Pfizer says Covid vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

A 12-year old girl receives the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine in New York City on May 14th, 2021. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Travelers and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Procter & Gamble (PG) – The consumer products giant beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of $1.61 per share. Revenue also topped Wall Street forecasts. P&G said it was facing increasing commodity and transportation costs, however, and its shares … Read more

J&J files for authorization of Covid-19 vaccine booster

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it had submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine in people aged 18 years and older. The filing comes after the FDA last week scheduled an Oct. 15 meeting of its expert advisory committee to … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Facebook, Ford, General Motors and more

Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Facebook — Facebook shares fell 5.5% after a company whistleblower unveiled her identify and accused the social media giant of a “betrayal of democracy.” The whistleblower leaked documents to The Wall Street … Read more

This concentrated mutual fund is crushing the market this year. Here’s how it picks stocks

Tourists are lined up for taking photos by the Charging Bull Statue in the financial district of New York City, United States on August 16, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Scott Weber is not a man who likes to be put into a box.  The Vaughan Nelson portfolio manager has carved … Read more

China vaccine diplomacy wavers as nations seek western shots

In the early days of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Chinese shots saved countless lives. They kick-started inoculation programs across Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, while richer countries hoarded scarce mRNA shots from Inc. and Moderna Inc. But many governments that once relied on vaccines from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. or Sinopharm Group Co Ltd. … Read more

Fauci says data from NIH’s mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster trials will soon be ready

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters White House chief medical … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Microsoft, Applied Materials, Moderna and more

Internet company Microsoft’s China office building is seen in Shanghai, China, Dec. 8, 2020. Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Tech stocks — Tech stocks dropped as the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield touched a high of 1.567% Tuesday. Twitter fell 4.7%, Microsoft and Google lost … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Best Buy, Altice, Occidental, Moderna and more

An employee brings a television to a customer’s car at a Best Buy store in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Energy stocks – Energy stocks led the S&P 500 on Monday as oil prices climbed amid supply concerns driven … Read more

CDC director defends unusual decision on Pfizer’s Covid boosters: ‘This was a scientific close call’

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted Friday she didn’t overrule a vaccine advisory committee by expanding the CDC’s approval of Pfizer’s Covid boosters to include a proposal rejected by the panel. In an unusual move, Walensky broke from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which voted 9-6 … Read more