2:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020
- By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
8:52 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020
- By Dieter Waizenegger
How Uber, Lyft and other gig companies won an election but still could lose the vote Big shareholders are pushing investment in gig workers’ well-being to boost corporate profits and stock gainsBig shareholders are pushing investment in gig workers’ well-being to boost corporate profits and stock gains.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020
- By Vitaliy Katsenelson
These drug distribution stocks have a built-in defense against Amazon Pharmacy This market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfoliosThis market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfolios.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020
- By Jordan Nickerson
How Uber, Lyft and other gig work provides a safety net for Americans that unemployment checks cannot Benefits of the gig economy include large savings to the government and lower consumer debtBenefits of the gig economy include large savings to the government and lower consumer debt.
11:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for presidentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, and endorse rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.
3:08 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
MetLife to buy vision care company Versant Health for about $1.7 billionMetLife Inc. announced Thursday a deal to buy managed vision care company Versant Health for $1.68 billion in cash from an investor group led by Centerbridge Partners and including FFL Partners. Versant owns the marketplace brands Davis Vision and Superior Vision. "We are confident this acquisition will make our market-leading group benefits business even more attractive," said Ramy Tadros, president of U.S. business for MetLife. "The addition of the strong Davis Vision and Superior Vision brands will immediately establish MetLife as a leader in managed vision care." MetLife's stock, which slipped 0.5% in premarket trading, has dropped 26.2% year to date through Wednesday, while the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF has lost 18.2% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.8%.
2:40 p.m. July 2, 2020
- By Wallace Witkowski
Lemonade logs best U.S. IPO debut of 2020 with more than 140% gain Debut follows string of recent strong IPOsLemonade Inc. snagged 2020’s strongest initial public offering debut as the shares of the mobile-based insurance startup became the latest to more than double on their first day of trading.
4:24 a.m. June 29, 2020
- By Lina Saigol
Global IPO market springs back to life after two months in a deep freezeEuropean IPO markets are starting to show signs of life after the pandemic curtailed activity from March through to May.
2:22 p.m. June 1, 2020
- By Michael O’Leary
Getting people to trust big business will take much more than simply reopening the economy Executives and investors risk learning the wrong lessons from the coronavirus pandemic Executives and investors risk learning the wrong lessons from the coronavirus pandemic.
4:22 a.m. May 27, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
SmileDirectClub's stock jumps after joining Empire BlueCross BlueShield networksShares of SmileDirectClub Inc. shot up 6.7% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the direct-to-consumer teeth straightening product company said it has joined Empire BlueCross BlueShield's new teledentistry orthodontia coverage program, Ortho@Home. SmileDirectClub will offer remote dental care and clear aligner therapy to those in Empire BlueCross BlueShield networks. "Empire is committed to providing our members with more convenient and affordable care options," said Scott Towers, president of dental and vision business at Empire. SmileDirectClub's stock has nearly doubled (up 93%) since it closed at a record low of $3.88 on April 3, but still closed Tuesday 67% below its initial public offering price of $23, amid concerns over , about injured customers and a from the company. The company went public in September 2019. The stock has lost 14.2% year to date, while the S&P 500 has declined 7.4%.
11:04 a.m. April 28, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: German infection rate ticks higher after reopening moves, offers lesson to U.S. governors Caterpillar says 75% of facilities are operating and Merck expects virus to shave $2.1 billion off full-year revenueU.S. governors pushing to reopen their states after COVID-19-driven lockdowns may want to look to Germany on Tuesday, where early attempts to lift restrictions on movement had led to an increase in the coronavirus infection rate.