WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The consumer price index increased 0.3% from July – the smallest advance in seven months and less than forecast. Compared with a year ago, the CPI rose 5.3%. Inflation expectations among U.S. consumers over the medium term rose to the highest level on record in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s surveys. Consumers expect inflation at 4% over the next three years and are anticipating higher rates of price increases for items like rent and food.
- Stock futures jump after CPI inflation report comes in less than expected – CNBC
- U.S. core consumer prices slow sharply in August – Reuters
- @LizyoungStrat : CPI ex-food and energy m/m is back down to pre-crisis levels. Used cars (-1.5%), car and truck rental (-8.5%), and airfare (-9.1%) contributed to the slowdown. Some of this is a pause from Delta variant, but a cooling in multiple spots.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday threatened to fine cities and counties thousands of dollars if they impose vaccine requirements on their employees. The share of job postings requiring vaccination skyrocketed following the full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and at the end of August, the share of job postings per million recommending, rather than requiring, vaccination jumped 40% month over month.
- Work in the Covid-19 Era: What the Numbers Say About Vaccine Mandates, Quitting and More – The Wall Street Journal
- Companies have questions for President Biden about vaccine mandates. – The New York Times
- Survey: Employers rethinking return-to-work plans as COVID-19 surges – Fierce Healthcare
- The pandemic accelerated the importance of strengthening supply chains, prompting many companies to invest in resilience, including diversification or the use of advanced technologies to anticipate and minimize risks. Disruptions are slated to increase in magnitude and frequency – one study found companies are expected to experience disruptions lasting at least a month-long approximately every 3.7 years.
- Solar prices jumped in the second quarter, reversing recent trends, on material costs and supply chain issues – CNBC
- Three Ways IT Leaders Can Help Boost Supply Chain Efficiency – Forbes
- @CourtReagan : Just a heads up…COVID is still stunting supply chain speed…might be good to consider shopping early for the holidays…
- Hospitals in the southern U.S. are running low on space in intensive care units after the delta variant led to spikes in coronavirus cases. One in four hospitals now report more than 95% of I.C.U. beds occupied. In Alabama, all I.C.U. beds are currently occupied.
- How Well Do Covid-19 Vaccines Protect Against Coronavirus Delta Variants? Here’s A New CDC Study – Forbes
- N.Y.C. Virus Cases Appear to Plateau. Could an Uptick Lie Ahead? – The New York Times
- @nycjim : In Texas and Florida, whose governors have done everything possible to thwart simple, common-sense tactics to thwart #COVID, hospital ICU wards are at or near 100 percent of capacity.
- Vogue’s Anna Wintour said the most difficult aspect of putting on this year’s Met Gala was the “COVID protocols.” The annual fundraising gala known for its exclusivity and themes required guests to be vaccinated or provide a negative coronavirus test and wear a mask indoors.
“Job Postings Requiring Vaccination Climb” – Indeed Hiring Lab / Source: Indeed
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