Month: March 2020

The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg via Getty Images World Health Organization officials said early research shows that some drugs “may have an impact” on fighting the coronavirus,
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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Johnson & Johnson — Johnson & Johnson shares jumped more than 7% after the company announced it has a coronavirus vaccine candidate, noting that human testing on the medication will begin in September.
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said Monday that the practice of short selling — effectively betting that a stock will drop — is needed to “facilitate ordinary market trading.” “We shouldn’t be banning short selling,” Clayton told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” However, he said the Securities and Exchange Commission did replace the old uptick rule with a
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For decades, financial advisors have counseled clients that they should be able to safely withdraw 4% of their assets each year as a means of providing income, while maintaining an account balance large enough to keep income flowing through retirement. While some of the underlying thinking behind the so-called 4% rule was prudent, it was
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The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package President Trump signed into law Friday significantly expands unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans. The law pays laid-off and furloughed workers an extra $600 a week, for up to four months, and extends existing state benefits by 13 weeks. It also offers jobless benefits to previously ineligible groups, such as
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President Donald Trump signs the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package bill as White House Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) watch in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington,
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