Month: November 2021

‘A temporary interruption’: Economy could take slight hit from omicron variant in 2022, experts say – USA TODAY

Show Caption Hide Caption Omicron: Biden says new COVID-19 variant ‘not a cause for panic President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated as he discussed the new variant omicron. Associated Press, USA TODAY The omicron coronavirus variant could have a moderate impact on the U.S. economy next year as it hurts consumer spending and …

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Climate Change Driving Some Albatrosses to ‘Divorce,’ Study Finds – The New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Albatrosses usually mate for life, making them among the most monogamous creatures on the planet. But climate change may be driving more of the birds to “divorce,” a study published last week by New Zealand’s Royal Society says. The study of 15,500 breeding pairs of black-browed albatrosses on New Island in the …

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Stock futures rise ahead of first trading day of December after omicron fears dent markets – CNBC

U.S. stock futures were higher in overnight trading on Tuesday following a sell-off on Wall Street over fears about the new Covid variant, omicron, and the Federal Reserve mulling a quicker-than-planned taper. Dow futures rose about 90 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.5% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.65%. The major averages have seen several …

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaccine Mandates and Omicron News – The New York Times

ImageHealth officials around the world have been counting on the new treatments to reduce the number of severe cases and save lives.Credit…EPA, via Shutterstock A federal advisory committee on Tuesday voted to recommend that the government for the first time authorize the use of an antiviral pill to combat the worst effects of Covid-19. The …

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U.S. Covid travel restrictions in a stasis — for now – Politico

Background: As of Monday, the Biden administration banned travel from South Africa, which first reported the new variant, as well as from nearby Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi and Mozambique. But there have been indications that the variant may have originated in Europe, raising questions about whether the U.S. might again shut down flights …

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Turkish lira slides to record low after President Erdogan doubles down on rates policy – CNBC

Turkish Lira stock photo herkisi The Turkish lira slid to a new record low on Tuesday after fresh statements from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opposing any interest rate increases. The currency hit a low of 13.47 to the dollar in late afternoon trading, surpassing its previous record low last week of roughly 13.45 to …

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Stock sell-off worsens on omicron impact worries; Powell comments – NPR

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Putin boasts of Russia’s hypersonic missiles in warning to NATO over Ukraine – Business Insider

Putin warned NATO that deploying troops or advanced missiles to Ukraine would cross a “red line.” The Russian leader said Moscow would be forced to take action while boasting about Russia’s hypersonic missiles.  Hypersonic missiles are designed to be virtually unstoppable, and can fly at least five times the speed of sound. LoadingSomething is loading. …

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A former member of the Islamic State is convicted in the death of a Yazidi girl – NPR

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