(FREE) PAINE IN THE MORNING: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday – August 10, 2021


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Tyson Foods CEO Says Costs Rising Faster Than It Can Hike Prices – Tyson Foods Inc., the top chicken producer in the U.S., confirmed in an earnings call that food inflation continues to push prices higher.

Tyson’s CEO Donnie King said higher costs are hitting the firm faster than the company can lift prices, and retail prices are set to rise on Sept. 5. – READ MORE

Job Openings Surpass 10 Million For First Time Ever As Americans Continue To Cash Unemployment Checks – The United States economy has over 10 million job openings.

According to data from the Department of Labor, the number of positions available in the United States increased to 10.1 million as of the last business day in June — the highest number ever observed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, there were 9.2 million openings. – READ MORE

White House Backtracks, Says Pandemic Unemployment Boost May Not Expire in Sept. After All – The Biden administration on Friday backtracked on previous comments signaling that enhanced weekly federal unemployment benefits would be allowed to expire as scheduled next month.

During her daily media briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated that President Joe Biden has left open the possibility of extending federal unemployment benefits — even though a Federal Reserve report shows those benefits are encouraging people to sit out of the workforce. – READ MORE

Los Angeles County Leaders To Consider Requiring Proof Of Vax To Enter Some ‘Non-Essential Businesses’ Or All Indoor Public Spaces – A Democrat in Los Angeles says preliminary data from New York City’s new program requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses “shows promising results and may build a case for implementing similar mandates in other cities.”

The Los Angeles Times reported, “Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday will consider drafting a proposal that would require proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor public spaces.” According to the outlet, “Supervisor Janice Hahn, whose 4th District includes several beach cities, created the proposal to be discussed at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting that asks staff and attorneys to draft a report in two weeks about what the county’s policy could look like.” – READ MORE

NYC’s Vaccine Pass Reportedly Fails, Confuses Picture of Mickey Mouse for Proof of COVID Vaccination – New York City’s COVID Safe app has reportedly fallen short, registering an image of Mickey Mouse as proof of vaccination.

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project founder and executive director Albert Fox Cahn put the app to the test and noted it “isn’t exactly cutting edge technology.” – READ MORE

Austin activates emergency alert due to severe COVID-19 ‘crisis’ – Health officials in Austin issued an emergency alert over the weekend that the COVID-19 situation in the city was “severely worsening” and has reached a “critical” point.

The “Warn Central Texas” alert system was designed for use during a disaster, which health officials say the city is experiencing.- READ MORE

Report: Biden’s DHS Quietly Flying, Busing Border Crossers to West Texas – President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly flying and busing border crossers to areas in West Texas and releasing them, according to local reports and a Republican congressman.

Last week, KTAB News reported that DHS has been using a regional airport in Abilene, Texas, to fly border crossers into the area before loading them on buses for release into the United States interior. – READ MORE

Vaccine-Maker BioNTech Sees 2nd-Quarter Profits Soar – German pharmaceutical giant BioNTech, which developed jointly with Pfizer the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted emergency use authorization by U.S. regulators, saw its profits surge in the second quarter of 2021. – READ MORE

New Identity Authentication Requirement for Unemployment Spreads Across the Country – Pennsylvania now requires individuals filing for unemployment compensation to prove their identity before receiving payments.- READ MORE

Law professor sues George Mason University over ‘bizarre’ COVID vaccine mandate – Todd Zywicki, a professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, is suing George Mason University over the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that he already contracted the novel coronavirus and believes he is protected due to natural immunity.

“I did get COVID and now my college wants to make me get vaccinated in order to do my job and the evidence is clear on this, which is that natural immunity is as least as good as, if not better protection against COVID infection than any of the vaccines that are on the market,” Zywicki argued on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. – READ MORE