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3:23 a.m. April 20, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Kansas City Southern's stock soars after Canadian National's 'superior' bid valued at $33.7 blnShares of Kansas City Southern soared 19% toward a record in premarket trading Tuesday, after Canadian National Railway Co. announced what it called a "superior proposal" to acquire the railroad operator in a cash-and-stock bid valued at $33.7 billion. Plans for the buyout bid was . which would top Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s previously agreed on buyout bid. Canadian National said its bid is valued at $325 for each Kansas City Southern share outstanding, a 27% premium to Monday's closing price of $256.40. Under terms of Canadian National's bid, Kansas City Southern shareholders would receive $200 in cash and 1.059 Canandian National shares for each Kansas City Southern share they own. In March, Kansas City Southern had in a deal valuing the stock at $275 each and the company at about $25 billion. Kansas City Southern's stock has run up 25.6% year to date through Monday, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has advanced 18.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 11.3%.
3:43 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Aldi adding 100 stores in the U.S. in 2021German grocer Aldi is expanding in the U.S., with plans to add 100 stores in 2021. The locations will focus on Arizona, Florida, California and the northeast. Aldi is also adding a regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Ala. The facility is the sixth distribution center in the southern U.S., and it will service up to 100 stores in the region, including the Florida Panhandle and Mississippi. There are plans for as many as 35 new stores along the Gulf Coast by 2022. The Loxley facility will create 200 jobs when it opens next year, and have eco-features like LED lights and an environmentally-friendly refrigeration system. Aldi is also adding curbside pickup to 500 stores this year, bringing the total offering the service to more than 1,200. Aldi U.S. has more than 2,000 stores in 37 states. Aldi is expanding at a time when grocery sales and online grocery have accelerated due to COVID-19. Companies like Walmart Inc. and Kroger Co. have made enhancements to keep up with demand.
6:45 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We’re looking for a welcoming place that’s not too hot and not colder than Boston — where should we retire? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comMarketWatch suggests cities across the country.
10:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic CDC head warns U.S. will see more deaths every day for next few months than died on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the attack on Pearl HarborThe U.S. suffered its worst week for cases, deaths and hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration said it would grant emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its Germany partner BioNTech SE.
1:09 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Olivia Jade Giannulli discusses the college-admissions scandal publicly for the first time: ‘We messed up’ Jada Pinkett Smith interviewed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s youngest daughter about the bribery scandalJada Pinkett Smith interviewed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s youngest daughter about the bribery scandal
11:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Biden wants Americans to wear masks for 100 days — do they protect against COVID-19 or merely promote healthy behavior? ‘Modeling suggests that near universal masking could prevent 180,000 COVID-19 deaths,’ one expert told MarketWatch‘Modeling suggests that near universal masking could prevent 180,000 COVID-19 deaths,’ one expert told MarketWatch.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is coming. What now? COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet 50 million Americans traveled for ThanksgivingCOVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving.
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.
8:27 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Why cinema will survive the coronavirus pandemic In the end, our emotional attachment to moviegoing will fuel a recovery from 2020’s coronavirus-driven slumpCinema will survive the 2020 pandemic, but the uncertain outlook will create casualties.
11:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Cuomo’s decision to review vaccines for New Yorkers after FDA approval: ‘Trust the process’ The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening’The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening.’
4:58 a.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Americans ‘When we get both of those things together — vaccine and public health measures — that would really be a game changer,’ says government’s top infectious-diseases expertInfectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said: ‘When we get both of those things together — vaccine and public health measures — that would really be a game changer.’
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.
9:26 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump takes polling lead in North Carolina and Biden remains ahead in other battlegrounds, with one day until election Republican president and Democratic challenger barnstorm Midwest and Pennsylvania on eve of Election DayOn the eve of Election Day, President Donald Trump edges ahead of Joe Biden in North Carolina polling, according to one widely followed average of surveys, but Trump remains behind overall in swing states.
11:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Italy tightens COVID-19 restrictions, plunging Venice back into ‘victorious solitude’ Residents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalizationResidents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalization.
5:38 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Lawrence A. Cunningham
S&P 500 corporate boards lack diversity, but these top companies are leading change — and the stock market rewards them ‘Quality shareholders’ understand that a wide variety of backgrounds makes a business better‘Quality shareholders’ understand that a wide variety of backgrounds makes a business better, writes Lawrence Cunningham.
2:08 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: CDC says nearly 300,000 excess American deaths have occurred during pandemic CDC study finds biggest percentage rise in excess deaths were in those aged 25 to 44, Blacks and Hispanics hit disproportionatelyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 221,000 on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and the nation’s leading public health agency estimated that the pandemic has contributed to the deaths of almost 300,000 Americans, including fatalities that would not have happened without the virus.
6:22 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Winona Dimeo-Ediger
The best places to live in America in 2020 These days, it’s about connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow. If you’re ready to make a change, here are 20 of the best places in the U.S.Millions of Americans are re-evaluating where they want to live. If you’re one of them, this list is for you.
2:11 p.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 210,000 as doctors say Trump’s comments on COVID-19 are sending the wrong message Experts were hoping Trump’s brush with COVID-19 would lead to greater focus on public health measures, including face masksThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed above 210,000 on Tuesday, as doctors and health experts lamented President Donald Trump’s latest comments on COVID-19, with many fearing they are sending the wrong message to the American public.
12:57 p.m. Oct. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now’: Full transcript of Trump’s video address from Walter Reed With questions surrounding the president’s condition, he told the nation: ‘You don’t know the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test’With questions surrounding the president’s condition, he told the nation: ‘You don’t know the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test.’
12:34 p.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Flu vaccine expected to be in high demand as U.S. and Europe aim to ward off ‘twindemic’ A record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. aloneA record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. alone.
3:48 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Pepsi to launch sleep-aid drink Driftwell as beverage companies expand into new health and wellness categories Driftwell comes as more people report trouble sleeping during COVID-19Pepsi and other major beverage companies are branching out beyond their traditional categories to capture consumers.
5:42 p.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Death toll from West Coast wildfires rises to at least 35 Strong winds may help air quality but stoke blazes; governors cite climate change as culprit for disasterNearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 35 victims from California to Washington state.
7:58 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 edges atop key resistance Focus: Japan and Europe steady amid market volatility, Apple retains $2 trillion market value, EWJ, IEV, AAPL, FIVE, DOW, EMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a slight break atop key resistance — its former breakout point (3,393) — though an extended retest remains underway.
12:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Avoid these common flaws of many retirement plans 5 ways to get them right for a more financially secure futureLots of retirees have regrets about their retirement choices. Here are 5 big things many people get wrong.
3:48 a.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Think twice before wearing a face shield to protect against COVID-19 instead of a cloth face mask — here’s why Teachers and students are returning to schools and colleges — sometimes wearing face shields in lieu of masksTeachers and students are returning to schools and colleges — sometimes wearing face shields in lieu of masks.
11:23 a.m. Sept. 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Sweden embraced herd immunity, while the U.K. abandoned the idea — so why do they both have high COVID-19 fatality rates? ‘Sweden’s prized herd immunity is nowhere in sight,’ according to an analysis in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine‘Sweden’s prized herd immunity is nowhere in sight,’ according to an analysis in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
11:17 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Ellis Henican
It ain’t over! It’s New York! The city will survive the virus despite the current tough timesThe city has climbed out of deeper holes before, and we will climb out of this one.
1:21 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump ally Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to defrauding contributors to crowdfunding campaign for border wall Attorney General Barr appears to have been aware of the case against Bannon at the time of his tortuous ouster of Geoffrey Berman as United States attorney for the Southern District of New YorkAttorney General Barr appears to have been aware of the case against Bannon at the time of the dramatic ouster of Geoffrey Berman as United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
1:02 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
6 reasons to give up the big city life Many Americans have already moved because of COVID. If the concrete jungle is wearing you down, here’s some places to go insteadIt’s not just COVID. Why you might want to leave big city life behind, and where to live instead.
4:23 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 5 million, more than one-quarter of the 20 million global cases Georgia high school closes after in wake of viral video of crowded hallway with very few masks; Dr. Fauci tempers enthusiasm over potential vaccine’s effectivenessThe U.S. reached another milestone on Monday in confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as the case tally topped 5 million, which is more than one-quarter of the global total of more than 20 million cases, as uncertainties over the U.S. response continue to grow.
2:15 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
What Trump’s payroll tax deferral could mean for your paycheck and calculating America’s eviction crisis Monday's top personal finance stories Monday's top personal finance storiesMonday's top personal finance stories
8:22 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Boeing 737 craft operated by Air India crash lands in Southern India: AFPA Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Air India Express crash landed at Kozhikode airport in Kerala state in Southern India before breaking in two, AFP reported Friday, citing local officials and media reports. A deputy from the state told the news agency that at least the pilot had died in the crash. "The flight was coming from Dubai. It had over 185 passengers. Rescue operations are on but the rains are making it difficult," an emergency services official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP. Boeing shares were last down 1.2%.
1:57 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
What makes one person more likely than another to believe #fakenews and conspiracy theories about COVID-19? Myths and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic serve to politicize a global public health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures, health professionals sayMyths and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic serve to politicize a global public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures, health professionals say.
10:36 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
SEC's co-Director of Enforcement to leave agency next weekThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Steven Peikin, co-director of enforcement, is leaving the agency on Aug. 14 after three years in his role. Co-Director Stephanie Avakian will remain as director of the division. Under their leadership, the SEC managed to return more than $3 billion to harmed investors and brought enforcement actions that resulted in more than $13.5 billion in disgorgement and penalties, the agency said in a statement. Peikin and Avakian headed up a steering committee dedicated to combating fraud during the coronavirus pandemic and suspended trading in the securities of dozens of issuers who made unsubstantiated claims relating to COVID-19, Peikin came to the SEC from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. Before that, he workd as as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
3:55 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Disney+ was the only plus for Disney as coronavirus slammed other businesses Disney in the age of COVID-19: With theme parks, movie production and live sports shut down, Disney’s new streaming service becomes even more important Disney in the age of COVID-19: With theme parks, movie production and live sports shut down, Disney’s new streaming service becomes even more importantPerhaps no company faces a greater existential financial crisis in the age of COVID-19 than Walt Disney Co., a legendary company built on social interaction that may find its newest business offers the most immediate relief.
7:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million Big tech quartet chalk up $29 billion in earnings and almost $200 billion in sales despite pandemic and antitrust scrutinyWith close to 4.5 million Americans confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, the pandemic will continue for some time, public health officials will tell Congress on Friday, underscoring the importance of following their recommendations on face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
7:10 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
California governor appeals to Warren Buffett to support removal of dams Berkshire owns Oregon utility that owns dams, whose demolition could help salmon populationsGov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing.
11:39 a.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 due to complications related to COVID-19 Cain had been co-chair of Black Voices for TrumpHerman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.
9:10 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.2 million after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths Dr. Deborah Birx says Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia should reimpose lockdowns on bars and gatherings of more than 10 peopleThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 4.2 million on Monday, after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new infections, as states in the South and West continue to struggle to contain the spread of the deadly illness.
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.
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