Monkeypox Likely Circulated for Years Before Outbreak, Scientists Say

Updated Aug. 9, 2022 1:22 pm ET For more than half a century, monkeypox was a rare infectious disease confined to one region of the world. A few months ago, that suddenly changed. Scientists are building a picture of what happened. The explosion of monkeypox around the world is a case study in how infectious … Read more

Monkeypox: US declares public health emergency as the virus spreads nationwide

The Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a national public health emergency on Thursday. The designation provides the federal response with greater flexibility and unlocks emergency funds that could be used to boost access to vaccines and treatments. “We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge … Read more

Philly woman who ate contaminated spinach sues Fresh Express, Fresh Grocer over unborn baby’s death from listeria

A Philadelphia woman who allegedly her unborn child died after she ate baby spinach contaminated with listeria has filed a product liability lawsuit against salad producer Fresh Express and the Fresh Grocer grocery store chain. Mecca Shabazz, 25, was 30 weeks and six days pregnant when she was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Abington Memorial Hospital … Read more

Robinhood Lays Off 23% of Staff as Retail Investors Fade from Platform

Updated Aug. 2, 2022 6:21 pm ET List two articles (2 minutes) Robinhood Markets is slashing about 23% of its full-time staff as the flashy online brokerage continues to reel from a sharp slowdown in customer trading activity. The job cuts mark the second round of layoffs this year at Robinhood, which in April reduced … Read more

Monkeypox Philadelphia: City launches online portal to track cases and vaccines

The city launched an online monkeypox tracker with data about cases and vaccines on Monday as the virus spreads rapidly across the city and the nation. There have been 82 monkeypox cases in Philadelphia so far, up from 33 two weeks ago. The first case was detected on June 2. So far, Philly has administered … Read more

Coca-Cola Posts Higher Quarterly Sales Despite Price Increases

Updated July 26, 2022 10:38 pm ET List two articles (1 minute) Consumers are still filling up on soda even if they have to pay more. Coca-Cola on Tuesday reported strong second-quarter sales and raised its revenue outlook for the year as people return to theme parks, movie theaters and travel destinations despite price increases.

US Leads Globally in Known Monkeypox Cases, CDC Says

The US has reported more than 3,400 confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases, federal data showed, becoming the country with the most known infections since the onset of the global health emergency. The rise in cases comes as the US expands testing capacity, broadening the ability to spot new infections, but also as the global outbreak … Read more

Intelligent Ultrasound 1H Revenue Rose; China Market Hit by Covid-19

By Kyle Morris Intelligent Ultrasound Group PLC said Thursday that first-half revenue is expected to rise by more than 60%, but that its reseller network was hit by the closing of the Chinese market due to Covid-19. The ultrasound-software company said revenue for the period to June 30 is expected to be 5.9 million pounds … Read more

Opinion: Our bill for easy money is coming due: Prepare for low and volatile returns – or the long-delayed financial market reckoning.

Until recently, good news (a solid rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic) was bad news (higher interest rates). Now, bad news (an economic slowdown) is good news (accommodative policies). For investors, previously successful investment strategies carry risks. Economic activity, based largely on government stimulus, low borrowing rates, central bank cash infusions and pent-up demand funded by … Read more

China’s Economy Records 0.4% Growth, Weakest Since Wuhan Lockdown

SINGAPORE — China recorded its weakest growth rate in more than two years, a measure of the costs imposed on the world’s second-largest economy by Beijing’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19. Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.4% annual rate in the April to June period, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. That was the … Read more