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Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

BUSINESS | By Laura Neergard | Nov 20, 2020

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

Amazing Benefits of Homeschooling That You Need to Know

Amazing Benefits of Homeschooling That You Need to Know

BUSINESS | Nov 19, 2020

This is just the beginning of the homeschooling era. We make a comparison of the positive and negative aspects of home education.

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

BUSINESS | By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots are 95% effective and that the vaccine protects older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19.

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

MOM Air, a newly launched Icelandic Airline with main destinations between Iceland, Europe, and the U.S., is looking to set off as early as March 2021.

Sydney Puts on a Show for Qantas Centenary

Sydney Puts on a Show for Qantas Centenary

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

Sydney has commemorated Qantas Airways' 100-year anniversary by lighting up its iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as a larger-than-life birthday cake complete with illuminated candles that were blown out by a Qantas 787 as it did a low level overfly at 1,500'

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to the front door in a couple days.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

BUSINESS | By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

BUSINESS | By David Crary | Nov 16, 2020

Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case.

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

BUSINESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 16, 2020

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.

Brexit: Trade Deal 'May Not Succeed' Before Year End

Brexit: Trade Deal 'May Not Succeed' Before Year End

BUSINESS | By Sylvia Hui | Nov 16, 2020

The U.K.'s chief Brexit negotiator said Sunday before renewed talks that a trade deal with the European Union may not succeed, but he was still hopeful of a resolution.

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

BUSINESS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Nov 16, 2020

Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors. We talked with John Zimmer, president and co-founder of Lyft Inc.

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Nov 16, 2020

Despite the pandemic — and the fact that Santa's age and weight put him at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus — mall owners are going ahead with plans to bring him back this year.

Biden Advisers to Meet Vaccine Firms as Trump Stalls Handoff

Biden Advisers to Meet Vaccine Firms as Trump Stalls Handoff

BUSINESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Will Weissert | Nov 15, 2020

Joe Biden's scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election.

Andrew Christian Called on Ad Pic of Model of Color Wearing 'Slave Harness'

Andrew Christian Called on Ad Pic of Model of Color Wearing 'Slave Harness'

BUSINESS | Nov 15, 2020

Andrew Christian pulled a promotional photo for its "slave harness" after it was reported it was worn a model of color in a website ad.

Watch: Be Kind... and Buy My Gift Box, Hucks Ellen DeGeneres

Watch: Be Kind... and Buy My Gift Box, Hucks Ellen DeGeneres

BUSINESS | Nov 14, 2020

Be Kind to Ellen DeGeneres... and buy her gift box. DeGeneres introduced the latest iteration of her product on her Ellen Shop Instagram.

Melissa McCarthy, HBO Apologize for Donation to Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Group

Melissa McCarthy, HBO Apologize for Donation to Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Group

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 14, 2020

Actress Melissa McCarthy and HBO Max have apologized for a $20,000 donation to a group with anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion stances.

Bloomberg's Big Spending Struggles to Sway Election Outcomes

Bloomberg's Big Spending Struggles to Sway Election Outcomes

BUSINESS | By Brian Slodysko | Nov 14, 2020

After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it.

Top CEOs Met to Plan Response to Trump's Election Denial

Top CEOs Met to Plan Response to Trump's Election Denial

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Nov 13, 2020

Only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, but in private, many are alarmed and talking about what collective action would be necessary if they see an imminent threat to democracy.

Watch: Ritz Crackers Commercial Features Same-Sex Couple

Watch: Ritz Crackers Commercial Features Same-Sex Couple

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 13, 2020

A commercial for Ritz crackers is celebrating the holiday season with the message that "Where There's Love, There's Family" and it also showcases a same-sex couple.

The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide to Las Vegas

The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide to Las Vegas

BUSINESS | Nov 13, 2020

What better place for a weekend of debauchery than the original city of sin? Las Vegas has a little something for anyone who enjoys a good time, including the LGBTQ+ community.

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