Health

Who you gonna call? Germbusters! Pandemic drives boom in spray machines

By Timothy Aeppel STAMFORD, Connecticut - Timothy Kane, CEO of Goodway Technologies Corp, has never been so popular. Making machines that spray disinfectant, once a...

Federal COVID test supplies arrived late & unsterile

By Ned Parker and Allison Martell NEW YORK - COVID-19 testing supplies distributed by the federal government have failed quality checks and are arriving late,...

How Moderna execs are cashing in on COVID-19 vaccine stock speculation

By Tom Bergin and Robin Respaut Biotech firm Moderna Inc could reap tens of billions of dollars in sales and stock appreciation if it wins...

Indigenous leaders angry about coronavirus risk from Brazilian military visit

BOA VISTA, Brazil - Leaders of an isolated indigenous Yanomami community in Brazil have complained that a military mission to protect them from the...

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs after coronavirus spike

By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE - Authorities will lock down around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to...

World takes stock of COVID-19 drug remdesivir after U.S. snaps up supplies

By Sangmi Cha, Andreas Rinke and Alistair Smout SEOUL/BERLIN/LONDON - Some governments in Europe and Asia said on Wednesday they have enough of Gilead's COVID-19...

Musk says Tesla is building ‘RNA microfactories’ for CureVac

Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> is building "RNA microfactories" for coronavirus vaccine developer CureVac in Germany, the electric carmaker's chief executive officer, Elon Musk, tweeted on...

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U.S. Supreme Court to weigh FTC authority to seek ill-gotten gains

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms...

Tesla appears poised to electrify S&P 500

By Noel Randewich and Chuck Mikolajczak Wall Street's most controversial stock may be about to go mainstream. Tesla Inc appears on the verge of joining the...

Rio de Janeiro mayor says ‘will reopen beaches when there is a COVID-19 vaccine’

By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO - The famous beaches in Brazil's tourist hot spot of Rio de Janeiro will only reopen officially for...

Pandemic pushes U.S. insurers to avoid already strained senior care market

By Suzanne Barlyn The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance,...

In echo of Mao era, China’s schools in book-cleansing drive

By Huizhong Wu BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books...