Month: December 2020

A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer’s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to follow the “science.” U.K. health officials have decided
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A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Dozens of people in West Virginia were mistakenly given Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment instead
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Oranut Fankhaenel / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Sustainability ratings are useful tools for assessing the environmental, sustainability and corporate governance-worthiness of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But how do you navigate between different ratings providers, especially when they can have different results for the same fund? CNBC looked under the hood at some
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference to approve an investment pact between China and the European Union on December 30, 2020. Johanna Geron | AFP | Getty
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Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Morgan Stanley will repay $1.7 million to customers who paid high costs on investments earmarked for education expenses like college tuition. The brokerage firm is paying the sum, including nearly $1.5 million in restitution plus interest, to about 2,300 customers who are saving money in 529 plans, the Financial Industry
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CDC headquarters in Atlanta Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a new strain of Covid-19 now circulating in the U.S. could further stress hospitals that are already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Colorado health officials announced Tuesday that they detected the first known
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Millions of Americans report not having enough money to pay for food during the pandemic. Michael Loccisano | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images The latest Covid relief package expands food benefits, giving further aid to millions of Americans who are facing financial difficulty because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The $900 billion stimulus bill signed
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MARK RALSTON | AFP | Getty Images There’s a chance that at least a couple of people will end 2020 far wealthier than most of us. With no ticket matching all six numbers drawn Tuesday in Mega Millions, the jackpot has jumped to $401 million for Friday night’s drawing. Powerball’s top prize isn’t far behind,
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Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Dead people may get some of the $600 stimulus checks the federal government began issuing Tuesday night. That would mirror what happened this past spring, when deceased individuals were among the recipients of a prior round of direct payments, of up to $1,200 per person. More than 1 million
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Robert Herjavec has an end-of-year ritual that sets him up for success: organizing his calendar for the whole next year, Herjavec previously told CNBC Make It. “I live and die by my calendar,” Herjavec, investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CEO of cybersecurity firm the Herjavec Group, said in December 2017. “[It] allows me to manage
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Dr. Carlos del Rio warned “The News with Shepard Smith” that the effort to vaccinate Americans needs to “change dramatically,” as the United States missed its vaccination goals two weeks after Americans started receiving shots.  “If we’re going to get to have every single American who needs a vaccine and wants the vaccine, vaccinated by
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