Louisiana reinstates mask mandate to combat delta variant

The order, which will remain in effect until at least Sept. 1, directs residents to wear masks in public indoor settings regardless of their vaccination status and encompasses students from kindergarten to college. Louisiana joins Nevada as the only states with updated mask mandates, though Nevada's order only applies to counties with high transmission rates. Data from Johns Hopkins University […]

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Mall Giant David Simon: ‘Physical Retail Is Here to Stay’

David Simon continues to be the ultimate brick-and-mortar believer — and is more invested than ever.   The mall giant, who leads Simon Property Group as chairman, chief executive officer and president, held court on a conference call with analysts on Monday after turning in stronger second-quarter results.  Simon said the lockdown lease fights with most retailers have died down and […]

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Crypto sector sees outflows for fourth week in a row, CoinShares data shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency investment products and funds posted outflows for a fourth consecutive week, the bulk of which came from bitcoin products, which also experienced its fourth straight weekly outflow, data from digital asset manager CoinShares showed on Monday.A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Illustration/FilesCrypto outflows […]

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Wall Street wants employees back in the office

Henry Fernandez is chairman and CEO of MSCI. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. The coronavirus pandemic, which left so much destruction in its wake, revealed the depths of human resiliency and ingenuity. Seemingly overnight, many of the world’s largest, most complex organizations underwent radical transformations in order to rise to the challenge. People across the globe […]

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Poshmark to Launch in India

Consumers in India will soon be able to sell their closets on the Poshmark app, as the social marketplace prepares its second global expansion this year and third overall. For the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, which opened in Canada in 2019 and Australia last February, the addition represents more than just a business move. When Poshmark launches in India by […]

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Hospitalizations Are Up Nearly 600% in This County

It is easy to forget how badly COVID-19 has savaged the United States since January 2020. Officially, America has had 35,039,644 confirmed cases, which is about 18% of the world total, despite large surges in high-population countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia. The number of U.S. fatal cases is 618,197, or about 15% of the global figure. Most of […]

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Ireland turns to vaccine passes to fully reopen its hospitality industry

Growing Covid case numbers in Ireland still loom over many businesses despite the gradual reopening of the economy. Case numbers have steadily risen in recent weeks, driven by the delta variant, with average daily numbers above 1,000. The further reopening of hospitality services has drawn criticism with the moves compared to the staggering surge in cases in late December when […]

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Ireland turns to vaccine passes to fully reopen its hospitality industry

Growing Covid case numbers in Ireland still loom over many businesses despite the gradual reopening of the economy. Case numbers have steadily risen in recent weeks, driven by the delta variant, with average daily numbers above 1,000. The further reopening of hospitality services has drawn criticism with the moves compared to the staggering surge in cases in late December when […]

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