Omicron Wave Drives Surge of Workers Calling In Sick, Working Through Illness – The Wall Street Journal

Almost 8.8 million Americans were out sick or caring for someone with Covid-19 in early January…

How Americans think Joe Biden has done on their most important priorities after one year – CNN

President Joe Biden entered office promising to end the Covid-19 pandemic, boost a lagging economy, get…

When no stock-market lead is safe, heres what history shows the Nasdaqs near-term returns look like (its not pretty) – MarketWatch

The last time the Nasdaq Composite rose 2% and fell by at least 1% was March…

Prior Covid-19 Infection Offered Better Protection Than Vaccination During Delta Wave – The Wall Street Journal

CDC says research from California and New York before Omicron’s spread showed unvaccinated people without previous…

Free N95 Masks to Be Made Available at Pharmacies, White House Says – The Wall Street Journal

Distribution of 400 million masks comes as the Biden administration is also offering free rapid tests…

Wall Street banks eye new normal for trading revenue – Reuters

Wall Street banks are expecting trading revenue to settle at a “new normal” somewhere between pre-pandemic…

Amid surging COVID infections, state will suspend reporting of negative cases – Hawaii News Now

Despite the soaring case loads, one key pandemic benchmark appears to be slowing: hospitalizations. Source: Hawaii…

Boris Johnson’s Allies Try to Calm U.K. ‘Lockdown Party’ Furor – The Wall Street Journal

British prime minister aims to buy time ahead of report into Downing Street parties alleged to…

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 230,000 – The Wall Street Journal

Tight labor market keeps applications near pre-pandemic lows Source: The Wall Street Journal

Schools See Big Drop in Attendance as Students Stay Away, Citing Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

Depressed attendance rates create challenges for teaching and learning; ‘there has never been anything like this’…

U.S. economy can withstand Fed tightening, Omicron surge, Powell says – Reuters

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, in a congressional hearing that pointed to his likely confirmation for…

Global experts are very worried about the future, Davos survey finds – CNN

Many business leaders, politicians and academics are overwhelmingly pessimistic about the threat Covid-19 still poses even…

Boris Johnson embroiled in bring-your-own-booze party scandal – CNN

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has more questions to answer after it emerged that one of…

Fed Vice Chair Clarida to resign over pandemic stock trades | TheHill – The Hill

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida announced on Monday that he would be resigning from hi……

Sri Lanka appeals to China to ease debt burden amid economic crisis – The Guardian

President urges rescheduling of payments amid food and electricity rationing after pandemic hit tourism sector Source:…

U.S. Covid-19 Seven-Day Case Average Tops 700,000 – The Wall Street Journal

Omicron variant has driven infection levels across the country Source: The Wall Street Journal

Biden touts low unemployment rate after US adds fewer jobs in December than expected – CNN

President Joe Biden on Friday touted the unemployment rate dropping to a new pandemic low in…

Hiring is being held back: Economy added just 199K jobs in December as worker shortages persisted and omicron began spreading in U.S. – USA TODAY

The economy added 199,000 jobs in December as the COVID-19 omicron variant broke out. The unemployment…

What Is ‘Flurona’? What to Know About Co-Infections of Covid-19 and the Flu – The Wall Street Journal

It is unclear whether having Covid-19 and the flu at the same time results in more…

Biden, in Shift, Prepares Americans to See Covid-19 as Part of Life – The Wall Street Journal

Before Omicron surge, president said in July the nation was ‘closer than ever to declaring our…