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senses how much is this gonna cost him or did you know law am on the massive amount of snow in the sierra nevada is actually a blessing for california. the accumulated snow in the mountains will provide water in spring and summer for the fields in the plains. which have been suffering from severe drowned, but the record snow fall in the western u. s. is just one extreme. the southern and eastern parts of the country are currently experiencing mild and even summer, like weather, with the record breaking temperatures. here to business news is next with pablo felicia. stay with us. ah ah, if redo counts for us and for our planet,
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as authorities again banned the sale of fireworks. some are even heading to denmark as supply chain woes man to spain is urging more women to keep on truckin on public lillius. and here's your business update us stock market is open stronger on choose day on optimism that the i'm a chron. corona virus variant will not d rail. the global economic recovery stocks came off a bit, as traders closed their positions for 2021. and there are lingering concerns about on the kron driven traveler disruptions and store closures. but markets are surfing a holiday week, wave boosted by softer rules on corona, virus infections that should offer help for staff challenged businesses. well, james sweeney has more from the new york stock exchange. hi james. good to see. the stocks are edging higher as we approach the end of the year to the markets feel
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that i'm a crown is less of a threat than previously thought. well, i can't really speak on behalf of all of the markets, but evidence would suggest that to be the case is overcome less of a threat to the markets. yes, it has been here. the u. s. at least we went from being told to be inferior, but deadly 3rd, very and so, well, it's more can they just what contagious to delta, but not as deadly to the cdc here, recommending tend to quarantine for break 2 cases. so now, recommending 5, just yesterday you bet, hundreds of celebrities athletes, traitors here on wall street. they've gotten it. they're back on camera, they're back playing, sports bells is across the world. have it right here in new york city, there's thousands lighting up. they're just being safe. they're being cautious and trying to prevent the sped, but is oma chromos of a threat. for the most part here in the united states, it is now you do have companies like apple here in new york city that announced that it won't let any shoppers physically inside the store regardless of vaccination status. but then you have a study like today from south africa that said that the crime infection appears to
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protect against the delta barion and could displace it. and that's not from my words that's from the african health research institute. so with all of these mixed messages and all of these makes headlines, yes, omar crunch fears here in the us are less of a threat than previous lot thought and are pushing the markets higher. and also all you have to do is look at the holiday numbers from yesterday and realize people are still out there shopping. all right, well james, you're basically just said that it's not looking as seriously as previously thought . so this is the playing huge factor in the situation there. yes, it definitely is. that's definitely playing a huge factor. the santa claus rally was in full effect starting yesterday of 300.350 points. the markets are up today and again restrictions they happen to be all. busy over the place here in the u. s. and it's led to a lot of confusion, and that's been since day one. and regarding the confusion with cobit roles of the markets, are taking that in. and they're trying their best to consider like how can you take this threat seriously, if they don't even know what the threat actually is that they don't know what the rules actually are to prevent this threat. and that's the real. that's the real
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concern here. we have companies again like apple that are not living inside the store, but then you have airliners that are saying gillis, 5 days reprieve, right. attendance seems like there's a lot going on. james sweeney in new york. thank you for that. we're like much of the world. europe is seeing a shortage of truck drivers. it's causing quite the pinch in supply chains across the continent. in spain. the government is looking at ways to recruit more people into the profession, especially from traditionally under represented groups. this is far from begonia, are manette is 1st time getting behind the wheel. the mother and grandmother has been a truck driver for the last 26 years. i guess it's true that we hear the phrase, you don't look like a trucker a lot. it happens to many of us and why don't i look like a trucker?
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what must i look like? it's just that you're so tiny, so skinny. i don't need to be tall and fat. there still a stereotype of the truck or woman's physique. i don't know why we all have to be very butch, very manly. we money much. what we'll do. a recent estimate shows. europe is missing. 400000 drivers needed to deliver goods. spain, meanwhile, is missing tens of thousands of drivers alone. guy with a miracle, there are fewer and fewer truck drivers and this is just the tip of the iceberg. there are 10015000 or 20000 truck drivers missing in spain. that's nothing. now, in 10 or 12 years there will be more missing because if the average age of a truck driver in spain to day is 50 or 52 years in 10 years, there will be none because there is no generational replacement, they are not making it easier for new people to enter the workforce, many people are invested in getting out ahead of this problem and making the often lonely and difficult job more attractive. a driver's union recently won
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a battle with the government and drivers will no longer be required to load or unload their trucks. the government is also looking at ways to attract not only more women, but more young people. both groups are under represented in the industry, but as more drivers retire every year, this fast moving problem has no speed bumps in sight. or the pandemic has brought tough times for the global fashion industry. consumers confined to their home spend less money on clothes, on, sheltered shops, couldn't sell them anyway. fashion designers have also been struggling with lucrative showcases often being canceled. we met one such designer in india. videos from 2019, bring back fond memories for a fashion designer, blue mikka cheda. she was at the top of her game back then with models at india fashion. we can, ma'am, by before the pandemic business was booming.
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people who will not be for me. i know that i believe that it is not that invention, not the baby. ah, but they want to, but it just that the dimes are difficult. so i from my had again unity. i pray for them that if their businesses are good, if they do good, ah, if they come out of the situation quicker and foster, i think even i'll be in a better position. and then my money can be to leave. the pandemic drove the tourists away to on the street and mom by fashion stores of clothes down in droves . veronica cheddar also had to close her store. everybody, one after the other has closed down the business. oh yeah. and this, it ordered was one of i shouldn't have had begun renewed as a days, but giving up is not her style. she could no longer afford her old design and sewing workshop. so she moved her business to a much smaller location. less than 10 of her 45 sewing machines remain in operation
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. and she was only able to keep a handful of employees. you know, jessie and jessica. this is, i will be. com got the will, the impact on work has been too much. earlier we had a very big staff. we had 110 or 111 people working except where but of the warranty switch right? now, that's not the situation right now. we only of 8 to 10 people working here as we don't have as much work as before. it's like having no work at all. well, it is like amin aid as of leg work. come cut the me, which will graduate fabrics and patterns fill the store rooms. before the pandemic, the workshop was a roomy, 400 square meters. now the boss can barely find a seat through all my of i will plan is something off though i'm not going to shut it. okay,
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so lowly gradually. oh, earlier than i used to make for myself, my own brand, and i used to explore dinner. that transition has been to sustain, incentivize, i'm making other, but i'm production now producing for them i design and make sample for the other brand on which they give the order these days boomy, conchita only gets to design late at night, in one of her shops, which she's converted into a grocery store. another step in her crisis management plan. usually new year's eve, here in germany is a noisy and colorful affair because of all the fireworks going off. but this year german authorities have again decided to bind the sale of fireworks. so germans are crossing the border into neighboring denmark to buy rockets and banners. for years, even berlin typically goes off with
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a bang. but the 201920 to curve. it was different in a suburban street, in the midst of crowds of revelers. a huge explosion from a home made bomb, hundreds of thousands of euros of damage. scores of people injured for berlin's authorities. it was the cracker that broke the camel's back. then, with the onset of the pandemic, authorities feared the usual stream of wounded would overwhelm hospitals, already groaning under the load of covered cases. a national ban was put in place, but germans just want to have fun via plus and get as event. despite everything we want to celebrate the new year last year, it couldn't happen. therefore, we are happy that it's possible this year in germany, we're not allowed to buy fire crackers, but we are allowed to set them off, put them up then this i have. so many germans are making a pilgrimage across the bordering to denmark,
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to buy their fireworks. ha humble. they come from hamburg, hanover blame and rostock, dusseldorf. purveyors of pyrotechnics had been worried about their economic plight . as denmark prepares for a more subdued and new year's celebration than usual. but now business is booming. your heidi ventnor german customers have helped safe does it? so that's been nice. hemmings in estimates that this year german customers account for 65 percent of the shops turn over. so it looks like, even though the brandenburg gate party is strictly no spectators, nightclubs will be closed and all indoor venues will be off limits to the on vexed . germans will still be able to make some noise to welcome in the new year. here's a reminder of the tough business story we're following for you. this. our stock markets are in a feat mode as the year draws for close investors sense the impact of the i'm a crohn corona virus variant might not be as serious as previously feared
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