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AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccine would “most likely” be available in the first few months of 2021, as the country recorded a sharp rise… Read more »

London Markets: Pound retreats on hard-line U.K. Brexit stance

London Markets: Pound retreats on hard-line U.K. Brexit stance

A commuter walks across the Millennium Footbridge over the River Thames in central London, England, on September 7, 2020. adrian dennis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The pound retreated on Monday against both… Read more »

The New York Post: Pyrotechnic device at gender reveal party sparks wildfire

The New York Post: Pyrotechnic device at gender reveal party sparks wildfire

The El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, according to CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Public… Read more »

Asia Markets: SMIC slumps, SoftBank drops in mixed Asia markets

Asia Markets: SMIC slumps, SoftBank drops in mixed Asia markets

Asian markets were mixed Monday, following a sharp selloff on Wall Street last week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.49% dipped 0.5% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index HSI, -0.42% fell… Read more »

The Tell: The ‘dollar smile’: The U.S. currency does well when the stock market either jumps or slumps

The Tell: The ‘dollar smile’: The U.S. currency does well when the stock market either jumps or slumps

A happy currency? federico parra/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Analysts at HSBC tested what’s called the “dollar smile theory” on this year’s manic move in markets. What HSBC found was that the… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks rise, diverging from U.S. tech fears

Europe Markets: European stocks rise, diverging from U.S. tech fears

A worker assembles VW ID.3 electric cars at the Volkswagen factory on July 31, 2020 in Zwickau, Germany. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images European stocks advanced Monday, diverging from the U.S. after… Read more »

Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed as China export data offsets impact of Wall Street’s retreat

Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed as China export data offsets impact of Wall Street’s retreat

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Monday, following a sharp selloff on Wall Street last week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.23% dipped 0.3% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Amazon bans sales of foreign plant seeds to U.S. amid mystery mailings

The Wall Street Journal: Amazon bans sales of foreign plant seeds to U.S. amid mystery mailings

Amazon.com Inc. is barring foreign sales of seeds into the U.S. after thousands of suspicious packets, many postmarked from China, arrived at households around the world this summer. The move… Read more »

As schools reopen, scientists say some children could spread COVID-19 even if they already have the antibodies

As schools reopen, scientists say some children could spread COVID-19 even if they already have the antibodies

As schools and colleges reopen across the country, scientists say social distancing remains a critical public-health response to COVID-19. New research released Thursday sheds more light on children who test… Read more »

NewsWatch: Drug companies to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

NewsWatch: Drug companies to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Several drugmakers developing COVID-19 vaccines plan to issue a public pledge not to seek government approval until the shots have proven to be safe and effective, an… Read more »

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