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These 5 popular groceries are being pulled from supermarket shelves

January 14th, 2022

It’s a sign of this strange and occasionally disconcerting pandemic-era moment we’re living in that something as mundane as shopping at the grocery store has managed to become a political football. US Senators like Elizabeth Warren have been railing against the price spikes increasingly seen on grocery store shelves. Meanwhile, food recalls continue to be …

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Airlines have canceled an insane number of flights since Friday morning

December 28th, 2021

The federal government is doing that thing again. The thing where its COVID-19 response and messaging appears to flail in response to the chaos of what’s happening on the ground — and what’s not happening in the skies. Regarding the latter, the US has seen thousands of flights canceled since Friday, as the Omicron Covid …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren blames grocery stores for skyrocketing food prices

December 22nd, 2021

If you’ve been to a grocery store anytime in the past few months, you’ve likely encountered one of a couple of different problems. First, some stores around the country are grappling with shortages of various products. This problem stems in part from lingering dislocations in the economy that have snarled our supply chain infrastructure. They …

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5 nationwide grocery shortages that you need to know about

December 21st, 2021

It’s one of the most prosaic, routine activities that millions of Americans engage in on what’s likely a weekly basis. Nevertheless, trips to the grocery store these days have — like almost every aspect of modern life — felt and continue to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, specifically, all the supply shortages …

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Southwest Airlines CEO who told Congress face masks ‘don’t add much’ protection now has COVID

December 17th, 2021

After insisting to a Senate panel this week that airplane air filtration systems are so good that face masks really “don’t add much” additional protection for fliers, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19. The Dallas-based air carrier confirmed his diagnosis on Friday, according to Reuters, which followed this week’s lengthy in-person …