: Alarm raised about India’s COVID-19 variant, as pandemic keeps spreading in country Cases of mucormycosis, a rare black fungus that invades the brain, with a high mortality rate, have appeared among vulnerable COVID-19 patients in India.
: European Central Bank officials shrug off inflation fears ECB executive board member Isabel Schnabel and chief economist Philip Lane insist that the surge of inflation forecast for the rest of the year will be of a temporary nature.
: U.K. follows some U.S. states in fight over voter ID plan for elections Voters in the U.K. could be forced to show photo ID at future elections, after a controversial new law proposed by Boris Johnson’s government was unveiled in the queen’s speech to Parliament.
: AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot narrowly wins vote on pay raise Pascal Soriot has been in charge of AstraZeneca since 2012, and resisted a takeover attempt by rival Pfizer in 2014.
The Moneyist: Is it ethical for cruise lines, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to... Are vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs in.
: Inequality in higher education costs the U.S. $965 billion a year, Georgetown research says What makes a college degree valuable? A new report argues that it's more than about how much money grads earn
: Used-car prices surpassed $25,000 for the first time. Here’s how to still snag a... Don't sit on a used car deal, if you're lucky enough to find one since it will likely disappear, car experts told MarketWatch.
: Gas prices are ticking up after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack — here’s where... The company delivers approximately 45% of all fuel to the East Coast in a pipeline that stretches from Texas to the New York Harbor.
Cryptos: Dogecoin copycats are driving up Ethereum fees and vexing parts of the crypto community If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then a recent effort to mimic dogecoin represents a genuine appreciation for the surge in demand for the popular, meme asset dogecoin.
The Moneyist: I bought my parents’ house at below-market rate — my sister wants me... ‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor.’