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San Francisco Fed president says we’re seeing the toll from Delta variant on economy

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here San Francisco Fed president says we’re seeing the toll from Delta variant on economy – CBS News Watch CBSN Live San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank president Mary Daly said the U.S. is still seeing in the economy “the pain......

Zero Covid strategies are being abandoned after the delta variant ‘changed the game’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Police officers wearing protective masks talk to motorists at a checkpoint in the Bombay area of Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — New Zealand has become the latest country to......

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy......

Yellen and Powell warn that the Delta variant is slowing the recovery.

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America’s two top economic policymakers will warn lawmakers on Tuesday that the Delta variant of the coronavirus has slowed the economic recovery but will convey optimism about the economy’s overall trajectory, according to prepared remarks. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen and the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, will testify......

Dow drops more than 500 points amid Fed, Delta variant jitters

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The most important U.S. stock indexes opened sharply lower on Monday as investors assessed a bevy of risks, including a possible shift in Federal Reserve guidance this week that could hurt corporate profits.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was......

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The Biden administration’s efforts to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations in the face of the highly contagious delta variant are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows, especially as Republicans and business groups push back on new......

The Delta variant is causing many Americans to lose income. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Food is served at an outdoor restaurant in New York, August 3, 2021. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters As the Delta variant has wound its way through the U.S., signs show it is also hitting the wallets of some Americans. A......

Inflation, a labor crunch and the delta variant pressure restaurants heading into fall, survey finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Restaurants around the county were looking ahead to the economy’s reopening over the last few months, as Covid vaccines became more widespread and pent-up consumer demand was palpable. But headwinds from supply chain disruptions to a labor shortage and rising......

Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s......

U.S. Covid cases finally start to dip from latest peak, but delta variant still on the rise in some states

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A CSULB student receives a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) campus on August 11, 2021 in Long Beach,......

WHO says delta remains the ‘most concerning’ Covid variant despite emergence of mu

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mirimus lab scientists preparing to test COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 8, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Misha Friedman | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of mu, World......

Biden to outline plan to curb coronavirus Delta variant as cases grow

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WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 7 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday will present a six-pronged strategy intended to fight the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant and increase U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, the White House said on Tuesday. The United States, which leads the world in COVID-19......

Wall Street to open flat as Delta variant weighs on recovery

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The floor of the the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen after the close of trading in New York, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Tinder parent Match Group jumps on joining S&P 500 Boeing drops after Ryanair ends jet order talks Futures: Dow and S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.05% Sept 7 (Reuters) – Wall......

Holiday travel, gatherings could spread COVID-19 infections as Delta variant maintains grip on U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Holiday travel, gatherings could spread COVID-19 infections as Delta variant maintains grip on U.S. – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As America celebrates the last days of summer, health experts watch for new COVID-19 outbreaks tied to Labor Day......

New Zealand reports first death from Delta variant of COVID-19

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A medical worker administers a COVID-19 test at a testing clinic during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall Sept 4 (Reuters) – New Zealand reported on Saturday the first death from the Delta variant of......

U.S. job growth takes giant step back as Delta variant hits restaurants

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A sign advertising job openings is seen while people walk into the store in New York City, New York, U.S., August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Nonfarm payrolls increase 235,000 in August July payrolls gain raised to 1.053 million from 943,000 Unemployment rate falls to 5.2% from 5.4% Average hourly earnings......

Biden blames delta variant, unvaccinated people for weaker-than-expected jobs report

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the end of the war in Afghanistan in the State Dining Room at the White House on August 31, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday......

Friday’s jobs report is expected to be solid, but delta variant raises downside risk

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign advertising job openings is seen while people walk into the store in New York City, New York, U.S., August 6, 2021. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters August’s employment report is expected to show another strong month for hiring, but......

WHO says it is monitoring a new Covid variant called ‘mu’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva,......

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