6:10 a.m. Today6:10 a.m. March 7, 2021
Vaccine diplomacy: Putin seeks to leverage Sputnik V to build Russia's global influenceRussia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing. Six months later, as demand for the Sputnik V vaccine grows, experts are raising questions again — this time, over whether Moscow can keep up with all the orders.
6:10 a.m. March 6, 2021
Speedy COVID-19 variants power virus surge sweeping EuropeThe virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive.
11:43 a.m. March 5, 2021
Congress should provide automatic, recurring COVID-19 relief checks until the jobs market recovers from the pandemicAs long as unemployment is high, all Americans should keep getting the help they need.
10:18 a.m. March 5, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
5:57 a.m. March 5, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 520,000 as Dr. Fauci cautions against reopening too soonThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 520,000 on Friday, as Dr. Anthony Fauci became the latest health expert to slam state officials for prematurely dropping restrictions on movement at a time when their case numbers remain high and their vaccine programs are making slow progress.
3:10 a.m. March 5, 2021
Why This Crazy Market Makes Sense
Powell won’t intervene to slow rising rates, mortgage rates hit 3%, oil is at its highest price since 2018, and other news to start your day.
1:15 p.m. March 4, 2021
WHO issues back-to-basics warning as Europe's six-week run of declining COVID cases comes to an endCoronavirus cases rose 9% last week over a 53-country region of Europe, snapping a six-week run of declines, the World Health Organization.
12:22 p.m. March 4, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Andrew Yang says the thought of Goldman Sachs opening a Tampa office is 'depressing''We are losing people to Tampa?' asked the NYC mayoral candidate --- who left his own city apartment for a house upstate as the pandemic spread
9:35 a.m. March 4, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID death toll above 518,000 as Biden adds voice to outrage at Texas and Mississippi for reopeningThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 518,000 on Thursday, as President Joe Biden added his voice to a chorus of outrage over Texas and Mississippi's decision to reopen their states for business, just as declining case numbers are stalling and public health experts are urging Americans to stick with safety measures.
6:20 a.m. March 4, 2021
House Passes Voting-Rights Bill in Rescheduled Vote
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4:54 a.m. March 4, 2021
WHO investigators to scrap interim report on probe of COVID-19 origins, amid U.S.-China tensionsA World Health Organization team investigating the origins of Covid-19 is planning to scrap an interim report on its recent mission to China amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Washington over the investigation and an appeal from one international group of scientists for a new probe.
7:50 a.m. March 3, 2021
Hospitals now must post prices. But interpreting them is complicated; here's a guideA new regulation requires hospitals to disclose the prices of 'shoppable' services, but it's not always easy to make sense of the information.
10:45 a.m. March 2, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Investors should do this 1 thing now to protect from a brewing market storm, says Pictet managerOur call of the day comes from Julien Bittel, multiasset fund manager at Pictet Asset Management, who sees a one-sided market right now, and a big need for investors to diversify.
9:36 a.m. March 2, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID vaccine supply to be boosted by Merck helping make J&J vaccineThe U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program got a welcome jolt on Tuesday in the news that one of the biggest vaccine makers in the world will help make Johnson & Johnson's one-dose jab, potentially doubling the supply from what J&J could achieve on its own.
8:51 a.m. March 2, 2021
There are 329 candidates for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian Nobel Committee revealsRussia's Alexei Navalny and U.S.'s Stacey Abrams, Jared Kushner and Black Lives Matter movement are among the peace-prize nominees.
4:52 a.m. March 2, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Low wages are just the start of the problems for millions of U.S. workers during COVID-19 --- here's whyPrior research on wage inequality 'understates the true level of inequality, said Ioana Marinescu, a University of Pennsylvania economics professor, and co-author of a new report.
9:40 p.m. March 1, 2021
'Unrealistic' to expect the COVID-19 pandemic can be stopped by end 2021, says World Health OrganizationThe world’s singular focus right now should be to keep transmission of COVID-19 as low as possible, said Dr. Michael Ryan, director of WHO's emergencies program.
9:19 a.m. March 1, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
J&J CEO says Americans should start getting single-dose COVID vaccine within 48 hoursThe head of Johnson & Johnson said Americans should start receiving the company's COVID-19 vaccine within 48 hours, adding further ammunition to the effort to get jabs into arms and contain the pandemic that has killed more than half a million people.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
Solving the Problem of Oxygen Access in Developing CountriesA collaboration of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is up for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation award
2:24 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021
The Pandemic Tested Healthcare R&D. Now the Future Looks Bright.
Mass vaccinations are necessary to keep Covid-19 at bay. But there’s a lot more than just vaccines in pharma and biotech pipelines.
12:00 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
Podcast: Ghana Receives 600,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
55 million tax returns are sent to the IRS in the first weekend of tax season. Ghana receives its first doses of Covid-19 vaccine. And a record number of homes for sale haven’t been built yet.
11:59 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021
AstraZeneca is aiming to meet EU second-quarter COVID-19 vaccine targets, despite reports Anglo-Swedish drug company hopes to deliver 180 million doses to the 27-member bloc by June.
11:58 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
Ghana becomes first country to receive COVID-19 vaccine through Covax programA shipment of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine arrived in Accra on Wednesday.
7:04 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Global COVID cases fall for a sixth straight week as hopes for J&J vaccine are bolstered by FDA dataThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson appears safe in inoculating against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19, raising hopes the one-shot jab will receive emergency use authorization quickly and bolster the effort to contain the deadly pandemic.
5:23 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Decision Clearing Path for $15 Minimum Wage Vote Could Come Today
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12:40 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
This California investor predicts a 10-year 'good economy' revolution that shoves the sharing economy asideJoe Sanberg is co-founder of financial services startup Aspiration.com, an investor and a public-policy advocate for labor, corporate responsibility and climate initiatives in California. In 2019, he entertained a run as a presidential candidate, declaring a war on poverty and homelessness. He still harbors political dreams.
3:16 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
What’s Behind the Tech Selloff
Facebook befriends Australia again, two of Biden’s most controversial cabinet picks begin confirmation hearings today, Democrats aim to push stimulus through House this week, and other news to start your day.
2:59 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Arkansas veteran Republican legislator — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nephew — quits the party over Trump and Capitol riotState Sen. Jim Hendren was considered a contender to become the Republican gubernatorial nominee next year.
3:36 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Endowments Took a Double Blow from the Pandemic: Lost Revenues and Falling Stocks
The good news: With a June 30 fiscal year, the funds have time to recover in 2021, and universities may be able to get students back in the classrooms.
11:54 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden says he's open to making his $1.9 trillion aid plan 'cheaper'President Joe Biden makes remarks during a visit to a Pfizer plant in the swing state of Michigan that is producing the drug maker’s COVID-19 vaccine.
9:53 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Global case tally for COVID climbs above 110.4 million as G-7 gathers to discuss vaccine equity The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 110.4 million on Friday, as the leaders of the G-7 economies were scheduled to meet and discuss the effort to get COVID vaccines to the world's poorest countries.
8:47 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Airline stock enjoy broad gains, with Jets ETF rallying to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levelsAirline stocks enjoyed broad gains Friday, with the U.S. Global Jets ETF rallying to levels not seen since before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, amid hopes that the recovery could be stronger than anticipated. The Jets ETF surged 2.9% in afternoon trading toward the highest close since Feb. 27. Among the more-active airline stocks, United Airlines Holdings Inc. jumped 6.6% to lead the group, and American Airlines Group Inc. was next with a 5.1% rally toward the highest close since June 8. Delta Air Lines Inc.'s stock rose 3.5%, and was headed for the highest close since March 4. The stocks of JetBlue Airways Corp. hiked up 3.5% and Southwest Airlines Co. advanced 2.4%, with both headed for the highest closes since late February. The World Health Organization had . Separately, shares of travel services software and technology company, which supports airline operations, soared 14.4% toward a one-year high, . Among reasons for his upgrade, "the pent-up demand for travel could potentially drive faster recovery than prior recessions." The Jets ETF has has run up 18.1% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 9.3%.
8:28 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Biden says he expects long-term, stiff competition with China President Joe Biden on Friday said the U.S. and its allies must prepare for a "long-term, strategic competition" with China, as he declared that the world was at an inflection point between autocracy and democracy.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Free Stock Trading Always Came With a Catch
Robinhood, Citadel face scrutiny from lawmakers, Uber just lost a big court case, agriculture hit hard by winter storm, and other news to start your day.
3:14 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Novavax Unveils Potentially Huge Deal to Supply Vaccines
The 1.1 billion-dose commitment includes a previously announced agreement with the Serum Institute of India. Still, the stock was up 10% on Friday morning.
2:48 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
J&J submits application for its COVID-19 vaccine to the WHOShares of Johnson & Johnson gained 0.4% in premarket trading on Friday after the company said it had submitted an application for its experimental single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization for emergency authorization. Obtaining an emergency-use listing from the WHO allows J&J's vaccine candidate to be made available through Covax, a global consortium supplying COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries. J&J's vaccine, which has not yet been authorized for use in the U.S., is set to be reviewed by a group of vaccine experts next week as part of the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory process. The company also submitted a regulatory application for its coronavirus vaccine in the European Union on Feb. 15. J&J's stock is up 11.3% over the past year, while the S&P 500 is up 16.3%.
4:59 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Australia's prime minister urges Facebook to lift news blockadeAustralia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses, warning that other countries would follow his government’s example in making digital giants pay for journalism.
6:07 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
UN chief joins WHO in slamming rich countries for hogging COVID vaccinesThe head of the United Nations has sharply criticized developed countries for hogging COVID-19 vaccines and called for a global effort to get all people in all countries vaccinated as soon as possible.
3:46 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021
British American Tobacco Beats Earnings Estimates as Vaping Sales Surge
British American Tobacco reported full-year earnings ahead of estimates, despite the impacts of Covid-19 as demand for e-cigarettes surged in 2020.
8:05 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Kerry Hannon
Older workers are suffering more — but all is not lost 6 tips for older workers looking for a new job6 tips for older workers looking for a new job