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___ Dow has best day since 1933 as Congress nears deal on aid NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 as Congress and the...

Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant that makes a promising coronavirus drug has registered it as a rare disease treatment with U.S. regulators, a status that can potentially be worth millions i...

H&R Block, Macy's fall; Avis Budget, PG&E rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Gilead Sciences Inc., down 65 cents to $72.61. The biotechnology company suspended emer...

Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to attack reporter

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump called NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander a “terrible reporter” during Friday's White House news briefing for asking what he would say to Americans who are s...

Taiwan begins clinical trials of remdesivir to treat Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has started clinical trials for the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced...

AIDS expert optimistic about overcoming coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The inventor of a cocktail therapy for AIDS, Dr. David Ho contends that 98 percent of the patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will recover — beli...

Taiwan to join clinical trials of remdesivir to treat Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been given the green light to join with the U.S. in starting clinical trials for the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat the Wuhan coronavirus, announ...

Taiwanese team replicates remdesivir antiviral drug in 14 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's leading academic institution on Thursday (Feb. 20) announced that a team of scientists working around the clock had within two weeks managed to replicate the ...