1:23 p.m. May 10, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Biden reinstates protections for LGBTQ Americans to guard against transgender health-care discriminationThe White House is reversing a Trump administration policy that critics say allowed medical providers to deny care to LGBTQ Americans.
2:54 p.m. May 7, 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.
7:43 a.m. May 5, 2021
- By Morey Stettner
Here’s how to look past 'Live to 110!' hype and get smart when digesting the latest longevity researchIs 100 the new 75?
8:00 a.m. May 4, 2021
These 4 Expenses Could Crimp Your Retirement Goals. Here's How to Plan for Them.
Health crises, household emergencies, and all manner of unexpected expenses may arise during retirement and derail even the best-laid spending plans. Clayton Alexander, founder of Teton Wealth Group, has some strategies for preparing now.
3:00 a.m. April 30, 2021
The National Strategic Stockpile Wasn't Ready for Covid. How to Fix It.
When Covid hit, there weren't enough ventilators or masks to go around. Science and experience can fix that problem.
5:19 p.m. April 28, 2021
- By MarketWatch
Biden’s first speech to Congress: full textHere is the text of President Joe Biden’s speech, as prepared for delivery to Congress on Wednesday night, as released by the White House.
5:02 a.m. April 22, 2021
Biden is thinking big on jobs. On the Pentagon, he should think smaller.An increase in the military budget won't make us safer or more prosperous.
5:08 p.m. April 21, 2021
UiPath Stock Has Strong Debut, Stock Soars 25% From IPO Price
In one of the biggest software initial public offerings in months, UiPath went public Wednesday in a deal that values the company at more than $35 billion.
12:19 p.m. April 20, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
Young, healthy adults will be deliberately reinfected with COVID-19 to boost vaccine developmentResearchers at the University of Oxford have launched a "human challenge" trial to investigate what happens when someone who has recovered from COVID-19 is re-exposed to the virus
9:30 a.m. April 19, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
Want more money for retirement without a lot of effort? Ask your company about this perkThis ‘free’ money could add a little extra bounce to your retirement savings
1:01 a.m. April 13, 2021
Brace yourself for COVID medical billsThere's still a risk of getting COVID-19, and the bills could wipe you out. Here’s a primer to the costs you could face, and what insurers will pay for.
3:52 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."
1:04 p.m. April 8, 2021
Florida Sues to Allow Cruises to Resume Sailing From U.S. Ports
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4:28 a.m. April 6, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the 'double privilege' dilemma they raise for societyIn the U.S. nearly 70% of more than 52 million who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus are white and non-Hispanic.
5:15 a.m. April 5, 2021
J&J Will Manufacture Its Own Vaccine at Emergent Facility Where Doses Were Ruined
AstraZeneca said it would move production of its own Covid-19 vaccine out of the plant, working with the U.S. government to find a different site.
4:15 p.m. April 2, 2021
Republican attorneys general seek assistance from courts in thwarting Biden's agendaThe GOP state officials are claiming in court that the Democratic president, in his two-plus months in office, has overstepped his authority in the areas of immigration, the environment and taxes.
1:03 a.m. April 1, 2021
Learn to use the chargeback to recover losses due to COVID shutdownsA chargeback lets you dispute a charge on your card and may help you reclaim a loss. Here’s what to know about pursuing one, especially during the pandemic.
6:39 a.m. March 31, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
A new law would require employees to save for retirementAuto-enrollment may be just what Americans need to save more for retirement --- but perhaps only if the government makes it a requirement.
9:16 a.m. March 30, 2021
Police departments – not taxpayers – should pay the bill for misconduct settlements Cash-strapped cities and ordinary citizens bear the financial and social cost of police violence.
8:30 a.m. March 30, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden rolls out additional responses to anti-Asian violencePresident Joe Biden is making additional moves to respond to this month's and other recent anti-Asian violence, the White House said Tuesday in a statement. The moves include expanding the mandate for a White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in order to combat anti-Asian bias and violence, as well as boosting funding for AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, with the Department of Health and Human Services allocating $49.5 million from the American Rescue Plan to a new grant program. In addition, the moves include establishing a new COVID-19 Equity Task Force committee and setting up a Department of Justice initiative to address anti-Asian violence.
5:49 a.m. March 26, 2021
GSK and Vir Submit Covid-19 Drug for FDA Authorization
The companies submitted an emergency-use authorization request. Their antibody therapy has been 85% effective in trials.
10:45 a.m. March 25, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. tops 30 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as Biden pledges $10 billion investment to expand vaccine accessThe U.S. case tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 30 million on Thursday, as President Joe Biden unveiled a $10 billion program that aims to ensure vaccine access for the hardest-hit and most-at-risk communities across the U.S.
7:39 a.m. March 21, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
'Asian-American businesses are dealing with two viruses': Reeling from racist incidents, many are hurting financially during COVID-19The Atlanta-area spa shootings of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, have drawn renewed attention to anti-Asian incidents that have grown in frequency during the pandemic.
3:54 a.m. March 19, 2021
Republicans seize on surge of migrants to U.S.'s southern border as midterm political wedgeFormer Trump aide Stephen Miller says Republicans increasingly identify a crisis at the border as politically appealing to base and swing voters.
7:01 p.m. March 18, 2021
Contentious start to U.S.-China summit in Alaska Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world on Thursday as the two sides met face-to-face for the first time since President Joe Biden took office.
5:24 p.m. March 18, 2021
House passes bill opening door to citizenship for Dreamers and other immigrantsThe House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers and immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters abroad, giving Democrats a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress.
11:15 a.m. March 18, 2021
Xavier Becerra confirmed as first Latino to lead Health and Human Services Departmenthe Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care.
10:53 a.m. March 17, 2021
U.S. to give $10 billion to schools for COVID-19 testingThe U.S. government plans to invest $10 billion in Covid-19 screening for schools, its latest step to increase testing nationwide and encourage schools to reopen for in-person learning.
8:36 a.m. March 17, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Eviction filings increased after CDC issued nationwide moratorium, government report showsA Government Accountability Office report criticized the CDC for not doing more to promote awareness of the eviction moratorium it enacted in September.
7:54 a.m. March 17, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
AstraZeneca to supply U.S. with extra 500,000 doses of COVID-19 antibody-based cocktail AZD7442 is being evaluated for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in late-stage trials in more than 9,000 participants around the world.
4:22 a.m. March 17, 2021
The FTC Is Taking a More Aggressive Approach Toward Pharmaceutical M&A
The Federal Trade Commission warned it intends to take an aggressive approach to “anticompetitive pharmaceutical mergers." Analysts warn that biopharma deals could be harder to accomplish in the future.
3:17 p.m. March 16, 2021
Biden faces new challenge as child border crossings surge A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive, with the head of Homeland Security acknowledging the depth of the problem Tuesday but insisting it’s under control and that he won’t revive a Trump-era practice of immediately expelling teens and children.
12:02 p.m. March 16, 2021
AstraZeneca to Supply Extra 500,000 Doses of Covid-19 Treatment to U.S.
AstraZeneca said its experimental, long-acting antibody-based Covid-19 combination treatment aims to protect those who aren’t able to be vaccinated.
11:27 a.m. March 15, 2021
Biden calls on FEMA to manage and care for burgeoning population of immigrant children at borderThe Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the United States by illegally crossing the border with Mexico
4:44 a.m. March 11, 2021
- By Greg Robb
U.S. budget deficit widens in February as spending to battle pandemic continuesThe federal government's budget deficit widened to $311 billion in February from $235 billion in the same month last year, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday.
6:51 p.m. March 10, 2021
COVID-19 antibody drug effective, say Glaxo, VirA monoclonal-antibody drug reduced hospitalizations or death from Covid-19 by 85% compared with a placebo in a clinical trial, said Vir Biotechnology Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the drug's developers.
4:13 a.m. March 9, 2021
Tech Stocks Are Back, For Now
Vaccinated Americans can socialize without masks, bigger stimulus checks + reopenings = a likely consumer spending boom, Walt Disney stock pops on new California reopening guidance, and other news to start your day.
10:04 a.m. March 8, 2021
Men: Here's how to help the women in your life get ahead at workChanging the status quo requires men to do more for gender equality.
8:50 a.m. March 3, 2021
Hospitals now must post prices. But interpreting them is complicated; here's a guideA new regulation requires hospitals to disclose the prices of 'shoppable' services, but it's not always easy to make sense of the information.
8:49 a.m. March 3, 2021
Could California's Master Plan for Aging set the bar for the rest of the country?If replicated in 49 other states, some of the proposals could make life better for both older and younger residents. The needs are urgent as well as long-term.