After a two-day meeting on Wednesday, the first since Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump in the White House, the Federal Reserve main interest rate close to zero and asset purchases are steady as it tried to maintain a huge dose of support for the US economy as it suffers from another slowdown.
A growing number of passengers are trying to board airlines fake test results to bypass immigration controls, the airline industry has warned. “We are aware of numerous counterfeit test results that have surfaced in … different countries,” the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday.
US public health officials have their vaccination advice to make it easier for people to get a second injection, saying that injections can be spaced up to six weeks apart, and even be from a different manufacturer if needed from the first injection, said Rochelle Walensky, head from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
The vaccination coverage for the Covid-19 shot in England is much lower non-whites 80 years and older than their white counterparts, data shows. By January 13, 42.5 percent of the white elderly in England had received their first dose, compared to 20.5 percent of black people and 29.5 percent of South Asians.
AT&T posted a quarterly loss of $ 13.8 billion when the US telecom group and owner of Warner Bros and HBO warned that the Covid-19 crisis has hit most of its businesses, resulting in $ 650 million in costs. The group recorded a fee of $ 15.5 billion for its pay-TV business customers are leaving the cable and satellite in favor of streaming.
The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi is helping speed up production of the BioNTech / Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and adding millions to the EU supply as concerns about the availability of doses around the world grow. Sanofi plans to start late-stage production of the vaccine by mid-year.
Tullow Oil has secured an extra month from its banks before facing a test on a major credit facility as the controversial explorer and producer continues refinancing talks with its creditors. The company is still trying to bounce back from a scorching 2019 that resulted in hefty cuts to production forecasts.
London’s Chelsea Flower Show will showcase dahlias instead of spring flowers and roses as coronavirus pandemic forced the garden show held in the fall for the first time in its 108-year history. The 2021 show has been moved from May 18-23 to September 21-26, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.