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1:24 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Many teachers were already leaving profession due to stress and then COVID-19 hit and should we skip our undeserving children and leave everything to our grandkids instead? Monday’s Personal Finance Stories Monday’s Personal Finance StoriesMonday’s Personal Finance Stories.
8:08 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father is trustee of my late mother’s estate. He is marrying again, and won’t distribute our inheritance ‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income’‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income.’
7:00 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By MarketWatch
U.S. edges closer to half a million COVID deaths as experts look to FDA meeting on J&J’s one-dose vaccineThe U.S. edged closer to half a million deaths from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Monday, as experts braced for a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meeting later this week to review Johnson & Johnson's vaccine candidate.
2:48 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
General Mills' new growth strategy will focus on categories including cereal, pet food and ice creamGeneral Mills Inc. has unveiled a growth strategy, Accelerate, that will focus on five categories: cereal, pet food, ice cream, snack bars and Mexican food. These platforms accounted for 45% of General Mills' fiscal 2020 net sales. General Mills brands include Cheerios, Blue Buffalo, Häagen-Dazs, Cascadian Farms and Old El Paso. General Mills made the announcement ahead of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference this week. The company is also turning its attention to eight core markets, including the U.S., Canada and France. General Mills reaffirmed its fiscal third-quarter guidance for organic net sales similar to the second quarter. General Mills shares edged up 0.4% in Tuesday premarket trading, and have gained 7.2% over the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 16.4% for the las 12 months.
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.
5:48 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Catey Hill
What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month This Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art galleryThis Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art gallery.
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.
7:06 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Here are the 10 best places to work in 2021, according to employees Tech and pharmaceutical companies dominate Glassdoor’s latest employees’ choice awardsTech and pharmaceutical companies dominate Glassdoor’s latest employees’ choice awards
2:38 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Plug Power's stock surges again, after more than doubling the past 6 daysShares of Plug Power Inc. charged 7.6% higher in premarket trading, adding to the more than doubling over the past six sessions, after B. Riley Securities analyst Christopher Souther boosted his price target by more than 50%. The stock, which has rocketed 105.2% the past six days to close Tuesday at , is on track for a 7th-straight gain, which would be the longest win streak since the 7-day stretch ended Nov. 18, 2019. B. Riley's Souther reiterated the buy rating he's had on the stock for at least a couple years but raised his price target to $79 from $52, following the company's announcement of an agreement to launch a joint venture with France-based auto maker Groupe Renault. "We see the agreement as a significant positive for the company in providing a strong partner to build out local manufacturing, hydrogen infrastructure, and R&D for within the European continent," Souther wrote in a note to clients. "We believe that the company's ability to support the entire hydrogen ecosystem has been a key driver of the recent partnership uptick, enabling turn key solutions for hard to decarbonize energy and commercial vehicle sectors." The stock has shot up nearly four-fold (up 286.1%) over the past three months through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.2%.
3:50 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Renault says it will create French venture with Plug PowerFrench automaker Renault said it's signed a memorandum of understanding to launch a 50-50 joint venture with Plug Power in France by the end of the first half of 2021, targeting over 30% share of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle market in Europe. The joint-venture will combine the vehicle manufacturing capabilities of Renault with the fuel cell and hydrogen system manufacturing knowledge of Plug Power, the companies said. Plug Power shares jumped 14% in premarket trade, while Renault added 1.5% in Paris.
6:29 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Emily Bary
UPDATE: DXC stock surges amid reported takeover interestShares of DXC Technology Co. were up 7% Thursday after Reuters reported that Atos SE h . Atos, based in France, confirmed the news. "Following recent market rumors about a potential transaction involving Atos, the Company confirms that it has approached DXC Technology concerning a potential friendly transaction between the two groups in order to create a Digital Services Leader benefitting from global scale, talent and innovation," the company said in a statement. "In assessing this opportunity, Atos will apply the financial discipline which it has always followed in its acquisition strategy. There can be no certainty at this stage that this approach will result in any agreement or transaction. Further announcement will be made when appropriate." The company did not offer details of price but Reuters said it is reportedly willing to pay upwards of $10 billion for DXC in what would be the company's largest deal yet. A deal could drive cost synergies and give Atos a greater U.S. presence, the story said, citing multiple unnamed sources. Atos shares were trading more than 6% lower in France. DXC shares have gained 54% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen about 11%.
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.
11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
These activists pressured Obama to forgive the debt of scammed students — now they have a new demand for Biden, and how COVID-19 has made farm workers even more vulnerable Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance storiesTuesday’s top personal finance stories
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.
10:31 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Mortgage rates hover near record lows to close out 2020 and New Year’s resolutions to stay on top of the world in 2021 Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories. Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories. Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
12:16 p.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Why it matters when stimulus money hits your account, and under a President Biden, expect more aggressive oversight of the student-loan industry Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance storiesWednesday’s top personal finance stories
11:19 a.m. Dec. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
When will I get my $600 stimulus check and my soon-to-be ex says half of my mom’s financial gift to me belongs to him Tuesday’s Personal Finance Stories Tuesday’s Personal Finance StoriesTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
4:00 a.m. Dec. 23, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Investors are getting too bullish, say Jefferies global strategists — they see it as a 2019 rerunBack to the past. Our call of the day from Jefferies sets out a list of signals that indicate a potential pitfall for stock markets to come.
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.
8:38 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
United Airlines issues fee waiver for travel to LondonUnited Airlines Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has for changes to travel plans to London. The waiver comes amid an outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19 that has spread across southern England. A number of EU countries, including France and Belgium, and Canada have to and from the U.K. due to this new strain of the illness. United has already waived change fees through March 31, 2021, for flights within the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for international flights originating in the U.S. United Airlines stock is down 2% in Monday trading, and has plunged nearly 51% over the last year. The S&P 500 index is up 14.7% for the past 12 months.
2:39 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Agio's shares jump 20% after announcing plans to sell cancer portfolioShares of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. soared 20.6% in premarket trading on Monday after the company said it is selling its oncology portfolio to Servier, a privately held French pharmaceutical company. Servier will pay $1.8 billion in cash upfront and $200 million in potential future milestone payments for vorasidenib as well as a small percentage of royalties for U.S. net sales of acute myeloid leukemia treatment Tibsovo and U.S. net sales of vorasidenib, if the experimental therapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of next year. Shares of Agios have tumbled 30.0% this year, while the S&P 500 is up 14.8%.
10:58 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
No matter what Congress does, 12 million jobless Americans will temporarily lose unemployment benefits and how to get your ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ refund Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories
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.
4:00 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By MarketWatch
A popular stock-market indicator flashes red as Dow soars to records FridayAn often-cited measure of stock valuations, popularized by Warren Buffett, is affirming a growing fear on Wall Street: equity prices are richer than their fundamental underpinnings.
7:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘Job growth has seriously slowed’ — economists react to ‘disappointing’ November employment reportHere are some initial reactions from economists and other analysts in the wake of Friday’s disappointing jobs report covering November.
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.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Cytokine Storm’ — the ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?
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.
1:46 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Tiffany to hold virtual special shareholder meeting on Dec. 30 for vote on amended LVMH deal Tiffany & Co. said Friday it will hold a virtual special shareholder meeting on Dec. 30, to allow a vote on an amended merger agreement with France's LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton SE . Shareholders of record as of close of business Nov. 30 will be entitled to vote at the meeting, the jewelry company said. The deal is expected to close early in 2021, based on the outcome of the vote. Tiffany after the deal was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. LVMH will now pay $131.50 a share, down from an original price of $135 a share. Tiffany agreed to sell itself to the European consumer conglomerate late last year in a roughly $16.2 billion deal. LVMH, whose roughly 75 brands include Louis Vuitton and Bulgari, is aiming to expand in China where luxury goods are more in demand as a new middle class emerges with money to spend. Tiffany shares were not active premarket, but have fallen 1.6% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 12%.
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.
2:16 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
French tax authorities have started demanding U.S. firms pay digital tax: reportFrench tax authorities have started demanding U.S. technology groups pay their 3% digital services tax, , citing French officials, company officials and advisers. Facebook and Amazon are among the companies that have received communications, the report said. Paris's demand to collect the tax represents the end of a truce with Washington, the report added.
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.
12:50 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Biden’s scientific credentials — and the delay in the transfer of power The director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about political transitions and past mistakesThe director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about political transitions and past mistakes.
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.
1:44 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
A lung doctor on what she’s learning about coronavirus ‘long haulers’: shortness of breath, fatigue, and depression but also ‘improvement over time’ Dr. Dixie Harris is a pulmonologist at the Intermountain Healthcare hospital system in UtahBack in April, Dr. Dixie Harris and about 100 nurses and doctors from the Intermountain Healthcare hospital system in Utah flew to New York City to work in the region’s overburdened hospitals.
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.
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