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- By Jaimy Lee
Early data indicates that boosters, at least for BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, further protect against omicronThe latest batch of preliminary data indicates that COVID-19 booster shots are likely what is needed to further protect against the omicron variant.
2:51 a.m. Dec. 7, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
Medical experts are cautiously optimistic that omicron does not cause more severe disease, based on early reports out of South AfricaThere are early hints that indicate the omicron variant is more easy to transmit but it may not cause more severe disease than delta.
3:04 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021
U.S. Ready to Expedite Omicron-Specific Vaccine, If Needed
Regulators "will move swiftly" to streamline the authorization process if new vaccines are developed to fight the Omicron variant, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told ABC’s "This Week."
1:42 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021
Bitcoin Is Still Falling. The Dip-Buyers Are Staying Away.
Bitcoin stages modest comeback after volatile weekend tumble, CDC says Omicron-specific vaccines could be fast-tracked, Congress is pushing to pass legislation in December, and other news to start your day.
12:22 p.m. Dec. 2, 2021
Rocket Lab Unveiled an Impressive New Rocket. The Market Shrugged.
Rocket Lab USA unveiled details about its next generation launch system, dubbed Neutron. The stock fell on the news, but there is still a lot to like about the new launch system.
4:24 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021
The future of healthcare is right here at homeTechnology, affordability and patient satisfaction mean in-home healthcare solutions could revolutionize medical care for older Americans.
8:58 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021
This is why everyone is getting a generatorWith extreme weather on the rise, more and more people are turning to generators to ensure they maintain power.
8:55 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021
Lee Elder, the 1st Black golfer to compete in the Masters, dies at age 87Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.
7:07 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021
- By Catey Hill
8 of the best Apple deals we're seeing now on Cyber Monday, from AirPods to the Apple WatchFrom Apple AirPods, to MacBook Pros, here are some of the better deals.
12:46 p.m. Nov. 25, 2021
Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said.
4:17 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
- By Kristine Nolin
This is why your deep-fried Thanksgiving turkey could explode and send you to the emergency roomFrozen turkeys and hot oil are a dangerous combination.
9:46 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021
COVID hot spots remain for second U.S. Thanksgiving since pandemic beganThe U.S. is in better shape approaching its second Thanksgiving in a pandemic, thanks to vaccines, though some regions are reporting torrents of COVID-19 cases that could get even worse in the days ahead.
8:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Patrick Jackson
Pills to treat COVID-19 will be game-changers, but the best strategy remains preventionThe Pfizer and Merck pills will only be useful if people have access to cheap, fast and accurate testing.
7:27 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
Plug Power Stock Surges. Morgan Stanley Boosts Price Target by 51%.
Analyst Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley increases his price target on the stock to $65 from $43.
1:00 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Astroworld emergency operational plan lacked protocol for dangerous crowd surgesA 56-page event operations plan for the Astroworld music festival included protocols for dangerous scenarios including an active shooter, bomb or terrorist threats and severe weather. But it did not include information on what to do in the event of a crowd surge.
12:36 p.m. Nov. 1, 2021
- By Hannah Sparks
Vaccine-skeptical actress Kristy Swanson of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ note hospitalized with COVID-19"Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course."
8:57 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021
A world remembers: Memorials honor COVID-19's 5 million deadThe Italian city that suffered the brunt of COVID-19's first deadly wave is dedicating a vivid memorial to the pandemic dead: A grove of trees, creating oxygen in a park opposite the hospital where so many died, unable to breathe.
5:16 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
- By Liz Lucking
Real Estate Developer Ian Bruce Eichner Lists His West Village Penthouse for Nearly $13 MillionReal Estate Developer Ian Bruce Eichner Lists His West Village Penthouse for Nearly $13 Million
10:26 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021
Romania reinforces pandemic restrictions as hospitals struggle and vaccinations remain lowDoctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates.
11:45 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021
Facebook's 6-hour outage highlights how vital the app has become worldwideThe six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or neighbors.
9:26 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Baby product company Owlet's stock sinks after FDA warning letter says it didn't get proper approval for flagship Smart Sock productOwlet says it will work with the FDA to resolve the issue, which says the company is in violation of the FDA's rules regarding the marketing of its Smart Sock product
7:46 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021
- By Emily Bary
How debit cards are becoming 'a democratizing force'The humble debit card is having a renaissance as a host of fintech players turn to the decades-old technology to power new areas of financial services.
1:38 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021
Facebook Whistleblower Fires More Shots. Will Its Valuation Suffer?
The identity of the whistleblower who leaked the trove of internal documents has now been revealed.
9:46 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Yellen throws cold water on trillion-dollar coin solution for debt ceiling stalemateTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday said "the only way" to avoid a default on the U.S. debt is for Congress to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling, throwing cold water on the radical idea of minting a trillion-dollar coin to get around the politically difficult vote. Rep. William Timmons, a Republican of South Carolina, asked Yellen to comment on the idea. He said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "gave oxygen" to the proposed trillion-dollar coin when she mentioned it during a press conference on Wednesday. Timmons asked Yellen to "please tell me this is not a legitimate policy proposal." In response, Yellen said: "I believe that the only way to handle the debt ceiling is for Congress to raise it and show the world, financial markets and the public that we're a country that will pay our bills." However, in a question from Rep. Sean Casten, Democrat from Illinois, Yellen said she would support legislation to remove the requirement for a vote on the debt limit by Congress.
7:50 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Yellen throws cold water on trillion-dollar coin solution for debt ceiling stalemateTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday said "the only way" to avoid a default on the U.S. debt is for Congress to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling, throwing cold water on the radical idea of minting a trillion-dollar coin to get around the politically difficult vote. Rep. William Timmons, a Republican of South Carolina, asked Yellen to comment on the idea. He said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "gave oxygen" to the proposed trillion-dollar coin when she mentioned it during a press conference on Wednesday. Timmons asked Yellen to "please tell me this is not a legitimate policy proposal." In response, Yellen said: "I believe that the only way to handle the debt ceiling is for Congress to raise it and show the world, financial markets and the public that we're a country that will pay our bills."
5:45 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021
How exercise can help prevent dementiaSome types of exercise—yoga, Pilates, HIIT and weight lifting—are all good, but some are better at slowing cognitive decline.
7:34 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021
Plug Power Stock Is Rising. It's a Bet on a Hydrogen Network.
Citigroup analyst P.J. Juvekar visited Plug Power recently and came away impressed with its plans to expand its hydrogen-gas-making capabilities.
5:53 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021
- By Jurica Dujmovic
This is what SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew did to get into physical and mental shapeFor starters, the all-civilian crew embarked on a grueling trek up Mount Rainier.
1:31 a.m. Sept. 23, 2021
Markets Defy Fed’s Hawkish Shift. Here’s Why.
Evergrande faces deadline for $83.5 million payment, Biden doubles U.S. vaccine donations to 1.1 billion doses, former Treasury officials urge Congress to act on debt limit, and other news to start your day.
2:47 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
FDA panel recommends Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster for 65 and older, but not for the general publicA group of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday reframed a proposed approval of BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 booster for the general population, and it instead recommended authorization of an additional dose of the vaccine to people at least 65 years old and those at high risk for severe disease.
10:29 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.
9:35 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Jerry Inglet
How to balance saving for both college and retirementAn intentionally planned path can help mitigate the emotional highs and lows of important funding strategies
11:35 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Jeff Bridges: ‘COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake’The actor’s lymphoma is in remission following a tough battle with both the cancer and COVID-19 that brought him 'close to the pearly gates,' he says
1:46 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021
- By Mike Murphy
What's worth streaming in September 2021: 'Money Heist,' 'Foundation,' 'Y: The Last Man' and moreBuckle up: It's time to binge again.
1:18 p.m. Sept. 7, 2021
In Louisiana, Hurricane Ida power outages, misery persist 9 days laterHundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana, most of them outside New Orleans, still didn’t have power Tuesday and more than half of the gas stations in two major cities were without fuel nine days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the state, splintering homes and toppling electric lines.
9:28 a.m. Sept. 2, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
European regulator sees 'no urgent need' for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.The European Medicines Agency said Thursday there is no "urgent need" for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis should remain on primary vaccination and getting shots into the arms of the one out of three adults in the European Union who are still not inoculated.
1:48 a.m. Sept. 2, 2021
Heading Into Jobs Report, It’s Back to a Bad News Is Good News Market
Big employers hiring tens of thousands of workers as August jobs disappointed, WHO designates Mu from Colombia its newest Covid ‘variant of interest’, bonds are “trash,” says former bond king Bill Gross, and other news to start your day.
2:57 a.m. Sept. 1, 2021
Florida's Covid Resurgence Threatens Tourism Industry
The cruise boat industry is fighting Gov. Ron DeSantis's ban of vaccine mandates, insisting its passenger prove vaccination.
4:24 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021
Honolulu to require COVID vaccine or negative test at restaurants, bars, theatersSeeking to beat back a COVID-19 surge, Honolulu will soon require patrons of restaurants, bars, museums, theaters and other establishments to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for the disease, the city's mayor said Monday.
9:23 a.m. Aug. 30, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. could suffer another 100,000 in the same time frame, mostly in those people who continue to refuse vaccination.