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1:11 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Tilray's stock surges after being selected to supply cannabis to France's ANSM for experimentationShares of Tilray Inc. surged 3.6% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the Canada-based cannabis company said it has been selected by France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) to provide medical cannabis products for experimentation. Tilray said it will supply the medical cannabis, starting in the first quarter of 2021, for the duration of the French experiment, which is expected to last for 18 to 24 months. The cannabis will be exported to France from Tilray's facility in Portugal. "Today's announcement marks another milestone for Tilray as we expand operations in Europe," said Tilray Chief Executive Brendan Kennedy. "We are proud to be able to offer access to a variety of high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products to the ANSM while supporting patients in need in France." Tilray's stock has soared 193.3% over the past three months through Monday, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF has rallied 68.5% and the S&P 500 has gained 13.4%.
9:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to overhaul U.S. pandemic management as death toll heads above 402,000 New president is expected to rejoin WHO, sign up for COVAX program and restore NSC-backed pandemic committeeThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 96.4million on Wednesday, and the U.S. death toll headed above 402,000 as President Joe Biden was inaugurated with plans to fully overhaul the U.S. approach to the pandemic.
1:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. could see up to 150,000 more COVID-19 deaths by February as new strain takes hold, expert warns More infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get vaccine program on track after early disappointment, says Dr. Ashish JhaThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, as experts said the new, far more infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get the nation’s so-far underwhelming vaccine program on track.
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.
9:44 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. oil notches sharpest daily slide in over 6 weeks as viral spread sparks fresh demand worriesU.S. oil prices ended sharply lower on Monday, but off their steepest declines, amid reports that a variant of the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 discovered in the U.K. could pose another hurdle for demand of the commodity. U.S. oil prices for February delivery finished $1.27, or 2.6%, lower at $47.97 a barrel. The daily slide represented the sharpest for the most-active contract for West Texas Intermediate oil since a 4.3% slide put in on Nov. 6, FactSet data show. Those living in London and much of the southeast of England were placed under tighter restrictions ahead of the Christmas holidays, shutting nonessential shops and banning nonessential travel. Several European countries and Canada closed their borders to U.K. travelers, including France, which blocked air, sea and land traffic from the country.
8:49 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 101,000 COVID-19 patients are now in U.S. hospitals, and Dakotas lead nation in cases per capita ‘The vaccine’s critical. But it’s not going to save us from this current surge. Only we can save us from this current surge,’ says Dr. BirxThe U.S. set another record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Sunday, while case numbers and fatalities remained high, and the nation braced for what is expected to be a very dark winter.
12:12 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. posts record one-day COVID death toll — before the predicted post-Thanksgiving surge December, January and February will be the ‘most difficult time in the public health history of this nation, largely because of the stress that it’s going to put on our health-care system,’ says CDC head Robert RedfieldThe U.S. hit some grim milestones in the coronavirus pandemic in a single day Wednesday, with a record number of fatalities and more than 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals for the first time since the start of the outbreak, as a leading public health official warned of a cold, hard winter to come.
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.
10:47 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Jack Denton
The U.K. is increasing the minimum wage. How does it compare with the U.S. and rest of the world?Chancellor Rishi Sunak sets out his spending review warning the economy will contract by 11.3% — the largest drop in more than three centuries.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
9:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally tops 12 million amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge of infections ‘Four days before a holiday with potentially the most indoor and in-person gatherings of the year in the U.S., the virus is here and more prevalent than ever,’ says one analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose to 58.8 million on Monday and the U.S. tally rose above 12 million, with new daily infections heading toward 200,0000 a day amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge.
5:40 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus The pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.37 million lives worldwide, has offered the G-20 an opportunity to prove how such bodies can facilitate international cooperation in crisesThe Group of 20 summit began on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations.
4:11 p.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Third straight single-day case record in U.S.; Trump chief of staff Meadows tests positive President-elect Joe Biden will announce a COVID-19 task force on Monday, Axios reportsThe U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by a record of almost 133,000 on Friday, a third straight day of record-setting levels, as hospitals in rural areas of the Midwest and southern states including Texas and Florida continued to feel the strain.
12:20 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. new cases jump 20% to record 121,200 in a single day; ‘We North Dakotans are in crisis,’ says doctor 13 states posted record case numbers on Thursday, including Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska and North DakotaJust one day after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in a singe day, it set a fresh record that was 20% higher, straining hospitals in areas of the Midwest and South as they struggle to cope with an influx of patients.
9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Elina Geller
Countries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s the details on five countries, and how you can travel to them using your points and milesHere’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.
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.
2:27 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic sets record case numbers across the U.S. as White House suggests the crisis is over U.S. has counted a record 500,000 new cases in the past week, and hospitals in isolated areas of the Midwest are rapidly fillingThe coronavirus pandemic continued to set records across the U.S. on Wednesday, even as the administration of President Donald Trump touted its first-term accomplishments in a news release that suggested it had ended the crisis that has cost more than 226,000 American lives and shows no signs of abating.
2:18 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 222,000 and President Trump criticizes media for constant coverage of crisis ‘All you hear is Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,’ Trump tells rallyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 222,000 on Thursday, and President Donald Trump again falsely claimed the virus was disappearing and criticized the media for its constant coverage of the crisis.
10:18 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 40 million; White House task force reported to be hive of infighting over new adviser White House Task Force beset by internal strife over adviser who is spreading misinformation, says Washington PostThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 40 million on Monday, as new infections continued to rise in Europe and the U.S. and experts warned the pandemic could worsen during the cold winter months.
9:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 216,000 as Midwest and Mountain West cases start to stretch hospital capacity In the last seven days, 16 states have added more new cases than at any other time since the beginning of the pandemic The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 216,000 on Wednesday, driven by a spike in new cases in the Midwest and Mountain West that are starting to fill hospital beds and squeeze health-care systems.
10:21 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: Global daily case tally sets another record with a rise of nearly 380,000 on Saturday, as Trump claims he is now immune and can’t transmit the virus U.S. cases jump by more than 50,000 in a day as 38 states are seeing weekly increases; Twitter marks Trump’s tweet about immunity as ‘misleading,’ while Regeneron’s CEO won’t back Trump’s calling antibody treatment a ‘cure’A continued surge in new cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, including another record one-day rise globally and with more than three-fourths of the U.S. states seeing an increase in cases, has prompted calls for new shutdown measures, at a time that President Trump claimed that he is now immune and can’t transmit it to others.
9:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
10:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
9:12 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
With Paris now on ‘red alert,’ Macron’s €100 billion COVID-stimulus package may prove a bit short Only 2 million French people have downloaded the COVID control app since its launch in JuneThe French government on Monday toughened its coronavirus-related restrictions in the capital, with Parisian bars notably ordered to close.
10:52 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 35 million and deaths exceed 1 million, while Trump says ‘don’t be afraid of COVID’ Trump tweets he’s leaving Walter Reed Monday evening, urges people ‘don’t let it dominate your life’ as he feels better than he did 20 years agoThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 35 million on Monday, as doctors expressed alarm at President Donald Trump’s decision to leave his hospital bed to wave to supporters from a motorcade on Sunday, saying he has put all of the people in the vehicle with him at risk of contracting the deadly illness.
11:34 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Flu vaccine expected to be in high demand as U.S. and Europe aim to ward off ‘twindemic’ A record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. aloneA record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. alone.
9:20 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Lockdown fatigue and rising protests against new coronavirus restrictions are becoming tougher for governments to manage The coronavirus dilemma — protect the economy, or protect the populationEuropean governments trying to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic are facing increased political opposition to the measures they think are necessary to control an alarming new wave.
9:57 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally 33.4 million, death toll above 1 million, and that’s likely an underestimate, says WHO expert White House reportedly pressed the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to school and sought alternate data that would show the coronavirus was unlikely to harm kidsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 33.4 million on Tuesday, a day after the global death toll reached 1 million, as governments around the world moved to reimpose restrictions on movement in a fight to contain the spread.
8:30 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are the clean-energy ETFs and stocks that are soaring in 2020 Twelve ETFs hold more than 270 different companies, including Tesla and Vivint SolarTwelve ETFs hold more than 270 different companies, including Tesla and Vivint Solar.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
RH shares rise after analyst upgrade on potential for high-end home investmentsShares of home design retailer RH rose 5.4% in Tuesday trading after the company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Cowen and raised its price target to $435 from $370. Analysts led by Max Rakhlenko think the company is on the path towards a "multi-year transformation" that has the benefit of more affluent consumers making home investments. RH also stands to gain from average unit retail (AUR) growth and migration to the suburbs. RH is expanding into Europe, with a store launch in England planned for next summer. During the most recent call, Chief Executive Gary Friedman said the company is planning to head to France over the coming years, and "throughout Europe." Cowen estimates the total addressable market (TAM) in the top 10 European economies at $40 billion to $43 billion. Analysts estimate revenue could reach $160 million in the U.K. in the first year, and $450 million after a second U.K. location launches. RH stock has gained 78.3% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 3.3% for the period.
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.
5:09 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Perceptions of the U.S. around the world are at or near historic lows, Pew finds In the U.K. — to pick one example — Pew found that just 41% of people express a favorable opinion of the U.S., the lowest recorded rateIn the U.K. — to pick one example — Pew found that just 41% of people express a favorable opinion of the U.S., the lowest recorded rate.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. cases top 7 million, after jumping by more than 45,000 in a single day Fiscal stimulus talks heat up as concerns grow over another COVID-19–related hit to the economy; Rio delays Carnival for the first time in a century, and Madrid calls for another shutdownA rising tide worldwide of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has prompted calls for new shutdown measures overseas and accountability in the U.S., but also renewed attempts at a stimulus bill to fend of another pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
9:42 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll rises by 1,000 in one day, as political rhetoric escalates President Trump says FDA’s proposed stricter guidelines for vaccine approval looks like a political move; NY to vet any COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the federal governmentThe number of deaths in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose by more than 1,000 in a day, and the total death toll grew toward 202,000, as pandemic politics intensified ahead of the presidential election.
9:13 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices suffer back-to-back losses as dollar extends run-upGold prices on Tuesday end lower for a second session as the dollar continues its climb on the back of concerns about fresh COVID-19 lockdowns implemented in London and other parts of Europe, continues.
8:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
U.K. edges closer to second national lockdown to help contain second coronavirus wave Country is also trying to cope with insufficient testing capacity amid a surge in demand for testsPM Boris Johnson has said that he would do the utmost to try to “protect the economy,” after the U.K. suffered Europe’s most severe GDP decline on the virus’ impact.
10:05 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.
2:55 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Trump, Xi and Putin are least trusted leaders during pandemic; Merkel is most trusted Pew survey finds image of the United States has deteriorated in the past year, with Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic blamedPresident Donald Trump is the least trusted to do the right thing regarding world affairs in a new survey of 13 countries, and is even less well-regarded than Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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