The websites of FedEx, UPS, Airbnb, and Delta Airlines all report outages as ‘911 bottom line’ along the East Coast – MANY major U.S. companies have been knocked out offline today due to a nationwide loss, including Airbnb, FedEx, Delta Airlines, and HBO Max.
The Downdetector also flagged issues on Fidelity, USAA, UPS, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines, Costco, and Amazon websites from noon on Thursday afternoon. – READ MORE
The Government May Run Out Of Money In October or November If The Debt Ceiling Is Not Raised – Unless Congress raises or suspends the debt ceiling, the federal government is likely to run out of money in October or November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
Congress suspended the debt ceiling, which limits the amount of unpaid federal borrowing to $ 22 trillion, in 2019. But the suspension ended on Aug. 1 of this year. – READ MORE
Unclaimed Claims Unexpected Jump from 51,000 to 419,000- The growth of the jobs market appeared to have stopped last week.
New claims for unemployment benefits rose from 51,000 to 419,000 for the week ended July 17, the Department of Labor said Thursday. – READ MORE
Biden said the shortage of workers was due to low wages – President Biden accused on Wednesday that some industry-class workers were facing a lack of hiring due to a lack of wages.
“A lot of people who work as waiters and waitresses have decided they don’t want to do that anymore because there are other times when the salary is higher,” Biden said. “There’s no difference between not going back to work in a restaurant and not going back to working in a factory, so people want to change the times, change what they do.” – READ MORE
Struggling Restaurant Owner Struggling to Find People to Rent: ‘Your Business’ Is ‘Together a Little’ – President Joe Biden gave an interesting response at a CNN town hall event to a restaurant owner who was having a hard time finding people to take, telling the owner that his business could be “Bind” for a while and suggest that maybe other businesses with similar problems should pay a lot of money to workers.
“We employ hundreds of hard-working team members across the state of Ohio and across the country. And we intend to rent more every day in our attempt to restart our restaurant business, ”John Lanni, a Republican, told Biden. “The entire industry, among other industries, continues to struggle to find employees. How do you and the Biden administration launch those who have yet to return to work? Renting is our first priority right now.” READ MORE
Michigan Amends Gretchen Whitmer’s Emergency Powers Act to apply for Indefinite, Unilateral Lockdowns – The Michigan legislature completed the repeal of an emergency power law on Wednesday that Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) took advantage of to maintain a constant lockout for several months.
A citizens ’initiative led to a legislative vote to repeal the 1945 law without regard to a Whitmer veto. Last week, the Senate voted to repeal the law. On Wednesday, it was the turn of the House. – READ MORE
White House stresses pushing masks to increase COVID cases – The Biden administration is said to be considering whether to formally encourage vaccinated Americans to cover again as the country experiences an increase in the number of various COVID-19 delta cases.
White House aides spoke with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials about the proposed public messaging, the Washington Post reported. – READ MORE
Suspected FBI Leaker Can Avoid Consequences – An elderly FBI officer found guilty of misconduct for accepting unauthorized gifts from reporters, including tickets to pricy black-tie dinners, in 2016 could avoid consequences because the officer resigned before the investigation was completed, the Department of Justice inspector general said Tuesday.
The found misconduct was part of a one-year inspector general investigation by the Justice Department into FBI media leaks during the 2016 election. In 2018, the inspector general’s office was said to be- examine “many FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and have no official reason to contact the media, even if they are regularly contacted by reporters. – READ MORE
Psaki: We Won’t Tell Publicly How Many People on the White House Campus Are Positive for COVID – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the administration would not release figures on how many people working for the White House campus administration tested positive for COVID-19.
“It’s been a few days since we talked about the breakthrough case on campus here and you know there are more breakthrough cases,” a reporter said at the press briefing. “Can you give us now a count of the devastating cases that occurred during Biden’s presidency?” – READ MORE
The NFL says COVID explosions among undefeated players could result in loss of games, loss of salary under the new policy – The NFL continues to come down hard on undefeated players as a new memo released Thursday said teams could have the potential to lose a game due to a COVID-19 attack. among the undefeated players.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said in the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, that the league does not intend to add another week to accommodate games that can no longer be scheduled as well due to an outbreak. – READ MORE
Aussie Man Rappels Use Bedsheets to Escape Perth Hotel Quarantine – An Australian man has allegedly escaped a quarantine at a Perth hotel by escaping the window and going to the outside wall using bedheets tied like a rope. – READ MORE