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Four COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in children and teens. Here’s when different age groups could become eligible for shots.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency-use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds within the week. If that occurs,...

The U.S. prepares to begin giving COVID-19 shots to 12- to 15-year-olds as Pfizer’s vaccine nears expanded authorization

Now that the U.S. is getting close to authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine for younger teens, it will pave the way for immunizations to begin...

U.S. gains just 266,000 jobs in April ‘in a huge disappointment’

The numbers: The U.S. created just 266,000 new jobs in April even as the economy gained strength, suggesting companies might be struggling to fill open...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Pfizer’s next play: A vaccine maker and pandemic ‘partner’ to governments

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine is on track to generate a whopping $26 billion in sales this year, making it the drug maker’s top-selling drug and...

Hedge funds had become ‘extreme’ sellers of stocks even before Yellen’s remarks. Here’s why.

Oops. As a former Federal Reserve chair herself, now Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should have known that her comments about the possibility of a need...

COVID-19 was never going to have a Hollywood ending

The coming months will be messy, frustrating and prolonged — just like the coronavirus pandemic story so far. The long, slow march of the pandemic...

Caesars loses more than $400 million in a quarter, and that is an improvement

Caesars Entertainment Inc. continued to battle its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2021, pushing quarterly losses under half a billion...

The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it

Home prices are rising across the country as Americans rush to purchase houses, driven in part by a newfound ability to work remotely as a...

Letter from India: ‘Trucks carrying oxygen cylinders are being waylaid and looted’

CHENNAI, India — It’s back. And with a bang. It is difficult to meet someone in the world’s second most populous country of 1.35 billion...

New York City sets goal to reopen fully on July 1: De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that New York City will set a goal to ‘fully reopen’ on July 1, citing the city’s strong...

The resurgent U.S. economy grew 6.4% in first quarter and even faster growth lies ahead

The numbers: The U.S. economy charged ahead in the first three months of the year thanks to more Americans getting vaccinated, fewer people catching the...

Uber and Lyft expect ride-hailing to make a sharp recovery, but there are some potential roadblocks

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions ease, the ride-hailing industry is gearing up for a comeback, but is facing potential roadblocks....

Opinion: COVID has made getting into a top U.S. college even more competitive and this new normal looks here to stay

COVID-19 has upended higher education in many ways, not least the admissions process. Colleges have moved to virtual tours and college fairs and, most significantly,...

People who aren’t comfortable taking financial risks are more likely to hold off on getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Politics, race and religion are only one side of the coin when it comes to predicting who is more likely to hold off on getting...

Tesla and Big Tech are about to rev up the busiest week of earnings season

The busiest week of earnings season is about to kick off, with Tesla and Big Tech companies expected to dominate the headlines. The six largest...

Why the Fed’s focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for markets

Hoovervilles, the shantytowns built in New York City’s Central Park and other open spaces during the Great Depression, became a lasting image of a decade...

How to get in line for homeowner assistance funds

States are gearing up to distribute nearly $10 billion in aid for homeowners who have been hard hit during the pandemic. So how can struggling...

Homeowners’ new safety net leaves many at risk

As the federal government hastily stitches together a new safety net for struggling homeowners, housing advocates fear the relief may come too late for some...

Which tech stocks can build on pandemic gains? Fund manager Ryan Jacob offers these two names.

Investors learned plenty of lessons from the worst pandemic in more than a century. One of the biggest was that technology companies wouldn’t only survive,...

Why comparing blood clot risks from COVID-19 vaccines and birth control pills doesn’t work

In the days since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called for a temporary pause in...

Synlab targets $6 billion market capitalization in Frankfurt IPO as COVID-19 testing booms

Synlab has set the price range for its planned initial public offering in Frankfurt at €18 to €23 a share, giving Europe’s largest laboratory services...

Here’s how the ‘pause’ on J&J’s COVID-19 shot may or may not affect the company’s earnings

To what degree will Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing issues and the federal “pause” over safety concerns weigh on investors’ mind when the company...

The pandemic’s differing earnings effects will be on display with tech, airline reports

The first big week of earnings season will kick off with a study in contrasts. The tech and airline sectors feature prominently on the earnings...

Opinion: Tech’s COVID-19 boom won’t last forever, but it’s not going to end just yet

This article is part of a series tracking the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on major businesses. For other articles and earlier versions, go here....