Omicron variant likely to usher in downward growth – Georgieva from IMF

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund’s projections of global economic growth are likely to be lowered due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, IMF director Kristalina Georgieva said Friday. “A new variant that could spread very quickly could erode confidence, and in that sense we are likely to … Read more

Where’s the paper, the ink, the light bulbs? US offices struggle with supply shortages

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – As news of the Omicron coronavirus variant threatens to derail U.S. companies’ return-to-office plans, employers looking to get workers back to the office said they faced another, unforeseen challenge : keeping the lights on. The disruptions to the global supply chain caused by factory closures in Asia, congestion in … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Venezuelan Government Paying Providers in Dollars – Sources

CARACAS, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – The Venezuelan government – subject to sanctions by the United States and others – is increasingly paying providers in US dollars as it seeks to cut spending in its bolivar currency to contain inflation, three sources with knowledge of the Reuters case. State oil company PDVSA (PDVSA.UL), government agencies and … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes’ long-shot defense may be all she’s got, experts say:

Font size Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Getty Images In testimony at her trial this week, ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes said she was the unwitting figurehead of a company controlled by an allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend. It boils down to a brief defense that may be her best hope against allegations she deliberately misled … Read more

Behavioral Health Professional I/II | Jobs

Behavioral Health Professional I/II – Aid I: $18.98-$23.17/hr. II: $20.97 – $25.61/hr. The County’s Behavioral Health Department is seeking a BH Worker to provide a wide variety of case management services for the mentally handicapped. Required HS degree/GED and at least 30 college semester units in psychology, social work or a related field and 4 … Read more

Spider-Man: No Way Home Posters Reveal More About the Spidey Villains – IGN The Fix: Entertainment – IGN

Spider-Man: No Way Home Posters Reveal More About the Spidey Villains – IGN The Fix: EntertainmentIGN At least 3 of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s new posters aren’t fully designed nightmaresGizmodo Spider-Man: No Way Home swings in IMAX with new trailer | CBRCBR New Spider-Man: No Way Home Posters Featuring Spidey’s Classic Villains – IGNIGN New … Read more

Why Twitter’s new CEO is a buying opportunity for the stock

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been shoved aside as the company’s CEO. Investors have reason to be optimistic about what comes next. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Font size Wall Street folks used to say that Twitter shares would soar when co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey finally handed over the reins to a chief executive who was … Read more

PS5, Xbox Series announcements we hope to see at the Game Awards – Next-Gen Console Watch – IGN

PS5, Xbox Series Announcements We Hope To See At The Game Awards – Next-Gen Console WatchIGN Reggie Fils-Aimé will host this year’s Game AwardsNintendo Life The Game Awards 2021: Prediction of the best RPG winnerGame Rant PlayStation Partner Grand Awards Honor Genshin Impact, Resident Evil Village and eFootball PES 2021Twinfinity The Game Awards teases the … Read more

Omicron could mess up companies’ plans to return to the office

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Business leaders are beginning to consider several permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of the Omicron variant destabilize their latest return to office plans. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant can affect their operations and profits. Most have … Read more

US job growth lags behind expectations in November; unemployment rate plunges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – U.S. employment grew much less than expected in November, likely as millions of unemployed Americans stayed at home despite companies raising wages, easing generous unemployment benefits and fully reopening schools. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 210,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report on Friday. … Read more