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Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults increased significantly in 2021 compared to five and 10 years ago, reaching historic highs, according to the Monitoring the … more
Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine was 73.2% effective against the disease in a trial of children 6 months through 4 years old, reinforcing results that led to the shot’s authorization in young kids … more
Data this week generated a mixed report card of the U.S. economy, showing both resilience in the face of high inflation and signs of troubles ahead.Consumers continue to spend, albeit … more
President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are touting the “Inflation Reduction Act” as their big election year triumph, a major way of getting soaring prices to come down.But … more
Nothing has been able to kill scam robocalls — not federal regulation, not individual state lawsuits, not private software. Each effort has made a dent, but the unwanted calls keep on coming, … more
For more than two full months, drivers have seen a steady drop in gasoline prices — something that seemed unfathomable earlier in the summer when the average price nationally approached $5 a … more
San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly suggested a 50 basis-point rate increase isn’t locked in at the U.S. central bank’s next policy meeting, saying the Federal Reserve is “far from done … more
U.S. employers added more jobs in July than forecast, illustrating rock-solid labor demand that tempers recession fears and suggests the Federal Reserve will press on with steep interest-rate hikes … more
Conspiracy theorist and media personality Alex Jones was confronted with several pieces of evidence Wednesday that contradicted his own testimony during his defamation trial, where the parents of a … more
Emerging evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus a second time can heighten long-term health risks, a worrisome development as the circulation of increasingly contagious … more
Two key U.S. inflation gauges posted larger-than-forecast increases on Friday, heightening concerns that prices will remain persistently high and prompt continued aggressive interest-rate increases … more
Scientists have suggested that once vaccines and treatment for COVID-19 became widely available, a surge might not require more than the basic precautions practiced during flu … more
For the fifth consecutive week, the nation’s average gas price has fallen, declining 15.8 cents from a week ago to $4.51 per gallon on Monday. Prices in the Austin area fell even further, down 19.5 … more
The growing dominance of two highly infectious omicron subvariants is threatening to exacerbate the nation's coronavirus wave, but experts and officials say there are sensible steps … more
For the fourth straight week, the nation’s average gas price has fallen, declining 12.8 cents from a week ago to $4.66 per gallon on Monday.  Locally, prices were down 19.4 to an average of … more
(Pls add subhead related to local surge)While vaccinations have greatly cut down on hospitalizations and deaths, COVID-19 cases are on the rise again around the world.More than 4.1 million cases were … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell, though remained near January levels, suggesting that labor market conditions are moderating.Initial unemployment claims decreased by 2,000 to … more
For the third straight week, the nation’s average gas price fell, dropping 10.4 cents  to $4.78 per gallon on Tuesday, while prices in the Austin area fell 15.3 cents from last week according … more
Many factors are putting upward and downward pressure on mortgage rates, and prospective borrowers have observed a seesaw pattern in the cost to finance a home recently.While the benchmark 30-year … more
Delta Air Lines warned that it expects "operational challenges" over the busy Fourth of July weekend, and is allowing customers to change their travel dates to avoid the havoc. Atlanta-based Delta … more
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