Author: Charlotte Pence Bond

U.N. Official Calls For Investigation After Myanmar Military Massacre

A United Nations official is calling for an investigation after a military massacre took place in Myanmar that reportedly took the lives of at least 35 people on Christmas Eve.  Two employees for Save the Children, a humanitarian group, are missing, as well.  On Sunday, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator …

GOP Senator: Manchin Could ‘Save’ Democratic Party By Opposing Build Back Better

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) discussed the actions of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) over the weekend, saying Manchin’s choices could have helped the Democratic Party.  On Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cramer said, “…Chuck Schumer has people pulling and pushing and tugging from every possible direction. And I’m sure he’s wondering what direction to go. But …

Self-Storage Industry Wins During Pandemic

Self-storage turned out to be a winner during the pandemic. During the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses and industries took a severe financial hit, with small businesses often closing down permanently, but the act of storing one’s items grew in popularity, and the self-storage environment benefited from it. According to The Wall Street Journal, “[s]elf-storage stocks …

TikTok Was Most Visited Site In 2021

A new report showed that TikTok was the most visited website in 2021, overcoming Google. The Wall Street Journal reported that the app, “known for its silly dancing videos, was the world’s most visited site on the internet in 2021, surpassing last year’s leader, [Alphabet Inc.’s] Google, according to [Cloudflare, Inc.], a cloud-infrastructure company that tracks internet …

How The Economy Is Affecting Holiday Shoppers

As the holidays get closer, shoppers consider the most popular gifts of 2021, the shopping market in the United States, and how these are all being impacted by the economy.  Various sites and organizations release lists of top gifts, but an interesting place for shoppers to look is Google’s “Shopping Holiday 100,” which was released …

U.K. Shortens COVID Isolation Period In England

On Wednesday, the British government announced it would be shortening the COVID-19 self-isolation time in England from ten days down to seven days. The Guardian reported, “[p]eople who receive negative results from tests taken 24 hours apart on day six and day seven of their self-isolation period will no longer have to self-isolate for the …

FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug As Shot

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first injection drug for HIV pre-exposure prevention.  The FDA approved use of the drug Apretude “(cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kilograms (77 pounds) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV.” …