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About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report

Nine months into the pandemic, some US states were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday. About half of the 47 states and territories that responded to the watchdog’s survey in mid-October said they were […]
About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report
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A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans

The Labour Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless-benefits claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in “flawed week-to-week comparisons” of jobless-claims data, the government […]
A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans
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‘Starvation wages’: Walmart and McDonald’s among firms with the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, according to a Bernie Sanders-commissioned report

Walmart and McDonald’s are among the companies with most workers on federally-funded social safety net programs to help pay for healthcare and food assistance, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Thousands of people working at the chains are on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamps […]
‘Starvation wages’: Walmart and McDonald’s among firms with the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, according to a Bernie Sanders-commissioned report