Monthly Archives: August 2020

European Markets Making Gains after Asia’s Bad Session

  European markets are continuing to trade higher Monday after nearly all Asian indices sustained serious losses. The CAC-40 in Paris is up 0.5%, while Frankfurt’s DAX index is 0.4% higher at the midday mark. The FTSE index in London is closed for a public holiday.   Hours earlier in Asia, the Hang Seng in

Canada Signs 2 More Deals for Coronavirus Vaccines

OTTAWA – Canada reached an agreement in principle on Monday with both Novavax and Johnson & Johnson for millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Canada’s two agreements follow separate deals with Pfizer and Moderna announced weeks ago, and are the latest example of countries rushing to secure access to vaccines.

European Markets Making Gains after Asia’s Bad Session

European markets are continuing to trade higher Monday after nearly all Asian indices sustained serious losses. The CAC-40 in Paris is up 0.5%, while Frankfurt’s DAX index is 0.4% higher at the midday mark. The FTSE index in London is closed for a public holiday.   Hours earlier in Asia, the Hang Seng in Hong

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman, 43, Dies From Colon Cancer

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died from colon cancer, his publicist told AFP on Friday. Boseman, who was 43, had not publicly discussed his condition — which was first diagnosed in 2016 — and continued to work on major Hollywood films. “It was the

Musk’s Neuralink Puts Computer Chips in Animal Brains

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in her brain for two months, showing off an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant. Co-founded by Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016,

WHO: Everyone Exposed to COVID Needs Tests

  The World Health Organization said Thursday it is important to test everyone who has been exposed to the coronavirus even if they are showing no symptoms. WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said it’s vital to test and trace anyone who has come in contact with a coronavirus patient, blaming the recent surge in cases