Asia Today: S Korea reopening schools despite spike in cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite h...

Coty, Beyond Meat rise; Pfizer, Gilead Sciences fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Coty Inc., up 76 cents to $4.39. The maker of Clairol is selling a majority stake in i...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Protests across the United States the past six days over the death of George Floyd have eclipsed issues over the coronavirus pandemic that have dominated much of the past three months. ...

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Gilead Sciences ...

White House to direct supply of COVID drug amid access fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off another chaotic scramble for scarce supplies, the White House said Friday it will step in to help coordinate distribution of the first drug that appears to help so...

The Latest: India starts bringing back stranded citizens

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Stocks rise on hope that worst of economic plunge has passed

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week. Japan's benchm...

Japan to approve Favipiravir and Remdesivir as COVID-19 treatments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two therapeutic drugs, Favipiravir and Remdesivir, will soon be approved in Japan for the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Nearly 3,000 clinical trials h...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — To be announced. ...

Amazon, Exxon Mobil fall; Clorox, Moderna rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Amazon.com Inc., down $187.96 to $2,286.04. The internet retail giant reported disappo...

Hopes turn to virus drug breakthrough as economies stumble

The promise of an effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — raised hopes Thursday for faster progress in battling the pandem...

Business Highlights

___ Fed signals it will likely hold rates near zero for months WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it will keep its key short-term interest rate near zero fo...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks marched higher around the world Wednesday following an encouraging report on a possible treatment for COVID-19. The S&P 500 closed 2.7% higher after Gilead Sciences said ...

Brinker, Gilead rise; Hasbro, Akamai Technologies fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Brinker International Inc., up $5.70 to $24.84. The owner of Chili’s Grill & Bar...

Asian shares lower as Wall St rally fizzles amid virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are lower Friday after an early rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished, the latest example of how fragile the hopes underpinning the stock market’s monthlong recovery are. ...