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Flash eurozone composite and services PMI indexes hit six-month lows in October

The flash eurozone composite output purchasing managers index (PMI) to a six-month low in October of 54.3, from 56.2 in September, according to IHS Markit. The flash services PMI dropped to 54.7 from 56.4, also a six-month low. Any reading blow 50 indicates conditions are deteriorating. While those numbers were above 50, Markit noted a sharp slowing in business activity amid increasingly supply bottlenecks and ongoing concerns over COVID. "While the overall rate of economic growth remains above the long-run average for now, risks seem tilted to the downside for the near-term as the pandemic continues to disrupt economies and push prices higher," said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, in a news release. 4:23 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021

U.K. Fuel Supply Issues Cause Panic Buying, Long Lines for Gas

A shortage of truck drivers in the U.K., aggravated by Brexit and Covid-19, has led to many stations running out of gas amid long lines and panic buying. The government has offered visas to foreigners and put the army on standby to combat the supply chain issues. Photo: Dinendra Haria via ZUMA press video content 6:59 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021

‘Dark Stores’: How Groceries Are Being Delivered in Minutes

Startups are promising to deliver groceries to your doorstep in minutes, stepping up competition in the industry. Their strategy: to operate out of “dark stores.” WSJ visits some of these hyperlocal warehouses to see how they operate and the challenges they face. Photo/Video: Michelle Inez Simon video content 5:30 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021

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