The S&P 500 suffered from a Late afternoon sale On Thursday after reports emerged that Pfizer cut the number of Covid-19 vaccines expected to ship this year due to problems in the supply chain.
Southwest Airlines warned more than 6,800 employees they might be on leave next spring – possibly the first job losses in the airline's history.
New AT&T films from Warner Bros. will both debut online and in cinemas next year as Hollywood prepares for the likelihood that in-person participation will remain limited due to the pandemic.
Greece will continue the lockdown measures for another week after a slower than predicted decline in Covid-19 cases in the northern city of Thessaloniki and its surrounding regions. The four-week embargo, which should be lifted on Monday, will be extended to December 14th.
Albert Bourla, Managing Director of Pfizer, predicts the early Vaccines will have "significant effects"even if vaccination takes many months to achieve herd immunity. Mr Bourla said that by prioritizing more vulnerable populations, the vaccine could interfere with hospital admissions from the start.
France will Vaccinate people at particular risk against coronavirus in January, especially in old people's homes, with another 14 million vaccinations in February and the rest of the population in spring, said Prime Minister Jean Castex.
North Carolina and Indiana reported theirs on Thursday biggest one-day jumps in cases since the pandemic started while Arizona had its second biggest day. The three states represent a relatively broad geographical cross-section of the country and reflect the general trend in the United States.
Become executives and city dealmakers traveling to the UK released from quarantine under new proposals. The exemption would mean that large company executives would not need to self-isolate or conduct a test if they are involved in high-quality deals that "bring a significant economic return to the UK".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the compromise was within reach bipartisan Covid-19 aid packageThis raises hopes that Washington will finally pass an economic stimulus package in the final weeks of the Trump administration.
Dharampal Gulati, India's "Spice King", has died of cardiac arrest positive for coronavirus three weeks after the test. Mahashian Di Hatti's owner was in a Delhi hospital and died Thursday at the age of 97.
The Premier League has finished negotiations on a £ 250m bailout for English football League clubs that struggle to survive without fans for most of the year. Shareholders in the most lucrative domestic league in football agreed to provide £ 50 million in grants to clubs in the first and second division.