Though unemployment fell to its lowest level in nearly two years, the U.S. added back a worse-than-expected 210,000 jobs in November—indicating the labor market is still struggling to add back jobs lost during the pandemic amid the looming threat of a new coronavirus variant.
The Dow Jones fell over 900 points just after opening bell on Nov. 26, with other major Wall Street stock indexes—and risk assets more generally—also seeing sell-offs as news of a new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa seems to have sparked a broader risk-off sentiment among investors.
The Washington Post reported Friday it deleted and corrected portions of two articles about the Steele Dossier after the paper decided it “could no longer stand by the accuracy of those elements of the story.”
British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s main source, Igor Danchenko, pleaded not guilty in federal court after being charged in John Durham’s investigation, with the special counsel alleging the Russian national repeatedly lied to the FBI in 2017 when questioned about his role in generating the Steele dossier.
Special counsel John Durham motivated a new line of inquiry among Republican investigators in Congress who espouse the view that there was collusion between the Democrats, not former President Donald Trump, and Russia during the 2016 election.