As restaurants around the United States open up after more than a year of lockdown, owners are finding it difficult to hire people and some CEOs in the industry believe President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan is adding to the problem by paying people to stay home. QSR magazine reported on the phenomenon: Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard told QSR this affects restaurants up and down the ladder, from the front to the back and outside the restaurant. Distribution companies are struggling to find drivers because of unfavorable hours. Some suppliers raised prices in response. Product can be hard to come up. Specifically for hourly restaurant crew members, though, Howard didn’t mince words. “If I was a kid and I didn’t really have a career path, and I’m 22, and I’m working at Fazoli’s where I’m trying to figure it out, and I’m making all this money to stay at home, I’m playing PlayStation till four o’clock in the morning. I’m not going back to work. Are you kidding me?” … [Read more...] about Restaurant CEOs: Biden’s $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Causing Labor Shortage
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COCOA BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A restored World War II-era plane came crashing down along a busy Florida beach while the water is filled with people. Witnesses told Florida Today they heard the BM Avenger engine sputtering down the beach and knew something was off as the plane slowly descended Saturday during the Cocoa Beach Air Show. READ MORE: Explosion And Fire Heavily Damages Oakland Park Styrofoam Manufacturing Business “It looked like (the pilot) pulled up at the last moment and avoided any spectators, there were loads of people on the water, and then I saw him on top of the plane, it looked like he was okay,” said Melanie Schrader The pilot was not injured and refused medical treatment. READ MORE: Miami Beach Commission Appoints Alina Hudak As City Manager, First Woman To Hold The Position In The City The air show released a statement saying the plane had a mechanical issue and that rescue personnel were standing by during the emergency landing. The plane … [Read more...] about World War II-Era Plane Crashes Into Ocean Filled With People During Cocoa Beach Air Show
The Biden administration Wednesday announced that it is working with Congress to allocate an additional $300 million for civilian assistance in Afghanistan as it plans to withdraw U.S. troops from the country. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Antony Blinken Biden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Overnight Defense: DC National Guard activates 250 troops ahead of Chauvin verdict | Planning update on Afghanistan withdrawal Top general: Counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan after withdrawal 'harder' but 'not impossible' MORE said in a statement that it is working to direct the funds both from his department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The assistance was announced in November as potentially being available at a later date but is being made available now. “The funding will be targeted at sustaining and building on the gains of the past 20 years by improving access to essential … [Read more...] about Biden administration working with Congress to provide $300 million for civilian assistance in Afghanistan
The chief of the Pentagon’s Central Command said on Tuesday the U.S. military may keep troops near Afghanistan after the delayed withdrawal planned for September 11, 2021. Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., reportedly stated the Pentagon is engaged in “detailed planning” to ensure that the U.S. military can act against threats in Afghanistan without a permanent presence there. McKenzie’s comments followed assurances last week from Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a visit to Kabul that the United States would remain an active participant in the construction of a democratic Afghanistan in a civilian capacity even after troops leave. Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. government negotiated a deal with the Taliban in which the terrorist organization agreed not to attack U.S. troops or harbor foreign terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in exchange for American troops to fully withdraw from the country by May 1, 2021. … [Read more...] about Biden Admin: U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan May Stay in Neighboring Countries
DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM ) – While the last of the stimulus checks arrive in the mail, many Americans are receiving extra money. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is also sending out catch-up payments, otherwise known as “plus-up” payments, to those whose third payment was less than they are eligible for. These plus-up payments do not apply to the first two rounds of stimulus. The IRS used the latest tax return information on file to figure out the amount of the third stimulus check. For people who had not yet completed their 2020 taxes, that was still their 2019 tax return. Many people had a much lower income in 2020, given the pandemic shutdowns and record unemployment. Others welcomed a new member to the family. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming? In some cases, the lower income or the additional dependent made them eligible for a bigger stimulus check. These plus-up payments are the difference between what people initially received and what … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?