Tag: Clothing/Textiles

Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession — here’s why

It’s not just in the U.S. — across the world, the pandemic-induced recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on women in terms of employment. ...

SoftBank snaps up $2.8 billion stake in Norway robotics firm

Japanese investment giant SoftBank has agreed to pay $2.8 billion for a 40% stake in Norwegian warehouse automation company AutoStore. SoftBank SFTBY, +4.87% will buy...

U.S. COVID vaccine program speeds up to about 3 million doses a day in the past week

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program continues to kick into high gear, setting a record Saturday of more than four million doses administered, although experts continue...

Don’t laminate your COVID vaccination card before doing these 5 things

More than a dozen states are opening COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this week, which means more Americans could soon be getting some form of...

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ‘double privilege’ dilemma they raise for society

Neil Schwartzman is used to getting vaccines in order to travel to exotic parts of the world such as the Great Rift Valley of Kenya...

‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19

COMO, Italy — As Maestro Vanni Moretto walks across the stage, the only sound that can be heard is the echo of his footsteps as...

Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows

A single dose of either the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than...

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

Europe joins Wall Street’s boom in ‘blank-check’ companies

It’s the monster trend on Wall Street. Now it’s crossed the Atlantic. LVMH MC, -0.34% founder Bernard Arnault and former UniCredit UCG, -0.09% chief Jean-Pierre...

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

As new coronavirus strains raise questions about mask quality, the N95 market in the U.S. is still facing supply issues

Government officials in the U.S. and Europe have called for stricter mask protocols as more infectious strains of the coronavirus circulate, yet there is still...

I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my grandparents? Do I still need to wear my mask?

Coronavirus vaccines are the light at the end of a very dark tunnel — a pandemic that resulted in 2 million fatalities around the world...

‘Just because we’re undocumented does not mean we’re worth less than other people’: Will undocumented immigrants get COVID-19 vaccines?

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will be a critical population to reach with COVID-19 vaccines, advocates and experts say, and public-health officials will first have...

Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive

The U.K. government will pilot the first 24-hour vaccination sites by the end of the January, as the country presses ahead with the biggest vaccine...

Fear of new virus variant pushes U.S. toward more genomic sequencing

The United Kingdom’s use of genomic sequencing to identify a more infectious strain of SARS-CoV-2 has largely served as a wake-up call for inadequate use...

The U.S. must tap this powerful tool to loosen the COVID-19 vaccine logjam

One key to unlocking the logjam of COVID-19 vaccines is in plain view but so far overlooked: the neighborhood retail pharmacy.  As of Monday,  9...

Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine appears to protect against U.K. and South African COVID-19 strains, study finds

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to provide protection against the new highly contagious U.K. and South African variants, according to a...

After painful financial lessons in 2020, here’s 10 New Year resolutions to make 2021 better.

Before 2020, Russell Jessop knew the wisdom in having emergency savings tucked away. But the year’s financial mayhem supplied him — and millions more —...

Is the stock market open? Here are the market hours on New Year’s Eve and Day

Wall Street on Thursday is looking forward to a farewell to a pandemic-stricken year in the last trading day of 2020. U.S. stock markets, energy...

Americans who will get COVID-19 vaccine will do it for one reason more important than country, economy or community

Family is the best motivator to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new analysis of what kinds of vaccine messages do and don’t...