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Managers will have to enforce rules for unvaccinated employees, and it won’t be easy

Managers will have to enforce rules for unvaccinated employees, and it won’t be easy

Most employers have not outright mandated Covid vaccines as a condition of employment for their current staff … at least not yet. Instead, many have “strongly encouraged” employees to get vaccinated and, in some cases, incentivized them with things like cash or more time off. But given the precipitous rise in Covid cases thanks to…MORE

‘Arthur’ to end at PBS Kids with Season 25 in 2022

‘Arthur’ to end at PBS Kids with Season 25 in 2022

“Arthur” is coming to an end after 25 years. PBS Kids plans to end the iconic children’s series, screenwriter Kathy Waugh revealed during a recent interview on the “Finding DW” podcast. Executive producer Carol Greenwald said reruns will continue to be available on PBS Kids. “Arthur is the longest-running kids animated series in history and…MORE

Fed says Delta won’t ruin the recovery. But we’re still a long way from normal
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Fed says Delta won’t ruin the recovery. But we’re still a long way from normal

The Federal Reserve left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday, pointing to the nation’s as yet incomplete economic recovery. “The path of the economy continues to depend on the course of the virus,” the central bank said in a statement. While vaccinations are helping to limit the virus and its impact on the…MORE

A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week
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A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week

A major bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will open to traffic in one direction on Monday, more than two months after a crack forced its closure, Tennessee transportation officials said Wednesday. The Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 over the Mississippi River, was shut down for repairs May 11 after a routine inspection…MORE

Simone Biles’ sponsors stand by her after she withdraws from Olympic events
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Simone Biles’ sponsors stand by her after she withdraws from Olympic events

Simone Biles’ sponsors offered statements of support Wednesday following her decision to pull out of Thursday’s individual, all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old champion cited mental health concerns as the reason for her earlier withdrawal from Tuesday’s team competition during interviews with reporters in Tokyo. Biles may still compete in next week’s…MORE

Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond
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Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond

In between the superhuman feats of strength and grace, this year’s Olympic athletes are treating us to something equally as delightful (though far less exhausting): their own personalities. The fascinating and funny tidbits coming out of Tokyo, whether on social media or between events, are endless. If watching the US women’s rugby team is exciting,…MORE

Former high-ranking Nxivm member who testified against Keith Raniere will not go to prison
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Former high-ranking Nxivm member who testified against Keith Raniere will not go to prison

Lauren Salzman, a former high-ranking member of Nxivm who pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges and testified against founder Keith Raniere at his 2019 trial will avoid prison time after being sentenced by a federal judge to time served, five years of probation and 300 hours of community service, a spokesman for the…MORE

A third of eligible people aren’t vaccinated. Here’s what we know about them
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A third of eligible people aren’t vaccinated. Here’s what we know about them

We’ve been referring a lot to “the unvaccinated” vs. “the vaccinated” in very general terms that paint over who, exactly, is in these groups and what might be motivating them. I went to CNN’s political forecaster, Harry Enten, to get his impression of what we know specifically about the unvaccinated and what might convince them…MORE

Critical jobs are going unfilled. 5 things workers want from employers now

Critical jobs are going unfilled. 5 things workers want from employers now

As the economy continues to reopen, labor market turbulence is on the rise. Workers are leaving their jobs in favor of new careers or locations, and some aren’t going back to work at all, leaving critical jobs unfilled. To deal with labor shortages, employers must go beyond the basics of pay and benefits. Money is…MORE

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