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FBI: Internet crime cost Americans $7B in 2021

“No Gas” signs are posted on the gas pumps of an Arlington, Va., gas station, which had been affected by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack in May of last year. The FBI said Tuesday that Americans lost nearly $7 billion last year due to criminal Internet activity. File Photo by Jemal Countess/UPI | License Photo March…


Some craft breweries fear that their favorite craft beers may become more expensive

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, some craft breweries are bracing for higher barley prices.Brooklyn Brewery’s CEO Eric Ottaway said the price of a six-pack increased by 50 cents to a dollar over the past year, and prices will go up by a “similar amount again before the end of the year.” The craft brewer, which…

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Americans liked Daylight Savings Time — Until It was Made Permanent

Thirty-six governor’s seats are up for election this fall, and in this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks at races that may give one party full control over a state’s government. They also assess whether narratives from Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial election hold up in light of new data and debate the hottest…

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In the past decade, Americans have gotten smarter and richer

The United States grew wealthier, better educated, less impoverished, and less transient during the second half of the past decade, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.Median household income for the nation, which had been almost $59,000 from 2011 to 2015, rose to almost $65,000 during the 2016 to 2020 period, which…

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Why do Americans grossly underestimate the size of minority groups?

Failures of curiosity and statistical reasoning lead some to overstate, by a lot, what percentage of Americans are black. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A recent YouGov poll asked Americans to estimate the size of various groups. One finding stands out above the others. Taylor Orth of YouGov writes, “When people’s average perceptions of group sizes are…


The majority of Americans will pay more for Ukraine

US president Joe Biden banned Russian oil imports on March 8 in response to Russia’s Ukraine invasion. The move that will likely push gasoline prices to new highs, but most Americans are willing to pay them, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll.Overall, 71% of Americans supported a ban on Russian oil even if…

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Americans want to become carbon neutral but don’t want the steps required

Mixed messages — The country hasn’t come to grips with what carbon neutrality actually means. John Timmer – Mar 4, 2022 8:49 pm UTC Earlier this week, the Pew Research Center announced the results of polling that asked the US public its thoughts on how to address climate change. While the usual partisan split was apparent,…

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Joe Biden Said What Americans Needed to Hear: “We’re Going to Be O.K.”

It has been a very long time since a State of the Union address lifted a president’s approval rating from underwater to the dry ground above 50%. You need to go all the way back to 1996, and Bill Clinton’s “the era of big government is over” speech—and Clinton’s six-point bounce came on top of…

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43% of Americans—140 million—have had COVID, CDC estimates

Estimates — About 37 million infected in omicron wave, and 58% of kids were infected at some point. Beth Mole – Mar 1, 2022 10:15 pm UTC Enlarge / Blood samples for COVID-19 antibody testing.An estimated 140 million people in the US—around 43 percent—have had COVID-19, according to the latest analysis by the Centers for…

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Some Americans welcome new CDC mask guidance, others wary

Patrons eat indoors at Philippe the Original restaurant in Los Angeles, Friday. Feb. 25, 2022. Los Angeles County will began allowing people to remove their masks while indoors if they are vaccinated as the omicron winter surge continues to ease, officials announced Thursday. Americans who have been clamoring for an end to mask-wearing have welcomed…