Better weather satellites will improve smoke pollution forecasts

Air pollution comes from many different sources. One of the more substantial summertime pollution sources in the summer – wildfire smoke – has been historically difficult for scientists to monitor and forecast. Knowing how smoke particles are developing can be important information, especially for vulnerable populations. “We know it exasperates asthma, especially in young children. … Read more

Business Highlights: Rising Powell criticism, Kellogg split

___ Fed’s Powell facing rising criticism for inflation missteps WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell won praise for his deft leadership during the maelstrom of the pandemic recession. As threats to the US economy have mounted, though, Powell has increasingly struck Fed watchers as much less sure-footed. Inflation has proved higher and far … Read more

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 108 Migrants; 4 Missing | Business News

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek authorities said Sunday they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds. The rescued migrants – 63 men, 24 women and 21 children – have told authorities there four other people are missing. Reports of … Read more

CDC Advisers Recommend COVID-19 Shots for Children Under 5 | Business News

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – US health advisers on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers – the last group without the shots. The advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously decided that coronavirus vaccines should be opened to children as young as 6 months. … Read more

Congress Examines Fraud in Pandemic Aid for Small Businesses | Business News

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press A congressional panel Tuesday will examine payouts under a federal coronavirus pandemic aid program intended to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 outbreak amid revelations that as much as 20% of the money may have been awarded to fraudsters. The problems in the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster … Read more

Germany Moves Ahead With Plan to Legalize Cannabis Sales | Business News

BERLIN (AP) – The German government is setting in motion plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year. The Health Ministry said Monday that it will start holding expert hearings on various aspects of the issue Tuesday. It said that more than 200 representatives from … Read more

Nurse leaves career to become full-time cannabis consultant

ROWAN COUNTY, NC – On a sunny June afternoon, Nicole Ryan sits at a picnic bench at Patterson Farms in Rowan County with a client suffering from joint pain and stiffness in her hands. “I think a lot of nurses do jump on this healing journey and that’s why we’re so compassionate and empathetic,” Ryan … Read more

The Exodus of American Healthcare Workers, and What Comes Next

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It goes without saying that the current global health crisis has had an astronomic impact on American healthcare workers. The internet has been inundated with articles and personal testimonies discussing burnout and the massive amount of stress healthcare workers have been under – but the issues these … Read more

Business Highlights: Tumbling US stocks, inflation crunch

___ Stocks tumble as rate pressures grow, inflation report looms NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks on Wall Street tumbled Thursday following the latest reminder that central banks now care more about fighting inflation than propping up markets. The S&P 500 dropped 2.4%, putting it on track for its ninth losing week in the last 10. … Read more