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3 people test positive for Covid-19 after taking Delta flight from Atlanta to Albany, airline says – CNN

The airline says it is following the guidance of local health care officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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(CNN)Three people have tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after taking a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Albany, New York.
Flight 4815 left on July 6, a release from the Rensselaer County Health Department said.
The passengers were not symptomatic on the flight, but began showing symptoms on July 7.
“We have been made aware of three customers who tested positive for Covid-19 and recently traveled on Endeavor from Atlanta to Albany. We are following the guidance of local healthcare officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of our customers and crews is our top priority,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black told CNN in an email.
Delta is in contact with regional CDC officials and has provided a manifest of the flight, Black said. CNN has reached out to the CDC for comment.
CNN’s Sheena Jones, Joe Sutton, Jordan Valinsky and Maureen O’Hare contributed to this report.

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Bank of England holds rates steady as UK navigates second wave fears and Brexit talks – CNBC

The Bank of England has held interest rates steady and maintained its existing level of bond purchases, as investors watch for signs that it is anticipating a slower economic recovery.

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The Bank of England on Thursday held interest rates steady and maintained its existing level of asset purchases, as investors watched for signs that it is anticipating a slower economic recovery.
The main lending rate was kept at 0.1%, with the central bank having cut rates twice from 0.75% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously against extending its bond-buying program, having announced an additional £100 billion ($131.4 billion) expan…

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Goldman Warns Covid-19 Vaccine Approval Could Upend Markets – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) — Investors should consider the risk of a successful coronavirus vaccine unsettling markets by sparking a sell-off in bonds and rotation out of technology into cyclical stocks, warned Goldman Sachs Group Inc.The increased probability of an approv…

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(Bloomberg) — Investors should consider the risk of a successful coronavirus vaccine unsettling markets by sparking a sell-off in bonds and rotation out of technology into cyclical stocks, warned Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
The increased probability of an approved vaccine by the end of November is underpriced by equity markets and by that time the result of the U.S. election will be known, wrote strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi in a note Wednesday. Investors will also know how the start of…

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What ‘going cashless’ means for the 14 million unbanked Americans – MarketWatch

‘Alarm bells go off in my head because the impact of going cashless is highly unequal,’ said Martin Chorzempa, a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Even though there have been many advancements in financial technology over the past decade, many Americans still prefer to pay in cash. In fact, cash was the most popular form of payment until 2019, when debit cards rose to the top of the ranks in the San Francisco Federal Reserves annual survey. Cash remains king, however, when it comes to payments under $10.But the pandemic has caused people to shift away from cash transactions for fear of coming in contact with coronavirus on the surface of d…

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