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11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
1:34 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘His family didn’t care if he was dead or alive’: My fiancé died of a heart attack. His brother is executor and refuses to talk to me. Am I entitled to anything? ‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing’‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing.’
5:25 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My partner has earned millions of dollars during our relationship. We’re not married, but am I entitled to anything if we split? ‘At one point, he was offered a job in Europe and I left my new job in the U.S. to join him, a decision that left me unable to earn an income and continuing to depend on him for his money’‘At one point, he was offered a job in Europe and I left my new job in the U.S. to join him, a decision that left me unable to earn an income and continuing to depend on him for his money.’
11:22 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and I are worth $3.7 million, but I’m afraid I’ll spend my way into the poor house if he dies. When I was single, I bounced checks. What can I do? ‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems’‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems.’
5:57 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
An analysis of data from 28,000 patients sheds more light on blood-pressure issues and COVID-19 ‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients’‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients.’
8:32 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
A new breed of tech IPOs may give the stock market reason to party like it’s 1999 Palantir, Snowflake and Asana lead slew of companies lining up to sell stock as U.S. market reopensNasdaq leads the fastest start for global IPOs since 2007 in the second half of the year.
11:44 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 and 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ have one depressing thing in common A new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventionsA new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventions.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 177,000 as FDA head acknowledges he misspoke on convalescent plasma ‘What I should have said better is that the data show a relative risk reduction not an absolute risk reduction,’ FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn tweetsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 177,000 on Tuesday, as experts continued to question claims made about the use of convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a leading government official conceded he misspoke at a Sunday press briefing.
12:33 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends above 28,000 for first time in 6 months, S&P 500 and Nasdaq clinch new records on coronavirus treatment hopesMajor U.S. benchmarks close near their intraday peaks Monday, after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set records at the opening bell, as hopes for a potential COVID-19 treatment bolsters trading for more growth-sensitive sectors that have lagged the rest of the market.
5:23 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Randi Mazzella
11 tips for coping with your ride on the ‘coronacoaster’ There’s been a lot to take in; many people are experiencing mood fluctuations and increased anxietyFirst you’re baking, then you’re crying. Here are some ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of the pandemic.
2:03 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Civil-rights attorney Ben Crump on how courts widen — and can narrow — the racial wealth gap ‘I absolutely believe that we can do better, America,’ says the attorney for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery‘I absolutely believe that we can do better, America,’ says the attorney for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
4:23 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 5 million, more than one-quarter of the 20 million global cases Georgia high school closes after in wake of viral video of crowded hallway with very few masks; Dr. Fauci tempers enthusiasm over potential vaccine’s effectivenessThe U.S. reached another milestone on Monday in confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as the case tally topped 5 million, which is more than one-quarter of the global total of more than 20 million cases, as uncertainties over the U.S. response continue to grow.
3:02 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are some people with coronavirus asymptomatic — are they as contagious as those who display symptoms? Asymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel of COVID-19 pandemic control,’ one study saysAsymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel of COVID-19 pandemic control,’ one study says.
11:31 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll climbs to 155,000, as COVID-19 enters ‘dangerous new phase’ President Trump continues to blame resurge in new cases on testing, calling Dr. Fauci ‘wrong’ for suggesting failure to shut down properly was the reasonThe U.S. tally for new confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continued its march toward 5 million, with the death toll closing in on 150,000, as White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the pandemic has entered a “new phase.”
3:37 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West ‘What we have now are essentially three New Yorks, with these three major states,’ says Dr. Deborah Birx The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking a fourth straight day of more than a 1,000 U.S. fatalities.
2:39 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.8 million; President Trump appears to have changed his view on face masks IBM posts better-than-expected earnings, while Coca-Cola revenue is light but drinks giant expects worst of pandemic is pastThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 3.8 million on Tuesday, and President Donald Trump appeared to change his view of face masks in the face of falling poll numbers.
11:13 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Elizabeth White
Lessons I learned from being laid off in the last recession Avoid making the mistakes I made—especially if you’re over 50If you’ve lost your job or fear you will, there’s still time to avoid making the mistakes I made in 2009.
11:20 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. reports yet another record case tally for a single day while global cases top 14 million Florida is now the U.S. hot spot and Miami-Dade County is the epicenter with 77,866 infections and 2,866 fatalitiesThe U.S. counted yet another a daily record number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while the number of cases globally climbed above 14 million and some countries resumed restrictions on movement to contain the pandemic.
11:09 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 edge closer to 14 million as U.S. sets record case tally, Brazil tops 2 million Netflix’s blowout quarter is overlooked as investors focus on a lackluster second half, and cruise operators sink as CDC extends ‘no-sail’ order The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 14 million on Friday, as the U.S. counted a record number of cases in a single day and regions around the world resumed restrictions on movement in a battle to contain the spread.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
2:24 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: COVID-19 is far from contained and could rival 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million, experts warn Goldman Sachs posts ‘almost indecent’ earnings that far exceed expectations, while UnitedHealth revenue falls short and Walmart mandates masksThe coronavirus pandemic is far from contained and could end up rivaling the 1918 flu that killed more than 50 million people worldwide, two leading health experts are warning.
2:08 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 climb above 13 million as California, Hong Kong and India reimpose restrictions on movement Earnings season kicks off with bank earnings showing expected boost in loan loss provisions and strong trading and investment banking resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 13 million on Tuesday, and the world’s eighth biggest economy, California, moved to again temporarily shut down higher-risk businesses such as bars and restaurants after a spike in hospitalizations.
5:49 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu There are also similarities between the 1918 influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, ChinaThere are also similarities between the 1918 influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
1:01 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Now we’re seeing the consequence of community spread’: Fauci says Americans must do 3 things to beat COVID-19 ‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
11:07 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. COVID-19 cases climb above 2.9 million; ‘We’re still knee-deep in the first wave,’ Dr. Fauci warns Novavax stock rockets on news of $1.6 billion in funding from U.S. government’s accelerated vaccine program ‘Operation Warp Speed’The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 2.9 million on Tuesday, as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans the country is “still knee deep in the first wave,” and reiterated his message to young people that they are not invulnerable.
10:27 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sees biggest one-day spike in cases of COVID-19 as health experts urge caution for July 4 holiday Tesla’s second-quarter deliveries crush estimates, while McDonald’s pauses reopening and Apple re-closes storesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in a single day at more than 50,000 on Wednesday, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, amid a surge in several states that were first to reopen and lift restrictions on movement.
9:04 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Income and wealth inequality in the U.S. has fueled COVID-19 deaths ‘The U.S. is so unequal, politically divided and badly governed under President Trump that it has actually given up on any coherent national strategy to control the outbreak,’ says Jeffrey Sachs‘The U.S. is so unequal, politically divided and badly governed under President Trump that it has actually given up on any coherent national strategy to control the outbreak,’ says Jeffrey Sachs.
11:49 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Here’s a snapshot of what Wall Street’s coronavirus protocols look like for returning to work No rubbing elbows on Wall Street trading floors for the ‘foreseeable future,’ even as firms start navigating back to officeBig banks this summer are testing out new safety protocols to slowly return staff to their Manhattan offices during the pandemic, but it will be a long road back to anything near ‘normal.’
11:03 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Hot springs in January, no traffic, and universal health care — the best retirement escape you’ve never heard of It’s not very hard to get a Portuguese passport, says Bostonian Matt Patsky Oh, and it’s not too hard to immigrate, says Boston finance executive Matt Patsky.
4:18 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
COVID-19 undid 3 years of economic progress in China. Don’t expect a quick rebound, these experts say ‘Will this be a return to their old playbook of building bridges to nowhere?’Beijing may be falling back on an old playbook as it reels from the impact of the coronavirus. it’s a reminder of just how desperate things may have become, the China Beige Book notes, and just how interconnected the world is.
4:23 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Michele Turk
COVID-19 survivor rejected for volunteering, here’s how she found a way to give back There’s a golden window of time where antibodies are elevated enough to donate plasmaThere’s only a window of time that you can donate plasma with antibodies. Here’s how it works.
5:53 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
5 ways to support black-owned businesses: ‘It’s not rocket science — people just choose not to do it’ Official Black Wall Street is promoting a 30-day ‘Buy Black Challenge’ starting on JuneteenthOfficial Black Wall Street is promoting a 30-day ‘Buy Black Challenge’ starting on Juneteenth.
5:52 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I don’t want to be someone in need of cash’: How economic slumps inflicts permanent ‘scars’ on spending and saving It’s been just over 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a pandemicIt’s been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.
5:34 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise on signs of loosening U.S.-China tension while Wirecard gets crushed again Wirecard shares slide 43% with crucial loans in the balanceEuropean stocks pushed higher on Friday and were headed for a weekly gain after days of worries over rising coronavirus cases in parts of the world. Potential good news on the U.S.-China trade front was inspiring some gains.
12:50 p.m. June 18, 2020 - By Elisângela Mendonça
How Brazil’s uncoordinated approach to COVID-19 gave the country the second-highest death toll in the world At the moment, Brazil has no health ministerLatin America’s biggest economy remains far-off flattening its infection curve, with experts projecting that the country could see 165,000 deaths by August.
10:32 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll edges above 117,000; Oklahoma is one of 9 states that are still setting case records U.S. Steel warns of greater-than-expected loss, while mattress maker Tempur Sealy says orders rebounded in May and JuneThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 117,000 on Wednesday, amid reports that nine states are recording either single day record numbers of cases or their highest seven-day new case averages, indicating they are not managing to contain the spread.
7:37 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Germany investing in coronavirus vaccine maker that it accused the Trump administration of trying to poach CureVac will get €300 million investment from governmentThe German government will invest in privately-held biotech group CureVac, the same company it accused the U.S. of trying to steal away as the pandemic was starting to spread rapidly in Europe and elsewhere.
7:07 a.m. June 14, 2020 - By Ellis Henican
Night and day, New York imagines a post-COVID future Cozier lounges and tougher questions about family careIt’s changing how New York nightlife looks, but the coronavirus is also creating new challenges in the realm of family care.
10:42 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally passes 2 million mark and 21 states are still seeing increases in infections Walmart’s Sam’s Club extends curbside delivery, while two biotechs upsize their IPOs and raise their price rangeThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 marked a grim milestone of more than 2 million on Thursday, and cases continued to climb in 21 states even as they push ahead with reopening economies after lockdowns and restrictions on movement.
9:49 a.m. June 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Nearly 25% of Americans have no emergency savings There’s growing concern among many people that the economy won’t restart in time to save them from paying the rent, their mortgage or going hungryThere’s growing concern among many people that the economy won’t restart in time to save them from paying the rent, their mortgage or going hungry.
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