New WIC rules include more money for fruits and vegetables for low-income families

[ad_1] The federal program that helps pay for groceries for millions of low-income mothers, babies and young kids will soon emphasize more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as provide a wider choice of foods from different cultures. The final rule changes for the program known as WIC were announced Tuesday by the Food … Read more

Biden provides chip maker with $1.5 billion to expand production in New York, Vermont

[ad_1] The Biden administration said Monday the government is providing $1.5 billion to the computer chip company GlobalFoundries to expand its domestic production in New York and Vermont. The announcement is the third award of direct financial support for a semiconductor company under the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. The law enables the government to invest … Read more

Carrefour pulls Doritos and other PepsiCo products from shelves over price hikes

[ad_1] Global supermarket chain Carrefour will stop selling PepsiCo products in it stores in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy over price increases for popular items like Doritos, Lay’s potato chips, Quaker Oats, Lipton tea and its namesake soda. The French grocery chain said it pulled PepsiCo products from shelves in France on Thursday and added … Read more

Here’s how many jobs are available across the U.S.

[ad_1] Employers posted 9.6 million job openings in September, up from 9.5 million in August according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job monthly Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The slightly elevated numbers signal that the U.S. job market remains strong even as the U.S. Federal Reserve attempts to cool the economy. “Today’s … Read more

Looking for the new COVID vaccine booster? Here’s where to get the shot.

[ad_1] Pharmacies across the U.S. have started administering new COVID-19 booster formulations from drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna. The Food and Drug Administration approved the revised mRNA vaccine shots Monday as several COVID variants spread and hospitalizations rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the shots for everyone six months and older. The vaccine … Read more

Can you still get free COVID tests in 2023? Here’s what to know about your options.

[ad_1] Following a weekend of Labor Day travel amid an uptick of COVID-19 hospitalizations, many people are wondering where to get free COVID test kits in 2023, whether by mail or with insurance.  Levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for now remain far below previous peaks seen during past summer and winter waves of the … Read more

As COVID cases flare, some schools and businesses reinstate mask mandates

[ad_1] A familiar pandemic-era safety measure is making a comeback as new COVID-19 variants surface and cases of the disease flare in some parts of the U.S.: Mask mandates. The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed for several weeks, with health authorities saying they’re tracking the spread of three new variants. As a result, some businesses … Read more

As COVID cases flare, some schools and businesses reinstate mask mandates

[ad_1] A familiar pandemic-era safety measure is making a comeback as new COVID-19 variants surface and cases of the disease flare in some parts of the U.S.: Mask mandates. The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed for several weeks, with health authorities saying they’re tracking the spread of three new variants. As a result, some businesses … Read more

Craft beer pioneer Anchor Brewing to close after 127 years

[ad_1] Historic Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco shutters operations ahead of bankruptcy Historic Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco shutters operations ahead of bankruptcy 02:06 Anchor Brewing Co. is set to pour its last cold one. The 127-year-old San Francisco brewery, which traces its roots to the California Gold Rush, said it will shut … Read more