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FDA issues warning after seeing an increase in alcohol-based hand disinfection products containing methanol

The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers about hand sanitizers containing methanol or wood alcohol. The toxic substance is often used to create fuel and antifreeze, and it can cause short and long term health problems. “Methanol or wood alcohol is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested,” …

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Kroger gives its employees free COVID tests at home

Kroger gives its employees access to a home COVID-19 test kit. Employees will video chat with a doctor while taking the test to ensure proper provincial collection. Employees then send the test sample to a lab via overnight delivery and receive results within 24 to 48 hours. Visit the Business Insider website for more stories. Kroger gives its employees access …

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Fitch downgraded the record number of superb ratings due to coronavirus

Fitch Ratings has downgraded a record 33 sovereign ratings in the first half of this year – and the agency is not ready yet as the coronavirus pandemic pumps up state finances. James McCormack, Fitch’s global head of sovereign ratings, said the agency has placed the credit ratings of 40 countries or sovereign entities on a “negative” view. This means …

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Asian stocks were high in four months as the US recovers in China

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose to a four-month high on Friday on robust US payroll data and a rapid upturn in Chinese services, but an increase in US corona virus cases kept a lid on stronger gains. FILE PHOTO: Shanghai Stock Exchange Building in Pudong Financial District, Shanghai, China February 28, 2020. REUTERS / Aly Song MSCI’s broadest index …

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More employees at Laughlin hotel casinos are testing positive for COVID-19

LAUGHLIN (KTNV) – Harrah’s Laughlin says 7 of its team members have tested positive for COVID-19 since reopening on June 4. No employees have left because of the disease and the property has followed COVID-19 health and safety protocols. COVID-19 NUMBER FOR NEVADA Caesars Entertainment says the public is currently unable to book a room until July 26, as the …

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Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple holds a special meeting Friday

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 / 08:48 AM CDT / Updated: 2 Jul 2020 / 22:09 CDT WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple announced via Twitter Thursday night that he will hold a special meeting Friday at 1 p.m. 14 to discuss and vote on a regulation on the mandate to use masks and face coatings in public. The …

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Fed balance sheet shrinks further, and still no Main Street loans

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, USA, March 19, 2019. REUTERS / Leah Millis (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve’s huge lending of bonds and other assets went to its smallest size for a third straight week since mid-May, data released by the central bank on Thursday showed. At the same time, the …

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