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Study: Pandemic To Knock A Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy

(CNN) - The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the U.S. so hard that it is lowering the average American's life expectancy. According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, the average lifetime for an American is being reduced…

965,000 In U.S. Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

(CNN) - The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is going in the wrong direction. According to the latest Labor Department report out Thursday; another 965,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first-time last week, on…

Survey: Americans Planning To Splurge After Pandemic

(CNN) - Many Americans are planning on a big splurge when the pandemic is under control. That's according to a new survey by the Lending Tree. The personal financial site surveyed more than 1,200 Americans online last month. 82%…

787K Americans File For Unemployment

(CNN) - The government says another 787,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week. The number is seasonally adjusted. It's a slight decrease in claims from the week before. Meanwhile, more than 161,000 workers filed…

Americans Are Buying Cars Again

(CNN) - Car buying in the U.S. is revving up again. That's according to General Motors, which released its fourth-quarter sales for 2020 Tuesday. GM is the country's largest automaker and is typically a bellwether for industry trends. Other…

More Than 4 Million Americans Given COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN) - More than 4.2 million people in the U.S. have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. But that's short of the 20 million vaccinations the federal government repeatedly promised to have delivered by December of 2020.…

787K Americans File First Time For Jobless Claims

(CNN) - The government reports another 787,000 Americans filed first-time claims for jobless benefits, on a seasonally adjusted basis during the Christmas week. It's a decline from the week before and slightly better than economists predicted. But claims were…

1M+ Americans Traveled By Air Friday and Saturday

(CNN) - The holiday travel rush seems to be starting, despite the pandemic. According to the the TSA, more than one million people were screened on both Friday and Saturday. The TSA says this is the first time since…

Study: More Americans Are Wearing Masks

Los Angeles, CA (KCAL) - More Americans are masking up. That's according to a survey released Friday by the Kaiser Foundation. Among the findings: 73% of those questioned say facial coverings are "part of everyone's responsibility to protect the…

Survey: More Than 2/3 Of Americans 'Likely' To Get Vaccine

(CNN) - Most Americans say they will "definitely or probably" get a coronavirus vaccine. That's according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 71% of those surveyed said they would either get the vaccine or were likely…