Confidence ticked down in November, but so far, each wave of COVID seems to have less of an impact on how consumers feel.
It's holding back developed economies and dominating the rest of the world.
The late-summer slowdown could delay full recovery for the industry.
If more people stay at home, especially as cold weather creeps in, companies like DoorDash and Netflix could feel the benefit.
The remote-work revolution has spawned an industry unto itself: remote-work consulting.
So-called high frequency data also paints a picture of how the delta coronavirus variant is affecting the economy.
The obvious explanation for July's 1.1% dip would be the coronavirus delta variant. Not so fast; inflation may also be a culprit.
With COVID-19 cases rising, at least a few hospitals in almost every state are dealing with critical staffing shortages, including nurses and custodians.
Denver travel agent Sarah Fazendin says clients are spending more on extras than they would have before the pandemic.
With school starting up again soon in many places, school districts across the country are still scrambling to fill positions, an effort complicated by the delta variant.