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9:56 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 21 million COVID-19 cases and 353,000 deaths as vaccine program continues to lag all targets ‘Last mile’ vaccine distribution has been far slower than required, ‘with millions of doses still sitting on the shelves,’ says Raymond James analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COIVID-19 climbed above 85 million on Monday, as the U.S. headed toward 21 million cases and 353,000 deaths, as the vaccine program continued to advance with fits and starts and to lag all early targets.
10:03 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record of more than 90,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and health-care workers warn situation is dire CDC model estimates that true U.S. case tally was close to 58 million through September and is closer to 100 million now The U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day, with more than 90,000 Americans in U.S. hospitals, the most since the start of the pandemic.
2:37 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Jack Denton
Goldman Sachs is launching a new trading platform as an insurance policy. Here’s why.Goldman Sachs is being forced to open a new stock trading hub in Paris, due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit and London’s future as a European stock trading center.
6:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
9:29 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll inches toward 1 million as hot spots emerge in India, Europe, South America and Israel U.S. confirmed cases top 7 million as President Trump gears up for update on testing strategy; CDC head says new task force member is spreading misinformation, NBC reportsThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to a million on Monday, and India marked the grim milestone of more than six million confirmed cases, placing it second to the U.S. by case numbers.
10:59 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 27.3 million, and U.S. accounts for a quarter, as 9 drug-company CEOs pledge to ‘stand with science’ in vaccine development Vaccine makers will only submit for full FDA approval or emergency-use authorization ‘after demonstrating safety and efficacy through a Phase 3 clinical study,’ the CEO group pledgesThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 27.3 million on Tuesday with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that total, as a group of nine drugmakers pledged to “stand with science” in developing a vaccine.
1:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global tally climbs above 26 million, U.S. above 6.1 million, amid concerns CDC will rush out a vaccineThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26 million on Thursday, while in the U.S. there were growing concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration will attempt to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November presidential election.
10:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
7:33 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge close to 21 million; U.S. counts more than 1,000 deaths to extend a 2-week streak Trump bashes Joe Biden plan to mandate face masksThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide edged closer to 21 million on Friday, and the U.S. counted more than 50,000 new cases for a second day and counted more than 1,000 deaths, continuing a more than two-week streak.
12:40 p.m. July 3, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Dark day for workers as thousands lose jobs including 15,000 at Boeing rival Airbus A raft of employers have announced thousands of job cuts in two days signaling lasting problems caused by coronavirus lockdownsThe U.K. government’s job support package has paid the wages of 9.3 million workers since April, but in August it will be relaxed and there are fears this could cause a wave of unemployment.
9:53 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 2.2 million as Tulsa prepares for Trump’s indoor rally Supermarket-chain operator Albertsons finally sets terms for its planned IPO, and CarMax makes a profit and beats on sales in its latest quarterThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 2.2 million on Saturday, as Tulsa, Oklahoma geared up for President Donald Trump’s planned campaign rally.
7:54 a.m. June 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 7.68 million as countries push ahead toward phased reopenings — with mixed results Disney is the subject of a petition protesting plans to open theme parks in July, and American Airlines sees second-quarter revenue down 90%The number of global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 7.6 million on Friday, as countries around the world continued to lift restrictions on movement with mixed results.
9:22 a.m. June 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global infections climb above 7.2 million as health experts question WHO statement on asymptomatic carriers Macy’s cheers with news that reopened stores are performing strongly, while Tiffany and Signet sales fall shortThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 7.2 million on Tuesday, as public-health experts questioned comments from the World Health Organization that transmission from asymptomatic patients is “very rare.”
9:06 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 6.6 million and California reports a rise in infections amid protests and reopening Amazon is adding to its fleet of cargo jets at a time when aircraft values are depressed; Michaels Cos. earnings fall way shortThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose past 6.6 million on Thursday, and California reported a rise in infections after weeks of slowing, raising concerns that the protests at the death of George Floyd, and the reopening of certain counties, are helping spread the illness.
9:27 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 380,000 as Brazil records biggest one-day increase since start of outbreak As expected, Zoom Video posted blowout earnings as videoconferencing is proving popular during the pandemicThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 380,000 on Wednesday after Brazil recorded its biggest one-day increase since the start of the outbreak, and protests about the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week spread around the world.
10:12 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 1.8 million; study finds face masks, social distancing effective at reducing infections Zoom Video will offer first look at how the pandemic has boosted its business later Tuesday, with Slack to follow on ThursdayThe number of Americans with confirmed case of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 1.8 million on Tuesday, amid concerns that protests about the death of George Floyd last week, and people gathering in groups as lockdowns are lifted, will spark a fresh wave of infections.
10:12 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. marks grim milestone as Trump preps executive order on social-media companies HP’s printing business takes a hit as office workers stay home, while Dollar General and Dollar Tree enjoy sales boost The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 101,000 on Thursday, one day after it exceeded the 100,000 level, a grim marker for the nation with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world.
3:52 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Rolls-Royce shares slump as hedge fund sells stakeRolls-Royce was the worst performing of the U.K. blue chips on Thursday, as a hedge fund sold its stake in the engine maker.
1:15 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll climbs above 353,000; U.S. deaths surpass 100,000 Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s enjoy strong sales bump, while Ralph Lauren’s sales falter with stores closedThe number of deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 353,000 on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said the Americas are at the center of the pandemic following surges in infections in Brazil, Peru, Chile and others in the past few days.
5:43 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll approaches 100,000 as CDC’s testing practices are criticized by health experts Nvidia reports blowout quarter as data-center sales top $1 billion, and Alibaba offers first look at China demand as lockdowns easeThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 100,000 on Friday, as the news emerged that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been combining the results of two different types of tests for the illness in a move that has been sharply criticized by health experts.
2:23 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally at 4.9 million as Trump considers travel ban on Brazil after big jump in death toll Target’s quarterly earnings blow past estimates and United Airlines unveils partnership with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to make planes safe for passengers The number of global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 4.9 million on Wednesday and Brazil suffered its worst fatalities since the start of the outbreak, prompting President Donald Trump to say he may bar entry to flights from Brazil.
10:20 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 91,000; Trump slams WHO, says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to stave off COVID-19 Walmart cheers investors with blowout quarter; Southwest Airlines says demand is showing signs of improvementThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 91,000 on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump again threatened to cut off funding for the World Health Organization, accusing its leaders of failing to react quickly or aggressively enough at the start of the outbreak.
9:54 a.m. May 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally reaches 4.8 million; China’s Xi supports WHO-backed probe of origins of pandemic — once the crisis is over Tesla gets green light to reopen California plant, and investors await earnings from Walmart, Target and AlibabaThe number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 4.8 million on Monday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping said China would support an international investigation of the origins of the pandemic led by the World Health Organization, as soon as the crisis has been brought under control.
6:48 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: New outbreaks reported in states that plan to reopen soon, while Trump suggests testing is ‘overrated’ New York Stock Exchange will reopen floor on May 26 with small group at first; Nike says online sales are boomingThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 87,000 on Saturday, as new outbreaks were reported from states where stay-at-home orders are set to expire and in states that never imposed them, raising concerns that the reopening of economies will spur new infections.
1:40 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death hits 300,000; poll finds most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of crisis Cisco says the pandemic is worse than the dot-com bust of 2000 and the 2008 crisis; Uber-Grubhub deal talks push aheadThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 300,000 on Thursday, as a new poll found the majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
1:43 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.31 million as Russia sees spike in cases, Brazil and Mexico suffer deadliest day yet Tesla may be permitted to open California plant by next week — although Elon Musk has already reopened itThe number of global cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.31 million on Wednesday, as Russia counted another 10,000 infections and Brazil and Mexico suffered their deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
9:56 a.m. May 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 81,000; Trump defends administration’s record in testy exchange with reporters Tesla defies county ban and reopens California car-making plant, and Boeing CEO says a major airline will be pushed into bankruptcy by pandemicThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 81,000 on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump, defending his record on testing in the U.S., ended his White House news conference abruptly following an angry exchange with two reporters.
10:55 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.1 million; South Korea reports cluster from Seoul nightclubs, and Wuhan, China, has 4 new cases Tesla sues California county stopping its Fremont plant from reopening and AMC stock soars on report of takeover talks with AmazonThe number of cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.1 million on Monday, as South Korea reported a new cluster stemming from Seoul’s nightclub district and China reported four new cases in Wuhan, the city believed to be the source of the outbreak late last year.
9:32 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Want to travel to the U.K.? Be ready for a 14-day quarantine Industry experts say government plan will pretty much crush hopes of summer bounce The U.K. government has laid bare the harsh reality of travel in the age of Covid-19, with plans to impose a 14-day quarantine on international travelers that has further depressing an already devastated industry.
10:17 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 74,000, as Trump administration shelves ‘too cautious’ CDC guide to reopening Tesla is gearing up to reopen California plant, and retailers Gap and Kohl’s are starting to open their doorsThe number of U.S. fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 73,000 on Thursday, as President Donald Trump’s administration said it is shelving recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopening safely because they were too cautious
3:50 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 71,000, as Trump backs off plan to wind down pandemic task force Disney’s second-quarter profit slides 90% during pandemic, while General Motors delivers a surprise earnings beatThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 71,000 on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump appeared to back off his announcement that he would phase out the government task force created to manage the pandemic
1:11 p.m. May 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally passes 3.5 million; Trump and senior officials continue to lash out at China J. Crew files for bankruptcy and GE announces permanent job cuts at its aviation unit; global deaths top 250,000The number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 3.54 million on Monday, as President Donald Trump and senior members of his administration continued to lash out at China, where the virus was first reported late last year.
6:51 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: More than a million people have recovered; Trump pushes China conspiracy theory Exxon Mobil posts first quarterly loss in decades, and Clorox produces a blowout report thanks to demand for disinfecting productsThe number of patients that have recovered from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to more than a million on Friday, offering a rare piece of good news in the pandemic that has caused more than 230,000 deaths and tanked economies around the world.
9:19 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 61,000 as President Trump says he will not extend social-distancing guidelines American Airlines posts more than $2 billion loss, and McDonald’s beats on revenue even with many restaurants closedThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 61,000 on Thursday, as President Donald Trump said he would not extend federal social-distancing guidelines that are set to expire tonight.
9:36 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. deaths to COVID-19 exceed Vietnam War toll, and Pence slammed for not wearing face mask Boeing and GE earnings fall short of expectations; Gilead reports positive data in early trial of remdesivir as treatmentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has surpassed the number of lives lost in the Vietnam War as more than 1 million Americans are confirmed to have had the deadly illness.
10:04 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.
10:23 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Maker of Lysol warns against injecting it and Russia sees major spike in virus cases overnight Google is halving its marketing budget and Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to see further delay in resuming flightsThe manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol, health experts, and even the Environmental Protection Agency rushed to warn consumers Friday that President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectant or use ultraviolet light to treat COVID-19 could prove lethal.
8:51 a.m. April 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 2.5 million cases worldwide, 171,718 deaths; and Trump says he will temporarily halt immigration Manpower’s earnings disrupted by pandemic, while chip maker Micron Tech is planning a bond dealThe number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 2.50 million on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said he would temporarily suspend immigration and New York’s death tally crossed the 18,000 mark.
9:56 a.m. April 20, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 2.44 million cases worldwide, 167,369 deaths; and U.S. restaurants seek billions in federal aid Shake Shack returns loan to ‘confusing’ small-business relief program, and United Airlines warns of $2.1 billion loss The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 moved closer to 800,000 on Monday, as President Donald Trump offered support for protesters flouting state and local government rules on staying-at-home in an effort to contain the spread.
6:09 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Kishore Mahbubani
How China could win over the post-coronavirus world and leave the U.S. behind COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate America’s declining status with traditional allies, former diplomat saysCOVID-19 pandemic may accelerate America’s declining status with traditional allies, writes former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani.
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