Biden’s approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of US adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, dipping from … Read more

Baby formula shortage: What experts want parents to know

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many parents are hunting for infant formula after a combination of short- and long-term problems hit most of the biggest US brands. Millions of babies in the US rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who are not exclusively breastfed. Here’s a look at what’s behind … Read more

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID

NEW YORK (AP) – Blazers in knit fabrics, pants with drawstrings or elastic waists, and polo shirts as the new button-down. Welcome to the post-pandemic dress code for the office. After working remotely in sweats and yoga pants for two years, many Americans are rethinking their wardrobes to balance comfort and professionalism as offices reopen. … Read more

Russia’s war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

ISTANBUL (AP) – For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April, with oil prices nearly four times higher than they were in 2019, the restaurant finally raised its prices. Now, even some longtime customers … Read more

Many say Biden not tough enough on Russia: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many people in the US still question whether President Joe Biden is showing enough strength in response to Russia’s war against Ukraineeven as most approve of steps Biden is already taking and few want US troops to get involved in the conflict. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs … Read more