Wall Street ends higher than investors eye US midterms

Wall Street ends higher than investors eye US midterms

Take-Two, Lyft slump on downbeat forecasts Amgen climbs on cholesterol drug data Indexes: S&P 500 +0.56%, Nasdaq +0.49%, Dow +1.02% Nov 8 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday during voting in midterm elections that will determine control of the US Congress, with investors betting on a political stalemate that could prevent major policy … Read more

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle US opioid claims

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle US opioid claims

Nov 2 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) have agreed to pay about $13.8 billion to resolve thousands of US state, local and tribal government lawsuits accusing the pharmacy chains of mishandling opioid painkillers. CVS said Wednesday it had agreed to pay about $5 billion over … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday in what the White House doctor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small percentage of patients who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Biden, 79, who emerged from COVID isolation on Wednesday after testing positive on July 21, … Read more

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current … Read more