☀ May 7: Jobs report, Pfizer applies for FDA approval and $2,600 worth of SpongeBob popsicles

Good morning! It’s Friday, May 7, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🏢 Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

LARKSPUR, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 02: A customer walks by a now hiring sign at a BevMo store on April 02, 2021 in Larkspur, California. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent. Leisure and hospitality jobs led the way with 280,000 new jobs followed by restaurants with 176,000 jobs and construction with 110,000 new positions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2️⃣💉 Pfizer officially seeking FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer logo is seen at the Pfizer Inc. headquarters on December 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

3️⃣🧫 India cases hit new record as calls grow for strict lockdown


4️⃣🗳 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won’t seek reelection


📱 [Trending] this morning

Brooklyn boy buys $2,618 worth of SpongeBob popsicles from Amazon

A Brooklyn boy bought hundreds of SpongeBob popsicles from Amazon, putting his mom — a social work student at New York University — in a financial bind.


📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The White House COVID-19 Response Team will give an update at 10:30 a.m. ET.

🔴 The U.S. jobs report for April will be released this morning. President Joe Biden will speak about the results at 11:30 a.m. ET. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will react at 12:30 p.m. ET.

🔴 Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss the U.S. southern border and the pandemic.

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