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U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 726,000 amid report FDA is set to allow mix-and-match vaccine booster shots

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 726,000 on Tuesday, as a report said the Food and Drug Administration is moving to allow people get booster shots of vaccines that are different fr...

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Pfizer CEO says he’s gotten a COVID vaccine booster shot and most of us will, too

U.S. regulators 'will start moving [booster] recommendations to earlier ages,' predicts Albert Bourla.

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Cannabis edibles maker Wana Brands looks to promote more social causes after $298 million upfront payment from Canopy Growth

Founder of Wana Brands has been more inspired by social efforts by Warby Parker and Patagonia even though she has been called the Martha Stewart of edibles.

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Asian stocks climb ahead of U.S. earnings

Most Asian bourses spent the day in the green, with a positive session on Wall Street lifting sentiment ahead of another big batch of results.

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Dow books slight loss but S&P 500 clinches longest win streak in nearly 2 months as investors shake off weak China data

U.S. stocks shake off early losses to finish mostly higher Monday, with buying in consumer discretionary and information technology helping to buttress the broader market, despite a report that revealed slower-than-forecas...

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Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture

The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model.

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Tesla earnings preview: Wall Street hopes dark clouds are ‘in the rearview mirror’

Wall Street is upbeat about Tesla Inc.'s quarterly earnings, slated for Wednesday after the bell, hoping that record sales and price increases will have offset higher costs related to supply-chain snags.

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Here’s ‘one of the most bullish signals’ ever for bitcoin that many investors may have missed

Our call of the day from Jim Bianco sees one big reason for bitcoin's recent climb, as investors wait for news of an ETF. And here's a bullish bitcoin chart.

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Asian shares under pressure after China growth falls short of expectations

Chinese growth is under pressure from government controls meant to curb energy use and reduce financial risks from reliance on debt-fueled property developments.

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Tesla stock climbs to 8-month high after Jefferies boosts price target, profit view

Shares of Tesla Inc. extended their recent surge to an eight-month high on Friday, after Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois raised his price target and earnings estimates, saying concerns over demand in the electric vehic...

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Energy crisis? What experts are saying as world faces historic energy-price crunch

Prices of fossil fuels around the globe have been surging. Some commodity pros are referring to this current condition as an “energy crisis,” one that could have far-reaching implications for average Americans but also for...

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China’s financial system near ‘peak stress,’ but spillovers yet to come: analysts

China's nearing “peak stress” levels as worries mount over its highly leveraged property sector as the saga around troubled developer China Evergrande Group plays out and investors shouldn't expect a sustained bounce in th...

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Asian markets rise; chip maker TSMC rallies on outlook upgrade

Asian shares were higher Friday after technology companies powered the biggest gain on Wall Street since March.

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GitLab stock pops 35% on first day of trading after IPO

GitLab Inc. shares surged in their trading debut Thursday, closing up 35% higher than the DevOps software company's initial public offering price.

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Russian president Putin says crypto ‘has value’

Vladimir Putin is not against cryptocurrencies, but does add that they can't be used in oil trading just yet

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Tech stocks lead gains in Asia following rally on Wall Street

Asian stocks pick up where Wall Street left off on Thursday, with gains largely focused on the technology sector.

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Up to 300 million doses of Sputnik V ready to be shipped off to U.N. Covax initiative: Russian sovereign fund

The vaccine lacks World Health Organization approval and has faced production issues.

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U.S. oil prices post first loss in 5 sessions, but hold above the key $80 mark

Oil futures fall on Wednesday, with the U.S. benchmark slipping below a nearly seven-year high to post the first loss in five sessions.

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Putin says Russia will continue to help Europe over gas shortages, not using supplies as a ‘weapon’

Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed back against the notion that his country has been withholding gas supplies from Europe on purpose, in an interview with CNBC.

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Asian shares mixed after choppy day on Wall Street

Markets have been choppy for weeks as investors try to figure out how the economy will continue its recovery with COVID-19 remaining a threat and rising inflation potentially crimping consumer spending and corporate financ...