10:33 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Pfizer vaccine can reduce transmission after 1 dose, new study findsA single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech reduces infections and lowers the risk of transmission, according to a new study.
4:48 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
The Great Promise of a One-Dose Vaccine
Look past the confusing efficacy reports about J&J's vaccine candidate. The shot promises to speed up vaccination everywhere.
12:00 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By MarketWatch
Salesforce earnings live up to Benioff’s $20-billion goal, so now it’s on to the next oneSalesforce.com Inc. easily topped $20 billion for the first time in its recently completed fiscal year, so now its time for a new goal: $25 billion.
11:26 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
This is the best way to fix the chaos surrounding COVID-19 vaccine appointmentsStates must move to a one-stop preregistration system and then notify residents when it's their turn to schedule appointments.
8:50 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Positive news on COVID vaccines weighs against concerns over new variants The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE has proved to be as effective in the real world as it was in clinical trials in the first major study of the two-dose regiment involving 1.2 million people in Israel.
5:33 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
Pfizer Vaccine 94% Effective Across Age Groups in Israeli Study
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11:59 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021
AstraZeneca is aiming to meet EU second-quarter COVID-19 vaccine targets, despite reports Anglo-Swedish drug company hopes to deliver 180 million doses to the 27-member bloc by June.
5:08 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
Biden's big push against China --- making America more self-dependentThe president's administration is reviewing key U.S. supply chains, including those for rare earth metals, semiconductors and high-capacity batteries.
3:29 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Blinken says U.S. seeks position with U.N. human-rights watchdog shunned by Trump administration"The United States is placing democracy and human rights at the center of our foreign policy because they're essential for peace and stability," says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
3:25 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Half of Israelis Have at Least One Dose. It's an Economic Test Case.
Widespread vaccination promises to bring back national economies, in addition to saving lives. It's still early to say whether it is working in Israel.
12:24 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
- By Callum Keown
7 reasons to buy the dip in stocks as bond yields climb, strategist saysStocks are under pressure at the start of the week, as bond yields rise on hopes a global economic recovery is around the corner.
12:15 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Dow Ends Positive as Rising Bond Yields Sink Tech Stocks
Traders continued to bet the global economy will reflate as vaccines are administered and the Biden's administration's $1.9 trillion relief program winds its way through Congress.
10:55 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Good Vaccine News Help Boris Johnson Lift England out of Covid Restrictions
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday detailed his road map to gradually lift pandemic-related restrictions in England.
6:37 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Airline Stocks Are Surging as Another Analyst Turns Bullish
The sector is rallying as Covid-19 cases continue to fall sharply and vaccine distribution ramps up.
5:34 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Boris Johnson outlines road map to take England out of lockdownU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to detail in Parliament the path to gradually lift COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions in England.
3:13 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Inflation Is Making a Comeback
Boeing 777 aircraft grounded after Denver engine incident, vaccinations are set to get back on track as U.S. deaths near 500,000, what’s ahead for the housing market in 2021, and other news to start your day.
11:42 a.m. Feb. 21, 2021
U.N. official says Iran to grant 'less access' to its nuclear programIran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran's work, the U.N. atomic watchdog's chief said Sunday.
10:01 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
What's safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don't shed masks yetYou're fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — now what? Don't expect to shed your mask and get back to normal activities right away.
12:42 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Biden Says He’s Open to Making His $1.9 Trillion Aid Plan ‘Cheaper’
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9:53 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Global case tally for COVID climbs above 110.4 million as G-7 gathers to discuss vaccine equity The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 110.4 million on Friday, as the leaders of the G-7 economies were scheduled to meet and discuss the effort to get COVID vaccines to the world's poorest countries.
8:58 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
Fauci says U.S. is sticking to two doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccineFederal health officials on Friday downplayed the real-world application of in Israel that said one dose of BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine was 85% effective. Their vaccine, which requires two doses spaced several weeks apart, had an efficacy rate of 95% in clinical trials. "Even though you can get a fair degree of 'protection' after a single dose, it clearly is not durable," Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, told reporters on Friday. "We know that." He described the research findings as "interesting" but noted that the data was released as a type of medical-journal article called correspondence in The Lancet on Thursday. This type of article is not usually peer reviewed. "We will stick with the scientifically documented efficacy and optimal response of a prime, followed by a boost," he said.
5:45 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Pfizer Gets Support for Its Covid-19 Vaccine
Israeli study indicates that the vaccine is highly effective with just a single dose, while stringent cold storage requirements could be eased.
2:17 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021
U.S. says it's ready to join talks to resume Iran nuclear dealThe State Department said Thursday the U.S. would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement. The U.S. has not participated in a meeting of those participants since former President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Vaccine Boosters for South African Strain Appear More Likely to Be Needed
Research found the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine was two-thirds less effective against a lab-built virus similar to the new strain than against the original variety.
9:34 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
President Joe Biden seeks to assuage concerns about pace of vaccinationThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged toward 110 million on Wednesday and the U.S. death toll rose above 488,000, as President Joe Biden said he expects vaccine supply to be sufficient to inoculate all Americans by end-July and for the nation to be close to normalcy by Christmas.
3:26 p.m. Feb. 14, 2021
U.K. hits vaccine target, with more than 15 million people given first shot The U.K. announced Sunday that it had reached its goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in the country, increasing pressure on ministers to clarify when they will ease a lockdown imposed in early January.
10:07 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Bank of America matches efforts by Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase with net-zero financing goal Bank of America joined select other big banks who've pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through its financing before 2050.
5:25 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
When Will Israel’s Vaccination Campaign Boost the Nation’s Economy?
Israel has made remarkable progress, with 42.6% of Israelis having received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
4:14 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
Teva CEO Sees Risks in Relying on China for Drug Ingredients
Kåre Schultz said that while his company doesn’t manufacture its active ingredients in China, he expects the pandemic to bring an industrywide focus on the issue.
12:35 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
Promising vaccination results raise prospects for swifter economic recoveryThe first results of the vaccination campaigns in Israel and the U.K. are encouraging, and should be an incentive for others to accelerate the pace.
10:52 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
The U.K. Is Near the Top of Vaccination Rankings. How to Play the Success.
What the U.K. has done well is vaccinate, and here are stocks to play a recovery in the economy during the second half.
3:23 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Twitter Earnings Show There Is Life After Trump
Senate votes to proceed with Trump’s impeachment trial, Biden meets with CEOs to discuss stimulus package, U.S. gets its first pot IPO, and other news to start your day.
5:31 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
- By Beckie Strum
£22 Million Tel Aviv Penthouse Aims for Gulf BuyerBuyers from a Arab states are fueling interest in trophy homes amid newly normalized diplomatic relations with Israel, brokerage says
6:27 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Hacker tried to taint Florida city's water supply with lye, officials sayA hacker was able to remotely gain access to a Florida city’s water treatment plant in an unsuccessful attempt to fill the water supply with a potentially harmful chemical, authorities said.
1:27 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Israel's settlements in West Bank and East Jerusalem would face new international scrutiny if war-crimes inquiry is openedA war-crimes probe is still a long way off, but the International Criminal Court moved a step closer last week.
10:10 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
U.S. moves to rejoin U.N. Human Rights CouncilThe Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, U.S. officials said Sunday. The decision reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements.
8:08 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Netanyahu abruptly leaves Jerusalem courtroom after entering not-guilty plea in expansive corruption caseNetanyahu was indicted last year for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases.
3:20 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from House committees; 11 Republicans cross aisle in voteA fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories.
7:06 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021
- By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 nails the breakdown point Focus: Retail sector asserts cooling-off phase, Homebuilders hold the breakout point, XRT, XHB, CYBR, KMX, SWIR, WIXU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water after a solid batch of quarterly earnings reports and economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its rally from major support, rising to challenge its breakdown point (3,830).
9:49 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
Pfizer Increased Vaccine Sales Estimate After AstraZeneca and J&J Stumbles
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says he has grown more confident about the outlook for the vaccine.