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August 24, 2021 Investors are terrified ... of missing out on the market rally

Source: CNN Business

The Delta variant. Inflation. The Fed tapering its stimulus. The mess in Afghanistan. There are a lot of things for investors to be nervous about these days.

August 24, 2021 We're all going to pay for the unvaccinated

Source: Yahoo News

The spike in hospitalizations of unvaccinated adults — which are almost all preventable — cost the U.S. health system more than $2 billion in June and July, per a KFF analysis.

August 24, 2021 Hackers wipe out Coinbase customer accounts

Source: CNBC/YouTube

CNBC's Eamon Javers joins Shep Smith to report on Coinbase customers who lose their investments after hackers break into their accounts and steal the cryptocurrency from their accounts.

August 23, 2021 Finding Workers Is Harder Than Ever. The Economic Impact Could Be Significant

Source: NPR

Businesses have been hiring rapidly, adding more than 1.8 million workers just in June and July. But millions of people who were working before the pandemic are still on the sidelines. And that's creating challenge for companies...

August 23, 2021 Powell reappointment to Fed chair backed by Yellen: report

Source: The Hill

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has backed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's reappointment to his position, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg.

August 23, 2021 Bitcoin nears $50,000 after months of weakness

Source: CNBC

The world’s largest digital currency by market value rose to $49,821 on Saturday afternoon in New York, according to data from Coinbase. It was trading at a price of $48,876 as of 10 a.m. ET on Sunday.

August 20, 2021 Majority of Americans Believe Reducing Waste, Increasing Sustainability, Will Help Preserve National Parks

Source: Yahoo Finance

Most Americans (84%) believe reducing waste can help preserve national parks for future generations, and a strong majority (83%) wish it were easier to take actions to reduce the amount of waste they generate, according to a new...

August 20, 2021 The Pandemic Created a Labor Shortage, But Not For The Reasons You Think

Source: Yahoo Finance

Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the US economy to a near-standstill, businesses were locked in competition for high-skill workers. That struggle resulted from a labor market that was as close to seeing full employment as it...

August 20, 2021 A Federal Judge Has Thrown Out Approvals For A Major Oil Project In Alaska

Source: NPR

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out Trump administration approvals for a large planned oil project on Alaska's North Slope, saying the federal review was flawed and didn't include mitigation measures for polar bears. U.S....

August 20, 2021 Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet


A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world's most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated with a warmer Polar atmosphere.

August 19, 2021 Zervos: 'The emotional scarring' of consumers is 'more extreme' than many think

Source: Yahoo Finance

Jefferies Chief Market Strategist David Zervos argued in that the U.S. consumer "is far more fragile than many are thinking – which is why the Fed is playing a very dangerous game with its turn toward more hawkish rhetoric."

August 19, 2021 Opinion | Why So Many Holdouts Still Won’t Get Vaxxed — And Why We Should Learn to Live With It

Source: Politico

Vaccine resistance runs deeper and wider than the current Covid strain. Keep trying to convert the hesitant — but keep expectations in check.

August 19, 2021 Oil Jumps As Crude Inventories Fall

Source: Oil

Crude oil prices climbed higher today after the Energy Information Administration reported an inventory draw of 3.2 million barrels for the week to August 13.

August 18, 2021 'Fashion industry has been playing lip service' to sustainability: Allbirds co-founder

Source: Yahoo Finance

Allbirds is challenging its competitors in the apparel space to do much better on the sustainable clothing front.

August 18, 2021 Fed Chair Powell: Delta variant a wildcard for economy

Source: Fox Business

While more people are getting vaccinated, the pace of vaccination has slowed," Powell explained. "A couple of months ago, we were ahead of many other similar countries in vaccination. Now we're falling behind, and one result...

August 18, 2021 Companies are hoarding cash as the Delta variant takes over the globe

Source: CNN

Apple, Google and other big companies around the world are continuing to add to their massive piles of cash, a sign that corporations are increasingly nervous about how the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 could...

August 18, 2021 Supply chain disruptions, wage growth are key factors for inflation outlook: strategist

Source: Yahoo Finance

As we look at earnings season, we can kind of start to draw some conclusions about what we have learned. Liz Ann Sonders going to help us do that. As well chief investment strategist at the Schwab center for financial research.

August 17, 2021 More consumers are holding brands accountable to sustainability commitments

Source: The Drum

BBC News found 81% of consumers agree that clearly demonstrating a commitment to sustainability adds value to a brand and 79% say sustainable practices and commitments are an important consideration when making purchase...

August 17, 2021 Commentary: The Fed needs to articulate its framework for inflation

Source: The Hill

With the U.S. economy in the throes of a powerful expansion, the main uncertainty is whether the pickup in inflation this year will prove temporary or ongoing. Amid the debate, economists are questioning how to interpret incoming...

August 17, 2021 Drought forces first water cuts on the Colorado River. They're just the beginning.

Source: Poliyico

A two-decade-long megadrought along the Colorado River is pushing seven Western states and parts of Mexico into a formal shortage declaration, forcing water delivery cuts to the Southwest that are just the beginning of the pain...

August 17, 2021 Americans are creating their own vaccine mandates by cutting ties with the unvaccinated

Source: MarketWatch

Americans are creating their own COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Data from The Harris Poll, at least 30% of Millennials or Gen Zers in the U.S. say they have cut ties with a friend, family member or acquaintance because they wouldn’t...

August 16, 2021 Helping To Design More Sustainable Electric Vehicle Motors

Source: Clean Technica

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are working with Powdermet Inc., to develop a rare-earth mineral free electric engine.

August 16, 2021 Opinion: The problem isn’t ‘inflation’. It’s that most Americans aren’t paid enough

Source: Robert Reich, The Guardian

More than one year into the pandemic, America’s wealth gap is more extreme than it has been in more than a century. Until this structural problem is remedied, the American economy will remain perilously fragile.

August 16, 2021 The Delta Variant Is Already Leaving Its Mark on Business

Source: Wall Street Journal

Repercussions from the Delta variant of Covid-19 are starting to ripple across companies, raising staffing costs in senior housing, disrupting production of potato chips and leading some companies to rein in profit projections.

August 16, 2021 Consumer sentiment measure falls to pandemic-era low, sees one of largest drops on record

Source: CNBC

A key consumer sentiment reading saw a dramatic drop in early August as the delta variant of Covid-19 increased fears about the path of the economy, the University of Michigan said Friday.

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