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Google workers in U.S. won’t return to office as expected on Jan. 10

Sundar Pichai (Google CEO) speaks during the Google I/O keynote at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California on 5/07/2019 AFP | AFP | Getty Images GoogleAccording to an email that CNBC received Thursday, employees will not return to work on January 10, as they had been expected. Chris Rackow, the company’s security director, said in an […]

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Tesla seeks tariff waiver for graphite from China for batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Tesla attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory Gigafactory Launch Ceremony in Shanghai, China. January 7, 2019, Aly Song | Reuters Tesla is one of the many auto industry companies asking for the U.S. Trade Rep to extend tariff waivers on imported parts and materials from China that are used in the manufacture or […]

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Omicron Covid variant expected to hit New York in ‘coming days,’ NY health commissioner says

On October 26, 2021, a Covid-19 testing pop-up stands in Manhattan. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York’s new and highly-mutated Covid-19 variant will be arriving in “coming days”, according to the state commissioner of health. We now have an exposure. It will likely be discovered in the next days, we fully anticipate.” Mary Bassett […]

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White House reaches deal to reinstate Trump-era ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ asylum policy

Thursday’s announcement by the Biden administration was that it had reached a settlement with Mexico to restore a Trump-era policy which required asylum seekers to remain in Mexico until they were granted an immigration hearing. On Monday, the program will resume at one border point and eventually will include seven entry points including San Diego, […]

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These ultimate reopening plays could bounce again, but this trade is not for the faint of heart

Norwegian Dawn, a cruise ship from Norway arriving at Marseille in France on July 27, 2021 LightRocket | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The most severely affected names in the market have been shares of consumer stocks that depend on a continuing reopening. They could see the greatest pop, if this threat is […]

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Oil supply in focus amid omicron Covid variant fears

Friday, September 17, 2021: Oil rigs operate on platforms at Gaoyu Lake (Gaoyou), east China’s Jiangsu region. Barcroft Media. Getty Images| Getty Images The next phase of the output policy will be decided by OPEC+ and non-OPEC oil producer, a powerful group called OPEC+. To decide whether the alliance should continue to put more oil […]

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Where did Omicron Covid variant come from and where is it circulating?

A doctor wearing PPE watches as he is tested for coronavirus in a drive to test houses-to-houses on July 21st, 2020 in Lima (Peru). Getty Images News | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — As more cases of the new omicron Covid variant emerge around the world, experts say it’s likely that the […]

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U.S. tightens travel testing requirements, mask mandates

Joe Biden, US President, talks about Covid-19 shots that were administered to the US at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC, 02/25/2021 Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images Biden’s administration has tightened travel regulations to the U.S. by requiring international passengers arriving in America to be tested for Covid within 24hrs of their departure. […]

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European markets troubled as omicron Covid variant fears return

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday as concerns persist over the omicron Covid variant. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 80 points lower at 7,086, Germany’s DAX 176 points lower at 15,295, France’s CAC 40 down 91 points at 6,797 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 326 points lower at 26,026, according […]

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Interactive map shows where the Covid omicron variant has been detected

Covid-19 has represented every country from the U.S. to Germany to Saudi Arabia to Australia. spread to dozens of countries globally. Omicron was identified by South African scientists and has since been classified as a disease by the World Health Organization. a “variant of concern” due to a large number of mutationsThis could make the […]