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Airlines struggle with more cancellations as omicron leads to staffing shortages

Nearly 2,000 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled as of 8 a.m. eastern Monday, according to the tracking site FlightAware, as the airline industry’s ongoing staffing and other issues during the holiday travel season continued. Domestically, 1,854 flights were canceled Monday and an additional 809 flights were delayed. Globally, more than 3,200 flights […]

Federal appellate court panel upholds Illinois’ new legislative maps

A federal appellate court panel on Thursday upheld as constitutional Illinois’ new legislative maps, which minority groups and Republicans challenged as racially gerrymandered. Despite pledging during his campaign that he would not approve politically drawn maps, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law new state House and Senate districts that were passed strictly along party lines. […]

More than 950 U.S. flights canceled Monday after challenging holiday weekend

Monday began with thousands of more flight cancellations globally and nearly 5,000 delays as airlines continued to struggle with staffing issues during this holiday travel season. Domestically, 956 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled as of noon eastern Monday, according to the tracking site FlightAware. An additional 2,421 flights in the U.S. […]

New unemployment claims fall below 1 million for second straight week

(The Center Square) – About 884,000 U.S. workers filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, the second consecutive week that new claims fell below the million mark and the third time in about a month. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that the number of new claims filed in the week ending Sept. […]