Kate Holton, Josephine Mason and Kate Kelland, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 10:08pm
AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that can be cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.
Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 4:56pm
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday was formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there.
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have been awarded a federal contract worth up to $810 million to offer their ride-hail services to public agencies and their more than 4 million employees and contractors across the country.
Dee-ann Durbin and David Koenig, Associated Press | Updated Nov 23rd - 2:27pm
About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.
Apple Inc AAPL.O> said https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=kw16tplo on Monday apps that offer virtual sessions or classes do not need to use App Store's in-app purchase method through June, extending an earlier deadline of December.
Chuck Mikolajczak, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 12:58pm
U.S. stocks rose in a choppy session on Monday as hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine boosted economically sensitive sectors such as energy and industrials, but a pullback in megacap shares held gains in check.
Daniel Trotta and Nathan Layne, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 12:54pm
Millions of Americans appear to be defying health warnings and traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, likely exacerbating a surge in coronavirus infections before a series of promising new vaccines become widely available.
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has upgraded U.S. equities to "overweight", turning bullish on quality large cap technology companies as well as small cap firms that tend to perform well during a cyclical upswing.
Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press | Posted Nov 22nd - 4:32pm
President-elect Joe Biden's first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.
David Crary and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Nov 20th - 9:45pm
Among the newly infected was President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who a spokesman said Friday has no symptoms and has been quarantining since learning of his diagnosis earlier this week.