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  • Week InReview: September 24, 2021

    • Friday, September 24, 2021

    Confusion, anxiety, therapy puppies.   Citi employee Patrick Moran was one of a number of people to nominate Guide Dogs as their charity partner, and for a very specific reason. Photos: Citigroup   BANKING BOSSES are navigating a complex transition for weary employees who in many cases haven’t been at their desks for 18 months. For the hard-charging finance industry, it’s a balancing act of restoring normalcy while easing back into corporate life at a time Covid is still raging.   Citigroup Inc. workers in London were greeted by therapy puppies upon their return this month.   Wall Street faces tough transition in return-to-office push — Bloomberg Wealth | Work

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  • Week InAdvance: September 20, 2021

    • Monday, September 20, 2021

    Mon Sep 20 ARRC symposium. Basel Committee. Canada holds snap election. | Tue Sep 21 UN General Assembly opening day. | Wed Sep 22 September Equinox. U.S. rate decision. | Fri Sep 24 ‘Quad’ countries summit of leaders.   On Friday, President Joe Biden will host prime ministers Scott Morrison of Australia, Narendra Modi of India, and Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the inaugural Quad Leaders’ Summit.   Rate decisions galore: the FOMC, the BOE, the SNB, Riksbank and Norges Bank, plus central banks in Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia, all hold monetary policy meetings this week. Most of the attention will be focused on the U.K, where the BOE’s eight-member committee is tied four-all on whether the criteria has been met for tightening.  

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  • Week InReview: September 17, 2021

    • Friday, September 17, 2021

    Got stress?   Illustration: Daria Kirpach/WAPO   THERE IS A SAYING in the Balkans that loosely translates to: “There is nothing worse than finally seeing the light, only to be plunged again into darkness.” Extraordinary levels of stress and anxiety started to ease, only to be replaced by anger, disappointment and despair as coronavirus cases resurged and the promise of the pandemic’s end became more elusive.   The widespread return to in-person school and the uneven return to offices this fall are further contributing to the sense of being pushed to the limit. Although tried-and-true self-help strategies, such as exercise, good sleep, socializing, mindfulness, positive reframing, and self-compassion are still the best prescription for lowering stress overall, sometimes a practical solution that can provide immediate relief is what’s needed.   Need a quick stress-reliever? Try one of these surprising science-based strategies. — The Washington Post

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