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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Canadian Pension Fund’s CEO Mark Machin resigns after UAE vaccine trip

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board accepted the resignation of CEO Mark Machin a day later The Wall Street Journal reported he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates and received a Covid-19 vaccination there. CPPIB, Canada’s largest pension fund and one of the world’s largest institutional investors, said John Graham […]

J&J single-dose Covid-19 vaccine gains supported by FDA advisory panel

Johnson & Johnson‘s JNJ -2.64% A single-dose Covid-19 vaccine worked safely and should be approved for use in the United States. The unanimous vote of the Advisory Committee in support of the vaccine approval is the final step before the US Food and Drug Administration makes a decision, which is expected […]

Increase household income in the US economy for stronger growth

Pandemic assistance to households is pouring money into the US economy, giving them rapid growth this year. Government assistance programs have provided American households with historically high cash levels, which has led to rapid growth this year. Household income – the amount Americans received from wages, investment and government programs –increased […]

The Senate is waiting for the minimum wage from parliamentarians

The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the highest parliamentarian in the Senate, will set the stage for an intense debate among Democrats on how to proceed with the disputed provision. Democrats, who cannot afford to lose a single vote among their own ranks to pass the bill in an evenly distributed Senate, […]

Dow drops 300 points and stock market stumbles when ten-year-old knocks on door 1.5%

Dow industries took a solid leg on Thursday at noon, with investors analyzing weekly data on unemployment benefit applications and other important economic updates. A steady increase in bond yields also continues to create turbulence in the stock markets and other assets when investors weigh interest rate purchases compared with other […]

Best Buy Rises Digital Review as Slowdown Looms

Best buy Co. BBY -8.74% said sales increased during the holiday season as home-grown consumers spread across televisions and other electronics, but warned that its rapid growth would slow this year, saying it had pushed forward plans to prepare the business for a more digital future. The company is accelerating its […]