Tag: life sciences

How to pay for healthcare costs in retirement

As retirement risks go, it’s one of the more impossible to manage and mitigate. For years now, firms in the financial services industry, as well...

Oil prices fall as U.S. data show hefty rise in gasoline supplies

Oil prices headed lower on Wednesday, with gasoline futures leading the losses in the sector as traders parsed U.S. government data showing a more-than-3-million-barrel decline...

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...

Here are the stocks that could benefit from $4 trillion of infrastructure spending, according to Bank of America

President Joe Biden is due to present his infrastructure spending plan on Wednesday, the opening salvo in getting legislation through Congress to fix crumbling roads...

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...

These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

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...

Dr. Fauci on J&J COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’

Dr. Anthony Fauci called all three U.S. coronavirus vaccines ‘highly efficacious.’ NBC Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Americans not to turn their nose up at...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Cannabis stocks rally anew as $7 billion GW Pharma deal spurs interest in weed and its medical benefits

Cannabis stocks rallied anew on Wednesday, spurred on by news of a $7 billion deal for the first company to win U.S. regulatory approval for...

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’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

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...

Sanofi teams up with BioNTech and Pfizer to help fix Europe’s vaccine shortage

Sanofi SAN, +0.01% will help manufacture millions of doses of the COVID shot developed by rivals BioNTech and Pfizer PFE, +0.08% to help speed up...

European markets march higher as concerns continue over vaccine supplies and lockdowns

European stocks marched into the green on Tuesday, reversing two sessions of declines, as the market continued to absorb earnings reports against the backdrop of...

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...

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...

Pharma industry warns against interfering with COVID vaccine shot intervals

U.S. and European pharmaceutical industry organizations on Wednesday urged governments not to extend the delays prescribed by COVID-19 vaccine developers between the first and second...

Why this country is vaccinating its working-age adults before the elderly

Countries across the world have begun vaccination drives, mobilizing to protect their elderly and most vulnerable citizens from COVID-19. Indonesia, however, is adopting a different...

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...

Europe hopes next COVID stimulus will be the last

With England and Scotland moving to their third blanket lockdowns and most of Europe tightening their COVID-related restrictions, the attention of governments throughout the region...