Dillard's, Novavax rise; Baidu, DraftKings fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Applied Materials Inc., up $2.55 to $67.62. The chipmaking equipment company beat Wall Str...

US retail sales regain pre-virus pace but slowdown is likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appliances and clothing, restoring sales to their level before the viral pandemic erupted in March. ...

The Latest: India overtakes UK in virus death toll

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. According to the Health...

Coronavirus dampens India's independence celebrations

Instead of large-scale and centralized celebrations, the government this year has opted for smaller ceremonies across the country to mark India's Independence Day. The reason behind it is the coro...

Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More people in Indonesia rolled up their sleeves Friday to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company. The Indonesian government a...

Fake pre-orders for coronavirus vaccines found in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the third phase of international clinical trials underway for several COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese researchers, pre-sales of the vaccines have begun in Chin...

Fauci: Schools should be outdoors as much as possible

School districts developing their plans for reopening for the new academic year should find ways to offer as man outdoor activities as possible, from classes to recess and lunchtime, the nation’s top ...

Mexico to produce COVID-19 vaccine pending results, approval

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University will be produced in Mexico if its advanced trials are successful and it receives regulatory approval, the government said...

Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show, ...

In China, fears of financial Iron Curtain as U.S. tensions rise

A sharp escalation in tensions with the United States has stoked fears in China of a deepening financial war that could result in it being shut out of the global dollar system - a devastating prospect...

Global shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, despite concerns over the coronanvirus pandemic. ...

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus ...

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___ Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 briefly traded above its record closing high Wednesday, nearly er...

How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is not the economy. Rarely has that adage been as clear as it is now. An amazing, monthslong rally means the S&P 500 is roughly back to where it...

Philippines plans Russian coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in October

The Philippines is looking to start clinical trials for a Russian coronavirus vaccine in October, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said on Thursday. Duterte is expected to be vaccinated as e...