Unemployment claims fall to 473,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.

US COVID-19 deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and hitting zero on some days.

Preparing to vaccinate children against COVID-19

Kids as young as 12 could get the OK to get the Pfizer vaccine from a CDC panel today. The head of the CDC could then sign off a few hours after that. Still, some parents say they're on the fence or flat out against getting their child vaccinated. Dr. Flor Munoz, infectious disease specialist at Texas Children's Hospital, addresses some of those concerns.

FDA meeting on COVID-19 vaccines in kids on June 10

The FDA has called a meeting for June 10 to discuss COVID-19 vaccines in children amid speculation a decision would be made on Pfizer-BioNTech’s request to expand use for its shot to teens ages 12-15 within the coming days.

Will COVID-19 Vaccine hesitancy prolong the pandemic?

It might be hard to remember what life was like prior to the coronavirus pandemic and because some folks are worried about getting the vaccine, it might seem like things will take more time to get back to normal than expected. But a local expert tells our Maria Salazar why he remains optimistic.

Chamber of Commerce calls for end to enhanced jobless aid

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.

In new pandemic low, unemployment numbers fall to 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.