Cash aid reduced poverty in Colorado, nation during pandemic

Early in the pandemic, after Graciela Flores’ husband lost his job, the couple was so broke they could scarcely afford to put gas in their car. It was easy for her to picture where things were headed: food stamps, no new school supplies for their three kids, debt on the

EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

SILVER SPRING, Md. — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers’ costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for years near $1 per pound,

Opinion | When Professors Have Affairs With Students

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Sex Is the Enemy of Good Teaching,” by Amia Srinivasan (Opinion guest essay, Sunday Review, Sept. 5): Based on my experience as a college professor for 20 years, I believe that Ms. Srinivasan’s depiction of professor-student sexual interactions — typically, a male

China says it will provide 2 billion vaccine doses to the world.

By Sui-Lee Wee China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, said the country would provide two billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to the world this year and would donate $100 million to a global effort to distribute the doses to developing countries, as Beijing attempts to take on a more prominent leadership role

Reckitt reports disappointing second-quarter sales, says costs to hit margins

(Reuters) – Reckitt Benckiser Group posted disappointing second-quarter sales growth and warned on margins on Tuesday sending its shares 9% lower as costs rise and easing lockdowns slow growth in products such as Lysol disinfectants.FILE PHOTO: Products produced by Reckitt Benckiser; Vanish, Finish, Dettol and Harpic, are seen in London,

COVID-19: Pfizer’s UK boss ‘comfortable’ with plan to lift coronavirus rules – but will continue to wear a face mask in crowded settings

The UK boss of vaccine maker Pfizer says he is “comfortable” with the planned scrapping of most COVID-19 restrictions later this month – but he will continue to wear a mask in crowded settings. Ben Osborn told Sky News that while only a comprehensive rollout of second doses would provide

Roblox surges to record after Hasbro unveils Nerf partnership

FILE PHOTO: A man photographs a Roblox banner displayed, to celebrate the company’s IPO, on the front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) – Shares of Roblox Corp surged to a record high on Tuesday after Hasbro Inc

COVID-19: Piloting domestic coronavirus passports ‘the right thing to do’, says vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi

Looking at the use of domestic COVID passports for people attending pubs and restaurants is “only the right thing to do”, the vaccines minister has told Sky News. Nadhim Zahawi admitted that requiring people to show certification before entering some venues “does throw up a number of difficult, ethical questions”.

Child abuse imagery accused complain of being hounded in Waiuku community

Two Waiuku men charged over a cache of child abuse material have been “hounded” since news of the offending broke, a court heard today. Murray Richard Pengelly and Colin Kenneth Bradley, in their 60s, previously pleaded guilty to six charges of possessing objectionable material with knowledge it was illegal. Pengelly