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Vanguard says it will give employees $1,000 to get Covid-19 vaccine

[ad_1] Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Vanguard is offering its employees $1,000 to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the company has confirmed. The asset management giant follows Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other employers calling on workers to get the coronavirus vaccine amid growing concerns …

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Oil rises on U.S. fuel drawdowns despite surging Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] A worker pours liquid oil into a barrel Akos Stiller | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. crude and product inventories fell more sharply than expected last week, reinforcing expectations that demand will outstrip supply growth even amid a surge in Covid-19 …

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Oil prices little changed as coronavirus and floods threaten demand

[ad_1] A heavy crude oil pump. James Hall | EyeEm | Getty Images Oil prices were little changed on Monday as investors balanced concerns about fuel demand from the spread of Covid-19 variants and floods in China against expectations of tight supplies through the rest of the year. Brent crude futures …

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EU ramps up economic optimism despite Delta coronavirus fears – POLITICO

[ad_1] The European Commission Wednesday revised its economic forecast up for the second time in as many months due to improved coronavirus vaccine rollouts and high hopes for the EU’s €750 billion recovery fund. The EU and eurozone economies are now expected to expand by 4.8 percent this year, bringing …

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Asian shares start on cautious note amid rise in COVID-19 cases

[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares got the week off to a cautious start on Monday as a spike in coronavirus cases across Asia over the weekend hurt investor sentiment while oil hovered around 2-1/2 year highs. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at …

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Stocks trade lower as country for ‘total’ lockdown

[ad_1] A man wearing a facemask as a protection against Covid-19 walks past two Malaysian flags in capital city Kuala Lumpur. Faris Hadziq | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Stocks in Malaysia fell in early Monday trade as the government announced a nationwide “total lockdown” to curb the …

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AstraZeneca chief admits UK got ‘priority’ access to coronavirus vaccine – POLITICO

[ad_1] The U.K. received preferential access to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, AstraZeneca chief Pascal Soriot revealed, while defending the jab and saying that it “has a future.” Soriot told the Financial Times that the British government was guaranteed priority supplies as part of a return-for-investment agreement with the University of Oxford, …

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BioNTech Says Covid-19 Vaccine Likely to Be Effective Against Indian Variant

[ad_1] Text size The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech was the first to be approved by regulators after large-scale trials. (Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images) BioNTech’s chief executive has said that the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with U.S. pharmaceutical group Pfizer is likely to be effective against the Indian …

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To the Bat Cave: In Search of Covid’s Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan ‘Lab Leak’

[ad_1] Arthur Allen Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the idea that the covid virus escaped from a Chinese lab is gaining high-profile attention. As it does, reputations of renowned scientists are at risk — and so is their personal safety. Use Our Content It can be republished for free. …

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Japanese and Taiwanese Stocks Slump on Coronavirus Concerns

[ad_1] Text size People, wearing face masks after Taiwan bumped up its alert level in some locations in the wake of a new wave of Covid-19 infections, walk across a suspension bridge in New Taipei City on May 15, 2021. AFP via Getty Images Stocks in Japan and Taiwan slumped …

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