Friday’s news links – Jan. 7, 2022

US stocks slip after the December jobs report badly misses expectations Business Insider

The US added 199,000 nonfarm payrolls last month, far lower than the 450,000 median forecast estimated by Bloomberg. … Oil prices rose.

Unions petition to keep OSHA pandemic protections for health workers in place Healthcare Dive

As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers NYTimes

With coronavirus cases surging, about 21 percent of subway operators and conductors were absent this week, leading transit officials to suspend three lines and change schedules on others.

COVID cases soar by more than 200% Axios

COVID tests and vaccines lift Walgreens’ profits Axios

Joe Biden’s Lobbyists Are Helping Big Pharma Profiteers Jacobin

Public K–12 education employment has collapsed Economic Policy Institute

Ohio responds to substitute teaching shortage, degree no longer required WLWT

COVID-19 isn’t “just a cold,” isn’t “a respiratory virus,” and “mild” doesn’t mean what you think it does. Ian Ricksecker

One virus, two systems: contrasting approaches in socialist China and capitalist United States Friends of Socialist China

Tutu Obits Underplay His Advocacy for Palestine FAIR

New York Times Parent Company Interfered With Union Efforts, Labor Board Says Truthout

Corporations Donated Millions to Lawmakers Who Voted to Overturn Election Results NYTimes

One year after the Capitol riot, many businesses resumed corporate donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election.

Wall Street Banks Have an Alibi for their $11.23 Trillion in Emergency Repo Loans from the Fed Pam Martens and Russ Martens

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