Month: February 2021

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Sunday to recommend the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine as the federal government prepares to ship out millions of doses this week. Once CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky accepts
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A Moderna (COVID-19) vaccine is seen at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 10, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Moderna said Thursday it expects to make $18.4 billion in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine this year. In releasing its fourth-quarter earnings, Moderna also said its chief medical
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Laura Crovo still has some lingering Covid symptoms, despite having contracted the virus last April. It’s been 10 months since Laura Crovo has felt entirely normal. Since testing positive for Covid last April, the 41-year-old Marylander has yet to shake off all of her symptoms. And on top of battling them ’ mostly a racing
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In December, scholars David Hope and Julian Limberg released a study with the London School of Economics (LSE) examining the economic effects of reducing tax rates for high-income individuals and corporations. The paper illustrates how overlooking an important element of the tax system’the structure of the tax base’can lead to an incomplete understanding of how
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency use authorization Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of
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Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Robinhood fired back at Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, who earlier this week said the free-trading app was having a “regrettable” impact on investors. The longtime business partner of Warren Buffett on Wednesday addressed the running controversy over Robinhood and similar applications, noting dangers from the allure
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC Warren Buffett, the 90-year-old “Oracle of Omaha,” remains a firm believer in the American dream, saying in his closely watched annual shareholder letter to “never bet against America.” “In its brief 232 years of existence … there has been no incubator for unleashing human potential like America,” the chairman
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A sign outside of a facility occupied by TreeHouse Foods in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Kristoffer Tripplaar | SIPA USA | AP Company: TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS) TreeHouse Foods Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois manufactures consumer packaged food and beverages, including a range of shelf-stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad
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Al Drago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Unemployment benefits extended Those programs include Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for self-employed, gig and other workers who don’t qualify for state-level assistance; and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which pays extra weeks of state benefits to the long-term unemployed. The bill would offer PUA recipients a maximum 74
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Scandinavian countries are well-known for their broad social safety net and their public funding of services such as universal health care, higher education, parental leave, and child and elderly care. High levels of public spending naturally require high levels of taxation. In 2019, Denmark’s tax-to-GDP ratio was at 46.3 percent, Norway’s at 39.9 percent, and Sweden’s at
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A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday unanimously backed Johnson & Johnson‘s single-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a critical step paving the way to distribute a third preventative treatment in the U.S. next week. The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 22-0, by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
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Brian Chesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb Inc., speaks during an Economic Club of New York luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 13, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Short-term rental booking company Airbnb’s stock rose more than 4% in after-hours trading
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Foot Locker (FL) ’ Foot Locker shares tanked 12.1% in premarket trading after quarterly revenue came in below Street forecasts and comparable-store sales unexpectedly declined. The athletic apparel and footwear retailer also reported quarterly profit of $1.55 per share, beating consensus by 20
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Brothers91 | E+ | Getty Images If getting health insurance through a public exchange has been too pricey for you, that could soon change. The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package that’s expected to clear the House of Representatives on Friday includes several provisions that aim to make health care more affordable for households. They include:
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