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9:39 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci says Russia risks ‘hurting a lot of people’ by rushing coronavirus vaccine ‘Having a vaccine, and proving that a vaccine is safe and effective, are two different things,’ he told ABC News‘Having a vaccine, and proving that a vaccine is safe and effective, are two different things,’ he told ABC News.
8:03 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
When are people with COVID-19 at their most contagious? The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 20 million due to asymptomatic carriers, scientists sayThe actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 20 million due to asymptomatic carriers, scientists say.
7:52 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci tells Americans to be mindful of these important limitations about any future coronavirus vaccine ‘You must never abandon the public-health approach,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a live streamed Q&A‘You must never abandon the public-health approach,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a live streamed Q&A.
7:39 a.m. Today - By Morey Stettner
Some people (maybe your relatives) reveal flashes of prejudice — how to handle it Should you challenge their long-held biases?Should you challenge their long-held biases?
7:13 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Lives could have been saved’: Ireland says people must wear masks in stores to stop COVID-19 — why did it take so long? Ireland has also recorded one of the highest rates of COVID-related nursing-home deaths in the world, according to a report released in JuneIreland has also recorded one of the highest rates of COVID-related nursing-home deaths in the world, according to a report released in June.
4:38 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Russia’s accelerated COVID-19 vaccine greeted with alarm as experts say Phase 3 trial is essential ‘The goal isn’t to be first, it’s to be first in a way that gives people faith in a vaccine’s safety,’ says one expertNews that Russia has registered the first vaccine to treat COVID-19 before starting and completing Phase 3 trials was greeted with alarm on Tuesday, with experts concerned it may come with safety issues that could stoke antivaccination and anti-science sentiment.
2:01 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Inovio shares tumble as analysts say COVID-19 vaccine update left more questions than answers Biotech’s loss widened and revenue fell short, while analysts are still keen for more data from Phase 1 vaccine trialInovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares tumbled 22% Tuesday, a day after the company reported a wider-than-expected second-quarter loss and offered a limited update on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate which is currently in clinical trials.
11:06 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - Barrons.com
Two Industrial Stocks to Buy and One to Avoid RBC analyst Deane Dray adjusted his ratings Tuesday because the economic recovery is picking up steam. He recommends buying more cyclical names for some extra portfolio performance.
10:27 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Rob Csernyik
Future Returns: Investing in Health Care SystemsThere are attractive opportunities in an already robust sector
9:10 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - Barrons.com
Dow Rises as Market Sours on Stay-at-Home Trade The stock market just keeps rising, even with Apple and Microsoft, the two biggest tech stocks, falling on Tuesday.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Ken Cella
COVID-19 has revealed this trait in retired Americans Boomers are redefining their golden years, new research showsBoomers are redefining their golden years, new research shows
2:37 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - MarketWatch
U.S. small business optimism falls in July: NFIBSmall-business owners confidence in the U.S. economy slipped in July as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, data from a survey compiled by the National Federation of Independent Business showed Tuesday.
3:22 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why Twitter Needs TikTok and Why It Probably Still Won’t Happen There are several good reasons why Twitter is eyeing TikTok, but two key ones why a deal is unlikely.
3:02 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are some people with coronavirus asymptomatic — are they as contagious as those who display symptoms? Asymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel of COVID-19 pandemic control,’ one study saysAsymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel of COVID-19 pandemic control,’ one study says.
2:46 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Can college football season be saved? Trump joins call to play this fall, despite pandemic risks Speculation that Big Ten, Pac-12 will call off seasons soonPresident Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport.
1:21 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
97,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in just two weeks in July More than 7 in 10 child cases were detected in southern and western states, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports More than 7 in 10 child cases of COVID-19 were detected in southern and western states, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports.
12:58 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Sherri Snelling
Could flu vaccines lower your risk of Alzheimer’s? Research sheds new light Two studies released at the Alzheimer’s Association conference indicate a possible connection between flu and pneumonia shots with reducing or delaying cognitive declineThe studies show ‘vaccines are strongly associated with lower prevalence of dementia,’ says one scientist.
6:29 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
100 days without a case? While other countries struggle, New Zealand has beaten the coronavirus — for nowNew Zealand’s Ministry of Health announced a remarkable milestone this weekend: There hasn’t been a single new locally transmitted case of COVID-19 since May 1.
1:01 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
No injuries, but minor damage after 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattles North Carolina Temblor is believed to be state’s strongest quake since 1916The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state early Sunday, rattling homes, businesses and residents.
9:37 a.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Some lower-income households can’t fully afford bills, medical care or food because of COVID-19 — and many didn't get stimulus checks‘Most of these hardship impacts cost additional money for the households who can least afford it.’
8:21 a.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus concerns kicked to curb as Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota draws tens of thousands Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has voiced support for the rally — which other years might draw a half-million people from around the country — and avoided issuing a mask mandateRepublican Gov. Kristi Noem has voiced support for the rally — which other years might draw a half-million people from around the country — and avoided issuing a mask mandate.
9:25 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I want to retire in Texas and near freshwater on $4,000 a month — where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHere are three suggestions that fit the bill.
9:11 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Arlene Weintraub
Should you volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial? Who qualifies, and what are the side effects? You won’t be exposed to the virus, but you might get a placebo. Here’s where to sign upClinical trials of vaccines are being developed by several companies. Here’s who they’re looking for, and what’s involved.
7:29 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m looking to retire in a warm place that has a ‘socially liberal mindset’ and lots of live music — and I’m a die-hard skier. Where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThis reader has just turned 50 and is starting to think seriously about retirement.
7:04 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘Will the public be ready for a vaccine?’ Many Americans say they won’t get the coronavirus vaccine if one is developed Surveys show people are divided along political and state lines about trusting a COVID-19 vaccine Surveys show people are divided along political and state lines about trusting a COVID-19 vaccine
11:59 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Bart Astor
After COVID-19, what is the future of health care for older Americans? They are at the heart of this pandemic, and it brings geriatric medicine to the forefrontHere’s what experts forecast regarding telehealth and physicians specializing in geriatrics post-pandemic.
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.
11:16 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Economists predict U.S. added 1.7 million jobs in July, but admit it’s largely a guess. Here’s what worries them Wall Street braces for poor July jobs report after coronavirus spike The U.S. economy probably suffered a steep decline in hiring and job creation in July, but rarely has Wall Street been so flummoxed about the state of the labor market. The resurgence of the coronavirus and a potentially big shift in school employment could throw the numbers out of whack.
1:06 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
This 8-Year-Old Health Care Start-up Has a Market Cap of $9 Billion. Here’s What Happened. Oak Street Health, backed by Soros spinout Newlight Partners, soared nearly 90% in its market debut.
12:27 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Here’s what the Bank of England did to interest rates on Thursday — what’s next?The Bank of England warned that the U.K. economy wouldn’t rise back to its 2019 level before the end of 2021.
11:20 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps Organizations that serve the food insecure are struggling to serve more people than ever before The line for meals curves around the block. Roughly 25% of New York City’s population now faces food insecurity.
8:08 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Adam K. Levin
Another worry about the presidential election — the role of misinformation Misinformation may be an even more effective means of voter suppression than any of the older, cruder methodsMisinformation may be an even more effective means of voter suppression than any of the older, cruder methods.
6:10 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
As the Pandemic Struck, a Private-Equity Firm Went on a Nursing-Home Buying Spree A firm called Portopiccolo Group has been assembling a huge portfolio of nursing homes. But its growth underscores the tension between patient care and profits.
4:13 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
FDA Approves Glaxo’s First Homegrown Cancer Drug Since It Sold Cancer Pipeline Belantamab is the first in a new generation of multiple myeloma therapies.
3:41 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Bezos Sells Amazon Stock and Raises $3 Billion. That’s Nothing. Trump and Biden change their convention plans (again), first top-level college sports team cancels 2020 season, drugmakers sign deals for vaccines, and other news to start your day.
2:13 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Teladoc-Livongo $18.5 billion merger is a huge step forward for digital health, analysts say ‘In our view this merger makes all the sense in the world,’ says one analystTeladoc Health Inc. and Livongo Health Inc., have agreed to merge in a deal valued at $18.5 billion to create a company that can serve a spectrum of health needs using virtual care.
12:41 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
Blackstone Group is Buying Ancestry for $4.7B Blackstone will become the latest private-equity firm to own Ancestry, a provider of digital family history services.
12:11 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Apple and Google’s contact-tracing app has its first customer: Virginia Several states have introduced apps using other approaches, such as satellite-based GPS location trackingVirginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
TikTok Is a Compelling Fit With Microsoft, Morgan Stanley Analyst Says Microsoft confirmed over the weekend that discussions had begun and that the company intends to wrap up negotiations by Sept. 15.
10:12 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
'It's not just double duty, it's triple duty': Student-parents prepare to juggle college, work and childcare this fallThe pandemic and all of its health, financial and logistical challenges are amplifying the obstacles to earning a degree for student-parents, experts say.
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