‘Take those profits’: Strategist says extreme market moves are on the horizon

Reading Time: 8 minutes Financial markets appear vulnerable to what could be an extreme move in either direction, according to Paul Gambles, co-founder of investment advisory firm MBMG Group. As a result, Gambles said investors should consider sitting on the sidelines and build up their cash positions significantly. His comments come as market participants remain cautious given a flurry … Read more

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

Reading Time: 9 minutes Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, said Minaj’s tweet late Monday to her more than 22 million followers … Read more

Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccines

Reading Time: 7 minutes Nicki Minaj is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. Gilbert Carrasquillo | GC Images | Getty Images Nicki Minaj faced public backlash Tuesday after tweeting the day before that a friend of her cousin developed … Read more

Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is ‘not right,’ WHO says in plea to wealthy nations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images World Health Organization officials called again for wealthy nations to stop distributing Covid vaccine booster doses in hopes of … Read more

More and more workers are facing compulsory Covid vaccination or no job

Reading Time: 14 minutes Firefighter paramedic Cuevas (R) administers a Covid-19 vaccination dose to a person at a vaccination event at Culver City Fire Department Station 1 on August 05, 2021 in Culver City, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images As more and more people return to the workplace following months of working from home, … Read more

Gates Foundation annual report says Covid pushed 31 million into dire poverty, child vaccine rates fell

Reading Time: 8 minutes The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has pushed an additional 31 million people worldwide into dire poverty, reversing global progress on eliminating poverty by four years, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s fifth-annual Goalkeeper report published Monday. The report — which examines global progress on vaccine access, reducing poverty and other health issues — also … Read more

Flight attendants fear being ‘punched in the face’ over mask enforcement, union president says

Reading Time: 5 minutes Flight attendants enforcing mask mandates onboard are worried about physical attacks from travelers, Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it would double fines for passengers who refuse to comply with the federal mask mandate for air travel. The union … Read more

Data shows Covid booster shots are ‘not appropriate’ at this time, U.S. and international scientists conclude

Reading Time: 6 minutes A pharmacist administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a customer at a pharmacy in Livonia, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images An expert review of scientific evidence to date has concluded that Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are not needed at this time for … Read more

CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots

Reading Time: 8 minutes Americans who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are largely driven by a mistrust of the government and fears over vaccine side effects, and there is very little that can be done to persuade them to get the shots, a new CNBC/Change Research poll reveals. Change Research surveyed 1,775 respondents for CNBC from Aug. 30 to Sept. … Read more

People are booking Christmas vacations earlier than ever before

Reading Time: 15 minutes What a difference a year can make. Last September, the travel industry agonized over a dearth of Christmas bookings. This September, some hotels are already fully booked for the holiday season.   People are reserving their Christmas vacations earlier this year, despite an unsettling rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the highly contagious delta variant. … Read more