Hotel job losses will double without more federal help, operators warn

When plans were announced to convert the old Cook County Hospital into hotel rooms, no one was thinking a pandemic might wreak havoc on the lodging industry. An official ribbon-cutting at the site was Tuesday. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Michael Jacobson, president of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, is pleading for help from Congress and […]

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Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Enbridge’s plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday. Two geologists said they found numerous shortcomings with […]

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Indonesia scraps plans to cut severance pay in new bill

By Tabita Diela JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reversed earlier plans to cut severance pay, parliament’s legislative committee said late on Sunday, ahead of the expected passing on Oct. 9 of a controversial “jobs creation” bill aimed at improving the investment climate. Global investors are watching the bill closely to see that its terms have not […]

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Breonna Taylor protests continue as Louisville under curfew

Police maintained barricades and plans for a nighttime curfew as Louisville prepared Saturday for a fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge the officers who shot Breonna Taylor. Early Saturday evening, some protesters were gathering at a downtown park, known as “Injustice Square,” which has hosted demonstrations for more than 120 […]

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Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: sources

President Trump plans to announce that Amy Coney Barrett will be his nominee to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, multiple sources told Fox News on Friday. The president is expected to make the announcement during a White House event on Saturday. Barrett currently serves […]

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State Dept. Rescinded Award to Journalist for Criticizing Trump, Review Finds

WASHINGTON — The State Department reversed plans to include a Finnish journalist last year among its recipients for its annual courageous women awards after officials discovered she was critical of President Trump on social media, an internal review concluded on Friday. The report by the department’s Office of Inspector General noted a “broad discretion to […]

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Democratic committee plans to spend $16 million on legislative races in key states

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) announced on Friday their plans to invest $16 million in state legislative elections this fall, as they push to flip seats from red to blue. The committee’s latest pledge brings their spending up to $35 million for this political cycle, a new record and a significant increase from the $10 […]

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Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee to spend $16M in battleground states

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) plans to distribute $16 million into key races this fall as part of its push to flip state legislative chambers and gain access to others. The latest initiative would reportedly bring the committee’s total political spending for the 2020 election cycle to $35 million — a $25 million increase from the $10 million […]

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Blue Cross Insurers Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit

The nation’s Blue Cross plans have reached a tentative $2.7 billion settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by their customers that accuses the group of engaging in a conspiracy to thwart competition among the individual companies, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The settlement, which was first reported by The Wall Street […]

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Biden’s Spending to Drive Faster U.S. Recovery, Economists Say

Biden’s Spending to Drive Faster U.S. Recovery, Economists Say (Bloomberg) — Joe Biden’s plans to boost government spending would help the U.S. economy bounce back faster from the coronavirus slump if the Democratic challenger beats President Donald Trump in November’s election, according to two new reports that crunched numbers from the candidates’ platforms. The pickup […]

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Century 21 plans hundreds of layoffs ahead of November store closings

Bankrupt off-price retailer Century 21 plans to lay off hundreds of workers when its 13 stores close for good this fall, records show. The beloved chain, which carried high-ends brands at bargain prices, will shut its New York, Pennsylvania and Florida stores by Nov. 22 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it into bankruptcy earlier this […]

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Bernie Sanders plans news conference on Trump’s ‘threats’ to democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday he plans to hold a news conference Thursday regarding what he described as President Trump’s “threats” to democracy in the presidential election. “This is what an authoritarian sounds like,” Sanders said of Trump’s Wednesday comments that he would have to “see what happens” with the election before committing to a peaceful […]

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Sen. Rand Paul says Homeland Security panel will refer report on Bidens, Ukraine to DOJ for criminal probe

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to refer the Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees’ report on their investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings to the Department of Justice later this week, he told “The Story” Wednesday. “I think riding on Air Force Two and doing business is illegal … and probably a felony,” Paul told host Martha MacCallum. “I think it’s illegal to […]

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California to ban sale of new gas-powered passenger vehicles in 2035

California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035 in a dramatic move to shift to electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. Newsom told a press conference the state was committing to a “firm goal” to phase out the sale of new […]

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars statewide by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, in a dramatic step aimed at accelerating the state’s efforts to combat global warming amid a deadly and record-breaking wildfire season. In an executive order, Governor Newsom directed California’s regulators to develop a plan that would […]

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F.D.A. to Release Stricter Guidelines for Emergency Vaccine Authorization

The Food and Drug Administration plans to soon issue stricter guidelines for the emergency authorization of any new coronavirus vaccine, adding a new layer of caution to the vetting process even as President Trump continues to contradict his own scientific experts and promise that a vaccine will be available as early as next month. The […]

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Wendy Williams Reveals Plans To Get A Breast ‘Reduction’ After 25 Lb. Weight Loss: ‘I’m Having Fun’ 

Wendy Williams has big plans ahead after she revealed her amazing 25 Lb. weight loss! After speaking with her doctor, the host revealed on her Sept. 22 show, that she plans to undergo a breast reduction. Wendy Williams is only on her second new show of season 13 and she’s already spilling major tea — about […]

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‘Why Do I Always Want to Bail on Plans With My Friends?’

There’s a palpable relief that comes from canceling plans you’re no longer in the mood for. Part of that is the knowledge that you won’t have to make the effort to do whatever the planned thing is: put on the outfit, figure out the transportation, make small talk with someone’s annoying partner, figure out how […]

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain plans to impose new restrictions on nightlife, including the forced early closure of pubs and restaurants in England, as he ramps up the country’s efforts to curb a rising tide of coronavirus infections. Pubs and restaurants will be restricted by law to offering table service only and […]

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Rep. Doug Collins to introduce constitutional amendment to prohibit Supreme Court packing

Rep. Doug Collins says he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to prohibit a change to the size to the Supreme Court until 10 years after enactment of any legislation that would alter the number of seats on the high court. The legislation, which Collins, R-Ga., is set to roll out this week, comes after […]

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Eddie Murphy Reveals If He’s Heading Back To The Comedy Stage After His First Ever Primetime Emmy Win

Eddie Murphy revealed whether his plans for after the COVID-19 pandemic will include stand up comedy now that he’s an Emmy Award winner for his impressive work on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Eddie Murphy, 59, just won his first ever Primetime Emmy Award for his amazing return to Saturday Night Live on Sept. 19 and it […]

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Sen. Blumenthal demands AT&T drop push for ad-subsidized cell plans

US Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday called on AT&T to stop pursuing plans to offer cellphone plans partially subsidized by advertising that he said would undermine consumer privacy. “Consumers expect that their phone and broadband providers are not spying on their phone calls and web browsing or using their private data for commercial gain,” Blumenthal, […]

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Tim Tebow’s thoughts on the Big Ten’s return and the College Football Playoff | First Take

Tim Tebow joins First Take to discuss the Big Ten’s plans to play the college football season and how the College Football Playoff will be impacted this season. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Papa John’s announces plan for new headquarters in Atlanta

Pizza purveyor Papa John’s has announced plans to move its global headquarters from Louisville, Kentucky to a yet-to-be-determined location in metro Atlanta By The Associated Press September 17, 2020, 7:42 PM • 2 min read ATLANTA — Pizza purveyor Papa John’s announced plans Thursday to move its global headquarters from Louisville, Kentucky to a yet-to-be-determined […]

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Mary Rose Loney, Chicago’s first female aviation commissioner, dies suddenly at 68

Chicago Aviation Commissioner Mary Rose Loney in 1996, announcing plans for a new terminal at Midway Airport. | Sun-Times file Mayor Richard M. Daley was so impressed with Loney, he hired her twice. After four years as first deputy aviation commissioner, she left to run Philadelphia International Airport. Then in 1996, Daley lured Loney back […]

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