Asia shares fall as Treasury yields hit fresh highs

A screen shows the Nikkei index after a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2021 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US bond yields rise, investors brace for monetary policy tightening Oil hits 7-year high after pipeline … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending wearing “the mask as soon as possible”. as protective as possible” while stopping short of advocating the nationwide use of N95 respirators. The CDC, an agency … Read more

U.S. grocery shortages deepen as pandemic dries supplies

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Strong demand for groceries combined with soaring transportation costs and Omicron-related labor shortages are creating a new round of backlogs at processed food and fresh produce, resulting in empty supermarket shelves at major retailers across the United States. West Coast perishable produce producers are paying nearly triple pre-pandemic trucking rates to … Read more

U.S. Treasury threatens to claw back Arizona funds over anti-masking school grants

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury told Arizona officials on Friday it may claw back some of the state’s pandemic relief funds and withhold future disbursements unless the state stop or redefine education grant programs for schools without a mask mandate. In a letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, the Treasury said … Read more