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10:08 a.m. July 30, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC releases data that informed reconsideration of face masks, says delta variant of COVID means the 'war has changed'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data about the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19 that informed its decision earlier this week to recommend that even vaccinated people resume wearing face masks in public settings in areas with high rates of transmission.
2:34 a.m. July 29, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 196 million and Biden expected to detail vaccination plan for federal workersThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 196 million on Thursday, while the death toll climbed above 4.18 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.7 million cases and in deaths with 611,801 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. President Joe Biden will outline his plan to have federal workers either get vaccinated or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and restrictions on travel later Thursday, The move comes as the federal government struggles to persuade vaccine hold-outs to get their shots. More than 97% of current cases, hospitalizations and deaths are in unvaccinated people, yet the CDC's vaccine tracker is barely budging from day to day. India is second by cases at 31.5 million and third by deaths at 422,662, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted. Brazil is second in deaths at 553,179, but is third in cases at 19.8 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 239,616 but has recorded just 2.8 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 154,403, while the U.K. has 129,718, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
11:48 a.m. July 28, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Here are the Target stores that will get an Ulta shop in AugustTarget Corp. and Ulta Beauty Inc. have released the list of the first 100 Target locations nationwide that will get an Ulta shop this August. The companies expect to launch 800 'shop-in-shops' total.
2:07 a.m. July 28, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC reverses policy on face masks, amid reports of breakthrough infections with delta variant of COVID-19Reports of breakthrough infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in Americans who are fully vaccinated has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its policy on face masks in public settings for some parts of the U.S.
3:49 p.m. July 26, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
FICO scores leave out 'people on the margins,' Upstart's CEO says. Can AI make lending more inclusive — without creating bias of its own?‘The heart of an AI system is that it keeps learning and is constantly getting better,’ Dave Girouard tells MarketWatch
12:59 a.m. July 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
23 cities that raised some of this year’s U.S. Olympic athletesThese athletes are all hometown heroes, and in the cities they hail from, people will be cheering louder than anyone.
9:38 a.m. July 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
Senate Could Vote Monday to Begin Infrastructure Debate Here's what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
5:44 a.m. July 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
President Nixon declared a war on drugs 50 years ago --- did anyone win?With the U.S. mired in a deadly opioid epidemic that did not abate during the coronavirus pandemic’s worst days, it is questionable whether anyone won the war on drugs.
3:56 p.m. July 21, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The 'hidden pandemic of orphanhood': An estimated 1.5 million children have lost a caregiver to COVID-19'Overall, there were up to five times more children who lost a father than who lost a mother.'
2:30 a.m. July 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 191.4 million and study finds J&J vaccine less effective vs. delta variantThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 191.4 million on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed above 4.1 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34 million cases and in deaths with 609,529 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. The one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the highly transmissible delta variant than it is against the original version of COVID-19, according to The study, which examined blood samples in a laboratory setting and has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests that anyone who received the J&J vaccine may need a booster shot as the variant continues to spread across the US. India is second by cases at 31.2 million and third by deaths at 418,480, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted. Brazil is second in deaths at 544,180 but is third in cases at 19.4 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 236,810 but has recorded just 2.7 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 148,229, while the U.K. has 129,109, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. The U.K. fully reopened its economy on Monday against the advice of healthcare experts, who are concerned at the continued rapid spread of cases there that is forcing many to isolate and quarantine.
10:35 a.m. July 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Latin America Embraces Bitcoin. What's Next for Crypto in Emerging Markets? El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender. The move could have wide-ranging implications for wealth managers with Latin American clients and investments.
5:42 p.m. July 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Investigation finds journalists, activists around the globe among Israeli firm's spyware targetsAn investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents.
2:44 a.m. July 16, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 189 million; BioNTech vaccine sees 10 times more antibodies than Sinovac one in studyThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 188.9 million on Friday, while the death toll climbed further above 4.06 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 33.9 million cases and in deaths with 608,400 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. The U.S. vaccine program has all but stalled with 48.3% of the population fully inoculated, according to a CDC tracker, up from 48.2% on Thursday. Cases are rising in the U.S. again and have more than doubled in the last two weeks. The average daily case rate stood at 28,315 on Thursday, up 121% from two weeks ago. Cases are climbing across most of the country as the delta variant takes hold and are highest in Arkansas, Missouri, Florida and Nevada, according to the Times. There was positive vaccine news published in the Lancet Microbe that found the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer showed 10 times more antibodies than the Chinese one from Sinovac. India is closing in on the U.S. in cases at 31 million but is third in deaths at 412,531, while Brazil is second in deaths at 538,942 but is third in cases at 19.3 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 235,740 but has recorded just 2.6 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia leads in deaths with 144,446 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,864, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
4:24 p.m. July 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
F45 Training Wants to Take On Planet Fitness F45 Training, the fitness franchiser, went public Thursday after raising $325 million.
5:04 a.m. July 15, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Enhanced Child Tax Credits of up to $3,600 per child start Thursday: 'I’m going to be able to do a lot'The advance payments on the expanded tax credit are being distributed through direct deposits and paper checks.
12:58 p.m. July 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The 12 best destinations to retire on Mexico’s Caribbean coastThe eastern coast of Mexico, along the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, borders the warm, turquoise-green Caribbean Sea. There is a particularly well-known stretch that runs from Cancun down to Tulum and includes the popular destinations of Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum. This well-known stretch is branded the Riviera Maya and its famous sugar sand beaches are the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean basin.
12:50 p.m. July 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Coastal flooding risk has doubled since 2000, putting waterfront economies at riskAs sea level rises, it can be easy to miss the subtlety of higher water. It’s much harder to overlook saltwater more frequently flooding streets, impeding daily life and making existing problems worse.
8:59 a.m. July 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Market Trusts Powell to Keep the Punch Bowl in Place U.S. Senate Democrats agree on $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, monthly child tax credits to start, marijuana decriminalization bill due to be unveiled, and other news to start your day.
2:23 a.m. July 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 187.8 million and Netherlands sees 500% rise in cases after reopeningThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 187.8 million on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed further above 4.04 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 33.9 million cases and in deaths with 607,771, as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast in states with low vaccination rates. In Europe, there was alarm at a 500% increase in cases in The Netherlands after it fully reopened, including night clubs, raising concerns about the U.K. which is planning to fully reopen July 19, against the advice of scientists and health experts. Some 37% of new Dutch cases happened in a hospitality venue, such as a bar of club, India is closing in on the U.S. in cases at 30.9 million but is third in deaths at 411,406, while Brazil is second in deaths at 535,838 but is third in cases at 19.2 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 235,277 but has recorded just 2.6 million cases, according to its official numbers In Europe, Russia leads in deaths with 142,877 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,748, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
10:56 a.m. July 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
WHO head slams countries for ordering millions of COVID booster shots, when much of the world has not even vaccinated the most vulnerableThe head of the World Health Organization slammed countries and regions that are ordering millions of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines before many others have had the supplies to vaccinate even their most vulnerable and again called on world leaders to ensure more equitable access to jabs.
4:47 p.m. July 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Federal drilling approvals surge despite Biden's climate pledgeApprovals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W. Bush was president, underscoring President Joe Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance.
10:01 a.m. July 12, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine boosters not needed for now, with delta variant mostly infecting the unvaccinatedDr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, did the round of Sunday talk shows on Sunday to say COVID-19 vaccine boosters are not needed in the U.S. right now as almost all new cases are in unvaccinated people, but he didn't rule out that they may be needed over time for certain individuals.
10:25 a.m. July 7, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
New daily COVID-19 cases and deaths spike to 6-week highs as delta variant spreads rapidlyNew daily COVID-19 cases and deaths jumped to six-week highs, as the delta variant has continued to spread rapidly to become the dominant strain in the U.S.
4:48 a.m. July 3, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Study finds Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may offer COVID protection for years, as Australia struggles to contain delta variantThe vaccines developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech and Moderna using mRNA technology may offer protection against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 for years, according to a new study published Monday.
3:52 a.m. July 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
What one Indiana congressman's trips to Bedminster, N.J., and the border with Mexico say about the future path of the Republican PartyTestament to the conversion Rep. Jim Banks underwent from Trump critic — ‘America deserved better,’ he said in 2016, of candidate Trump — to unapologetic supporter.
2:30 a.m. July 1, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 182 million and 10-week decline in cases in Europe comes to an endThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 182 million on Thursday, , while deaths climbed above 3.94 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.7 million, and by deaths that total 604,714. The World Health Organization said a 10-week decline in new cases in Europe has come to an end, with cases up 10% last week. WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said the rise is due to relaxed restrictions and increased travel, and said a new wave will emerge if discipline is not maintained. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 30.4 million and third by fatalities at 399,459, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 18.6 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 518,066. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 233,047 and 2.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has overtaken the U.K. by deaths. Russia has 133,633 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,404, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
4:28 p.m. June 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump assails Biden on immigration in trip to U.S.-Mexico borderFresh off his first rally since leaving the White House, former President Donald Trump stepped further back into the political spotlight with a visit to the southern border on Wednesday, hammering the Biden administration for its immigration policies amid a decades-high spike in crossings.
10:36 a.m. June 30, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 3 billion COVID vaccine shots administered globally, but unevenly. Delta variant now in 96 countriesThe number of doses of vaccines against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 that have been administered globally rose above 3 billion on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, although distribution remains highly unequal between the developed and developing worlds.
3:18 a.m. June 30, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 182 million, more than 3 billion vaccine doses administered The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 181.8 million on Wednesday, , while deaths climbed above 3.93 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.6 million, and by deaths that total 604,476. The data shows that more than 3 billion vaccine doses have now been administered globally. About 11 billion doses are required to inoculate 70% of the world's population of about 7 billion people, That's the level required to achieve "herd immunity," according to experts. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 30.4 million and third by fatalities at 398,454, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 18.5 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 515,985. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 232,803 and 2.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has overtaken the U.K. by deaths. Russia has 132,973 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,390, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
11:45 a.m. June 29, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Maine wants to take over its private electric utilities. Could other states follow?Maine citizens, who pay high rates and report low satisfaction with their existing electric utilities, may get the chance to vote on on a public takeover of the two companies.
2:53 a.m. June 28, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 181 million and Australia battles several case clustersThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 181 million on Monday, , while deaths climbed above 3.9 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.6 million, and by deaths that total 603,967. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 131 million, or 46.1% of the total population, according to , while the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increased to 66%. In Australia, officials are battling to contain several COVID-19 clusters around the country on Monday in what some experts have described as the nation's most dangerous stage of the pandemic since the earliest days, Sydney in the east and Darwin in the north were locked down on Monday. Perth in the west made masks compulsory for three days and warned a lockdown could follow after a resident tested positive after visiting Sydney more than a week ago. Brisbane and Canberra have or will soon make wearing masks compulsory. South Australia state announced new statewide restrictions from Tuesday. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 30.3 million and third by fatalities at 396,730, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 18.4 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 513,474. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 232,564 and 2.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has overtaken the U.K. by deaths. Russia has 131,671 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,364, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
2:19 a.m. June 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 tops 180 million as death toll nears 4 millionThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 180 million on Friday, , while deaths climbed above 3.9 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.6 million, and by deaths that total 603,178. Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who have not been vaccinated, according to an Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID deaths since May were people who had been fully vaccinated, equal to 0.8% of the total per day on average. That shows how effective vaccines are in protecting against death and suggests the death rate would be far lower than its current level of just under 300 a day if everyone got inoculated. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 151 million, or 45.6% of the total population, according to , up from 45.4% on Thursday. The number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increased to 65.7% from 65.6%, as the vaccine drive continues to lose steam. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 30.1 million and third by fatalities at 393,310, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 18.2 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 509,141. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 232,068 and 2.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has overtaken the U.K. by deaths. Russia has 129,869 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,312, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. Russia reported 20,182 new cases on Thursday, its highest daily total since Jan 24.
2:37 a.m. June 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 head toward 180 million and death toll edges closer to 4 millionThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 179.6 million on Thursday, , while deaths climbed above 3.89 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.6 million, and by deaths that total 602,837. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 150.8 million, or 45.4% of the total population, according to , up from 45.3% on Wednesday. The number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increased to 65.6% from 65.5%, as the vaccine drive continues to lose steam. CDC officials meeting to discuss rare cases of heart inflammation in mostly adolescents and young adults after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines acknowledged a likely link but said the benefits of the jabs still outweigh the risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would move to add a warning about the rare condition to the vaccines, On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 30 million and third by fatalities at 391,981, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 18.2 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 507,109. Brazil counted a record of 115,228 new cases in a single day, confirming that a third wave is now underway. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 231,847 and 2.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has overtaken the U.K. by deaths. Russia has 129,278 fatalities, while the U.K. has 128,291, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. Russia reported 20,182 new cases on Thursday, its highest daily total since Jan 24.
10:23 a.m. June 23, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is now in 85 countries and accounts for 20% of U.S. infections in past two weeksThe delta variant of COVID-19 has now been detected in 85 countries, according to the World Health Organization, and remains a variant of concern with evidence suggesting it may reduce vaccine protection against disease and infection.
12:42 p.m. June 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
30 states likely to miss President Biden's July 4 vaccination goal, and Brazil's death toll has topped 500,000The U.S. is getting close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% of the adult population receive at least one vaccine dose by July 4, but at least 30 states will likely miss that goal and a handful may not reach it by year-end.
2:49 a.m. June 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 178.5 million as Brazil's death toll tops 500,000The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 178.5 million on Monday, , while deaths climbed above 3.86 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.5 million, while deaths total 601,825. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 149.7 million, or 45% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 65.4%. But the pace of vaccination varies from state to state and at least 30 states will probably not meet President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% of adults receiving at least one vaccine dose by July 4, And at least a handful of states are unlikely to meet that goal by year-end, according to the paper's analysis. That could prolong the pandemic and cause another wave of cases later in the year. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 29.9 million and third by fatalities at 388,135, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 17.9 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 501,825, after passing 500,000 over the weekend.. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 231,187 and 2.5 million cases. The U.K. has 128,240 fatalities and 4.6 million cases, the highest number of deaths in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
4:31 p.m. June 19, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I want to retire in ‘a liberal-thinking area’ on $3,000 a month, including rent — where should I go? Hiking, biking and gardening are priorities.
8:12 a.m. June 19, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. moves to fill gap in treatments for COVID, as Delta variant creates worrying spike in new cases in the U.K. The U.S. is planning to invest $3.2 billion to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 and other viruses that have the potential to become pandemics, moving to fill the gap in treatments for such serious illnesses as Ebola, dengue, West Nile and Middle East respiratory syndrome.
2:24 a.m. June 18, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 total above 177.4 million and U.S. to spend $3.2 billion on anti-viralsThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed above 177.4 million on Friday, , while deaths climbed above 3.8 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.5 million, while deaths total 600,934. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 147.8 million, or 44.5% of the total population, up from 44% on Thursday, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 65%. The U.S. is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics, The new program will invest in "accelerating things that are already in progress" for COVID-19 but also would work to come up with treatments for other viruses, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. He announced the investment Thursday at a White House briefing. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 29.8 million and third by fatalities at 383,490, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 17.7 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 496,004. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 230,792 and 2.5 million cases. The U.K. has 128,209 fatalities and 4.6 million cases, the highest number of deaths in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
9:42 a.m. June 17, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
CureVac says its COVID vaccine was poor match against 29 COVID variants, as global case tally tops 177 millionThe global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed above 177 million on Thursday, a day after disappointing news from CureVac with the German company saying its vaccine was only 47% effective in a late-stage clinical trial.
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