Tag: consumer goods

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

U.S. stocks drift lower as investors prepare to close out a winning August

U.S. stocks were drifting lower Tuesday afternoon, with investor attention settling on employment data coming at the end of the week as major benchmarks remained...

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

Axis Mutual Fund launches consumption ETF; details here

NEW DELHI: Asset management company, Axis Mutual Fund, on Monday launched a new fund offer (NFO) for a consumption exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will look...

Zoom Video earnings: Expectations may be coming back to earth

As Zoom Video Communications Inc. faces its first earnings report comparing results to a full-blown pandemic quarter, investors are looking more to the future. Since hitting...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

U.S. stocks close higher in Nasdaq-led rally, but still see losses for the week

U.S. stock indexes climbed higher Friday afternoon but the benchmarks may still end with losses for the week on fears over the spread of the...

The Fed’s not boring anyone into submission after all. The dollar might be to blame.

For all the talk about how the Federal Reserve was going to bore markets into submission with endless talk about tapering, it’s noteworthy that the...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

Victoria’s Secret shows lower sales in first earnings report after spin-off

Shares of Victoria’s Secret & Co. fell more than 7% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the retailer reported quarterly sales that fell short of expectations,...

What’s behind the “beyond” branding? From Beyond Meat to Beyond Paint, companies embrace a buzzword

These days, Americans are going beyond the norm on a daily basis. They feast upon plant-based Beyond Meat BYND, -2.57% products. They wear Beyond Yoga...

Apple’s hot antitrust autumn: Storm clouds are forming from multiple directions

A decision in a landmark antitrust legal case could come by the end of the month, but that is far from the only concern bearing...

You have a purpose, you just need to find it—and it’s one of the most important things for your retirement

According to a 2020 Edward Jones/Age Wave study, one in three new retirees struggles with finding purpose after leaving their job. In many ways, that’s...

FDA authorizes an extra COVID-19 dose for people with weak immune systems in the first regulatory OK for a booster shot in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday authorized an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems in a move that underscores the...

U.S. COVID-19 case tally passes 36 million as more states seek face-mask mandates and plead with unvaccinated to get shots

The U.S. tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 36 million on Wednesday, with at least three states gearing up to implement face-mask mandates as...

Chinese state media call video games ‘spiritual opium.’ Kids today should play pinball (yes, pinball)

Anyone who has witnessed a semi-catatonic teen playing a video game might agree with a recent stock market-moving assessment from China that the electronic medium...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

People are still playing a lot of videogames, but how much?

Videogame publishers anticipate the pandemic-fueled turbocharging of their industry is here to stay, but engagement is slowing and hurting their stocks. Going into earnings season,...

Wellfleet oysters have been beloved by everyone from Queen Victoria to Anthony Bourdain — can they face off new competition?

For centuries, the town of Wellfleet, Mass., situated close to 20 miles to the tip of Cape Cod, has built its reputation around the oysters...

Here’s a glimmer of hope that more unvaccinated Americans are willing to get the COVID-19 shot

A quarter of unvaccinated adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, according to a new report...

U.S. stock futures edge higher as investors focus on jobs data

U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday, after data showed weekly jobless benefit claims fell slightly as expected and investors began positioning for the monthly jobs...

Is it too late to score a hotel deal this summer? Not if you follow these surefire tips

For those seeking a deal on a hotel room, this is turning into an endless summer of frustration. But take heart: There are still ways...

Delta variant is now in 135 countries, says WHO, as director-general calls for moratorium on boosters to allow poorer countries get first doses

The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now in 135 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, as its head...

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus, federal health officials say, as they urge vaccinations

Federal health officials struck a serious tone on Monday, once again urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on more employers to require COVID-19 vaccines....

Take-Two stock drops after game delays, disappointing earnings outlook

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. shares fell in the extended session Monday, after the videogame publisher topped earnings estimates for the quarter but provided a weaker-than-expected...