Business News – 11-30-2021

Adobe Analytics says Cyber Monday online sales have dropped by 1.4% from last year According to information from Adobe Analytics, this year’s Cyber Monday sales marked a 1.4% decrease from 2020 to $10.7 billion  So far, from Nov. 1 through Cyber Monday, consumers in the United States have spent $109.8 billion online, which is up… Continue reading Business News – 11-30-2021

National News – 11-30-2021

CDC updates its COVID-19 vaccine/booster recommendations during Omicron outbreak According to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, she said that all US adults “should” receive the Covid vaccine booster Previously, the agency said that all adults “may” receive the booster but the Omicron variant has urged the CDC to strengthen their recommendation  Virginia and Kentucky to… Continue reading National News – 11-30-2021

Business News – 11-29-2021

Nissan plans to invest $17.6 billion over 5 years towards EVs Over the course of 5 consecutive years, Nissan plans to invest about 2 trillion yen or $17.6 billion US into efforts related to electric vehicles On November 29, Nissan said that the company would aim to roll out 23 new electric car models by… Continue reading Business News – 11-29-2021

California News – 11-29-2021

California health officials believe new Omicron COVID variant has not reached the state On November 28, the California Department of Public Health said that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has not reached California yet California officials urge anyone who has traveled to South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Nambia, Botswana, Eswatini, or Zimbabwe within the last 14… Continue reading California News – 11-29-2021

National News – 11-29-2021

Omicron variant poses challenge as Airline travel increases across the US  In comparison to mass disruptions earlier in 2021, current cancellations are minimal US airlines over Thanksgiving week had some of their busiest days since before the coronavirus was declared a pandemic as travelers returned to reunite with their families From Nov. 22 through Nov.… Continue reading National News – 11-29-2021

Legislative News – 11-22-2021

Vaccine mandate at Disney World, Florida paused Disney’s policy that requires Florida-based employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine has been paused as new legislature in the state restricts employer’s power to require vaccinations Any Disney employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings, and observe social distancing and other safety… Continue reading Legislative News – 11-22-2021

National News – 11-22-2021

White House reports that 90% of federal workers have received dose of COVID-19 vaccine A senior administration official from the White House has said that approximately 90% of federal employees are vaccinated The White House also reports that the federal workforce has reached 95% compliance with the vaccination mandate  The federal guidance states that Federal… Continue reading National News – 11-22-2021

Business News – 11-22-2021

Authentic Brands Group delays IPO to sell stake in deal, making company worth $12.7B Authentic Brands Group has canceled its plans for an IPO and instead has planned to sell significant equity stakes in its business to private equity firm CVC Captial, and other current shareholders which value the company at $12.7 Billion The CEO… Continue reading Business News – 11-22-2021

California News – 11-22-2021

California mother helps to rescue missing children, says OC Sheriff After speaking to reporters on November 18, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes called Julia Bonin a “superhero” after she spotted two missing children when walking her son to school The missing kids were Noah Clare (age 3) and Amber Clare (age 16) walking with a… Continue reading California News – 11-22-2021

National News – 11-19-2021

Vice President Harris receives Biden’s Presidential power while he undergoes colonoscopy On November 19, President Joe Biden transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris for a short period of time while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy The White House said it will publicly share a written summary of the 78-year-old Biden’s physical… Continue reading National News – 11-19-2021

Business News – 11-19-2021

Electric aircraft produced by Rolls-Royce breaks record after topping 387 mph According to an announcement on November 19, Rolls-Royce said its all-electric aircraft had reached a maximum speed of 623 km/h or about 387 mph  The “Spirit of Innovation” is the result of a project called ACCEL, or Accelerating the Electrification of Flight  Build Back… Continue reading Business News – 11-19-2021

California News – 11-19-2021

College professor charged with starting 4 fires in California  On November 18, a former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged efforts in starting 4 wildfires in Northern California earlier in 2021 47-year-old, Gary Stephen Maynard, will face up to 20 years in prison with a $250,000 fine for each… Continue reading California News – 11-19-2021

National News – 11-18-2021

Pentagon’s vaccine mandate taken on by Oklahoma in Salvo During the third week of November 2021, Officials from the pentagon expressed their frustration while fielding questions concerning Oklahoma’s governor’s decision concerning the Oklahoma Nationa Guard This decision was not to punish members of his state National guard who refused to abide by the federal vaccine… Continue reading National News – 11-18-2021

Business News – 11-18-2021

Blue Origin raised offer to cover $3B in lunar lander costs in lost NASA lawsuit  An offer by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to cover NASA costs of an astronaut lunar lander increased from $2 billion to upwards of $3 billion Bob Smith, the CEO of Blue Origin said that the company would “add valuable competition”… Continue reading Business News – 11-18-2021

California News – 11-18-2021

New California law aims to fix wait times for those who need therapy A new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in late October aims to fix the problems of long wait times for those who need to see a therapist in regards to their mental health Senate Bill 221, requires health insurers across California… Continue reading California News – 11-18-2021

Legislative News – 11-17-2021

Ohio marijuana capacity could be expanded by law proposal Proposed legislation in the Ohio Senate could expand the amount of marijuana that can be grown for the state’s medical-marijuana program and increase the number of places able to sell it The proposal would allow level one cultivators to expand their growing operations from 25,000 square… Continue reading Legislative News – 11-17-2021