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Mark Twain once said, “It’s difficult to make predictions, particularly about the future.” Economists like me often use the comment as an opening line in our public presentations. The reasons are, the quote is funny, and it’s usually very true. Read more

I have frequently mentioned that the pandemic has reminded me more than ever that our public schools truly are the hubs of our communities. From providing the time and space for students to develop deep social connections with peers and adults; ensuring students nutritional and mental health needs are met each and every day; to meeting the academic needs and goals of our students — our schools play a crucial role in shaping and supporting each of our communities. Read more

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's health department will require workers, volunteers and others at 14 state-run health care facilities to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Sept. 30 unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption, according to a memo.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public.

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Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocers, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet stores and even department stores.

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