Texas Governor lifts Covid-19 worm mandate, business restrictions

Texas businesses will be able to work at full capacity and state residents will no longer have to wear masks to visit them, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday. “It’s time to open Texas 100%,” Abbott, a Republican, said in a statement in Lubbock. “Government mandates are no longer needed.” The easing […]

Stock futures are rising on vaccine, stimulation hopes

US stock futures rose on Wednesday on optimism that the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and progress towards a deal on a new budget bill strengthens well for the economic recovery. Futures linked to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, indicating that both benchmarks will move forward […]

Covid-19 variant in Brazil overwhelms local hospitals, hits younger patients

SÃO PAULO – Researchers and doctors sound the alarm a new, more aggressive coronavirus strain from the Amazon region of Brazil, which they believe are responsible for a recent increase in deaths, as well as infections in younger people, in parts of South America. Brazil’s daily death toll from the disease […]

Andrew Cuomo meets with fellow Democrats to recall his Covid-19 pandemic forces

ALBANY, NY – Democrats in the New York State Legislature moved to remove the government of Andrew Cuomo from management powers granted to him during the coronavirus pandemic, as a growing number of lawmakers demanded his resignation after a third woman accused him of misconduct. Senator Carl Heastie and Senate Majority […]

Restaurants to invest in start-up food starters

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. plans through its Zero Hunger / Zero Waste Foundation to invest $ 2.5 million in collective grants to start-ups that support new ways of manufacturing, processing or distributing uncycled consumer food products. The retailer called upcycled food “the next frontier” and encouraged applicants to submit proposals that […]

Merck helps Johnson & Johnson make their Covid-19 vaccine

Merck MRK 1.04% & Co. helps to produce Johnson & Johnson‘s JNJ -0.02% single dose of Covid-19 vaccine, President Biden plans to announce on Tuesday, as the administration pushes to get the shot to the American public. The president is expected to make the announcement while giving an update on the […]

US stocks slide lower after best one-day rally in months

US equities traded lower on Tuesday, a day after major indices had their best daily gains in months as global bond yields halted their rapid and alarming rise. How does the stock index perform? Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.21% fell 121.93 points, or 0.4%, to 31,413.58. S&P 500 SPX, -0.50% […]

This is when the United States will see many more vaccine doses

Modern, Pfizer and now Johnson & Johnson deliver enough doses to fully vaccinate 130 million people – more than a third of the US population – at the end of March, pharmaceutical companies told a House committee last week. Modern plans to deliver 100 million doses by the end of the […]

Covid-19 vaccine program in UK deaths, hospital stays

LONDON – New evidence from the UK showed that Covid-19 vaccinations sharply reduced serious illness and death among the elderly after just one dose, strengthening the optimism that successful vaccination programs will return to economic growth this year after a year of extensive lock-in. The real data from the country that […]

Gold prices extend losing streak to 5 sessions

Gold futures gave up early Monday gains to stretch losses to a fifth straight session despite a pause in the rise in Treasury returns. Today’s “pause in bond market sales has not yet changed the story,” Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault, told MarketWatch. Bond prices go upside down to […]

J&J Covid-19 Head of State Vaccine Dispatch

Trucks with Johnson & Johnson’s recently approved Covid-19 vaccine began rolling out Monday on their way to states and locations that have sought more doses to increase vaccinations. McKesson Corp., which acts as the central distributor of J&J vaccines, works with FedEx and UPS to deliver the doses nationwide. A FedEx […]

Stressed about saving for retirement? Focus on your ‘bottom line’

The cost of living is high – for some more than others – but some changes in spending can alleviate the stress of balancing financial commitments and saving for retirement. This week’s pension tips: Analyze your expenses and ask yourself if there are any changes you can make, both large and […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Poorer countries should get the gold standard COVAX vaccine

LONDON – The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday that he understood the “mystery” that developing countries are facing when waiting for vital deliveries of coronavirus vaccine. But Raab urged poorer countries to wait for the “gold standard” vaccines provided by a UN-backed program rather than opting for shots […]

Futures Rise as Fauci Speaks Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Text size White House Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci AFP via Getty Images Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today. • Stocks are set to open Monday morning moderately up. On Sunday night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had risen 119 points, or 0.4%, while the […]

Millennial Money: 5 Tips for Negotiating Salary in a Tough Economy

The pandemic-related recession has changed many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the corona virus changed the needs of her business, and as she adapted to meet them, her responsibilities were no longer limited to her role as a marketing specialist. “I graduated with a marketing degree, […]

Dow broke records because Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine looks ready

Text size The Food and Drug Administration made positive comments about Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and sent shares at a meeting that saw a new end for Dow. Stocks rose significantly on Wednesday as the Food and Drug Administration said Johnson & Johnson The Covid-19 vaccine looks ready for emergency use. […]

The house passes $ 1.9 trillion Covid-Aid bill; Democrats debate the minimum wage

WASHINGTON – The house passed President Bidens $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, sends the legislation to the Senate when Democrats face gaps in the future for a pay rise for workers. The move passed early on Saturday largely along party lines, 219-212, with two Democrats joining all Republicans in opposition. […]

Strange 12 months offer investors little guidance for the rest of 2021

Text size A field of flags at the National Mall ahead of Joe Biden’s graduation ceremony in January. Eric Baradat / AFP / Getty Images It is almost impossible to believe that it has been just over a year since the coronavirus hit the global markets. So much has happened and […]