Stock Groups

New York made 4 years of college free. Here’s how it’s going

Even though college enrollment has slid since the start of the pandemic, many students still want to get a degree, and for some, free tuition programsThey are the only way higher education will become a reality. 2017 was a landmark year for the Excelsior Scholarship, the New York state scholarship that covers four years tuition free of […]

Stock Groups

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They remained firm during the 2019 political protests. They survived almost two years of pandemics. However, this year they claim they have had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 — not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they see as an erosion […]

Stock Groups

Treasury yields fall following Fed minutes

On Thursday morning, U.S. Treasury yields dropped as investors digested minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting minutes. The benchmark yield 10-year Treasury noteThe index dropped 3 basis points to 2.7165% by 3:45 a.m. ET. ET. 30-year Treasury bondThe rate of change was 2 basis points lower at 2.9412%. Yields are inversely related to price […]

Stock Groups

House grills FDA commissioner, Abbott executive on baby formula shortage

[The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] House lawmakers will be able to ask Wednesday questions of the head of Food and Drug Administration and representatives from the infant formulation industry about the widespread shortage that left […]

Stock Groups

FTC launches investigation into infant formula shortage

Target Annapolis in Maryland is where a mother shops for baby food on May 16, 2022. The nationwide shortage of formula has been exacerbated by supply chain problems linked to the coronavirus pandemic. AFP | AFP | Getty Images On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission launched an investigation of infant formula producers to determine if […]

Stock Groups

CDC says monkeypox doesn’t spread easily by air: ‘This is not Covid’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to reduce public fear about the transmission of the monkeypox disease. Officials from the CDC stated this week that Monkeypox can be spread through contact between skin and skin with an individual who is suffering from active rash. However, it can also spread by respiratory droplets. If […]

Stock Groups

CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

On the fourth day of 1968’s rash formation, a section of skin from a monkey infected by monkeypox virus was seen under 50X magnification.  CDC | Reuters Monday’s alert by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded gay and bisexual men of the possibility that monkeypox may be spreading globally. It advised them to […]

Stock Groups

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

Monkeypox is spreading in North America through sexual activity, according to officials from the World Health Organization. The virus has been confirmed in at least 200 cases and could spread across at most a dozen other countries. This outbreak quickly spread across Europe, North America and Asia over the course of the week. The disease […]

Stock Groups

FDA panel sets June 15 meeting on Pfizer, Moderna vaccines for infants and toddlers

Bridgette Melo (age 5) prepares to inoculate one of the two lower 10 ug doses Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccids. Duke University | Duke University | via Reuters On June 15, the Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting of its expert committee to discuss new data. PfizerAnd ModernaCovid vaccines are available for toddlers and […]

Stock Groups

Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

An healthcare worker gives a Pfizer BioNTech Colvid-19 vaccine to an infant at a San Francisco vaccination station in California on Monday 10 January 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images PfizerAnd BioNTechClinical trial data released Monday showed that the three-dose Covid vaccine, which is available for children aged six months to five years old, […]