Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Steady; Treasuries Dip: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Holds Near One-Month High on Signs U.S. Stockpiles Falling

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bitcoin Resumes Its Slide, Widening Crypto’s Monthly Losses

[Reuters] Asia shares slip as investors ready for end of 2021

[MSN/Bloomberg] U.S. Merchandise-Trade Gap Widens to Record as Imports Surge

[CNBC] More than half of U.S. states will raise their minimum wage in 2022, but employers are hiking pay faster

[Reuters] COVID-19 cases surge around world, raising testing and quarantine fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Coupon Payment Deadline Passes, Stocks Slide: Evergrande Update

[Reuters] China's Xian marks first week of lockdown as COVID cases persist

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Top Quant Hedge Fund High-Flyer Apologizes for Loss

[Reuters] China warns of "drastic measures" if Taiwan provokes on independence

[Bloomberg] Inflation Surge Puts U.K. on Track for the ‘Year of the Squeeze’

[Bloomberg] Global Cases Top 1 Million for Second Straight Day: Virus Update

[WSJ] IPOs Had a Record 2021. Now They Are Selling Off Like Crazy.

[WSJ] Cash Floods Municipal-Bond Market

[FT] The inside story of how ETFs weathered the March 2020 storm

[FT] US shows China its hand on strategic value of ‘unsinkable’ Taiwan

[FT] Iran-US: faltering nuclear talks enter dangerous phase

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bitcoin Slide Deepens, Extending Worst Monthly Selloff Since May

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Natural Gas Keeps Rising as Snow, Storms Hit West Coast

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar’s Best Days Look Numbered as Funds Rush to Front-Run Fed

[CNN] The US just hit a record average of daily new Covid-19 cases

[NBCNY] NY COVID Hospitalizations Rise 12% in a Day as Omicron Surge Deepens

[LAT] California COVID-19 hospitalizations up 25% in last week

[NBC] Florida Adds 29,000 COVID-19 Cases Monday, Reports 2,700 Hospitalizations

[CBS] Florida COVID hospitalizations increase 25% in one day

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Stable Economy Clouded by Property and Export Outlook

[Bloomberg] Australian Hospital Use Surges; European Records: Virus Update

[Bloomberg] Omicron’s Australia Surge Sees Hospitalizations Hit Record

[Bloomberg] Apple Aims to Prevent Defections to Meta With Rare $180,000 Bonuses for Top Talent

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Rotation Out of Big Tech: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] S&P 500 dips from new record as traders weigh omicron

[Reuters] Gold perched at one-month high on inflation worries

[Reuters] Two-year yields highest since March 2020, longer-dated yields dip

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Covid Spreads to 89 Cruise Ships, Prompting CDC Investigations

[WSJ] Biden Eyes Raskin as Top Fed Banking Regulator

[WSJ] As Omicron Variant Spreads, States Aim for Balance Between Curbs and Safety

[FT] Health leaders in England warn surge in staff absences threatens patient care