Delta variant concerns contribute to drop in consumer optimism
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We ask how big oil companies plan to utilize their incoming wave of expected profits. Then we head over to France, where a "health pass" is about to make the rounds.
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How are consumers feeling about the economy?
There have been signs of robust economic growth, but consumer concerns are rising ... along with the surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Oil companies are expected to report a good quarter. So what'll they do with the profits?
Usually they'd plow them back into drilling new wells. But right now, that's not what investors want.
In France, consumers and business owners react to new "health pass"
The health pass requires people to show proof of vaccination before going into cafés, restaurants and bars, among other venues, along with some forms of transportation.
David Brancaccio Host
Victoria Craig Host, BBC
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Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
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