President Joe Biden’s White House is prioritizing jobs for migrants above helping many millions of poor Americans get decent jobs, according to priorities in its annual “Economic Report of the President.” A growing share of men are not even trying to find jobs, the baby boom generation is retiring, and there are fewer young Americans, said the Biden-endorsed report , which listed several “Options to Boost the U.S. Labor Supply.” The report’s first option for raising the number of workers is “Increasing Immigration” — not helping Americans get decent jobs. It says: Overall, research also suggests that the effects of newly arrived immigrants on the wages and employment of the domestic population are quantitatively very small, and that the fiscal effects of immigration are generally positive. Vast evidence shows migration cuts family wages and spikes housing cost s, yet the report also urges an amnesty for at least 11 million “undocumented individuals” and the … [Read more...] about White House Economic Plan Puts Migrants Ahead of American Families
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Why you should bench credit cards for March Madness bets
By the end of the 2023 NCAA tournament, an estimated one in four Americans will have wagered $15.5 billion in bets on the various games, according to the American Gaming Association. Last year, Matt Cappelen — a 34-year-old firefighter from Elk Grove Village, Illinois — would have been in the middle of the action. For this year’s dance, though, he’ll be sitting on the sidelines of the betting game. “I’ve always been a die-hard sports fan,” Cappelen said. “Pretty much anything that involves a winner and a loser, I loved.” Since legal online sports betting was first made available in Illinois in 2020, the fun of sports had only gotten that much bigger for Cappelen. “I was able to combine making money, or so I thought, and sports,” he said. “What better way to do that than with gambling?” But in the three years since, Cappelen built up $83,000 in gambling debts on sites like Bovada and FanDuel. Up to 90% of that, he says, was done on credit cards. “You feel like you’re … [Read more...] about Why you should bench credit cards for March Madness bets
For the Want of an Insulation Screw
Like many development projects in the pandemic, construction of the Applied Research Center at Florida Polytechnic University was burdened by delays. Skanska, the general contractor responsible for the building, struggled to find materials. But it wasn’t steel, glass or concrete that set back the completion of the 95,000-square-foot research facility in Lakeland, Fla. The problem was card readers. A global shortage of semiconductors had made security access systems impossible to get. So a team of a half-dozen supply chain specialists at Skanska had to unwind a tangle of contractors and subcontractors and persuade a manufacturer to send unfinished doors, with high-tech lock sets to follow, saving months of delays over a simple yet crucial part. “There hasn’t been a project we’ve worked on in recent years that hasn’t been challenged in some fashion,” said Steve Stouthamer, Skanska’s executive vice president of project planning services, who helped found the company’s strategic … [Read more...] about For the Want of an Insulation Screw
Boosting caffeine intake could reduce diabetes risk, study finds
To learn why researchers believe coffee could bring big benefits to some, click the article below. (iStock) Welcome to the Fox News Health Newsletter. If this newsletter is not already delivered to your email, please subscribe here . WONDER DRUG? – Caffeine's benefits could outweigh the risks for some. Continue reading… PREVENTING PARKINSON'S – A colorless chemical could be causing the spike in cases. Continue reading… BIOHACKING CRAZE – Find out why Brooke Burke and other celebs are hooked. Continue reading… From cold plunging to blood testing, advocates of biohacking — including Brooke Burke and Tom Brady — say it can help lead to a longer, healthier life. (Getty Images) TICK-BORNE DISEASE – Doctor believes climate change is the culprit. Continue reading… NATURAL HEALING – Many older adults are opting out of vaccines. Continue reading… DEADLY DRUG – Xylazine is far … [Read more...] about Boosting caffeine intake could reduce diabetes risk, study finds
‘Trashing our city’: Did New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure set the stage for rising crime?
close Video The Perfect Storm: How crime and inflation are crushing New Orleans Betsy's Pancake House co-owner says her decades-old New Orleans restaurant is struggling as the city's violent crime surge scares away loyal customers. NEW ORLEANS – Elected officials have failed to keep the Big Easy clean, with trash lining the streets — a failure that has helped fuel the city's crime surge, a lifelong resident told Fox News. "Our politicians need to concentrate more on making us look better," Mary Murdock, who co-owns Betsy's Pancake House in mid-city, said. "It's like your house. You want your house to look good if somebody's coming." A NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS OWNER STRUGGLES AMID HIGH INFLATION AND CRIME. WATCH: Video WATCH MORE FOX NEWS DIGITAL ORIGINALS HERE Violent crime has spiked dramatically in New Orleans in recent years. The city had the most homicides per capita among major U.S. cities in September, briefly … [Read more...] about ‘Trashing our city’: Did New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure set the stage for rising crime?
City Of Palo Alto: Years Long Litigation Abruptly Ends With $24 Million Payment To Palo Alto
0 Politics & Government Proposed Funding Plan to Reduce Electric Customer Rates by Five Percent and Improve Fiscal Health of the Electric Utility. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the City of Palo Alto: March 16, 2023 PALO ALTO, CALIF. ---- After several years of litigation with the federal government, the City of Palo Alto announced today the anticipation of receiving approximately $24 million as part of Northern California Power Agency litigation. The City’s Finance Committee will consider recommendations to use these funds to reduce electric rates to customers by 5% starting July 1, 2023, and improve utilities reserves depleted due to the recent drought and Council’s commitment to customers through the pandemic to minimize rate increases. On March 8, the City of Palo Alto learned about the timing of a financial payment in the City’s favor related to the litigation of the Central … [Read more...] about City Of Palo Alto: Years Long Litigation Abruptly Ends With $24 Million Payment To Palo Alto