Charmin toilet paper-maker Procter & Gamble Co. has joined other consumer-product conglomerates with its own updated climate-change campaign, agreeing with rivals that the next decade is a critical time for action, but drawing fresh concern from natural-resource groups.
Freakish Siberian heat and a record string of high-temperature days during the already typically soupy Washington, D.C., summer are just two of a handful of weather phenomena adding to the public-health stress of COVID-19.
Diego Parrilla is on the lookout for anti-bubbles. In other words, the manager behind the $450-million Quadriga Igneo hedge fund’s investment process focuses on cheap assets poised to perform when bubbles burst.
European Central Bank policy makers are expected to take a wait-and-see approach when they gather virtually Thursday — but hopes for a continued recovery sparked by aggressive monetary policy actions and expectations for significant fiscal policy action from eurozone politicians could provide further upside momentum for the euro.
The cost of consumer goods and services rose in June for the first time in four months largely because of higher gasoline prices, but inflation more broadly remained low and is likely to stay that way during the pandemic. The consumer price index jumped 0.6% last month.