Wednesday January 26-th, 2022

Pfizer asks US regulators for emergency COVID-19 vaccine use Pfizer asks US regulators for emergency COVID-19 vaccine use

Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its scientific advisers will decide if there's enough evidence to allow emergency vaccinations. Over the past decade, the vaccines authorized in the U.S. have taken an average of eigh...

Pfizer to seek emergency approval for vaccine Pfizer to seek emergency approval for vaccine

The drugmaker said the efficacy of the vaccine developed with German partner BioNTech SE was consistent across age and ethnicity demographics, and that there were no major side effects, a sign that the immunization could be employed broadly aro...

Twitter ‘slows down’ Fleets rollout over performance issues Twitter ‘slows down’ Fleets rollout over performance issues

The fear of being canceled is just one factor as to why so many users may be in line with the opinion that a new feature is bad, but North and other experts say that groupthink, trend , and resistance to change also play a role. Every time someone ...

WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A subsequent World Health Organization pre-print however found the drug "appeared to have little or no effect" on mortality or length of hospitalisation among more than 11,000 hospitalised patients across 30 countries. The European Commission granted...

Major acquisition: Nasdaq buys Canadian fraud-detection company for $2.75 bn Major acquisition: Nasdaq buys Canadian fraud-detection company for $2.75 bn

Nasdaq intends to finance the transaction with a combination of $2.5 billion of debt and cash on hand. The deal is a vote of confidence in Newfoundland's burgeoning technology sector. Evercore Inc. was lead financial adviser to Nasdaq, along with J...

New (11th-generation) Honda Civic revealed in 'prototype' form! New (11th-generation) Honda Civic revealed in 'prototype' form!

The company has offered hybrid versions in years past as well, though for the previous generation Honda moved the hybrid model that used the basic Civic design to its own nameplate, Insight. Honda says that it changed the Civic's upper body design ...

National Australia Bank Says Threat Against Branches Was Hoax National Australia Bank Says Threat Against Branches Was Hoax

Across the North Coast, the NAB has offices on the Northern Rivers in Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Kyogle, Casino, Lismore and Ballina. "This includes commercial offices where they are co-located with branches", the statement sai...

Mnuchin pulls plug on some of Fed's pandemic lending programs Mnuchin pulls plug on some of Fed's pandemic lending programs

Mr Bostic is on the shortlist to be Mr Biden's Treasury secretary. Although the programs were not used extensively, Fed officials felt their presence reassured financial markets and investors that credit would remain available to help businesses, l...

2 countries veto European Union 2021-2027 budget 2 countries veto European Union 2021-2027 budget

Gulyas said that "in theory" the European Union budget and the so-called Next Generation recovery fund could be treated separately. Most EU nations said a linkage between getting funds and respecting the rule of law was necessary amid accusations...

New (2nd-gen) Subaru BRZ revealed and engine details confirmed! New (2nd-gen) Subaru BRZ revealed and engine details confirmed!

Subaru says the new BRZ has an even lower center of gravity than the previous generation model. While it does get an additional 23 hp and 28 pound-feet of torque thanks to its new 2.4-liter horizontally opposed engine, just about everything else...

At Least 9 Dead as Remnants of Hurricane Iota Cross Central America At Least 9 Dead as Remnants of Hurricane Iota Cross Central America

That was just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall on November 3, also as a Category 4 storm. "The hurricane came, it destroyed my house, my daughter's house, it destroyed five houses in total", Wilfred said. Some were rescued by...

Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China's rise Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China's rise

Chinese Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijiang accused the Australian government of taking "provocative and confrontational actions. the Australian side should take concrete actions to correct their mistakes", he said. Japanese Prime Minister ...

Saudi Aramco gets $8 billion with jumbo five-part bond deal Saudi Aramco gets $8 billion with jumbo five-part bond deal

The size of the issuance was not yet clear but Aramco did reveal plans for a benchmark multi-tranche offering consisting of three-, five-, 10-, 30- and/or 50-year tranches, subject to market conditions. The deal is expected to close later on Tuesday....

"New Google Pay" Coming to Android and iOS Tomorrow

A report from this past April suggested that the company was working on its own debit card, but things have been quiet since then. Users in both of these nations have always been waiting for Google Pay to arrive, but the app hasn't had a presence...

United Kingdom inflation picks up a bit more than expected in October United Kingdom inflation picks up a bit more than expected in October

Price growth in October was flat month-to-month. The cost of recreational and cultural activities fell, driven by package holidays and cinema tickets. The Bank of England aims to maintain inflation at 2%. Clothing prices overall rose by 2.8% betw...

Sensex hits fresh record high, tops 44,000-level Sensex hits fresh record high, tops 44,000-level

On Tuesday, the first full day trading session of the new year, Sensex gained by 314.73 points or 0.72 per cent to close at 43952.71 levels while Nifty rose by 93.95 points or 0.74 per cent to settle at 12874.20 levels. On the global front, United St...

New privacy bill promises greater control for consumers, stiff fines for companies New privacy bill promises greater control for consumers, stiff fines for companies

Canada's privacy commissioner would be able to order a company to stop collecting data or using personal information. It isn't immediately evident how the new laws could mesh with existing national privacy legislation. Therrien also needs powers ...

Scientist Behind Pfizer Vaccine: Will Bash COVID 'Over the Head' Scientist Behind Pfizer Vaccine: Will Bash COVID 'Over the Head'

Conventional vaccines take genetic information from a virus and cultivates it in a human cell, but mRNA uses the virus's genetic code, which shortens the production process by nearly three months. BioNTech and Pfizer have made major breakthroughs in...

Michel Barnier says European Union remains 'determined' as Brexit talks resume in Brussels Michel Barnier says European Union remains 'determined' as Brexit talks resume in Brussels

So there is some movement. While Brexit negotiators were still looking for mutually acceptable solutions to the three most contentious issues, the senior EU official said it might already be too late for the necessary ratification by the European...

About A Thousand Local DTE Customers Still Without Power About A Thousand Local DTE Customers Still Without Power

More than 26,000 people across the Tri-State are without power Sunday as heavy winds move through the area. "We are asking customers to please call us to report [downed power lines] and don't assume that we are aware of them", she says. View outage...

Tesla's share price rockets after admission to S&P 500 Tesla's share price rockets after admission to S&P 500

The company that Tesla is replacing on the index will reportedly be announced at a later date. Tesla , an electric-car company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk , will join the S&P 500 stock market index before the opening of trading on 21 ...

AirAsia Berhad reviewing Indian joint venture with Tata Sons AirAsia Berhad reviewing Indian joint venture with Tata Sons

Airasia Japan received a provisional administration order from the court Tuesday, it said in a statement. AirAsia owns 49% in the India unit, which has been unprofitable from the beginning, while Tata Sons holds the remaining share of 51%. The airlin...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bets $8.2b on pharma stocks Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bets $8.2b on pharma stocks

More than $1.8 billion was put in AbbVie (21.2M shares), Bristol Myers Squibb (30M shares), and Merck (22.4M shares), as well as $136 million in Pfizer (3.71M shares) stock. Berkshire officials don't typically comment on these quarterly stock filings...

Road pricing back on agenda to plug EV budget shortfall Road pricing back on agenda to plug EV budget shortfall

It's unlikely that cars will be fitted with black boxes or windscreen tags that record their every movement given the privacy infringements attached to such a move, but given those plus automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems already exis...

Australia agrees to A$1.2 billion settlement over 'robodebt' Australia agrees to A$1.2 billion settlement over 'robodebt'

While it's a big result, the class action settlement will need to be approved by a judge. The robodebt scheme , originally introduced to ensure welfare recipients were not under-reporting their income and over-receiving government payments, used c...

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