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By Straight Arrow News

New: Job numbers released Thursday are encouraging, setting a pandemic record.

New: A bipartisan bill looks to protect you when you book a trip online.

Now: The incentives to get vaccinated continue to pile up.

Next: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to fight back against the coalition formed to replace him.

For more on vaccine requirements for work, check out Gwen’s story here.

Gwen Baumgardner: NEW NUMBERS! MORE AMERICANS ARE BACK TO WORK.

RIGHT NOW- YOU CAN WIN BIG BUCKS JUST BY GETTING A VACCINE.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN ISRAEL AFTER OPPOSITE PARTIES JOIN FORCES.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN ISRAEL AFTER OPPOSITE PARTIES JOIN FORCES.

I’M GWEN BAUMGARDNER WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS — LETTING YOU KNOW WHAT’S NEW — NOW — AND NEXT.

LET’S START WITH THE LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS.

THE WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIM NUMBERS — IN THIS MORNING.
INITIAL CLAIMS DROPPED BELOW 400-THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.
THEY HAVE FALLEN BY 35 PERCENT SINCE LATE APRIL.
THIS WILL BE A PREVIEW OF THE MAY EMPLOYMENT REPORT, EXPECTED TO COME OUT TOMORROW.
ECONOMISTS EXPECT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO DROP BELOW 6 PERCENT.

ALSO NEW — A PLAN TO KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE TRAVELING.

TODAY — MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR AND MONTANA SENATOR STEVEN DAINES WILL INTRODUCE THE PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM TRAVEL FRAUD ACT.
THE BIPARTISAN BILL WOULD REQUIRE THE F-T-C TO UPDATE ITS WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND AVOID ONLINE TRAVEL BOOKING SCAMS.
THE F-T-C SAYS AMERICANS HAVE LOST MORE THAN 74 MILLION DOLLARS FROM TRAVEL SCAMS SINCE THE START OF 20-20.

RIGHT NOW — YOU COULD WIN BIG MONEY IF YOU GET VACCINATED.

STARTING TODAY — THE GROCERY CHAIN, KROGER WILL GIVE ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO A VACCINATED PERSON EACH WEEK THIS MONTH.
DOZENS WILL WIN FREE GROCERIES FOR THE YEAR.
THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY INCENTIVES COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ROLLING OUT.

ON WEDNESDAY — ANHEUSER-BUSCH ANNOUNCED IT WILL “BUY AMERICANS 21 AND OLDER A ROUND OF BEER” ONCE PRESIDENT BIDEN’S 70 PERCENT VACCINATION GOAL IS MET.

AND C-V-S HAS LAUNCHED A SWEEPSTAKES WITH PRIZES INCLUDING FREE CRUISES AND SUPER BOWL TICKETS.
ALL OF THESE INCENTIVES — PART OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S “MONTH OF ACTION”.

President Joe Biden:”It’s going to take everyone, everyone, the federal government, state governments, local, tribal and territorial governments, the private sector and most importantly, the American people to get to the 70% mark so we can declare independence from COVID-19 and free ourselves from the grip it has held over our lives for the better part of a year.”

Gwen Baumgardner: FOR THE PARENTS OUT THERE — THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT’S WORKING WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS TO PROVIDE FREE CHILD CARE COVERAGE FOR PARENTS LOOKING FOR SHOTS — OR NEEDING HELP WHILE RECOVERING FROM SIDE EFFECTS.

BUT LET’S SAY YOU DECIDE NOT TO GET VAXXED?
CAN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB?
THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE.

WHAT’S HAPPENS IN NEXT IN ISRAEL?

EARLIER TODAY– PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID HE WOULD NOT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.
HE CALLED ON LAWMAKERS TO OPPOSE THE COALITION THAT WAS JUST FORMED TO REPLACE HIM.

THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS IS A PARLIAMENTARY SESSION, IN WHICH THE NEW GOVERNMENT CAN BE APPROVED BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY.
BUT THAT MAY BE 12 DAYS AWAY, ACCORDING TO MEMBERS OF THE NEW COALITION.

THERE YOU HAVE IT — THAT’S WHAT’S NEW — NOW AND NEXT.
FOR MORE NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY — KEEP IT LOCKED ON STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS DOT COM.

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New: Job numbers released Thursday are encouraging, setting a pandemic record.

New: A bipartisan bill looks to protect you when you book a trip online.

Now: The incentives to get vaccinated continue to pile up.

Next: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to fight back against the coalition formed to replace him.

For more on vaccine requirements for work, check out Gwen’s story here.