Tag: medical conditions

J&J says booster greatly improves COVID-19 vaccine efficacy as experts await FDA decision

Johnson & Johnson became the latest COVID-19 vaccine maker to offer an update on booster doses Tuesday, when it said data from a Phase 3...

JPMorgan says buy that S&P 500 dip, but you might want to look at this chart first

For those out there still licking their wounds from a selloff that probably even your teenager saw coming (via TikTok), here’s a comforting chart from...

Nike supply chain problems in Vietnam could mean challenges ahead for Dick’s Sporting Goods

Nike Inc.’s supply chain slowdown could also put the brakes on Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.’s momentum, according to Wells Fargo, which says it prefers Academy...

Student-loan borrowers have had $37 million in wages unfairly garnished, despite COVID-related pause on collections

Borrowers were still having their wages seized over defaulted student debt, months after the government instructed the student-loan industry to pause this activity during the...

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...

EU recommends restrictions on Americans amid rise in COVID. What does that mean for your travel plans?

The European Union this week called on its 27 member states to revive previous restrictions on travel from the U.S. as a result of the...

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...

Treasury yields steady as investors await this week’s jobs data

Treasury yields were little changed early Tuesday, with investors weighing signs of a slowdown in China’s service sector as they await U.S. data on the...

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....

Opinion: If Social Security falls into crisis, voters will have no one to blame but themselves

The trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds are expected to shortly release their delayed annual report on the stability of America’s core retirement program....

Cassava Sciences punches back, after Qaunterix took a swing by saying it didn’t interpret or prepare the disputed trial data

Quanterix Corp. took a swing at Cassava Sciences Inc. Friday, but then Cassava hit back, stressing that Quanterix was contracted to perform sample testing of...

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...

Facebook and others doing ‘not nearly enough’ to stop COVID misinformation, surgeon general says

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy again criticized the role of social media in spreading COVID-19 misinformation Sunday, a day after Facebook Inc. quietly released...

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...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

U.S. retail sales slump 1.1% due to shortage of cars and Amazon Prime hangover

The numbers: Americans cut spending at retail stores in July for the second time in three months, largely reflecting an Amazon Prime Day hangover and...

A wealthy client gifted me $75,000 to help save my business. Her circumstances have changed — now she wants it back

I have (or, I should say, “had”) a wealthy benefactress who gave me money six years ago as a gift. Now her financial situation has...

My partner’s dad owns the home we live in. He stopped collecting rent during COVID — but I’m still paying

Four years ago, my husband and I divorced. It became a volatile situation in the end, so I moved my daughter and myself into a...

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...

The eventual end of the eviction moratorium will hurt renters — and not in the way you expect

The Biden administration just extended a lifeline to struggling renters, but without more federal action the nation’s rental housing market could face serious pressure in...

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...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

Treasury yields end higher as data show record U.S. job openings for June

Treasury yields ended higher on Monday, after data showed record U.S. job openings for June and pointed to strength in the labor market, despite lingering...

Biden’s latest eviction moratorium aims to protect renters, but also brings ‘new level of uncertainty’

The White House threw another life preserver to renters this week. But many could find themselves still drowning in a sea of legal trouble, despite...