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 […]

Opinion | Canceling Student Debt: Is $ 10,000 Too Much or Not Enough?

Editor’s Note: This week Future view evaluates President Biden’s proposal to cancel $ 10,000 in student loan debt per person. For next week, we will ask students why movements such as the one aimed at Dr. Seuss for “cancellation” succeeds on and off campus. click here to submit opinions in less […]

At least 13 people die in California Highway Crash near Mexico’s border

California’s law enforcement is investigating a crash near the Mexican border where a semi-truck and an SUV packed with 25 people collided. At least 13 people died and some victims were Mexican citizens, according to the Mexican Foregin Ministry. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / AFP Updated March 3, 2021 12:31 PM […]

Microsoft says Chinese hackers have used the bug to target US companies

China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target US organizations, the company said Tuesday. Microsoft MSFT, -1.30% said a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group operating from China has sought to steal information from a number of US targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms […]

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 […]

25 stocks of companies supported by rapid profit growth when the economy reopens

As the new COVID-19 cases decline, many investors expect economic growth to increase in 2021. John Buckingham, editor of the Prudent Speculator newsletter, has provided a custom 25-share screen that meets the following criteria: “Prudent Speculator thinks they are undervalued enough to justify a purchase today.” Expected earnings per share of […]

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% […]

Exclusive WSJ News | Oil Trade Group is ready to support carbon dioxide prices

WASHINGTON – The oil industry’s leading lobby group is preparing to support setting a price on CO2 emissions in what would be the strongest signal to date that oil and gas producers are ready to accept the government’s efforts to meet climate change. The American Petroleum Institute, one of the most […]

Exclusive WSJ News | Oil Trade Group is ready to support carbon dioxide prices

WASHINGTON – The oil industry’s leading lobby group is preparing to support setting a price on CO2 emissions in what would be the strongest signal to date that oil and gas producers are ready to accept the government’s efforts to meet climate change. The American Petroleum Institute, one of the most […]

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 […]

Former French President Sarkozy convicted of corruption

PARIS – On Monday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of trying to bribe a judge and become the first president in French history after World War II to be jailed. A Paris court has sentenced Sarkozy accusations of influence and corruption, sentenced him to three years in prison for […]