Supply chain woes lead to an "everything shortage"
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has helped to improve the U.S. economy, but the pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the global supply chain. Derek Thompson, the author of a recent piece in The Atlantic that explores the root problems of America's supply chain breakdown, joined CBSN to discuss the nation's crowded ports and emptying shelves.news.yahoo.com
Unemployment filings dip for third week in a row
Some 793,000 people applied for jobless benefits in the week ending February 6, the Labor Department said Thursday. Before the coronavirus slammed the economy last March, unemployment filings hovered around 250,000 a week and never exceeded 700,000 a week, a record set in the 1982 recession. A sign of those strains: The number of people receiving unemployment benefits rose in mid-January. "At present, we are a long way from such a labor market," he said. The unemployment rate for Blacks and Hispanics in January was 9.2% and 8.6%, respectively, compared with 5.7% for Whites, according to the Labor Department.cbsnews.com
Many workers will get 4 extra weeks of unemployment benefits. Here's how
The recent Covid relief package offers 11 extra weeks of jobless benefits to workers. Many, but not all, will be eligible for four more, for a total of 15 weeks. The $900 billion measure extended two temporary federal unemployment programs that support millions of Americans into 2021. More from Personal Finance:A top Democrat backs another $600 unemployment boostBiden will extend payment pause for student loan borrowersHow $2,000 stimulus checks could be targetedOne, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, issues benefits to the self-employed and others who don't typically qualify for state aid. The other, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, is available to those who exhausted standard state benefits, which generally last up to six months.cnbc.com
How much your Social Security check will be if you make $45,000 per year
Over 64 million Americans currently receive Social Security benefits. The amount each person gets will vary and is calculated using an equation that takes into account your past and present. Benefits are based on your income, the year you were born and your age when you decide to start taking money out. Remember: Social Security was not designed to be your sole source of income for retirement, and the totals are always changing. So how much should you expect in Social Security benefits if you make $45,000 a year?cnbc.com
Many of Floridas unemployed are still waiting for help
Brooke Stanton said she has heard the message hundreds, if not thousands, of times. "We tell people dont call 108 times, Satter said. Yesterday we had a million phone calls," Satter said. Weve had 15 million phone calls since March 15. But it is of little consolation to the thousands, like Stanton, who are still waiting for help.
Benefits of the Mediterranean diet
Benefits of the Mediterranean diet Researchers found that the Mediterranean diet decreased the likelihood of developing heart disease. And the World Health Organization wants us to eat less sugar. Danielle Nottingham has some of the day’s top medical stories.cbsnews.com
New evidence supports benefits of talk therapy
New evidence supports benefits of talk therapy A study in Lancet Psychiatry found that talk therapy works for preventing suicide. And a study compares the health risks of carbohydrates versus saturated fats. Eboni Williams has a look at the medical headlines.cbsnews.com
Hidden benefits of using your vacation days
Hidden benefits of using your vacation days A new study shows Americans leave 429 million vacation days unused every year. The U.S. is one of the only advanced countries that doesn't require companies to give employees paid time off. Tony Schwartz, founder and CEO of The Energy Project, weighs in.cbsnews.com