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10:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, as country’s first case of new U.K. variant is found in Colorado Health experts continue to lament slow rollout of vaccines in U.S. after much-ballyhooed authorizations were granted in early December The U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday and the first case of the highly infectious U.K variant of the coronavirus was found in Colorado, as health experts continued to lament the delayed rollout of vaccines that is hampering the economic recovery.
10:26 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally climbs to 15 million from 14 million in just five days U.S. sets fresh record for COVID-19 hospitalizations; Angela Merkel pleads with Germans to limit gatherings during holidaysThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 68 million on Wednesday and the U.S. tally rose above 15 million as the virus continued to race across the nation, filling hospitals with record numbers of patients
1:12 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.
12:50 p.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. averaging 150,000 COVID-19 cases a day as expert warns of pending ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Experts are worried that President Trump’s refusal to concede election could cause more cases, hospitalizations and deathsThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 54.5 million on Monday, while the U.S. tally topped 11 million after adding 1 million new cases in six days, with 50 states and territories recording rising numbers and the virus showing no sign of slowing.
12:24 p.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. again shatters daily case record as experts worry holidays will be superspreader event ‘Unless people celebrate safely, we will see a huge increase about two weeks after Thanksgiving and then again two weeks after Christmas,’ says epidemiologist Dr. Tista GhoshThe U.S. shattered records for daily cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations on Friday, as states and cities announced new restrictions while others warned that full lockdowns may be needed to contain the spread.
11:09 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
U.S. faces a potential ‘secession crisis’ at home and ‘open conflict’ with China in the coming decade, says author who predicted 2020 unrest 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an AmericanThe 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an American, says a scholar of demographic trends.
2:17 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 8.7 million and marks seven-day record, with more than 20 states seeing most new cases since start of the outbreak Dr. Birx says North Dakotans’ failure to wear face masks is ‘deeply unfortunate’ as the Dakotas suffer worst case numbers measured per capitaThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 8.7 million on Tuesday, with more than 20 states counting record numbers of new infections, as more business curfews were announced to combat the spread.
11:18 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.
11:05 a.m. Oct. 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: New England Journal of Medicine says Trump should be voted out over pandemic management as U.S. death toll tops 212,000 ‘When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent,’ say editors of prestigious medical journalThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 moved above 212,000 on Thursday, as the editors of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine sharply criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.
11:24 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
State Department’s Pompeo clashes with Vatican over China Pompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishopsPompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishops.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
2:36 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally nears 26 million, and experts are alarmed that U.S. isn’t joining WHO vaccine effort ‘This go-it-alone approach leaves America at risk of not getting a vaccine,’ says one expertThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide edged closer to 26 million on Wednesday, as experts sounded the alarm on the Trump administration’s decision not to work with an international effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine that is backed by the World Health Organization.
12:26 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
‘Tenet’ off to ‘fantastic start’ with hodgepodge theatrical release Strong international box-office numbers ahead of U.S. releaseThe first wave of big new movies released since the beginning of the pandemic, including Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending thriller “Tenet” and the long-delayed “X-Men” spinoff “The New Mutants,” arrived in theaters over the weekend, testing the waters of a radically different theatrical landscape.
11:00 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.7 million and U.S. suffers biggest one-day death toll since May The U.S. is ‘an anomaly among the higher-income countries of the world in that we never did lock down sufficiently; we only slowed down to get the virus activity by May to a so-so level,’ says Dr. Michael OsterholmThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose above 20.7 million on Thursday and the U.S. suffered its biggest death toll since May with almost 1,500 fatalities counted in a single day.
9:04 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.3 million, U.S. tally tops 5.15 million as Florida and Georgia see record one-day deaths British economy hit the hardest of any by COVID-19 as GDP shrinks by the most on recordThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 20.3 million on Wednesday and the U.S. case tally topped 5.15 million, as Florida and Georgia reported record one-day death tolls.
4:16 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Nio's stock soars toward record territory after narrower-than-expected loss, upbeat deliveries outlookShares of Nio Inc. shot up 8.8% into record territory in premarket trading Tuesday, after the China-based electric car maker reported a second-quarter loss that was about half what was expected as revenue more than doubled, and provided an upbeat deliveries outlook for the current quarter. The net loss narrowed to RMB1.21 billion ($173.9 million), or RMB1.15 a share, from a loss of RMB3.31 billion, or RMB3.23, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, the loss per share was RMB1.08, compared with the FactSet consensus for a per-share loss of RMB2.15. Gross margin swung to positive 9.7% from negative 24.1% a year ago. Total revenue rose 146.5% to RMB3.72 billion ($535.4 million), to beat the FactSet consensus of RMB3.51 billion. Deliveries reached a quarterly record of 10,331 vehicles, and the company expects a further increase to 11,000 to 11,500 vehicles in the third quarter. "Beyond the strong order growth, we are proud to reach a milestone quarter with respect to the key financial metrics of the company, highlighted with the historically high vehicle gross margin of 9.7%, lowest-ever operating losses and more importantly, a positive cash flow from operations for the first time in our history," said Founder and Chief Executive William Bin Li. The stock, which is on track to open above the July 10 record close of $14.98, has more than tripled (up 253.5%) year to date through Monday, while shares of U.S. rival Tesla Inc. have run up 239.1% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.0%.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities Uber sees more revenue from food delivery than ride-hailing for the first timeThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million on Friday, the death toll rose above 715,000 and the U.S. death toll topped 160,000, after an 11th straight day in which more than 1,000 deaths were counted.
11:37 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally at 4.74 million as New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut see infections climb again Cinemark’s revenue falls 99% as theaters remain closed, and Mallinckrodt says it is looking at possible bankruptcyThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by fewer than 50,000 on Monday for a second straight day, data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University showed, although cases were rising in some states that had seemed to get the spread under control earlier this year.
10:32 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
The potential abuses of a coronavirus ‘health passport’ are downright frightening Western countries should resist tracking apps, even in the name of health and safetyWestern countries should resist tracking apps, even in the name of health and safety, argues Jurica Dujmovic.
12:57 p.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins Americans could expect Biden to re-engage with traditional allies. Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump’s most significant and boldest actions.
3:15 a.m. July 31, 2020 - Associated Press
Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirusHong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
12:04 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 150,000 as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho set one-day records Earnings season cranks into high gear with numbers coming from Amazon, Apple, Google and FacebookThe U.S. counted more than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total to more than 150,000, as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho all recorded record single-day totals, in the latest sign the pandemic is far from contained.
4:29 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Kodak’s stock triples as company announces pandemic plan to start making pharmaceutical ingredients The pandemic has heightened longstanding worries about pharmaceutical ingredients sourced in countries like China and India that are used to make U.S. medicines The Trump administration’s $765 million loan to the Eastman Kodak Co. to launch a business making pharmaceutical ingredients sent shares of the once iconic camera company soaring.
12:32 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 114 points higher, U.S. stocks snap 2-day losing streak, as investors await stimulus progress Gold settles at highest level in history at $1,931 an ounce U.S. stocks closed higher Monday as investors monitored efforts in Washington to craft another coronavirus rescue package and braced for tech giant to report in the busiest week of earnings season.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
5:25 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China Governments, including the Trump administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang, yet financial firms have done littleGovernments, including the Trump Administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang. Financial firms have done little.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
2:40 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million and Trump’s late move on face masks criticized by health experts The pandemic ‘will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.’ Trump reverses course on pandemic he called a hoaxThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans to wear face masks in public, marking a break with his approach to the pandemic thus far.
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.
5:59 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Stella Yifan Xie
Alipay owner Ant Group eyes dual IPOs in Shanghai and Hong Kong Ant is moving to list closer to home while tensions flare between the U.S. and ChinaAnt Group Co., the Chinese technology and financial-services giant that owns popular mobile-payments network Alipay, said it is planning initial public offerings in Hong Kong and Shanghai, bypassing New York as it seeks to accelerate its growth in China and abroad.
5:37 a.m. July 19, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
White House animus toward Fauci may escalate as he calls coronavirus pandemic ‘your worst nightmare, the perfect storm’ ‘This was avoidable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, continues run of media appearances that are likely to only further upset the administrationAnthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, continues with media appearances that are likely to only further upset the administration.
7:14 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus pandemic could get much, much worse, according to this health expert ‘If we don’t get the growth of this pandemic under control now, in a few months, when the weather turns cold and forces people to spend more time indoors, we could face a disaster that dwarfs the situation today,’ says John M. BarryThe coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 3.4 million Americans and killed more than 136,000 could get much, much worse, unless action is taken now to contain it, according to a leading public health expert.
4:38 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Alyk Russell Kenlan
Here’s why Chinese sanctions against Lockheed Martin are a paper tiger Company ‘can brush it off,’ says one expertChina’s newly announced sanctions against a principal American defense contractor may have been done more for political effect than economic punishment.
9:16 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why Shanghai oil futures won’t become a global crude benchmark anytime soon Shanghai oil futures open interest has doubled from a year agoMore than two years after China’s launch of yuan-denominated crude-oil futures, global interest in the contracts has seen a notable increase, but analysts don’t expect the contracts to become widely used anytime soon, citing challenges linked to currency and availability to international traders.
12:37 p.m. July 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends 228 points higher as vaccine optimism outshines rising coronavirus cases Apple shares eke out gain, after EU court battle win over $15 billion tax billU.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher on Wednesday, as investors focused on COVID-19 vaccine hopes and early signs of an economic upswing, rather than the toll of the pandemic.
2:07 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally edges toward 13 million, and Florida trounces one-day case record set by California last week ‘Not only do we need a stay home order now, but we need to stick with it this time until the hospitalization curve comes down, not just flattens,’ says Harris County Houston Judge Lina HidalgoThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide edged closer to 13 million on Monday, a day after the World Health Organization reported another one-day case record above 230,000, and Florida set a U.S. record that trounced the previous one set by California last week.
9:42 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Peter B. Walker
What the world could use now: a reset between the U.S. and China The two leading superpowers could help heal the world as the coronavirus has damaged global economiesThe two leading superpowers could help heal the world as the coronavirus has damaged global economies.
1:04 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Here’s what history tells us happens after the S&P 500’s best quarters of all time, as strategist says it’s set to repeatIt is set to be a subdued start to the quarter on Wednesday, after U.S. stocks wrapped up their best quarter in decades.
4:47 p.m. July 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Media mogul Jimmy Lai, on China’s new security law: ‘Hong Kong is dead’ Pro-democracy advocate says ‘It’s worse than the worst scenario imagined’“It’s worse than the worst scenario imagined. Hong Kong is totally subdued, totally under control,” he said. “It’s sad that Hong Kong is dead.”
11:44 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil posts hefty quarterly climb, but coronavirus cases, oversupply worries feed year-to-date loss WTI oil ends more than 90% higher for the quarter, but still down nearly 36% year to dateOil futures end lower on Tuesday as persistent concerns about the rising number of cases of COVID-19 and the threat of more oil flowing out of the Middle East more than offset upbeat data suggesting both China’s manufacturing and service sectors are recovering.
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