The U.S. added sanctions to service providers and funders of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe. The move is part of the U.S.’s efforts to halt construction of the Russia-backed pipeline.
Natural gas continues to gain at the expense of coal in the U.S.:
COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are at their highest since August 22 — 39,230.
The CDC has broadened its rule for someone considered to be a “close contact” of a person infected with COVID-19. The new definition is someone who spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of an infected person over a 24-hour period.
A report from the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy grew at a slight to modest pace in early fall, suggesting a slowdown in the recovery from the pandemic. Winning sectors included manufacturing, residential housing and banking.
A consumer climate index in Germany fell more than expected this month, with half of respondents surveyed “concerned or very concerned” about their future.
Unilever launched a trial in Britain to sell reusable bottles that customers can get refilled with shower gel, handwash, shampoo and conditioner, or laundry liquid if they bring them back to company kiosks.
While many developed nations are instituting monetary easing to ensure economic liquidity, Turkey is expected to raise interest rates to support a collapsing currency.
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