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  • Russia Claims Ukraine Standoff Is Over

    02/15/2022 12:47:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/15/2022 | John Hayward
    The Russian government claimed on Tuesday that several military units have completed “scheduled drills” along border with Ukraine and will now return to their permanent bases, bringing their armor and artillery with them. Russian officials taunted the Biden administration by claiming the redeployment “humiliated” Western war hysterics, while Ukrainian and NATO military officials said they did not see any immediate sign of Russian forces actually pulling back from the border.
  • Life insurers adapt pandemic risk models after claims jump (Post Vaccine Claim Skyrocket)

    02/02/2022 6:46:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    UK Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/13/2022 | Carolyn Cohn and Noor Zainab Hussain
    LONDON (Reuters) - A coronavirus pandemic which lasts five years, another pandemic in a decade, and ever more transmissible variants are among the scenarios life insurers are predicting after COVID-19 claims jumped more than expected in 2021.The global life insurance industry was hit with reported claims due to COVID-19 of $5.5 billion in the first nine months of 2021 versus $3.5 billion for the whole of 2020, according to insurance broker Howden in a report on Jan 4, while the industry had expected lower payouts due to the rollout of vaccines."We definitely paid out more than I had anticipated at...
  • Jobless claims fall to 269K, hitting new post-lockdown low

    11/04/2021 7:54:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/2021 | Sylvan Lane
    New claims for unemployment insurance fell to a new post-lockdown low during the final week of October, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending Oct. 30, initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 269,000, a decline of 14,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 283,000. New weekly claims have reached the lowest total since March 14, 2020, when roughly 225,000 Americans filed first-time jobless aid applications shortly before the U.S. locked down to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • 'He put himself ahead of the country': Chris Christie rips Trump's election claims

    09/24/2021 7:34:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    newsyahoo ^ | 09/23/2021 | David M Drucker
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said former President Donald Trump should stop peddling conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen, arguing that the claims are inconsistent with putting America first and damage the Republican Party’s efforts to blunt President Joe Biden’s agenda. “I think it would be better if he accepted the results of the 2020 election. And I think that would be better for the country. There hasn't been any type of substantive evidence that has come forward,” the former two-term governor and Republican 2024 contender said during a virtual appearance at the annual Texas Tribune Festival.
  • 2.9M workers still on jobless benefits as weekly claims remain high

    08/05/2021 6:25:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/05/2021 | Will Feuer
    More than 2.9 million Americans are still on traditional state unemployment benefits as the number of people seeking weekly new claims appear to have settled at a level higher than previously hoped, the feds said Thursday. Continuing claims fell by 366,000 from just over 3.26 million the week before, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. That figure stood at almost 16 million at the same time last year, in the thick of the pandemic. Continuing claims have fallen significantly since peaks seen in 2020, but the figure remains about twice as high as pre-pandemic levels.
  • Weekly jobless claims tick up to 373,000

    07/08/2021 7:52:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/2021 | Sylvan Lane
    New weekly applications for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending July 3, the seasonally adjusted number of initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 373,000, rising 2,000 above the previous week’s revised total of 371,000. Another 99,001 people applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a program created in March 2020 to expand jobless aid to gig workers, contractors and others who don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits. Twenty-six states have pulled out of the program, which expires in September.
  • Jobless Claims Fall to 364,000 as the American Economy Gets Back to Work

    07/01/2021 1:05:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/2021 | John Carney
    New claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Initial jobless claims declined to 364,000 for the week ended June 26, a decline of 51,000 from the previous week. Economists polled by Econoday had estimated 395,000 new claims. This is the lowest level of claims since March 14, 2020, just before pandemic lockdowns forced millions of Americans out of work. The 4-week moving average of claims, which smoothes out week-to-week volatility, was 392,750, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14,...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise for first time since April

    06/17/2021 6:59:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    TheHill ^ | 06/17/2021 | Sylvan Lane
    New weekly applications for unemployment insurance rose last week for the first time since April, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending June 12, seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims totaled 412,000, rising by 37,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 375,000. Claims had fallen in every consecutive week since the week ending May 1 before last, setting a series of new post-lockdown record lows.
  • New jobless claims fall below 400K for first time since March 2020

    06/03/2021 6:10:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    nypost ^ | 06/03/2021 | Will Feuer
    The number of Americans seeking new unemployment benefits dropped below 400,000 for the first time since March of last year — marking a new pandemic low, the feds said Thursday. Initial worker filings for jobless claims, seen as a signal of layoffs, reached 385,000 last week, down from 406,000 reported the prior week, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. It’s the fifth consecutive week of steady declines, but initial claims still remain substantially higher than pre-pandemic levels. The country was averaging just over 200,000 new claims per week in 2019.
  • Joe Biden Claims He Is Not a Socialist After $6 Trillion Plan to Redistribute Wealth

    05/21/2021 7:04:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/21/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden argued in an interview published Friday he was not a socialist despite his massive $6 trillion plan to redistribute wealth in America. “The progressives don’t like me because I’m not prepared to take on what I would say and they would say is a socialist agenda,” Biden said in an interview with New York Times columnist David Brooks.
  • Lockdown 4? Boris Johnson Claims Lockdowns Brought Down Corona Deaths, Not Vaccines

    04/13/2021 8:49:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/13/2021 | Kurt Zindulka
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed on Tuesday that Britain’s success in driving down coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations came as a result of the draconian lockdowns imposed on the country and not the massive vaccination push. Speaking to reporters at 10 Downing Street, Mr Johnson said that while the vaccination programme has “helped” in slowing the spread of the Chinese virus, he said that “the bulk of the work in reducing the disease has been done by the lockdown.”
  • Workers file 745,000 jobless claims as winter storm batters labor market

    03/04/2021 6:25:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/04/2021 | Noah Manskar
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week as February’s massive winter storm roiled the coronavirus-battered labor market, the feds said Thursday. The 745,000 initial jobless claims filed last week brought the total for the COVID-19 pandemic to nearly 80.4 million — a number more than twice the size of California’s population.
  • Self-harm claims rise by 333% and overdoses are up 120% among 13 to 18-year-olds: The shocking toll of the pandemic on teenagers' mental health is revealed

    03/03/2021 12:25:37 AM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 03 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Teenagers and young adults have had their mental health battered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a vast study of medical records and insurance claims nationwide. FAIR, a nonprofit organization which describes itself as being 'dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information', released the findings of their report into mental health on Tuesday. They studied 32 billion private healthcare claim records, looking at the 13-18 age range and 19-22, and tracking month-by-month changes from January to November 2020, compared to the same months in 2019.
  • US workers file 779,000 jobless claims as COVID-19 crisis total tops 77M

    02/04/2021 6:06:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | 02/04/2021 | Noah Manskar
    American workers filed 779,000 applications for unemployment benefits last week in the latest sign that the labor market is still in the throes of its coronavirus crisis. The newest batch of initial jobless claims brought the total for the COVID-19 pandemic to roughly 77.2 million — a number nearly twice as large as California’s population.
  • Close to 800,000 in U.S. file new unemployment claims

    12/31/2020 8:56:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/2020 | UPI
    Dec. 31 (UPI) — Close to 800,000 more U.S. workers have filed new unemployment claims, the Labor Department said Thursday in its weekly report. The department said about 787,000 Americans filed new claims for the week ending last Saturday, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week.
  • Jobless Claims Top 800,000 For Third Straight Week

    12/23/2020 8:26:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2020 | John Carney
    New weekly jobless claims fell by 89,000 to 803,000 in the week that ended December 19, the Department of Labor said Wednesday. The prior week’s initial claims number was revised up to 892,000 from the initial estimate of 885,000.
  • US workers file 742,000 new jobless claims as COVID-19 surge continues

    11/19/2020 6:06:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/19/2020 | Noah Manskar
    Some 742,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as a surge in coronavirus infections threatened to shut down businesses again, the feds said Thursday. The latest batch of initial jobless claims brought the seasonally adjusted total filed during the coronavirus pandemic to roughly 68.1 million — equivalent to more than 42 percent of the nation’s workforce.
  • Jonathan Turley: ‘No Reason Not to’ Investigate Voter Fraud Claims

    11/09/2020 8:20:00 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2020 | Trent Baker
    As President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in multiple states over claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley on Monday said there is “no reason not to look into Turley, during FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” pointed out the oddity of people claiming there was no fraud taking place as ballots are still being counted. He advised that the United States has had electoral problems in the past, so there should be an investigation — even though he acknowledged it is not likely that anything overturns the election results.
  • US workers file over 1 million jobless claims for 20th straight week

    08/06/2020 5:59:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/06/2020 | Nicolas Vega
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits topped 1 million for the twentieth straight week — bringing the total number of initial jobless claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic to more than 55 million. An additional 1.186 million people filed for unemployment last week, according to the US Department of Labor. Jobless claims were down 249,000 from the week prior, but at a total of 55.3 million, the number of Americans who have filed for unemployment claims during the course of the pandemic is greater than the populations of New York and Texas combined — and has long since...
  • California's Increase Of Unemployment Insurance Claims Is Absolutely Staggering

    03/24/2020 4:46:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 03/24/20 | Eric Ting
    As California continues its statewide shelter-in-place order in response to the spread of coronavirus, California governor Gavin Newsom stated that the daily number of unemployment insurance claims in the state has skyrocketed dramatically. During a press conference Monday night, Newsom reported that the daily average of claims over the last seven days is 106,000. The normal average per day is just 2,500, meaning the number of jobless claims has increased by over 4,000%. The governor called for block grants from the federal government to help the state pay for benefits. "It is critical that the states get these block grants,...