Fewer Americans filed for jobless benefits last week.
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Accessed on 18 June 2022, 0548 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The four-week average for claims, which evens out some of the week-to-week volatility, fell by 2,750 to 246,750. Read more
As a remote nation in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands had been almost completely spared from COVID-19, registering just a handful of cases throughout the pandemic, with no community transmission detected. Read more
Hawaii’s Department of Health also reported 13 more COVID deaths, bringing the state’s coronavirus-related death toll to 1,619. Read more
The planned changes at the CDC come amid criticism of the agency’s response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats. Read more
The state’s seven-day average of new cases fell to 404, down from 452 reported on Aug. 10, representing four weeks of declines. Read more
From post offices temporarily closing to train and bus operators reducing their services, the seventh wave of coronavirus infections is having a growing impact on social and economic activities across Japan. Read more
Fans make a pilgrimage every year to Memphis, Tennessee, to attend events during “Elvis Week,” the annual celebration of his life and career in the days surrounding his death anniversary. Read more
The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. 10, and the 71-year-old first lady began experiencing symptoms on Monday. Read more
Bourla has received four shots of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the New York drugmaker along with BioNTech. Read more
The state Campaign Spending Commission is investigating whether a subcontractor responsible for COVID-19 testing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport reimbursed two employees for $10,000 in campaign contributions made to former Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Read more
Question: When will the Department of Human Services be issuing an updated policy regarding COVID-19 isolation and quarantine for preschool-age kids? Read more
Letters: Staffing shortages not uncommon at hospitals; Stronger deterrents needed to fight crime; Navy is failing Hawaii by not upholding values
Staffing shortages not uncommon at hospitals; Stronger deterrents needed to fight crime; Navy is failing Hawaii by not upholding values. Read more
The annual numbers show how the economy would have grown if the quarterly rate were to continue for a year. Read more
Germany’s health minister said he expected the European Medicines Agency to meet Sept. 1 to consider a vaccine that would provide protection against the original virus and the omicron variant. Read more
A judge last year declined to issue a temporary injunction that would have blocked Creighton University’s requirement that all students get the COVID-19 vaccination. Read more
Sima Samar left Kabul in July 2021 for the United States on her first trip after the COVID-19 pandemic, never expecting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to flee the country and the Taliban to take power for the second time soon after on Aug. 15. Read more
People who have COVID-19 symptoms should take at least two tests, 48 hours apart, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more