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9:50 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. is heading for 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals as experts worry about a coming Thanksgiving travel spike ‘What happened during Thanksgiving is a lot like a 100-mile-an-hour wind going into a forest fire,’ says epidemiologist Michael OsterholmThe U.S. set a record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Tuesday at almost 100,000 patients and health experts worried that the situation will worsen in the coming weeks after millions traveled across the country for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
1:29 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying Gilead questions validity of trial conducted by World Health OrganizationThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39 million on Friday, as a clinical trial found one therapy believed to be promising as a treatment to have no effect on mortality in hospitalized patients.
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.
11:49 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 end lower, but book best August in 36 years. Nasdaq clinches another record Amazon wins FAA approval for drone deliveryU.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, except for the record-setting Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed out a historically strong August.
10:05 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Global tourism loses $320 billion in first five months of 2020, says UN More than 120 million jobs at risk from pandemic U.N. chief says that in the first five months of 2020, because of the pandemic, international tourist arrivals decreased by more than half and earnings plummeted.
11:57 a.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.
10:08 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases Pfizer, McDonald’s, 3M and Raytheon Technologies are latest Dow components to report earnings with mixed resultsThe U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York.
9:04 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles at a nearly 9-year high and silver scores highest finish since 2014 on fiscal stimulus moves Silver futures rally by nearly 7%Gold futures climb Tuesday to settle at a nearly nine-year high and silver rallies to prices not seen since 2014, with the precious metals lifted by an agreement on a rescue plan by European leaders and expectations for additional spending by the U.S. government.
7:27 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
‘Russian influence in the U.K. is the new normal,’ according to a powerful report by lawmakersPoliticians row over whether Kremlin sought to influence EU referendum, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson says: “We have seen no evidence of successful interference.”
11:23 a.m. July 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Pandemic’s global death toll tops 600,000, as WHO reports record number of new cases Nearly 260,000 new infections reported Saturday; coronavirus cases spike in India, South AfricaThe coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 600,000 and countries from the U.S. to South Africa to India struggle to contain a surge of new infections. Hong Kong issued tougher new rules on wearing face masks, Spain closed overcrowded beaches and Germany reported another outbreak at a slaughterhouse.
5:20 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
A 50-year technological revolution is about to begin. These are the stocks to own, says strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayWorried about the present day troubles? Our call of the day, from Brad Neuman, director of market strategy at equities manager Alger, says we’re at the start of a technological revolution.
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.
4:43 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Mariana Mazzucato
How to make sure the drug companies don’t make off like bandits as we develop a COVID-19 vaccine Ensuring that no one is left behind requires not just unprecedented collective investment, but also a very different approach to innovationStrong health systems, adequate testing capacity, and an effective, universally available vaccine will be key to protecting societies from the coronavirus. But ensuring that no one is left behind requires not just unprecedented collective investment, but also a very different approach
6:01 a.m. April 26, 2020 - By Michael R. Gordon
Trump-Putin joint statement on Elbe anniversary alarms Russia critics in U.S. Obama issued an anniversary declaration with Medvedev in 2010 as the U.S. sought to ‘reset’ relations with a new Russian leader; the two sides had recently signed an arms-control pactPresident Trump issued a symbolic joint statement Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a move that has stirred debate within the Trump administration and spawned concern among some lawmakers on Capitol Hill, according to people familiar with the document.
10:31 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 1.89 million cases worldwide, 118,304 deaths; and Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and the New York Times Amazon hiring another 75,000 workers to expand grocery delivery and Aurora Cannabis is planning a 1-for-12 reverse stock splitThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 rose above 22,000 on Monday, as President Donald Trump railed against the nation’s top infectious disease expert for suggesting more lives could have been saved if restrictions on movement had been imposed earlier.
3:37 a.m. March 31, 2020 - By Simon Johnson
Once the coronavirus crisis is over, our societies will have to be rebuilt around resilience to pandemics Everything we do, all of our investments, and the way we organize ourselves will be influenced by consideration of whether we are protected from COVID-19 and its successors or made more vulnerable to themThe world as we knew it before the arrival of COVID-19 has gone. It is never coming back.
2:01 p.m. March 8, 2020 - By Kemal Derviş
Amid rise of nationalism, coronavirus and climate change may spur a new wave of international cooperation Both threats raise the question of how the world should organize itself against the threat of pandemicsBoth threats raise the question of how the world should organize itself against the threat of pandemics.
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