— Initial and continuing jobless claims hit pandemic era lows as enhanced unemployment benefits fade.
— The S&P 500 hit an all-time record high on Thursday before ending slightly lower on Friday.
— India, where the delta variant was first detected, has now administered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines, a good sign for the global recovery.
— Brazil’s markets near bear market territory after fiscal aid dispute scares investors.
— The Department of Labor introduced a proposal to allow pension funds to consider ESG investing, which would reverse Trump-Era rules.
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