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Peak of COVID-19 worsens extreme poverty and hunger problems in Africa

Elderly people, many without masks or not well fitted, line up tight waiting to withdraw their pensions in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, December 13, 2021. In Zimbabwe and other African countries , the resurgence of the virus threatens the very survival of millions of people who have already been pushed to the brink by a […]

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Pause on student loan payments extended to May 1

FILE – Students walk on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. The Biden administration on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 extended a moratorium on student loans that allowed millions of Americans postpone paying down debt during the pandemic. As part of the action, payments on federal student loans will […]

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Column: NHL skips Olympics again, cites COVID-19 uncertainty

FILE – Canadian defenseman Shea Weber, left, stumbles over United States forward David Backes in the third period of a men’s ice hockey semi-final game at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Friday, February 21 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The NHL players will ultimately not participate in the next Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. A […]

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American-born Chinese pop star Wang Leehom apologizes in scandal

Wang Leehom, an American singer-songwriter and singer performs onstage during his solo concert in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province, May 20, 2018. Wang, who is one of the biggest stars pop musician in China, apologized to his family and fans on Monday and said he would take a break after a public social media row […]

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Asian stocks fall amid concerns over virus and Fed policy tightening

A woman walks past the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Monday, December 20, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Monday amid concerns over the latest variant of the coronavirus and the stricter Federal Reserve policy. (AP Photo / Koji Sasahara) Koji Sasahara PA BEIJING Asian stock markets followed […]

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Record center quarterback Hawkins leads All-Americans D-III

Record-breaking Central (Iowa) quarterback Blaine Hawkins and North Central wide receiver Andrew Kamienski highlight the Associated Press Division III All-America team released Friday. Hawkins also won the Gagliardi Trophy as the nation’s top Division III player after setting an NCAA record with 63 touchdown passes. North Central (Iowa) had four players selected for the first […]

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AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Rauw Alejandro, higher level

Singer / rapper Rauw Alejandro, named one of AP’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, poses for a portrait at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on November 18, 2021 (AP Photo / Chris Pizzello) Chris Pizzello Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP LOS ANGELES He started out wanting to be a star soccer player, but […]

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Global stocks advance after Fed steps up stimulus withdrawal

A forex trader watches monitors in the forex trading room at KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Stocks climbed in Asia on Thursday, following the gains on Wall Street, after the the Federal Reserve said it would speed up its withdrawal from the economic stimulus. (AP Photo / […]

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Idaho hires more easily than national average

Idaho Hires Easier Than National Average Click to enlarge. Painting by Catie Clark The most recent results released by the US Census Bureau show that small businesses in Idaho found hiring slightly easier than the national average, which, admittedly, doesn’t say much. The survey indicated that nationally, an average of 30% of small businesses surveyed […]

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Idaho farms flourished as the United States sought to pay immigrant workers less. What happened next | Southern Idaho Agriculture News

BY RACHEL SPACEK AND MELISSA MONTALVO Statesman of Idaho Thousands of Idaho immigrant workers who are part of a work visa program will get small pay increases in 2022 after the Trump-era wage freeze is lifted. The US Department of Agriculture released its annual Farm Workforce Survey last month, which is used to determine the […]