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Southern Plains could see record-breaking heat Tuesday
... to pepper the map across the western high plains as well as the Ohio River Valley, but widespread severe storms are not expected. The risk for severe storms returns to the Upper Midwest by Thursday, putting 8 million at risk from Des Moines, Iowa, to Minneapolis. The strong winds followed by hail and isolated tornadoes will be the main hazard.
Updated: 05/17/2022
Biden says police must deliver effective crime deterrence
... neighborhood grocery store in Buffalo, New York, as a hate crime. Biden said that we must work together to address the hatred that remains a stain on the soul of America. It is just two years shy of the anniversary of George Floyd's Floyd 's killing in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, 2020, which inspired mass protests around the country. Biden promised Floyd 's family and voters that he would take action, but bipartisan congressional talks on a bill stalled last year. A Democrat-backed bill named ...
Updated: 05/15/2022
Some infants in America are starving because of baby formula shortage
... little guy has infant reflux, which means he needs a special, sensitive baby formula. As if having a newborn isn't like a full-time job in itself. Mullen lamented that finding formula has become like a full-time job. Mullens lives in a suburb outside Minneapolis, whose baby formula supply was 55% less than expected supply in the first week of April. She's checking grocery apps hourly to find formula. The stores, like the systems can't keep up with how fast the formula is flying off of the shelves,...
Updated: 05/11/2022
US gun deaths rise on Covid-19, poverty
... systemic inequities and structural racism in the country. The report cites tensions between the public and law enforcement and the rise in domestic violence in 2020 after the death of George Floyd , an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Firearm deaths are preventable, not inevitable, according to Debra Houry , director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control , a national center for injury prevention and control. She spoke about the promise of street outreach ...
Updated: 05/11/2022
Dollar hits 20-year high on risk-off appeal
... concerns over the Federal Reserve's ability to combat high inflation. The dollar has risen for five consecutive weeks as U.S Treasury yields have climbed on expectations that the Fed will be aggressive in trying to tamp down inflation. On Monday, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said the U.S. central bank may not get as much aid from easing supply chains as it is hoping to help cool inflation. At the Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said he already sees signs of peaking supply pressures ...
Updated: 05/11/2022
Fed's Kashkari doesn’t believe in Great Resignation
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said he doesn't really believe in the Great Resignation - the term for Americans who have quit their jobs in large numbers during the Pandemic. Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said ...
Updated: 05/10/2022
Fed's Kashkari says Fed may have to push rates to contractionary stance
In order to bring inflation down, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Friday that the Federal Reserve may have to push long-term real rates into a contractionary stance. In order to bring inflation down, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Friday that the ...
Updated: 05/06/2022
Spring wheat prices surge to 14-year high on drought-hit north America
... when trade has already been upended by the war in Ukraine. India's harvest has been hampered by heat, and the winter-wheat areas of the U.S. plains have been plagued by drought. France is due for a summer-like stretch next week. Spring wheat futures in Minneapolis rose by as much as 0.7% to $12.1875 a bushel, the highest since March 2008. Soft red winter wheat futures are poised for a weekly gain in Chicago. Supplies of the spring variety, prized for its high protein content, are already in short supply ...
Updated: 05/06/2022
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