The Top 3 COVID-19 Stories Driving Markets Higher

The Top 3 COVID-19 Stories Driving Markets Higher

Markets are exploding higher on vaccine hopes. Moderna Inc. (MRNA) took a hit in recent days after STAT News noted that some vaccine experts were skeptical of the MRNA data.  In fact, they noted the Moderna study did not provide critical information to assess...

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Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

PULA, Croatia (AP) — Winding stone streets, usually packed with tourists, silent as a graveyard. Restaurants closed. Beaches deserted. Hotels bolted shut.When Europe locked down in response to the spread of the coronavirus, northern Croatia’s picturesque Istria region...

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Shares rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Mumbai but dropped in Hong Kong, where tensions are flaring over Beijing’s...

‘Didn’t give a damn’: Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home

MADRID (AP) — Zoilo Patiño was just one of more than 19,000 elderly people to die of coronavirus in Spain’s nursing homes but he has come to symbolize a system of caring for the country’s most vulnerable that critics say is desperately broken.When the...

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.To mark Wednesday's history-making moment, House Republicans...

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account —...

Most Australian News Corp small papers to go digital-only

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest newspaper publisher, News Corp., announced on Thursday that most of its suburban and regional mastheads across the country will become digital-only next month due to the pandemic and digital platforms sharing their...

Democrats: White House letter on watchdogs ‘disrespectful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats say a White House letter declaring that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general is inadequate and even disrespectful, escalating a bipartisan fight with Trump over his removal of internal...

Biden accuser’s credentials, expert testimony under scrutiny

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State prosecutors in California are investigating the credentials that Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of assaulting her in 1993, attested to in as many as 20 criminal trials, including an attempted murder case where...

Trump opposition throws surveillance legislation in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — House legislation extending surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump threatened a veto and Republican leaders and top liberal Democrats said they would oppose...

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries.The House passed a bipartisan bill that would impose...

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