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3:59 a.m. Today - By Mike Murphy
Here's everything coming to Netflix in October 2021 -- and what's leaving'You,' 'The Baby-Sitters Club' and 'Locke & Key' return for new seasons, along with 'Seinfeld' and original movies with Jake Gyllenhaal, Megan Fox and Princess Diana
2:45 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 230 million and FDA backs boosters for seniors and those at high riskThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 230 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose to 4.72 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 42.5 million cases and 681,199 deaths. The U.S. is averaging more than 2,000 deaths a day, the most since late February. The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots, The FDA authorized booster doses for Americans who are 65 and older, younger adults with underlying health conditions and those in jobs that put them at high-risk for COVID-19. The CDC started a two-day meeting on Wednesday to make their own recommendations on who should get boosters. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.6 million and has suffered 446,050 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 592,316 and 21.3 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 197,834, followed by the U.K. at 135,961.
2:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Why Washington Should Pay More Attention to Uruguay. (Yes, Uruguay.) A strong democracy has gotten the brush-off and is looking toward China.
12:30 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
When 'Emerging Markets' Don't Actually Emerge EMs are meant to be converging with developed markets. That's true in East Asia. Latin America? Not so much.
10:48 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global tally of COVID-19 cases nears 230 million, as Biden convenes virtual pandemic summit and doubles U.S. purchase of Pfizer vaccineThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 was heading close to 230 million on Wednesday, as President Joe Biden prepared to host a virtual summit on the pandemic with world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
8:55 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
The U.S. is welcoming back international tourists — but it could complicate your holiday travel plansThe return of travelers from Europe later this fall could mean longer lines at airports and higher prices for certain destinations.
4:34 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
J&J says booster shot greatly improves its COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy as experts await FDA decisionJohnson & Johnson became the latest COVID-19 vaccine maker to offer an update on booster doses Tuesday, when it said data from a Phase 3 trial and the real world found protection against hospitalization and death is greatly improved by a booster jab of its one-shot vaccine.
2:30 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 229.5 million and CDC advisers to meet to discuss boostersThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 229.5 million on Wednesday, while the death toll rose to 4.71 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 42.4 million cases and 678,503 deaths. A team of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scheduled to meet later Wednesday to decide on booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine, The meeting comes after of a committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration, who rejected a proposal to offer boosters to everyone above the age of 16, but in favor of offering them to people older than 65 or with weakened immune systems. The CDC must now decide which patient groups might need boosters. The U.S. is now averaging 2,046 deaths a day, , the most since March 1, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.5 million and has suffered 445,768 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 591,440 and 21.2 million cases. Brazil's health minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID on Tuesday in New York, where he was attending the U.N.'s General Assembly. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 196,235, followed by the U.K. at 135,793.
8:49 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Options shrink for Haitian migrants seeking protection at Mexico-Texas borderThe options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government was ramping up expulsion flights to Haiti on Tuesday and Mexico began busing some away from the border.
7:03 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rebound with Universal Music Group soaring in its debutEurope stocks climbed on Tuesday, a day after sharp losses linked to troubled property giant China's Evergrande.
5:48 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
The world's central banks speed up digital currency moves post-Covid, Moody's saysThe pace of digital currency (CBDCs) development by central banks around the world has accelerated since the start of the Covid pandemic, Moody's Investors Services said Tuesday. The debt research firm said a 2021 survey of central banks by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) showed that 86% of respondents are actively researching the potential of central bank digital currencies, with 60% in the experimentation phase and 14% piloting specific programs. "This rapid advancement has come as the shift in consumer preferences towards digital payments, while on the rise already, has been accelerated by the Covid pandemic," Moody's analyst Farooq Khan said. "Such behavioral changes have also taken place globally across developing and emerging markets." Digital currencies offer "a systemically safe" state-sponsored payment alternative to existing private payment company services. Central banks in the Bahamas, Brazil, Russia and Georgia have announced plans for their own digital currencies. Other reasons for digital currency include the high cost of transferring hard currency and avoiding high crime rates and natural disasters.
4:57 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
World leaders return to UN annual meeting and face many escalating crisesIn person and on screen, world leaders return to the United Nations annual meeting for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet.
2:57 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 229 million and J&J says booster vaccine shot increases antibodiesThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 229 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 4.70 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 42.3 million cases and 676,261 deaths. The U.S. is now averaging 2,087 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, the most since March 1, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people. West Virginia, an early vaccine success story, has now become the state with the most new cases measured on a per capita basis and is counting about 2,000 new cases a day, the most since the start of the outbreak. Johnson & Johnson said data from a Phase 3 trial and real-world evidence confirm that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine offers strong and long-lasting protection against hospitalization and death. The company said further data shows that a booster shot offers increased protection and antibodies. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.5 million and has suffered 445,385 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 590,955 and 21.2 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 196,235, followed by the U.K. at 135,589.
12:35 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Upbeat result of COVID-19 vaccine trial in 5- to 11-year-olds tempered as U.S. daily death rate tops 2,000 for first time since March 1Positive results from a trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech in children 5 to 11 years old was tempered Monday by a rising average death rate, with the U.S. now seeing more than 2,000 fatalities a day for the first time since March 1.
8:46 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
White House Will Lift Travel Ban for Vaccinated Visitors to the U.S. The changes will take effect in early November, according to The Wall Street Journal.
8:31 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden to ease foreign travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers starting in NovemberPresident Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated.
3:49 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Mining Stocks Offer a Cheap Play on Growth. Dig In. BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Glencore, and Vale are now more disciplined in their spending and more vital for renewable power.
2:22 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 228.5 million and U.S. is averaging more than 2,000 deaths a dayThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 228.5 million on Monday, while the death toll rose to 4.69 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 42.1 million cases and 673,765 deaths. The U.S. is now averaging more than 2,000 deaths daily, the most since March 1, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people. Texas and Florida account for more than 30% of those deaths. Florida, which has vaccinated 56% of its population, is averaging 353 deaths a day and Texas, where 50% of the population is inoculated, is seeing 286 deaths a day, according to the Times. The shows that 54.6% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.5 million and has suffered 445,123 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 590,752 and 21.2 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 195,438, followed by the U.K. at 135,539.
4:09 p.m. Sept. 19, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Climate and COVID top agenda as U.N. General Assembly reconvenesWith the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations' annual high-level gathering
11:29 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
WHO warns lack of COVID-19 vaccine supply in Africa could make it breeding ground for new variants and 'send the whole world back to square one'The World Health Organization made another urgent plea to developed nations to make a greater effort to get vaccines against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 to Africa, and prevent the continent from turning into a breeding ground for new variants that may prove resistant to existing vaccines.
5:50 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Drive-through drinks company Dutch Bros. is expanding east and bringing its Blue Rebel drinks with itDutch Bros. shares soared in their first two days of trading
2:34 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 227 million as FDA advisory committee meets on boostersThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 227 million on Friday, while the death toll rose to 4.67 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 41.8 million cases and 670,009 deaths. Almost 2,000 deaths are being recorded daily, the most since Winter, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will convene later Friday to review data and take a vote on whether booster vaccine doses are needed, but many experts say they are not and that the vaccines are still effective in preventing severe illness and death. New cases and hospitalizations have started to fall in some places recently, but the number of Americans that are fully vaccinated has stalled at 54.2%, India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.4 million and has suffered 444,248 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 589,246 and 21 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 193,111, followed by the U.K. at 135,134.
2:21 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Alaska joins Idaho in rationing health care as hospitals are packed with COVID patients, and WHO says Africa is being left behind in vaccine pushThe biggest hospital in Alaska has joined hospitals in northern Idaho in starting to ration care, as it has become overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients driven by the highly transmissible delta variant, forcing people with other medical issues to wait for hours for treatment.
10:40 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. passes grim milestone as 1 person in every 500 has now died of COVID, as a debate about the need for booster shots heats upThe U.S. passed yet another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, when the number of fatalities from COVID-19 passed 666,000, meaning that about one in 500 Americans have died of the illness.
5:33 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
'Older generations aren't protecting us': Anxious about climate, 4 in 10 young people may not ever have kids, major survey showsTeenagers and people in their early 20s are increasingly worried that older generations and political leaders aren't doing enough to prevent a climate-change catastrophe. They're so concerned, in fact, that four in 10 aren't sure they'll have children of their own.
3:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitorsThe Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a top White House adviser said Wednesday.
2:40 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 226 million and one in 500 Americans has died of the virusThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 226.4 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose to 4.66 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 41.5 million cases and 666,618 deaths. With a population of 328 million people, that means roughly one in 500 Americans have died of the virus. Low vaccination rates and the rapidly spreading delta variant of the virus continue to push cases, hospitalizations and deaths higher, particularly in southern states, where some hospitals are close to full capacity. The U.S. is averaging 152,605 new cases a day, 98,449 hospitalizations and 1,943 deaths, meaning it is suffering the same number of deaths every two days as lives lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.3 million and has suffered 443,928 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 588,597 and 21 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 192,340, followed by the U.K. at 134,976.
2:47 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 226 million and Alaska is latest state to ration care The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 225.8 million on Wednesday, while the death toll rose to 4.65 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 41.4 million cases and 663,936 deaths. Alaska has joined Idaho in announcing one major hospital is operating under "crisis standards of care," because it is overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, In Alabama, all ICU beds are occupied, and hospitals in other southern states are also dangerously low on space. The U.S. is still recording about 1,500 deaths from COVID every day, the most since winter, and cases are averaging more than 152,000. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.3 million and has suffered 443,497 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 587,797 and 21 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 191,566, followed by the U.K. at 134,774.
11:35 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Nike could lose production of 160 million pairs of shoes due to COVID-related facility closures in Vietnam, according to BTIGNike stock was downgraded to neutral from buy at BTIG.
9:58 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden seeks to have 70% of world vaccinated within a year, as unvaccinated Americans continue to account for most COVID cases and deathsThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 surpassed 225 million on Tuesday, as President Joe Biden was gearing up to call for world leaders to work together and get 70% of the global population vaccinated within a year.
3:28 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to announce new pandemic steps ahead of U.N. meeting Tuesday, as global COVID-19 case tally nears 225 millionThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed closer to 225 million on Monday with the U.S. leading by cases and deaths and the U.S. surgeon general said President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates are legal and effective.
2:29 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 225 million and Biden to target of 70% of world vaccinated in a yearThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 225.3 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 4.64 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 41 million cases and 662,131 deaths. President Joe Biden will use the coming United Nations General Assembly to set new targets for 70% of the world population to be vaccinated within a year, citing draft documents prepared by the White House that it has obtained. Biden will convene a virtual COVID summit next week when world leaders gather for the event and will urge "chiefs of state, heads of government and international organizations, business, philanthropic, and nongovernmental leaders to come together to commit to ending the Covid-19 pandemic." India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.3 million and has suffered 443,21`3 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 587,066 and 21 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 190,793, followed by the U.K. at 134,587.
6:22 a.m. Sept. 13, 2021 - By Nancy A. Ruhling
Buying a Seaside Palazzo for a 10th of the PriceAffluent home buyers are turning to partial ownership of opulent single-family homes from Italian villas to multimillion-dollar beach pads in Malibu, California
2:38 a.m. Sept. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 224.7 million and Biden to announce new steps ahead of UN meeting The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 224.7 million on Monday, while the death toll rose to 4.63 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 40.9 million cases and 659,975 deaths. The daily average of new cases over the past seven days eased to 145.724 as of Sunday, down from a recent peak of 166,105 on Sept. 1 and 7% less than what it was two weeks ago, according to . The daily average for deaths rose to 1,648, up 27% in two weeks and the most since March. The daily average for hospitalizations of 100,382 was down from a peak of 102,621 on Sept. 3 and down 1% from two weeks ago. The number of people that have been fully vaccinated grew to 178.7 million, or 53.8% of the total U.S. population, according to , while the number of people who have received at least one dose of a vaccine rose to 209.4 million, or 63.1% of the total population. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said President Joe Biden will announce new steps to slow the spread of the virus ahead of the U.N. General Assembly session that is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Murthy did not specify what those steps would be. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.3 million and has suffered 442,874 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 585,851 and 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 190,031, followed by the U.K. at 134,525.
10:36 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Daily COVID-19 deaths rise to 6-month high, and Biden's 'patience is wearing thin' for the unvaccinatedPresident Biden is getting tough, not only on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but also on those refusing to get vaccinated, as the daily death toll is still rising to the highest levels seen in six months.
7:36 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden's new pandemic approach to include vaccine mandates for federal workers, as U.S. averages 1,500 COVID deaths a dayPresident Joe Biden is expected to unveil a new approach to containing the coronavirus pandemic at an event planned for 5 p.m. Eastern Thursday, and he intends to mandate vaccination for all federal employees, according to a report.
6:58 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden administration says it's concerned about possible 'pandemic profiteering' by meat processorsBiden administration officials on Wednesday tout their efforts to scrutinize the meat-processing industry, saying action is needed as prices jump for beef, poultry and pork amid industry consolidation.
2:59 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 222.6 million and President Biden to lay out six-part plan to combat pandemicThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 222.6 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose above 4.59 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 40.5 million cases and 652,675 deaths. Just 53.3% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID, leaving almost 47% at risk of severe illness and death. President Joe Biden is set to speak Thursday on a new strategy to fight the delta variant of the coronavirus, days after blaming the strain for weaker-than-expected hiring in the U.S. last month. Biden will lay out what the White House called to help combat the virus, with press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters the approach will involve both the public and private sectors. With Americans' health and the U.S. economy continuing to be severely impacted, Biden will push for vaccine mandates and testing programs as part of his revamped approach, CNN reported Wednesday India has the second highest death toll after the U.S. at 441,749 and is third by cases at 33.1 million, the JHU data shows. Brazil has second highest death toll at 584,421 and has 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has 186,999 deaths, followed by the U.K. with 133,999
4:20 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Brazil's chief justice claps back at Bolsonaro's 'undemocratic' escalationThe Brazilian Supreme Court's Chief Justice Luiz Fux on Wednesday issued a sharp rebuttal to President Jair Bolsonaro, one day after the right-wing leader escalated his feud with the court by vowing to no longer abide by one of its justice's rulings.
1:03 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021 - By Home Media
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