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Mortgage Rates Are Up, Highest Since August 2020

(CNN) - Mortgage rates are starting to climb. That's after some of the lowest interest rates in history. Rates rose to the highest point since August 2020 just last week. Freddie Mac reported the average interest rate on a…

Unemployment: 730K Filed For Benefits Last Week

(CNN) - The Labor Department says another 730,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. That's adjusted with seasonal swings. Added with those made by contract workers not eligible for unemployment; first time claims totaled about 1.2 million.…

2nd COVID Vaccine Doses Outpace First Doses

(CNN) - Federal health officials say the second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are going out faster than the first ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on vaccine distribution. It showed for the first…

Olympics: Brisbane Announced As Preferred 2032 Host

(CNN) - Brisbane, Australia has been named the "preferred host" for the 2032 Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee made a unanimous choice to move the process along citing "the uncertainty the world is facing right now". If Brisbane…

Retailers Hopeful For 'Revenge Shopping'

(CNN) - Some U.S. retailers are counting on consumers to come back to their stores with a vengeance. The CEO of TJ Maxx told analysts he predicts so-called "revenge shopping" will erupt once most Americans can get the COVID-19…

Cruise Lines Announce Cancelations Through May

(CNN) - The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't eased its grip on the cruise industry. Two major cruise lines: Carnival and Disney announced all trips through May are canceled. Disney has also paused its international sailing through at least August. No…

CDC Forecasts Slowing Death Rate In Coming Weeks

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting a downward trend in COVID deaths. The CDC's new ensemble forecast published Wednesday is projecting up to 548,000 deaths by March 20th. Last month's forecast predicted up to…

Combined Flu And COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Possible

(CNN) - A combined flu and COVID-19 vaccination is a future possibility. This according to Wendy Barclay, British virologist and head of the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London. She told U.K. lawmakers on Wednesday that a…

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