Exxon to Continue Leaner Spending as Covid-19 Threat Lingers

This post was originally published on this siteThe Texas oil giant said it is sticking to decreased spending levels for years to come as the outlook for oil and gas demand remains murky while coronavirus-led economic risks persist.

Omicron isn’t a surprise to advocates who have fought for global vaccine equity

This post was originally published on this sitePeople in richer countries, even if fully vaccinated, won’t be safe until those in poorer nations have the benefit of vaccines, experts have argued.     

In US, Pence and allies eye end to 50 years of abortion rights

This post was originally published on this site US abortion rights may soon be consigned to the “ash heap of history,” former vice president Mike Pence told activists Tuesday on the eve of a crucial Supreme Court hearing. As the top court — which shifted to the right under Donald Trump — prepares to hear […]

US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers after omicron: Latest COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States may toughen testing requirements for travelers as omicron is discovered in more countries. More COVID updates.     

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to meet with Russian foreign minister Wednesday

This post was originally published on this siteUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday in Stockholm, according to a State Department official.

Global Inflation Set to Be Higher for Longer, Says OECD

This post was originally published on this siteThe pickup in inflation rates around the world will be longer-lasting and sharper than previously anticipated, with a growing risk that households and businesses grow accustomed to faster price rises, the research group said in its latest forecasts.

House could vote on stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown Wednesday

This post was originally published on this siteThe House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday to approve a stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the week when funding runs out Friday at midnight.

GOP anger with Fauci rises

This post was originally published on this siteAnthony Fauci has taken GOP anger with him to a new level by stating that Republicans who criticize him are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” The right exploded at the weekend remarks from an interview with “Face the…

Credit-Card Applications Hit Pandemic High

This post was originally published on this siteClose to 27% of U.S. consumers said in October that they had applied for a credit card in the past 12 months, the highest level since 2019.

What Republicans and Democrats are planning for the midterm elections: 5 things to know

This post was originally published on this siteWith control of Congress up for grabs in the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans are laying out their plans. What we already know.     

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