New York Gov. Cuomo asks to buy Covid vaccine directly from Pfizer amid dose shortages

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 15, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Monday for the ability to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the company. But the company … Read more

FBI investigating woman said to have stolen Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot to sell to Russia

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2021. – Pelosi tasks retired general Russel Honoré with the security review after US Capitol riot on January 6. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via … Read more

Canada to lift Boeing 737 Max flight ban on Wednesday

American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters Canada said on Monday it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing’s 737 Max on Jan. 20, joining other countries like … Read more

Parler’s website shows signs of life but mobile apps remain offline

The Parler website home screen on a laptop computer arranged in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images The website of Parler — a social media platform popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump — is back online, albeit in a … Read more

World on the brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ due to unfair vaccine rollouts, WHO chief says

Healthcare workers administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents living in the Jackson Heights neighborhood at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church on January 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones | Getty Images LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines is at “serious risk.” Warning of … Read more

Samsung related shares plunge after heir Jay Y Lee is sentenced to jail again

Jay Y. Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, center, wears a protective mask as he is surrounded by members of the media while arriving at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, June 8, 2020. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Shares of groups related to South Korean-conglomerate … Read more

In challenge to Tesla, Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng releases autonomous features for highway driving

Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng stands next to the company’s P7 electric sedan as he addresses media at the 2020 Beijing auto show. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Motors has announced a new autonomous driving feature designed to work on highways, as it ramps up its challenge to domestic rivals … Read more

Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee receives 30-month prison term in bribery trial

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee (Jae-yong Lee) arrives at the Seoul High Court for a trial on November 09, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chris Jung | NurPhoto via Getty Images A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison, the court … Read more

Biden picks Rohit Chopra to lead consumer protection agency

Rohit Chopra testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on February 14, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, two sources told NBC News. Chopra, a member of the Federal … Read more

China says its economy grew 2.3% in 2020, but consumer spending fell

Employees working on a dry-type transformer production line at an electrical production factory in Haian, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on Jan. 4, 2021. Stringer | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — China reported GDP rose 2.3% last year as the world struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic. However, Chinese consumers remained reluctant to spend, … Read more