Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise; Treasuries Gain: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Omicron, dollar gains stall world stocks' rally

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Steadies After Its Longest Run of Increases in 10 Months

[CNBC] Weekly jobless claims total 198,000, less than expected and around 52-year low

[AP] Biden, Putin to hold call as Russia-Ukraine tension smolders

[CNBC] Economists warn of inflation inequality in 2022

[Reuters] COVID-19 hospitalization surge among U.S. children spurs new Omicron concerns

[Reuters] Samsung, Micron warn Xian lockdown may disrupt memory chip manufacturing

[Bloomberg] Global Cases Top 1 Million, Cathay Scraps Flights: Virus Update

[Reuters] Xian battles COVID-19 in worst outbreak to hit a Chinese city this year

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Erdogan’s Push for Low Rates Backfires as Borrowing Costs Soar

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Salvage 2021 Gains as Private Investments Shine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Goldman Leads Wall Street Rainmakers in Record Dealmaking Year

[Reuters] U.S. at risk of paying 'unbearable price' over Taiwan - senior Chinese diplomat

[AP] Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

[Bloomberg] China Is Running Out of Water and That’s Scary for Asia

[WSJ] Strong Labor Market in 2021 Faces Down Omicron Threat

[WSJ] The Supply-Chain Crunch Is Like a Traffic Jam. Allow Us to Explain.

[FT] Air strikes or invasion: what are Putin’s military options for Ukraine

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Dow, S&P close at record highs as Omicron worries ease

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Increases After Bigger-Than-Expected Call on Stored Supplies

[AP] Live updates: COVID hospitalizations in Ohio hit record high

[NBC] NY Obliterates Single-Day Case Record With Nearly 70K New Positives; Hochul Warns Peak Yet to Come

[KTLA] L.A. County reports ‘alarming’ spike in coronavirus test positivity, increasing hospitalizations

[FOX] COVID-19 hospitalizations jump again as Florida sets new record for single day cases

[CNN] CDC director explains new Covid-19 guidance as the US heads into a harrowing phase of the pandemic

[AP] Widespread flight cancellations continue as omicron spreads

[] ‘Kentucky is now in a surge from omicron.’ State’s positivity rate, case numbers soar

[CT] CT’s COVID positivity spikes to nearly 18%, hospitalizations surge

[WLWT] Ohio reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, daily cases

[NBC] COVID by the Numbers: More Than 20K New Cases Reported in Illinois Within Last 24 Hours

[] Alabama COVID positivity rate at all-time high: Nearly 6,000 new cases reported Wednesday

[Guardian] French daily Covid cases above 200,000 as Italy considers stricter green pass

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tornado Watch Issued for Four U.S. States as Storms Intensify

[Bloomberg] Chinese Firms Pared Investment and Were Reluctant to Borrow in Fourth Quarter

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tech Weighs on Stocks While Treasuries Extend Drop: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Erases Gains as U.S. Production Jumps Amid Demand Concerns

[AP] New COVID-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record

[Reuters] 'Tsunami' of COVID-19 cases around world raises testing and quarantine fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Shale Drillers Face Record Cost Pressures as Banks Shun Sector

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Tech Moguls See $80 Billion of Wealth Evaporate in 2021