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3:35 p.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illnessThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the Delta variant of COVID-19 as one "of concern," underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant first identified in India is becoming in the U.S.
3:04 p.m. Today - Barrons.com
BioNTech CEO Warns Delta Variant Could Lead to a Covid-19 Resurgence Speaking at Barron’s Investing in Tech conference on Wednesday, Ugur Sahin said there could be a fourth wave of the virus if people are not careful.
1:47 p.m. Today - By Claudia Assis
CureVac's COVID vaccine candidate 47% effective, stock tanks Shares of Curevac NV plunged more than 50% in the extended session Wednesday after the pharma company said its trial COVID-19 vaccine showed an efficacy of 47% against the illness.
11:19 a.m. Today - By Jeffrey D. Sachs
The G-7 is as relevant as the League of NationsFrom COVID to climate change to sustainable development, the G-7 makes bold promises, but does nothing concrete to solve the world's problems
7:35 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Housing Starts Fall Short Again as 'Housing Supply' Looms Large According to the National Association of Realtors, an additional 5.5 to 6.8 million homes are needed to meet demand.
6:40 a.m. Today - By Weston Blasi
Nearly one in four teachers say they may quit by the end of the school year --- here's whyStress levels for U.S. teachers were high before the pandemic, and have only gotten worse.
6:38 a.m. Today - By Scott Johnson
Open-house battles across America will be the norm for at least another yearThe housing shortage has been many years in the making, and it won't get resolved easily.
4:10 a.m. Today - By Chris Matthews
House hearing reveals bipartisan support for a government-backed digital dollarMembers of a House Financial Services Committee task force largely expressed support for current experiments to create a digital form of the U.S. dollar, citing the need to keep pace with China and to enable a larger swath of the U.S. population to access the digital economy, during a hearing Tuesday morning.
3:59 a.m. Today - By Jaimy Lee
Is it time for Americans to drop their infatuation with the PCR test and start using more rapid tests? That's what this COVID-19 testing expert thinksDr. Michael Mina is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
2:35 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 head toward 177 million and CDC says Delta strain is 'variant of concern'The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness headed toward 177 million on Wednesday, , while deaths climbed above 3.8 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.48 million, while deaths total 600,285. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 145.8 million, or 43.9% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 64.6%. New York is the latest state after reaching a single-dose vaccination rate of more than 70%. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has now classified the Delta variant, a highly infectious variant that was first detected in India, that could be resistant to certain antibody treatments. The rapid spreading of that variant in the U.K. prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay that country's reopening for another four weeks earlier this week. On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 29.6 million and third by fatalities at 379,573, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 17.5 million, according to JHU data, and is second in deaths at 490,696. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 230,428 and 2.5 million cases. The U.K. has 128,181 fatalities and 4.6 million cases, the highest number of deaths in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
6:15 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
An inflation storm is coming for the U.S. housing marketSome economists suggest the government may be misunderstanding the size of the problem.
2:46 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Fear grows that delta variant will become dominant COVID strain worldwide as WHO says it's now in 74 countriesThe Delta variant of COVID-19 has now been detected in 74 countries, prompting fears it will become the dominant strain around the world, as it continues to spread rapidly including in Southern U.S. states that have lagged on vaccination.
10:01 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll climbs above 600,000 The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 set a grim milestone on Tuesday when it climbed above 600,000, The total now stands at 600,039, the data show. The U.S. leads the world by cases, at 33.5 million, and fatalities, although the official numbers from several populous countries, including China and India, are widely held to be under-reported. U.S. cases and deaths are falling as more Americans become vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's is showing that almost 145 million people, or 43.7% of its overall population, are fully inoculated.
8:38 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By MarketWatch
New York lifts most remaining COVID restrictions as 70% of adults have received at least one vaccine doseMost remaining COVID restrictions in New York will be lifted as 70% of state residents aged 18 years-and-older have received at least a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The lifting of state-mandated restrictions is effective immediately. Mask requirements set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for pre-K schools, public transit and healthcare settings remain intact. New York has fully vaccinated 45.7% of its population so far, That means that share of the population has received two shots of the two-dose vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc. , or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine. --Pete Catapano
8:03 a.m. June 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
'It's such a brave act to jump into small-business ownership’—what the new SBA administrator is doing for older entrepreneursIsabella Casillas Guzman says she is focusing on the critical need for capital to make it easier for small businesses to launch.
7:49 a.m. June 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Retail Sales Fall. Producer Prices Jump. What's Going on With the Economy. A mixed bag of consumer, production, and inflation data hasn't derailed economists' view that GDP growth remains strong as Americans emerge from lockdowns ready to spend despite rising prices.
4:45 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'It's a fight you don't want': Will the Texas court ruling requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine unleash more cases? Just 3% of companies as of May had a vaccination mandate, according to one recent survey
3:51 a.m. June 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Dimon Is Betting Inflation Fears Will Return Vaccinations offer protection against concerning Delta variant, Biden calls NATO alliance “rock-solid,” Americans are keeping their cars longer, and other news to start your day.
2:32 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 176 million and U.S. death toll nears 600,000The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 176.2 million on Tuesday, , while deaths climbed above 3.8 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases at 33.47 million, while deaths total 599,945. But cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all falling as more Americans are vaccinated. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 144.9 million, or 43.7% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 64.5%. California is ending most of its pandemic restrictions and ushering in what has been billed as the state's "Grand Reopening," On a global basis, India is second in total cases at 29.6 million and third by fatalities at 377,031, although those numbers are expected to be undercounted given a shortage of tests. Brazil has the third-highest caseload at 17.5 million, according to JHU data, and second in deaths at 488,288. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 230,187 and 2.5 million cases. The U.K. has 128,171 fatalities and 4.6 million cases, the highest number of deaths in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
12:00 a.m. June 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Netanyahu Is Out. What It Means for Israeli Stocks. Although the departure of Israel's longest-serving leader is certainly a historical event for the country's political scene, the new government likely won't change much of the nation's economic course, says Natan Sachs, director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
10:44 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.K. to delay reopening as Delta variant accounts for 90% of cases and U.S. court upholds mandatory vaccinationThe global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed above 176 million on Monday, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed the full lifting of restrictions on movement amid a surge in new cases caused by the Delta variant.
10:00 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Asian Americans are still viewed as 'forever foreign.' That's keeping them out of the C-suite, this professor says'You have to recognize this as racism,' says Margaret Chin, author of the book 'Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder.'
9:33 a.m. June 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
England now says it won't relax coronavirus restrictions until July 19British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks until July 19 as a result of the spread of the delta variant.
7:23 a.m. June 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.K. to Announce Four-Week Delay in Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions Here's what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
5:53 a.m. June 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Novavax Study Shows Covid Vaccine 90% Effective The company said it will seek approval for its vaccine in the quarter beginning in July.
5:47 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
How 6 feet became 3: Meet an ER doctor behind the research showing kids are still safe in school with new social-distancing standardDr. Elissa Schechter-Perkins is an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. She's also a co-author of a study that indicates three feet of spacing is just as safe for students as six feet of distance as long as they are masked.
5:31 a.m. June 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug Opens Up a New Market. These Stocks Could Benefit. The outlook looks bright for Eli Lilly, Roche, and other drugmakers.
5:20 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Court upholds Houston hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy: 'Every employment includes limits on the worker’s behavior'A Texas hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees can stand after a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a closely watched lawsuit from workers refusing to get the shot.
4:37 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Shoring up Supplemental Security Income would help many of the nation’s poorestSSI, a relatively forgotten program, was enacted in 1972 and has withered
2:40 a.m. June 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 176 million as U.S. daily death count falls below 400The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness continued its climb toward 176 million on Monday, , while deaths climbed above 3.8 million. The U.S. led the world in total cases at 33.46 million, while deaths totaled 599,769. The new reported daily cases of COVID-19 stood at 14,288 on Sunday, down from 14,464 the day before, . New deaths fell to 363, after holding above 400 for several days. The seven-day average of cases stood at 14,288, down 29% from two weeks ago, while the average for deaths declined to 362. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 143.9 million, or 43.4% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 64.4%. On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.5 million on Wednesday, followed by Brazil at 17.4 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 487,401 and India was third at 374,305.
11:18 p.m. June 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.K.'s Johnson to announce delay to easing of COVID-19 restrictions over spread of delta variantWhile hosting the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded over the weekend that he had grown more pessimistic about the government lifting remaining limits on social contact on June 21 after daily cases reported across the U.K. hit levels not seen since February.
5:13 p.m. June 13, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancée makes $90,000 a year. I make $150,000. Should we merge our finances after we get married? ‘She has roughly $40,000 left in student loans, and we share an investment in a land parcel with a $65,000 loan balance remaining’‘She has roughly $40,000 left in student loans, and we share an investment in a land parcel with a $65,000 loan balance remaining.’
12:55 p.m. June 12, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you with stock and bond strategies to whip inflationThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:48 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Cities still need Washington help for infrastructure, budget-balancing, NLC report finds2021 looks likely to be “an inflection point” in the pandemic, and local leaders are most concerned about infrastructure, their budgets, and public safety, according to the State of the Cities 2021 report from the National League of Cities.
8:57 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
Central banks endanger the economy by getting too cozy with reckless financial firmsThe enormous run-up in debt, leverage, and asset valuations is an accident waiting to happen, writes Mohamed A. El-Erian.
8:20 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Bitcoin is legal tender in El Salvador. What does it mean for the broader crypto market? Some bulls think 'it could be huge'Bitcoin is officially legal tender in El Salvador, a country in Central America with a population of 6.5 million and a gross domestic product of about $27 billion, as of 2019.
6:52 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Almost half of LGB professionals experience discrimination at work — and it's even worse for people of colorBlack LGB professionals ‘experience the most intense discrimination based on their sexual orientation,’ a new report says.
6:26 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
Why China's new 3-child policy won't ease headwinds on Chinese stocks anytime soonPopulation trends do impact stocks, but many decades in the future.
5:57 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
New U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths jump to two weeks highsThe number of new daily COVID-19 cases and deaths jumped to the highest levels in more than two weeks, as the daily vaccination rate continues to suggest President Biden's goal won't be met.
5:26 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Morey Stettner
Where's the best place to retire? You'll have to do a little work to figure it outThere are lots of 'best places to retire' lists. Here’s how to get to the truth
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