Canada letting American visitors in again, but it’s not mutual yet

Canada letting American visitors in again, but it’s not mutual yet

Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for…

Final vote looms for bipartisan infrastructure bill

Final vote looms for bipartisan infrastructure bill

Final vote looms for bipartisan infrastructure bill – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The final vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will likely happen Tuesday. It has the support of 18 Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Christina Ruffini has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news,…

Wine cellar in the sea

Wine cellar in the sea

Wine cellar in the sea – CBS News Watch CBSN Live About a mile off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., a sunken treasure of wine is aging under the waves, gently rocked and chilled by the ocean currents. Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with Emanuele Azzaretto, co-founder of Ocean Fathoms, about laying down fine wines…

After Trumka’s Death, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Faces a Crossroads

After Trumka’s Death, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Faces a Crossroads

Richard Trumka’s 12 years as A.F.L.-C.I.O. president coincided with the continued decline of organized labor but also moments of opportunity, like the election of a devoutly pro-labor U.S. president. With Mr. Trumka’s death last week, the federation faces a fundamental question: What is the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s purpose? For years, top union officials and senior staff members…

Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

The IRS has issued more than 169 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 2.3 million people last month receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends. So far, the federal response…

More than 2 million dehumidifiers recalled after $17 million in fire damage

More than 2 million dehumidifiers recalled after $17 million in fire damage

Roughly 2.4 million dehumidifiers made for 20 different brands and sold by retailers nationwide are being recalled because they can overheat and catch fire, something that’s happened more than 100 times, causing about $17 million in property damage. “The recalled dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards,” according to a notice posted…

Sturgis motorcycle rally ready to roll despite Delta variant surge

Sturgis motorcycle rally ready to roll despite Delta variant surge

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles into South Dakota on Friday, with the gathering expected to draw as many as 700,000 visitors. Yet even as some states and cities around the U.S. reverse course in reopening amid a fearsome spike in COVID-19 cases linked to the so-called Delta variant, local business owners around Sturgis are revved…

Biden administration extends student loan payment pause through end of January

Biden administration extends student loan payment pause through end of January

The Biden administration is giving Americans a “final extension” on the suspension of their student loan repayment that will last until January 31, 2022, the Education Department announced Friday.  The pandemic-induced extension includes loan repayments, interest and collections. As recently as Thursday, the department had no updates on the status of the pause that was…

Former Tesla employee who said supervisors called him the N-word awarded $1 million

Former Tesla employee who said supervisors called him the N-word awarded $1 million

Tesla has been ordered to pay roughly $1 million to a former employee who filed a legal complaint alleging he was called the N-word while working in the electric automaker’s factory in California. Melvin Berry was hired by Tesla as a materials handler in 2015, but quit only 17 months later after being harassed on…

Unemployment benefits for 4.2 million gig workers to run out next month

Unemployment benefits for 4.2 million gig workers to run out next month

Unemployment benefits for 4.2 million gig workers to run out next month – CBS News Watch CBSN Live About 4.2 million gig workers receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will lose their benefits after September 6, according to analysis from the Century Foundation. Gig workers are typically considered self-employed and don’t usually qualify for traditional unemployment aid….