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8:03 a.m. June 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
If it’s not enhanced unemployment benefits, why are people turning down jobs? Some people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportationSome people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportation.
12:14 p.m. May 19, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Almost half of parents say they’ll take on credit-card debt to pay for child care — others avoid day care due to COVID ‘Monthly child-care costs can feel like an extra mortgage payment’‘Monthly child care costs can feel like an extra mortgage payment.’
5:03 a.m. May 19, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Naomi Campbell, 50, welcomes a daughter — as more older women become parents ‘There is no greater love,’ the supermodel wrote on Instagram‘There is no greater love,’ the supermodel wrote on Instagram.
12:09 p.m. May 6, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
Dow jumps over 300 points to log 23rd record close in 2021 and S&P 500 ends back above 4,200 amid late-session surgeU.S. stocks on Thursday finished a tumultous day firmly in positive territory and the Dow registered back-to-back record closes, supported by a round of strong corporate earnings and signs of continued improvement in the labor market as reflected in the jobless claims report ahead of a closely followed employment report due on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up by about 315 points, or 0.9%, to a record at 34,546, powered by gains in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Home Depot . The all-time closing high was the 23rd for the blue-chip index in 2021, outstripping all of the records produced in 2020, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The S&P 500 index closed up 0.8% at 4,200, while the Nasdaq Composite Index ended 0.4% higher at 13,633, snapping a four-session skid. A 1.4% rally in financials and a 1% rally in the technology sector helped to support Thursday's advance, which came as initial unemployment claims in the U.S. fell to 498,000 for first time in pandemic era, pointing to an improving labor market but also raising questions for some investors about the specter of rapidly rising inflation.
6:21 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
AdaptHealth stock plunges after CEO charged with tax fraud in DenmarkShares of AdaptHealth Corp. plunged 16.7% in morning trading Tuesday, after the maker of home health care equipment said it has learned that co-Chief Executive Luke McGee has been formally charged in Denmark for tax fraud for past private activity. The stock was on track to suffer the biggest one-day drop since the record plunge of 21.2% on March 18, 2020. The company said it has placed McGee, who founded the AdaptHealth in conjunction with Quadrant Management, on unpaid leave. The company said the charges stem from alleged "personal conduct" which occurred between March 2014 and August 2015, and had no connection with the company. In February, following the closing of , Stephen Griggs had joined McGee as co-CEO. "The Board has full confidence in the Company's management team, led by current Co-CEO Steve Griggs and President Josh Parnes, and in its ability to ensure that AdaptHealth's business remains strong and to maintain the Company's growth trajectory," AdaptHealth said in a statement. The stock has still rallied 74.2% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 49.6%.
12:09 p.m. April 7, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 books 18th record close of 2021 in listless trading day after Fed signals commitment to lower ratesThe S&P 500 on Wednesday eked out a record, its 18th of the year, but trading action was otherwise lackluster as minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting appeared to reaffirm a commitment to a lower-rate regime as the COVID-stricken labor market recovers. The S&P 500 index closed up 0.2% at around 4,079, on a preliminary basis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up less than 0.1% at about 33,446, to mark its third gain in four sessions, while the Nasdaq Composite Index edged less than 0.1% lower to around 13,669. "While generally acknowledging that the medium-term outlook for real GDP growth and employment had improved, participants continued to see the uncertainty surrounding that outlook as elevated," minutes from the Fed's March 16-17 meeting read. The central bank said that its "current guidance for the federal funds rate and asset purchases was serving the economy well." Projections from Fed members indicate that policy makers won't look to normalize rates until at 2023 at the earliest but segments of the market have pushed back against that notion, amid fears that inflation will pick up as the economy improves.
1:12 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Equal Pay Day: How paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close gender pay gap Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleaguesWomen typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.
9:48 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘My pulse rate had shot up to 120 as I gasped my way into the ER’: Italy resumes AstraZeneca vaccine, and tightens lockdown More than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut downMore than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut down.
1:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
11:32 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
We were friendly with our neighbors for decades, until recently. One day, they introduced us to their financial adviser… ‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground’‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground.’
12:08 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market notches best weekly gain since November as investors shake off GameStop worries to focus on fiscal aidU.S. stock benchmarks finished mostly at records on Friday, notching the best rally in about three months, as fretting about the potential deterimental impact of trading in stocks popular with individual investors, like GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings , gave way to a focus on progress toward a fresh round of coronavirus aid led by the Biden administration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.3% at 31,148, just missing out on a closing record at 31,188.38. The S&P 500 index closed at a record at around 3,886, up 0.4%, while the Nasdaq Composit Index booked another all-time closing peak at 13,856, up 0.6% for the day. For the week, the Dow closed with a 3.9% gain, marking its longest win streak, five straight days, since August and its best weekly gain since Nov. 13. The S&P 500 notched a weekly advance of 4.7%, and the Nasdaq Composite logged a five-session advance of 6%, marking their best weekly gains since Nov. 6. The big data point of the week was a reading of monthly employment. The Labor Department showed that 49,000 jobs were added in January, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3% from 6.7%. The results affirm the view that the recovery in the jobs market is stalling out amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has slammed the U.S. economy. Some 10 million jobs that vanished in the early stages of the pandemic still haven't returned. That said, the Senate early Friday approved a budget resolution, 51-to-50, that would allow for a fast tracking of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.
10:33 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.
10:54 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. case tally climbs to 23 million — or a quarter of the global tally — amid surge in new infections ‘We are tragically losing more than 1,300 people a week to this disease,’ says head of hard-hit Los Angeles County Public Health DepartmentThe global confirmed case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 92 million on Thursday, with the U.S. accounting for more than 23 million of those infections, as the latest economic data showing the grave toll the pandemic is having on the labor market.
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
10:39 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. counts record of almost 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day as virus continues to wreak havoc Experts fear the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have created a superspreader event as few wore face masksAs the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. were unfolding Wednesday, the coroanvirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc in the U.S., claiming a record of almost 4,000 American lives, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
2:15 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.
7:44 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID deaths, and California confirms second case of highly infectious new strain Operation Warp Speed officials acknowledge delays in distributing vaccines, experts say government must do more to help statesThe U.S. set fresh records for one-day fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and number of patients hospitalized, as California became the second state after Colorado to find a case of the new COVID-19 variant that is racing across the U.K.
10:22 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record one-day death toll from coronavirus as FDA committee meets to review Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine FDA head says initial assessment is ‘this is a vaccine that does meet our criteria. ... But we do want to hear from the vaccine advisory committee.’The U.S. set fresh records for single-day fatalities from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations, as a U.S. regulatory advisory committee gathered to offer its verdict on the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE.
11:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC forecasts up to 19,500 deaths from COVID-19 in week ending Dec. 26 ‘People were less willing to change their behavior than any other day during the pandemic,’ data analyst says of Thanksgiving DayThe U.S. set yet another record for new cases and fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and the nation’s leading public health agency said there could be up to 19,500 deaths in the week ended Dec. 26.
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.
10:48 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 272,000 as CDC pushes ahead with plans for expected vaccine rollout U.K. grants emergency-use authorization to Pfizer and partner BioNTech’s vaccine candidate, but many hurdles remainThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday and the death toll climbed above 272,000, as the nation’s main public health agency pushed ahead with planning for an expected vaccine rollout.
5:37 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow retreats from 30,000 milestone at open, but Nasdaq trades in record territory ahead of Thanksgiving holidayU.S. equity benchmarks Wednesday morning saw muted action, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average breached 30,000 points for the first time, and as investors readied for pandemic-tinged Thanksgiving on Thursday when U.S. markets will be closed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 90 points, or 0.3%, to trade at 29.960, the S&P 500 index slipped 0.1% to 3,631, while the Nasdaq Composite Index added 25 points, or 0.2%, at 12,061, touching closing record territory for the tech-laden index. Investors in the past week have focused on progress toward COVID-19 vaccines, and abating concerns around the presidential transition of President-elect Joe Biden. In economic reports, Labor Department employment figures showed jobless claims rose for a second consecutive week, a sign that resurging cases of COVID are taking a toll on the labor market. Meanwhile, durable goods orders rose by more than forecast. A number of other economic reports are set for today, pulled forward because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Black Friday in the U.S. The Federal Reserve's meeting minutes from its meeting earlier this month will be released at 2 p.m.
10:58 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.
6:40 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.
9:56 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets sixth new case record in eight days and more than 65,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals for first time U.K. is first European country with more than 50,000 deathsJust one week after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, it has set a one-day record of almost 143,000, while hospitalizations rose above 65,000 for the first time since the start of the outbreak.
5:11 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.
1:20 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.
3:18 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.
11:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for presidentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, and endorse rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.
5:39 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
FBI’s Chris Wray joins homeland-security and other federal-agency officials in 9-minute video reassuring voters on election integrity Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his frequent remarks discrediting the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security expertsPresident Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his apparent efforts to discredit the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security experts.
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.
10:57 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.
10:29 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.
12:21 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
John Bolton’s lawyers want to interview White House officials amid new questions about Trump effort to quash tell-all memoirMichael Kirk, a lawyer for Bolton, said the interviews were needed to help establish whether President Donald Trump’s political appointees at the White House acted in “bad faith” in overruling the judgment of a career classification official and concluding that Bolton’s manuscript still contained classified information.
12:58 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow ekes out gain in turbulent trade as Wall Street struggles to shrug off market uncertaintyU.S. stock indexes finished with slight gains in choppy trade Thursday, reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead.
12:10 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow trades in nearly 560-point range before eking out slight gain in choppy Thursday actionU.S. stocks traded on an unsteadily Thursday, with the major benchmarks swinging from solid gains to losses within minutes, at times, reflectin signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead, including a lack of additional economic stimulus and expected volatility from the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up by about 52 points, or 0.2%, at 26,815, but not before trading within a 560-point range on the day. The Dow was down 226.12 points at the day's nadir and 331.72 at the session high. The S&P 500 index finished up 0.3% at 3,246, but momentarily traded beneath its correction level--defined as a drop of at least 10% from recent peak--at 3,222.76. Gains were aided by a rise in consumer staples and utilities , considered safety plays during times of uncertainty. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.4% to finish around 10,672, after touching a high at 10,799, and a low at 10,520. Investors parsed a report that House Democrats were putting together another coronavirus stimulus plan that would come in at $2.4 trillion, with a possible vote on the legislation, which would include unemployment benefits, direct payments, small business loans and airline aid, as soon as next week, . Meanwhile, weekly labor figures showed that some aspects of the coronavirus recovery are stalling out. Jobless claims rose 4,000 to 870,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, reflecting that slightly more Americans applied for state unemployment benefits in the week ended Sept. 19 than in the prior week. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had been looking for claims to decline to 850,000.
11:05 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.
4:09 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Mitt Romney says fellow Senate Republican Ron Johnson’s probe into Biden son is not a legitimate function of government Committee investigation led by Wisconsin Republican Johnson has, from the outset, ‘had the earmarks of a political exercise,’ says RomneyGOP Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has said the committee will issue a report before the Nov. 3 election on Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
2:50 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge toward 30 million, and China says vaccine may be ready by November House subcommittee to probe reports that political appointees have meddled with government scientific data to aid TrumpThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 30 million on Tuesday, as a Chinese health official said a vaccine may be available for the public as early as November.
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