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U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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Retail sales sink 1.1% in November as Covid-19 slams restaurants, economy again

[ad_1] The numbers: Sales at U.S. retailers fell in November for the second month in a row and posted the biggest decline since the onset of the pandemic, underscoring fresh strains on the economy spawned by the record rise in coronavirus cases. Retail sales fell 1.1% last month, the government …

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Google, Facebook and Amazon Gain as Coronavirus Reshapes Ad Spending

[ad_1] For the first time, more than half of U.S. advertising spending is set to go to digital platforms such as Google GOOG 0.44% and Facebook, the world’s largest ad buyer said, a reflection of marketers’ strategy shift as the coronavirus pandemic pummeled the industry this year. The milestone is …

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Americans stick near home again due to coronavirus resurgence in fresh blow to the economy

[ad_1] The recent resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic has prodded Americans once again to cut back on flying, dining out, staying at hotels and other activities away from home in another blow to the U.S. economy. Read: The economy is showing more coronavirus cracks and the fissures are growing By …

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Amid a second outbreak of the coronavirus, New York starts the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions

[ad_1] On Monday morning, one of America’s first Pfizer PFE, -1.38% vaccine doses was administered by Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider. Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay was injected in Queens in the historic event.  The injection signals the beginning of the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions …

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Gold prices rise over 1% on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief package

[ad_1] Gold futures were trading higher Tuesday, recovering from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the end of the year. “Gold prices are rising on optimism that lawmakers are closer to passing a compromised stimulus package,” …

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Gold prices skid lower to start week as U.S. coronavirus vaccine rolls out

[ad_1] Gold futures on Monday were under selling pressure as a rollout of the experimental coronavirus cure began in the U.S. and as some uncertainty centered on another round of COVID-19 relief aid out of Congress hurt the yellow metal’s bullish thesis. However, weakness in the dollar, off 0.5%, as …

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Senior U.S. government officials to get coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. government officials, including some White House officials who work in close proximity to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, will be offered coronavirus vaccines as soon as this week, while its public distribution is limited to front-line health workers and people in nursing …

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These are the loopholes America’s 1% can use to get early access to the COVID-19 vaccine

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[ad_1] Economists hold that a good is most efficiently allocated when it goes to the people who value it the most and hence are willing to pay the most for it.  It’s for that very reason that bioethicists and infectious disease doctors worry that initial doses of a coronavirus vaccine, …

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U.S. wholesale inflation posts smallest increase in seven months as coronavirus slams economy again

[ad_1] The numbers: U.S. wholesale prices rose in November by the smallest amount in seven months, underscoring the lack of inflationary pressure in an economy still struggling to emerge from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. The producer price index climbed 0.1% last month, the government said Friday, matching the …

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