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9:08 a.m. July 28, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — should you wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated? The one consistent part of the pandemic is that everything — mask policy, included — is subject to changeThe one consistent part of the pandemic is that everything — mask policy, included — is subject to change.
4:27 a.m. June 7, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Carnival stock gains after confirming restart of cruises from U.S. port in less than a monthShares of Carnival Corp. rose 0.9% in premarket trading Monday, after the cruise ship operator confirmed its plans to resume cruising from a U.S. port during the July 4 holiday weekend. The company said its Carnival Vista ship will resume guest operations on July 3 from the Port of Galveston in Texas, and its Carnival Breeze ship will resume operations on July 15. The company said the cruises are available for people who have proof of being fully vaccinated, in accordance with guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We appreciate the progress and support for our U.S. restart from the CDC and other key federal agencies; however, the current CDC requirements for cruising with a guest base that is unvaccinated will make it very difficult to deliver the experience our guests expect, especially given the large number of families with younger children who sail with us," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "As a result, our alternative is to operate our ships from the U.S. during the month of July with vaccinated guests." The stock has rallied 41.0% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 12.6%.
9:12 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Two signs of COVID-19 that predict higher mortality are ‘easily measured’ at home ‘These findings apply to the lived experience of the majority of patients with COVID-19: being at home, feeling anxious, wondering how to know whether their illness will progress’‘These findings apply to the lived experience of the majority of patients with COVID-19: being at home, feeling anxious, wondering how to know whether their illness will progress.’
3:16 a.m. May 26, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise sets plan for 8 more cruise ships to resume operationsNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced Wednesday its plan for the next phase of the resumption of cruises, which will include eight more ships setting sail in Fall 2021. The stock rallied 2.6% in premarket trading. For the cruise operator's Oceania Cruises, Riviera will resume sailings from Istanbul in October, Insignia will resume sailing from Miami to the Panama Canal in December and Sirena will start sailing from Miami to Panama City in January. The company's Regent Seven Seas Cruises will have all five ships resuming operations by February 2022. The cruises from the U.S. are contingent on obtaining approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norwegian's announcement comes a day after Royal Caribbean Group said in June. Norwegian's stock has rallied 22.4% year to date through Tuesday, Royal Caribbean shares have climbed 19.2% and Carnival Corp.'s stock has run up 32.0%, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.5%.
4:51 p.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
3:43 a.m. May 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Norwegian Cruise expects to resume voyages to Alaska in AugustNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said Monday it will resume cruises to Alaska from Seattle starting August 7. The cruise operator said all passengers and crew must by fully vaccinated in line with rules set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which must grant the company a Conditional Sailing Certificate to allow voyages to restart. "We look forward to re-starting the broad cruise ecosystem which supports thousands of American jobs and welcoming our guests back onboard to create memories of a lifetime," Chief Executive Frank Del Rio said in a statement. Norwegian previously unveiled its two-pronged approach to returning to cruising in and outside the U.S. The company still expects a phased-in approach and with implement all health and safety protocols required. Shares rose 1% premarket and have gained 13% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 10.6%.
1:23 a.m. May 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
When was the last time you saw Paris? EU ambassadors will ease travel restrictions, but Americans still face hurdles The EU will give more details on the relaxation of existing measures next week, but every country will have its own timetableThe EU will give more details on the relaxation of existing measures next week, but every country will have its own timetable.
5:17 p.m. May 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Infectious Diseases Society of America: ‘CDC recommendations should not send the message that the pandemic is over’ ‘Less than half of the U.S. population is fully immunized. Increased vaccinations will be necessary to control and finally end the pandemic’‘Less than half of the U.S. population is fully immunized. Increased vaccinations will be necessary to control and finally end the pandemic.’
7:26 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Is it ethical for cruise lines, venues, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to people not vaccinated against COVID-19? Are vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs inAre vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs in.
2:19 a.m. May 6, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise stock drops after wider-than-expected loss, revenue missShares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. fell 2.0% in premarket trading Thursday, after the cruise operator reported a wider-than-expected first-quarter loss and revenue that fell more than forecast, while cash burn was in line with forecasts and said it was preparing to return to service this summer. The net loss narrowed to $1.37 billion, or $4.16 a share, from $1.88 billion, or $8.80 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, per-share losses widened to $2.03 from 99 cents, compared with the FactSet loss consensus of $2.02. Revenue plunged 99.8% to $3.1 million, below the FactSet consensus of $11.2 million. Monthly average cash burn was in line with the company's guidance of $190 million, and Norwegian expects second-quarter cash burn to average $190 million a month. The company said 2022 booking trends "are very positive driven by strong pent up demand," with the booked position for the first half of 2022 "meaningfully ahead" of the pre-pandemic 2019's record levels. "As for the resumption of cruises from the U.S., we continue to engage in dialogue with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," said Chief Executive Frank Del Rio. "Our team is working through the recently issued and modified technical guidance for which additional clarification is needed on how the incorporation of vaccine requirements impacts the Conditional Sail Order and our path forward." The stock has rallied 20.8% over the past three months through Wednesday while the S&P 500 has gained 7.2%.
5:37 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
CDC announcement lifts cruise-line operators, but few travel ETFsShares of cruise-line operators charged higher Thursday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said cruise ships might sail as soon as the summer. But with cruise stocks held so diffusely among various exchange-traded funds, few participated in the rally. Carnival Corporation shares were 2% higher, Royal Caribbean Group shares rose 1.2%, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. jumped 3.6% midmorning. The ETF that may have one of the largest allocations to the sector, the AdvisorShares Hotel ETF , at 9.3%, gained 0.3%, as did the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Disrectionary ETF , which has the largest single allocation to Norwegian shares, according to FactSet data. Most other travel-specific ETFs focus on the booking infrastructure, like the ETFMG Travel Tech ETF or airlines, like the U.S. Global Jets ETF .
3:16 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Royal Caribbean stock jumps after narrower-than-expected loss, CDC notice on potential summer restartShares of Royal Caribbean Group rallied 3.0% in premarket trading Thursday, as investors cheered a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss and that could pave the way for U.S. sailings to restart this summer. Net losses for the quarter narrowed to $1.13 billion, or $4.66 a share, from $1.44 billion, or $6.91 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted per-share losses came to $4.44, beating the FactSet loss consensus of $4.61. Total revenue dropped 97.9% to $42.0 million, below the FactSet consensus of $43.9 million. The average monthly cash burn during the quarter was $300 million, slightly higher than expectations. "Last night, the CDC notified us of some clarifications and amplifications of their Conditional Sail Order which addressed uncertainties and concerns we had raised," said Chief Executive Richard Fain. "Although this is only part of a very complex process, it encourages us that we now see a pathway to a healthy and achievable return to service, hopefully in time for an Alaskan season." The stock has rallied 34.6% over the past three months through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 12.6%.
3:04 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Dave Sebastian
Cruise lines could start U.S. sailings by mid-July, CDC says The update paves the way for the restart of operations that have been suspended for longer than a year amid the Covid-19 pandemicCruise operators could restart sailings out of the U.S. by mid-July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, paving the way to resume operations that have been suspended for longer than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
3:18 a.m. April 28, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian still waiting CDC feedback on plan to restart U.S. cruises, while more cruises to restart overseasShares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. fell 0.6% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the cruise operator unveiled the next phase of its schedule of restarts from some Europe cruises but said it was still waiting for feedback from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its plan to restart U.S. sailings on July 4. The company said its Oceania Cruises will resume sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe in August and its Regent Seven Seas Cruises will resume cruising from the U.K. starting in September. Norwegian had submitted , saying its plan included the requirement that all guests and crew be fully vaccinated. Later that week, in an attempt to force the restart of cruises, which have been suspended for more than a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Norwegian's stock has rallied 19.9% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.5%.
8:28 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The public’s expectation of perfection: Risk of blood clot from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is 0.00009% ‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane’‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane.’
2:52 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Cruise stocks are rallying, in wake of Florida suing CDC, HHS to restart operationsShares of cruise operators rose in premarket trading Friday, as over how and when operations can resume. Carnival Corp.'s stock climbed 1.9%, Royal Caribbean Group shares gained 0.8% and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. advanced 1.1% ahead of the open, while futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.2%. As the companies have urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to allow them to restart cruises from U.S. ports this summer, on Thursday to force the restart of cruises, which have been suspended for more than a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Late Thursday, Royal Caribbean disclosed it was , while saying it "strongly" believed that President Joe Biden's stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day "is a realistic goal."
4:55 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Carnival stock surges as Q1 losses widened to $2 billion but cash burn was less than expectedShares of Carnival Corp. jumped 4.7% in morning trading Wednesday, after the cruise operator provided a business update for the first quarter, with the net loss widening more than expected although cash burn was less than projected. The company said the net loss for the quarter swelled to $2.0 billion, after a loss of $781 million in the year-ago period and compared with the FactSet loss consensus of $1.7 billion. Meanwhile, the company said it average monthly cash burn rate for the quarter was $500 million, which was better than guidance provided in January of about $600 million. The company said it ended the first quarter with $11.5 billion in liquidity, up from $9.5 billion at the end of the fourth quarter, and said booking volumes for all futures cruises during the quarter were about 90% higher than in the fourth quarter. Carnival expects six of its nine brands to resume limited guest cruises by the summer. The business update comes a day after the company's Carnival Cruise Line said it extended the suspension of all cruises from U.S. ports through June 30, and that it given . The stock has run up 38.4% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.6%.
9:16 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Carnival Cruise Line extends suspension of cruises out of U.S. ports through JuneCarnival Corp.'s Carnival Cruise Line said Tuesday it was notifying its guests of cruise cancellations, as the suspension of all operations from U.S. ports has been extended through June 30. The stock rose 3.0% in afternoon trading, and was just below the one-year closing high of $29.79 seen on March 15. ""We know that this is very disappointing to our guests who continue to be eager to sail, and we remain committed to working with the Administration and the CDC to find a workable solution that best serves the interest of public health," said President Christine Duffy. "While we have not made plans to move Carnival Cruise Line ships outside of our U.S. homeports, we may have no choice but to do so in order to resume our operations which have been on 'pause' for over a year." Earlier Tuesday, fellow cruise operator . said it still plans to restart cruises out of U.S. ports on July 4, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lift the Conditional Sail Order. Carnival's stock has rallied 33.6% year to date, while Norwegian shares have climbed 23.5% and the S&P 500 has tacked on 8.7%.
2:49 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise unveils phased approach for return of cruises, starting in JulyNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. unveiled its two-pronged plan to restart cruising operations in Summer 2021, starting with the resumption of cruises originating from Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Greece starting in July. The cruise operator still plans to restart cruises from U.S. ports starting July 4, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lift the Conditional Sail Order. The company said all initial voyages will operate with "fully vaccinated guests and crew," as well as universal COVID-19 testing before embarkation. "Safe and highly effective vaccines are a gamechanger and to create the safest environment possible, we will require all guests and crew to be vaccinated against COVID-19," said Chief Executive Frank Del Rio. As part of the resumption of cruises, Norwegian said it will initially offer 7-day cruises to the Greek Isles originating from Athens starting July 25, and 7-day Caribbean cruises originating from Montego Bay, Jamaica starting Aug. 7. The stock, which edged up 0.3% in premarket trading, has rallied 16.8% year to date and soared 196.8% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.6% this year and climbed 53.1% over the past year.
3:40 a.m. April 5, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise stock surges after plan submitted to CDC to resume U.S. cruises in JulyShares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. surged 3.9% in premarket trading Monday, after the cruise operator said it sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlining its plan to resume U.S. cruise operations in July. The company said its plan includes the requirement that its guests and crew be fully vaccinated, as well as strict health and safety protocols. "Norwegian trusts and is optimistic the CDC will agree that mandatory vaccination requirements eliminate the need for the [Conditional Sailing Order] and therefore requests for the lifting of the order for Norwegian's vessels, allowing them to cruise from U.S. ports starting July 4," Norwegian said in a statement. Shares of other cruise operators also rallied ahead of Monday's open, as Royal Caribbean Group's stock jumped 2.5% and Carnival Corp.'s stock climbed 2.8%, while futures for the S&P 500 tacked on 0.6%.
1:38 p.m. April 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘It could take more than a year to dig out of the total jobs shortfall’ March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
3:10 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise Line extends cruise suspensions through JuneNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it was extending the suspension of its global cruise voyages by another month, through June 30. The stock rose 1.1% in premarket trading, putting it on track for a fourth straight gain. The company said it it continues to work through its return-to-service plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The stock, which has rallied 6.8% amid a three-day win streak through Monday, has run up 24.1% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 5.7%.
3:32 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Mask up, America!’ Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate — health experts say that’s a really, really bad idea One year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go masklessOne year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go maskless.
5:20 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double maskingThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double masking.
6:26 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
CDC Director: ‘I can’t tell you how much vaccine we have and, if I can’t tell it to you, then I can’t tell it to the governors’ President Joe Biden has outlined a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, which some analysts describe as ambitiousPresident Joe Biden has outlined a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, which some analysts describe as ambitious.
7:16 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected? ‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates and more people can get back to work’‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates, and more people can get back to work.’
3:12 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Norwegian Cruise extends cruise suspensions through April 30Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday that it was extending its global cruise suspension through April 30. The suspension now includes all cruises on its Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The stock, which is up 1.3% in premarket trading, has rallied 54.3% over the past three months through Friday while the S&P 500 has gained 10.0%. The cruise operator had previously suspended all cruises through Feb. 28, and select cruises through March 31. Norwegian's suspension now matches that of Royal Caribbean Group , while Carnival Corp. said earlier in January that it would pause sailings of Princess Cruises through May 14. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn't suspending cruises, it currently recommends " ," because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is "very high."
11:59 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of ChicagoThey were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
8:55 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Royal Caribbean extends cruise suspensions through AprilShares of Royal Caribbean Group slipped 0.4% in afternoon trading Tuesday, after the cruise operator it will extend the suspension of its cruises for its global fleet through April 30, amid health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said its decision comes after consulting with Cruise Lines International Association, and in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The company had previously suspended cruises through February. Tuesday's announcement comes after fellow cruise operator Carnival Corp. it would pause sailings of its Princess Cruises through May 14. Although the CDC isn't suspending cruises, it currently recommends " ," because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is "very high." Royal Caribbean said its new suspension excludes sailings onboard its Quantum of the Seas cruise ship in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas in China. "Our plan is to resume further operation in May," the company said. The stock has gained 2.9% over the past three months but has tumbled 46.0% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 16.3% over the past year.
10:40 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Americans prepare to travel again for Christmas, while hospitals brace for post-Thanksgiving surge The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with more than 109,000 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 21,200The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with more than 109,000 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 21,200.
10:18 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.
1:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
8:12 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.
12:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Cytokine Storm’ — the ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?
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