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‘They were an afterthought’: Millions of older Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes

It was Mother’s Day in May 2020 and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children were unable to visit her due to Covid, and although Adelina Ramos, her graduate nursing assistant, longed to comfort herself from her bedside, she had to leave, although she could see the woman eclipsed. …

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2022 Presidents Cup scores, results, standings: USA doubles lead as Americans roll again on Day 2

2022 Presidents Cup scores, results, standings: USA doubles lead as Americans roll again on Day 2

The 2022 Presidents Cup is effectively over, and it’s been a while. And yet, even with the United States leading the international team 8-2 after two days of play, Friday afternoon’s four-ball action at Quail Hollow Golf Club was about as much fun as golf. That’s the power of team golf, and nowhere was it …

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Americans will pay more money to heat their homes this winter

Americans will pay more money to heat their homes this winter

Americans are about to see the biggest increase in their home heating bills in more than 10 years, and it’s not just because of inflation. A new report from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA), which represents state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), predicts a 17.2% increase in average …

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Either way, the Fed will hurt some Americans: Morning Brief

Either way, the Fed will hurt some Americans: Morning Brief

This article first appeared in the Morning Brief. Get the Morning Brief delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Today’s newsletter is from Janna Herron, Yahoo Finance’s personal finance publisher. Follow Janna on Twitter @JannaHerron. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest …

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Poliomyelitis is back.  How worried should Americans be?

Poliomyelitis is back. How worried should Americans be?

Naturally, these events raised many questions: why does a case of poliomyelitis worry the authorities? What does it mean to find poliovirus in sewage? Who should be worried about getting the disease? If someone was vaccinated years ago, are they still protected now? To learn more about this disease, which most people alive today have …

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On average in 2021, US consumer units spent $15,495 on food, clothing and health care combined, less than the $16,729 spent on taxes

Americans spend MORE money on taxes than on food, clothing and health care combined

Americans spent more money on things like food, clothing and health care in 2021, while the average tax bill fell $400 from a year earlier, the cost of living having soared under Biden. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that in 2021, Americans spent about $16,700 on IRS taxes while shelling out about …

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On average in 2021, US consumer units spent $15,495 on food, clothing and health care combined, less than the $16,729 spent on taxes

Americans spend MORE money on taxes than on food, clothing and health care combined

Americans spent more money on things like food, clothing and health care in 2021, while the average tax bill fell $400 from a year earlier, the cost of living having soared under Biden. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that in 2021, Americans spent about $16,700 on IRS taxes while shelling out about …

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Americans are finally feeling better about the economy

Americans are finally feeling better about the economy

After months of sluggishness, Americans are finally starting to feel better about the economy and more resigned to inflation. Consumer confidence, which bottomed out in June, has started to recover in recent weeks. Gas prices are falling. Inflation, which has been high for decades, appears to be easing. And at the same time, Americans are …

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