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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why the stock market bounces back after a brutal week

Spencer Platt / Getty Images Text size The stocks are Bounce Back big time Monday, with big technology and big trips ready for the biggest wins. This is what happens when roses come up after a brutal sales week. Investors can thank two headlines for better tone. First, Johnson & Johnson‘s […]

Sri Lanka’s shares fall when consumers, financial stocks are drawn

March 1 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s shares closed lower on Monday, hitting two straight gains, dragged down by consumer and financial stocks. * The benchmark index ended with 0.51% to 7438.13. Based on Thursday’s final levels, February marked the index’s worst month since March 2020 after a sharp rise in January. […]

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 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 […]

As vaccination expands, this may be the “trade of the decade”

When the Brexit trade agreement is finally concluded and COVID-19 vaccine development continues at a rapid pace, British value stocks could be “trade of the decade”. That is the view Research Affiliates founder Rob Arnott, who said the end of the COVID-19 threat was now in sight in the UK, which […]

Square drops, TJX images and the stock market are rising due to vaccine optimism

Text size Stocks increased the following Wednesday Tuesday’s failed sale as one FDA panel said Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine should be granted an emergency use permit. Futures on Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 57 points, or 0.2%, while S&P 500 futures have increased by 0.4% and Nasdaq Composite futures […]

Airlines and travel stocks are growing as the UK announces closure plans

Easyjet shares rose almost 10% on Tuesday after low-cost carriers reported a sharp increase in summer ticket sales, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented England’s proposed route from its third COVID-19 lock. Flight bookings from the UK jumped 337%and holiday bookings jumped 630%, with leisure trips to Málaga, Alicante, […]

Novavax Nears Covid-19 Vaccine Game Changer – After Years of Failure

In January last year, employees of Novavax Inc. met at a local bar in Maryland to discuss how they could save their careers. For decades, the small biotechnology had tried unsuccessfully to develop an approved vaccine. The company had enough cash to survive for another six months and its shares traded […]

7 reasons why shares are a purchase even when bond yields rise, says strategist

Stocks are under pressure at the beginning of the week, as bond yields rise in the hope that a global economic recovery is around the corner. These hopes have been raised by ongoing COVID-19 vaccine development worldwide and the Biden administration’s planned $ 1.9 trillion aid program. The return on the […]

For Covid-19 Survivors, One Shot may be enough, preliminary studies show

Several Covid-19 survivors who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine generate immune responses that may make a second shot unnecessary, potentially releasing limited vaccine supply for more people, several new research papers suggest. The research, although preliminary, found that the previously infected people generated protection against the disease quickly […]

China distributes Covid-19 vaccine to build influence, with US on guidelines

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A new cave terminal at the airport in the capital of Ethiopia is the center of a large supply network that China is assembling to speed up the delivery of its coronavirus vaccines—And deepen its influence over developing countries. At one end is a soccer field freezer […]

Uber stock falls, applied material jumps and stock increases once again

Text size Stock increased on Friday after a decline on Thursday, as new research on the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech gave investors new optimism about reopening. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures increased by 100 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures increased by 0.5%, while futures on Nasdaq Composite […]

Uber stock falls, applied material jumps and stock increases once again

Text size Stock increased on Friday after a decline on Thursday, as new research on the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech gave investors new optimism about reopening. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures increased by 100 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures increased by 0.5%, while futures on Nasdaq Composite […]

Pfizer vaccine is very effective after a dose and can be stored in normal freezers

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE generates robust immunity after a dose and can be stored in ordinary freezers instead of at ultra-cold temperatures, according to new research and data published by the companies. The results provide strong arguments for delaying the second dose of the two-shot […]

Symptomatic cases Covid-19 fell 94% with Pfizer vaccine, Israeli data show

TEL AVIV – News The latest data from Israel shows a 94% reduction in symptomatic Covid-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s vaccine, which provides important new insights for other countries when they launch their own campaigns. The vaccinated group was also 92% […]

Covid-19 vaccines do not yet attract workers back to the office

U.S. workers have failed to return to the office in greater numbers this month, frustrating hopes that the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and falling infection levels would start attracting employees back and help revive urban economies. Their absence is not entirely surprising. A widespread return is not expected to begin until […]

Walmart’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Heads to Small Towns

Skowhegan, Maine – Pat and John Thomas watched the news one night last week when they saw Walmart in this central Maine city with 8,000 people taking time for The Covid-19 vaccination. They had registered for shots at a hospital about a month ago but still had not heard back. Thomas, […]