FDA advisors recommend Pfizer’s shot for infants

Respiratory syncytial virus – viral vaccine under research Hailshadow | Istock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s independent panel of advisors on Thursday recommended full approval of Pfizer’s vaccine that protects infants from RSV, but raised safety concerns over premature births that may be tied to the shot.  The committee unanimously said the … Read more

Democrats quietly pave way for deal

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the press as US House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) (L) listens, after meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2023. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Democrats responded to the news that the U.S. … Read more

A Major League Baseball team in Utah is a terrible idea

At a time in which it appears that Major League Baseball is seemingly doing all it can to keep African-Americans from being on Big League rosters, a group in Salt Lake, Utah is throwing its hat in the ring to land a franchise in the coming years. Remember this the next time MLB Commissioner Rob … Read more

Senate panel seeks list of Harlan Crow gifts to Clarence Thomas

Harlan Crow, chairman and chief executive officer of Crow Holdings LLC, sits for a photograph at the Old Parkland estate offices in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Monday asked GOP megadonor Harlan Crow for a complete list of gifts to Supreme … Read more

Montana lawmakers pass bill to ban TikTok

TikTok logo displayed on a cellphone. Hyoung Chang | Denver Post | Getty Images Montana legislators approved a bill on Friday that would ban TikTok from being offered in the state in a 54-43 vote. The bill, SB 419, now goes to Montana Republican Governor Greg Gianforte for approval. TikTok, which is owned by China’s … Read more

Kansas enacts anti-LGBTQ bill banning transgender athletes

Daniel Hawkins (l.) passed the bill, overriding a veto by Gov. Laura Kelly (center)Photo: Charlie Riedel (AP) Republicans en masse across the country haven’t made it clear what they truly stand for outside of hating others and tolerating racism and all forms of bigotry. They’re more afraid and concerned of Black peaceful protestors and children … Read more

HSBC’s gender and Black pay gaps got bigger in 2022

HSBC’s pay gap for female and Black employees in the UK increased last year, despite a focus on recruiting more senior staff. The UK lender’s average gender pay gap for UK employees in 2022 was 45.2%, according to figures in its annual report, up from 44.9% a year earlier. Meanwhile, the pay differential for Black employees … Read more

Chrysler Parent Stellantis to Stop Operations at Jeep Cherokee Factory

Jeep maker Stellantis STLA -2.70% NV said it would stop operations at a 1,350-employee assembly plant in Illinois, citing the need to control costs in the face of supply-chain disruptions and high expenses associated with moving to electric vehicles. The Netherlands-based global auto maker said Friday that its factory in Belvidere, Ill., which makes the … Read more

World Cup 2022 quarterfinals set to kickoff

Image: Getty Images It’s here that the Qatari rulers and FIFA would expect me to simply write about the quarterfinals of the World Cup that start today. And they are mouthwatering, in a vacuum of just soccer. All eight teams come in with a great story. Whether it’s Brazil not only trying to collect their … Read more