Bill McGowan is the founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group, a global communications coaching firm based in New York. He is the author of "Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time." Follow him on Twitter @BillMcGowan22 . Juliana Silva is a strategic communications adviser at Clarity. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) Juliana Silva For conservative media looking to throw Joe Biden for a loop, these are lean times. It's not for lack of trying. Tucker Carlson scraped the bottom of the partisan-attack barrel a couple of days after Valentine's Day, insinuating that Joe and Jill Biden's love story was nothing more than PDAs: "Pretend Displays of Affection." He said the first couple's devotion was "as real as climate change." I guess for some people, denial springs eternal. In response , the President's granddaughter Naomi said she thought Carlson … [Read more...] about Attacking Joe Biden’s dog Champ is a low blow
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WASHINGTON (AP) — We can’t get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. That was the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board research group in more than 22 years of studying the issue. In 2008, 49 percent of those surveyed reported satisfaction with their jobs. The drop in workers’ happiness can be partly blamed on the worst recession since the 1930s, which made it difficult for some people to find challenging and suitable jobs. But worker dissatisfaction has been on the rise for more than two decades. “It says something troubling about work in America. It is not about the business cycle or one grumpy generation,” says Linda Barrington, managing director of human capital at the Conference Board, who helped write the report, which was released Tuesday. Workers have grown … [Read more...] about Americans’ job satisfaction falls to record low
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Families on Long Island on Thursday called for more funding to help the increasing number of people suffering from mental illness and substance disorders. Experts say the coronavirus pandemic is putting so many more children and adults at risk , CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported. Vincent D’Antoni was kind and funny but battled ADHD and anxiety. His mom says in high school he started smoking marijuana, which lead to oxycodone, heroin and deep depression. He died of an overdose in 2017 at 25 years old. “I wake up each morning and I think about those families and those moms that are going through such crisis and that they may eventually lose their child,” mother Sharon Richmond said. READ MORE : COVID Impact: Hunger Remains Big Concern For Children During Pandemic, Especially In The Classroom Richmond shared her story in an effort to save others. She said Vincent didn’t meet her insurance company’s definition of “medical necessity,” so he was denied … [Read more...] about COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It is the lowest figure since late November. Still, before the virus erupted in the United States last March, weekly applications for unemployment benefits had never topped 700,000, even during the Great Recession of 2008-2009. The latest figures come as the job market has made scant progress in the past three months. Hiring averaged just 29,000 a month from November through January. Though the unemployment rate was 6.3% in January, a broader measure that includes people who have given up on their job searches is closer to 10%. All told, 19 million people were receiving unemployment aid as of Feb. 6, up from 18.3 million the previous week. About three-quarters of those recipients are receiving checks from federal … [Read more...] about U.S. jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high
( CBS Detroit ) — A third stimulus check may be just weeks away. The $1,400 direct payment is an important part of the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package designed to help millions of Americans dealing with the economic fallout from COVID. It has support from both Democrats and Republicans and looks destined to end up in the bill’s final version. The package also includes higher unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit, a $15 minimum wage, and more. While a third check seems destined for bank accounts, the specific timeline isn’t clear yet. When Could My Stimulus Check Arrive? The administration remains focused on signing the American Rescue Plan into law by March 14 . That is the day when the current $300 federal unemployment benefit bonus expires. Assuming President Biden can sign the relief package on March 14, direct deposits would likely start the week of March 22, with checks beginning to arrive the week of March 29. … [Read more...] about Third Stimulus Check: When Could You Get Another Economic Relief Payment?