US doctors reconsider Pfizer’s Paxlovid for lower-risk COVID patients

May 28 (Reuters) – Use of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid spiked this week, but some doctors are reconsidering the pills for lower-risk patients after a US public health agency warned symptoms could return after people finish are a course of the drug, and that they then have to isolate a second time. More … Read more

Analysis: As the shortage continues, Reckitt tightens its grip on the US baby food market

Cans of Enfamil baby food, manufactured by Mead Johnson, on partially empty shelves at a Target store amid ongoing nationwide shortages of baby and toddler food, in San Diego, California, US, May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) – The US baby food crisis … Read more

US economy starts the second quarter strong; rise in inflation slows

Consumer spending up 0.9% in April Inflation-adjusted consumer spending up 0.7% Core PCE Price Index Up 0.3%; an increase of 4.9% year-on-year Goods trade deficit narrows 15.9% to USD 105.9 billion in April WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) – US consumer spending rose more than expected in April as households increased purchases of goods and services … Read more

Oil soars, bolstered by the prospect of a tight market

Technicians stand next to an oil rig at an Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) plant during a media tour of the plant in Dhamasna village in the western state of Gujarat, India, Aug. 26, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register EU closes possible top deal to punish Russian … Read more

Monkeypox could be contained if we act now, WHO says

Mass Vaccination Isn’t Necessary Right Now, Body Says More data sharing needed on vaccine stocks So far, about 300 cases have been reported outside of Africa GENEVA, May 27 (Reuters) – Countries must take swift steps to contain the spread of monkeypox and share data on their vaccine stocks, a senior World Health Organization official … Read more

Texas school shooting at Robb Elementary

(Miah Cerrillo family photo) Eleven-year-old Miah Cerrillo, who survived the massacre in the fourth-grade class of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, said she smeared her friend’s blood on herself to appear dead in case the gunman returned. . She spoke exclusively to CNN about her horrific experience that day, but refused to talk to … Read more

Coney Island, other NYC beaches are open for swimming on Saturday

Coney Island is ready for summer The Parks Department held a ceremonial ribbon cutting and summer kickoff event on the Coney Island boardwalk. NEW YORK † A bunch of elected officials gathered on the Coney Island boardwalk Thursday to welcome the unofficial return of summer ahead of all eight public and free beaches operated by … Read more

Joby Receives FAA Nod To Launch Commercial Air Taxi Services

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – Joby Aviation Inc (JOBY.N) said Thursday it had received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowing it to begin its air taxi operations commercially with a conventional aircraft. While the certification provides the necessary clearance and is an important milestone, the company has yet to overcome additional legal hurdles … Read more

Alibaba monitors guidance over COVID risks; resilient Q4 lifts stock

The Alibaba Group logo is on display at its Beijing, China office on Jan. 5, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Q4 adjusted earnings 7.95 yuan/share vs estimate 7.31 yuan/share Fourth quarter sales up 9% to 204.05 billion yuan versus estimated 199.25 billion yuan Analysts Say Q4 Was More … Read more

US law bans Google and Apple from hosting apps that accept China’s digital yuan

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – Republican senators want to ban U.S. app stores, including Apple and Google, from hosting apps that allow payments to be made with China’s digital currency, according to a copy of proposed legislation seen by Reuters, for fear of the payment system, Beijing could spy on the Americans. The bill to … Read more