livedBig Island Now News
Mar 10 2023
The personal information—including social security numbers—of more than 56,000 people were compromised in a hack of a healthcare marketplace for DC lawmakers and residents. According to a report from The New York Times, federal investigators informed congressional leadership on Friday that they had identified the personal information of members of the House, Senate, their families and staffersRollingStone.com
Sep 21 2023
Most of Europe was in lockdown in April 2020 when a plane arrived in the Serbian capital bearing a well-timed gift from the People’s Republic of China. Inside was a Chinese invention called the Fire-Eye, a sophisticated portable lab that could detect coronavirus infections from tiny genetic fragments the pathogen leaves behind.
And that, as Serbians soon discovered, was the least of itsWashington Post
Sep 15 2023
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment hit by cyberattack, joining rival MGM Resorts as victim of data breach
Casino company Caesars Entertainment on Thursday joined Las Vegas gambling rival MGM Resorts International in reporting that it was hit by a cyberattack, but added in a report to federal regulators that its casino and online operations were not disrupted. The Reno-based publicly traded company told the federal Securities and Exchange Commission that it could not guarantee that personalFortune
May 10 2023
Port of Morrow commissioners signed off Wednesday on a contentious package of tax incentives for five more Amazon data centers in eastern Oregon, tax breaks Morrow County values at an estimated $1 billion. Wednesday’s unanimous votes by the five-member port commission were the final step in securing the enterprise zone incentives, which local officials hope will secure $12 billion in newThe Oregonian
Sep 24 2023
Relax. Your monthly Social Security checks are not in danger because of the looming federal government shutdown.
That will be reassuring news to those retirees who, like many of the rest of us, have difficulty understanding the different impacts of, on the one hand, the U.S. government coming up against its debt limit, and on the other hand a government shutdown prompted by the failureMarketWatch
Sep 24 2023
As lawmakers continue to try to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, many are growing concerned about how it could affect them, especially when it comes to federal monthly payments they receive.
The government could shut down by the end of next week, if Congress isn’t able to pass a spending bill. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed Wednesday he would not give up tryingThe Hill
Sep 20 2023
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will pause its rate hikes, keeping its benchmark lending rate at a 22-year high.
The move was widely expected, after the central bank signaled in recent weeks that it intended to wait for more data to understand how previous rate hikes are affecting the US economy.
Since March 2022, the Fed has lifted interest rates 11 times and held themCNN Business