The 4.1% gain in the gross domestic product—the broadest measure of economic health—is a slight upward revision from 4% growth in the first estimate released a month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
Restaurant, bar capacity limits in Marion County to be eased March 1
More people will be allowed into Marion County restaurants, bars and gyms starting March 1, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday morning, citing improving COVID-19 pandemic conditions.Read More
Small labs try to nab testing work at big sports events
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Salesforce won’t force workers to go into office post-COVID
Salesforce said its work-from-anywhere plan offers the company better ways to broaden its workforce to new geographies and new communities beyond “traditional city centers.”Read More
Indiana holding firm to vaccination by age group, not occupation
Pressure has been mounting to offer vaccines to teachers and other essential workers, but the state has been offering vaccines to people by age group, in descending order, with the goal of vaccinating the most elderly and vulnerable first.Read More
Pizza delivery remains popular, but diners’ choices are expanding, with more restaurants now offering delivery.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,109 new cases of COVID-19, the fourth time cases have topped 1,000 over the past seven days.
Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus—mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling—were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19.
Last week’s decline in applications was broad-based, with 36 states (including Indiana) and the District of Columbia reporting fewer people seeking unemployment benefits. That suggests that employers might be cutting fewer jobs.
The hardening opposition suggested that President Joe Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.
Teachers say they are being removed from or moved down on standby lists at Walmart stores. The state says standby lists are to follow eligibility guidelines, and doses are not being wasted.
The long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third vaccine option and help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two.
The state said more than 482,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 920,000 had received the first dose of a vaccination.
The price of an average new vehicle jumped 6% between January and December 2020, to a record $40,578, according to data from Edmunds.com. Yet, that increase was nothing next to what happened in the used market.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s comments were in contrast to the increasing optimism among many analysts that the economy will grow rapidly later this year. That outlook has also raised concerns, though, about a potential surge in inflation.
By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have provided the U.S. government with a total of 220 million vaccine doses, up from the roughly 75 million shipped so far.
The decision means that schools will have to find ways to safely administer tests to tens of millions of students, many of whom are still learning remotely.
The company reiterated that it will have capacity to provide 100 million vaccine doses to the U.S. by the end of June. That supply will help government officials reach the goal of having enough injections to vaccinate most adult Americans later this year.
Under the Paycheck Protection Program, the administration is establishing a two-week window, starting Wednesday, in which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees—the overwhelming majority of small businesses—can apply for the forgivable loans.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose slightly, from 870 on Saturday to 878 on Sunday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.
The proposed ordinance, co-authored by councilors Keith Potts and John Barth, would impose several restrictions on third-party delivery services such as UberEats, GrubHub and DoorDash.