Coronavirus

US Retailers Raise Prices of Discounted CCP Virus Test Kits After Agreement Ends With Biden Administration

Walmart and Kroger have both raised their prices for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid tests, after an agreement with the Biden administration to sell the antigen self-test kits at a fixed price expired at the end of the year.

Thousands More Flights Canceled as COVID-19 Continues to Disrupt Holiday Travel

Around 3,259 flights were canceled in total globally yesterday, of which around 1,474 were in the United States, according to the flight-tracking website, FlightAware.

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US Regulators Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses for 16- and 17-Year-Olds

The decision drew immediate pushback, with experts noting that young, healthy people are at low risk of severe COVID-19 and at elevated risk of heart inflammation following vaccination.

Regeneron Says Antibodies Show Success in Preventing COVID-19 Infections

Regeneron said its monoclonal antibody treatment reduced the risk of contracting the disease by 81.6 percent among uninfected persons.

Goldman Sachs Predicts Fed Will Raise Rates Faster Due to Persistent Inflation

Goldman Sachs is predicting that persistently high inflation will force the Fed to roll back stimulus more aggressively.

More Supply Chain Disruption and Pandemic Flare-Ups Key Risks to Economy in 2022: Poll

About one-quarter of 171 economists responding to a question about key risks to the global economic recovery said more supply chain disruptions or upticks in COVID-19 infections were the top risks.

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Thanksgiving Will Be More Expensive This Year: Farm Bureau

Overall, a Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey and all the different side-dishes, will cost between 4 percent and 5 percent more in 2021 than in 2020, Veronica Nigh, senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation said.

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Unilever Hikes Prices Fastest In Nearly a Decade Amid Inflationary Pressure: Report

Unilever said that in the third quarter it increased prices by 4.1 percent to "offset rising commodity and other input costs."

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US Businesses Turn to Automation Amid Labor Shortage

The shift to software, machines, and contactless methods was already underway in certain segments pre-pandemic, and the health crisis simply spurred on the process.

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Federal Reserve: Businesses Say Vaccine Mandates Are Hurting Employment

The Fed's so-called Beige Book noted that the U.S. economy has been "dampened by a low supply of workers," partially due to vaccine mandates.

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Un brote poco común de gripe aviar afecta a los mamíferos en el centro de vida silvestre

El virus también infectó a los trabajadores de plantas avícolas en Rusia a principios de este año.

Rare Bird-Flu Outbreak Jumps to Mammals at Wildlife Center

The virus also infected poultry plant workers in Russia earlier this year.