Medical personnel is given the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020 on the occasion of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine rollout. Georg Hochmuth | AFP | Getty Images The U.K.’s decision to delay giving people the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine is proving
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a protective face mask as he arrives to speak during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., July 13, 2020. Mike Segar | Reuters New York state confirmed its first case of a new, more contagious
A security man administers sanitiser to a visitor to a state hospital in Lagos, on February 28, 2020. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI | AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has sharpened the lens on a substantial health-care spending gap in Africa’s largest economy, and international investors are seeking to fill the void. When it comes
A member of the New York Army National Guard hands out health forms to travelers at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. air travel hit its highest level on Saturday since mid-March, raising fears that the spike in holiday travel will
A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands at night on 42nd Street in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Amir Hamja | Bloomberg | Getty Images A lot has changed in the entertainment industry in 2020. With the surge in coronavirus cases has come an increased uneasiness from audiences, truncated theatrical windows and a
A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid a coronavirus surge in Southern California on December 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Three states across the U.S. have now identified cases of the new coronavirus strain in people
Decommissioned and suspended commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Christian Petersen | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal for U.S. airlines and significant relief isn’t expected until the second half of 2021. U.S. carriers’ 2020 net losses likely topped $35
ESPN Monday Night Football Studio Analysts Louis Riddick during the NFL regular season football game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Ric Tapia | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images In 2020, the National Football League has certainly talked about its
A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer‘s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to “follow the science.” U.K. health regulators on Wednesday
Tech investor Gene Munster told CNBC on Thursday he sees a reasonable path for Apple to reach a $3 trillion market capitalization in the future. The iPhone maker became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $2 trillion market cap in August — a milestone Munster foresaw in January, when he made the
As 2020 draws to a close, many of us will be thankful to bid farewell to a year like no other, one fraught with fear, sadness and challenges. Yet, despite the hardship of the coronavirus pandemic, this year will also go down as a momentous one for all the rapid developments it has brought about
CDC headquarters in Atlanta Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a new strain of Covid-19 now circulating in the U.S. could further stress hospitals that are already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Colorado health officials announced Tuesday that they detected the first known
US President-Elect Joe Biden talks to reporters after delivering remarks, before the holiday, at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 22, 2020. Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s effort to distribute and administer Covid vaccine shots, saying that the administration has failed to meet
A person gestures towards a sign with a public health information message, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as new restrictions come into force, in London, Britain, December 20, 2020. Toby Melville | Reuters The first case of a new and potentially more infectious strain of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the United
President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of Covid vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, said during an interview on
When an announcement came in late November that Lauren Hobart would take the reins as chief executive at Dick’s Sporting Goods in early 2021, corporate America hit another major milestone for inclusivity that has been driven, in large part, by the retail industry. A record 41 female CEOs are soon going to be leading Fortune
Two men paint graffiti of frontline workers on a wall during the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai, India. Imtiyaz Shaikh | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The Covid-19 pandemic has sent the global economy into one of its worst recessions ever, and it isn’t yet clear when a full recovery will be in place.
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman 1984” soared into theaters on Christmas day and secured the highest box office opening of any film released domestically since the coronavirus pandemic crippled the entertainment industry. On Sunday, Warner Bros. revealed that the film tallied $16.7 million in the U.S.
Robert Barnes | Getty Images More than three dozen retailers, including the nation’s oldest department store chain, filed for bankruptcy this year, marking an 11-year high. Pre-pandemic, several of these retailers were already teetering on the brink of survival. But the Covid health crisis pummeled the industry. Lockdown orders put in place in March to
Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Mega Millions players can let the daydreaming continue. With no one hitting all six numbers drawn Friday, the jackpot has jumped to an estimated $376 million. And Powerball, with the next drawing set for Saturday night, is at $341 million. Of course, due to taxes, those advertised
An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is being towed in as another Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is seen on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 13, 2019. Chris Helgren | Reuters A Montreal-bound Air Canada Boeing 737 Max ferry flight diverted in Arizona earlier
Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner in Disney Pixar’s “Soul.” Disney The entertainment industry has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic. Big blockbusters that were slated to arrive in theaters in 2020 have, for the most part, been pushed to 2021 and those that haven’t have been used to pad major studios’ streaming services. With Covid
A view of signage leading to one of the testing centers at Heathrow Airport on December 22, 2020 in London, England. Joseph Okpako | Getty Images News | Getty Images The United States will begin requiring people flying in from the U.K. to test negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before departure, the
There may be increased spending on gift cards this holiday season, and that may help boost retail sales next year, former Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon told CNBC on Thursday. Payment service Blackhawk Network found in a survey that shoppers anticipated spending, on average, about $313 on gift cards around the holidays. That represents a
For people staying safely at home this holiday season, new virtual tours let anyone with an internet connection tour famous Christmas destinations around the world. Homebound travelers can book live interactive tours with local guides to learn about everything from the religious sites of Jerusalem to the department store displays of New York City.
[embedded content] [The stream is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed as Americans
LONDON — European markets are set to open mostly lower on Wednesday, as investors react to President Donald Trump’s disapproval of a long-delayed U.S. coronavirus stimulus package. Britain’s FTSE 100 is seen falling 25 points to 6,432, Germany’s DAX off by 47 points at 13,375 and France’s CAC down 16 points at 5,455, while Italy’s
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of the Mayo Clinic, is urging Americans to take the first Covid-19 vaccine available to them. “My message is very simple: Don’t wait for a particular vaccine,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “Get the first vaccine that is offered because their benefits far outweigh any potential risk.” Two coronavirus
The U.S. is looking at why a handful of people have suffered from severe allergic reactions shortly after receiving Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shots, a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases official told CNBC on Monday. The study – which is still in the early planning phases – is expected to include “several hundred” people
The need for procrastinating shoppers to get gifts under the tree in time for Christmas was more compelling this year than snagging Black Friday doorbusters. The number of shoppers who turned up at stores on the final Saturday before Christmas — known as “Super Saturday” in the retail industry — fell from a year ago.