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This is why both the CDC and FDA want to pull the plug on this vaccine

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In a joint statement issued this morning, top health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration warned that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could cause a “rare and severe” blood clot. There have been six instances of such a clot, with symptoms appearing between 6 and 13 days after vaccination. So far, this adverse effect has only impacted women between the ages of 18 and 48.

According to the statement: “FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases. Until that process is complete, we are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution. This is important, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of  the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.”

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Consumer inflation is likely to have returned to prepandemic levels last month and is expected to keep pace. 

Rising inflation is always a concern in the market.

It is inevitable the reopening economy will generate some pick-up in inflation, with demand up sharply and supply chain issues resulting in shortages. Plus, newly vaccinated consumers are expected to resume traveling and other activities outside the home, which could create a temporary surge in services inflation.

But the Fed and some economists argue this inflationary pick-up will be temporary, meaning it should not derail the recovery or result in Fed rate hikes.

The March consumer price index is being released today. Here’s what you should know about it.

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Is the adventurous RV retirement plan right for you?

An RV at a National Park.
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Especially with the pandemic looming over all our heads, more and more people are weighing the benefits of retiring with an RV. 

The RV camping lifestyle is adventurous, fun, and a nice change if you’ve been staying in one spot for a long time. The freedom you have is virtually limitless. You can go anywhere, anytime—and take everything you need with you. There’s a type of RV for everybody.

Moreover, an RV is your own “bubble.” There’s very little risk when it comes to the COVID-19 virus, compared to traveling in an airplane or having to stop in hotels.  

However, all those pros aren’t without some cons. Here’s everything you need to know about living the RV retirement lifestyle.

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Having milestones to reach becomes critical in your ability to achieve more. Goals are often set incredibly high. Goals are set to match those lofty expectations. How do you know that the goals you have set for yourself are realistic and achievable? Here are five rules of goal setting you need to know.

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On this day in 1997, Tiger Woods won his first Masters Tournament

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On April 13, 1997, golfing legend Tiger Woods donned the coveted green jacket for the first time as he took home his very first Masters Tournament title. 

Woods was only 21 at the time when he won the prestigious tournament by a record 12 strokes. This win was the first for Woods in the four major golf championships – the US Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters. At the time, experts called his Masters win one of the greatest golfing performances in over a decade.

A few records were broken by Woods with his first Masters title, including being the youngest to win the tournament and being the first person of Asian or African heritage to win one of the four major golf championships. 

What else do you need to know about Woods’ first ever Masters win and his road to get there? Check out all of the information right here.

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Rex Jackson

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