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UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

LONDON, U.K. (AP) — British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. The go-ahead for the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech comes as the virus…

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Data is King on Wall Street; 2 Providers Join in $44B Deal

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — The value that Wall Street places on access to billions of bytes of data, rather than old-school stock picking, became abundantly clear Monday as two of the biggest providers of such information become one in the biggest takeover of the year. S&P Global announced that it would acquire IHS Markit,…

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First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Goes on Sale

ST. LOUIS, Mis. (AP) — A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news. Independent experts are leery…

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Tony Hsieh, Retired Zappos CEO, Dies at 46 After House Fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city’s downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to DTP Companies, which he founded. He died of injuries suffered in a Nov. 18…

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Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Board Diversity for Listed Companies

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) – The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or to explain why they can not. It is the first major exchange to pursue such a requirement. The proposal filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, if approved,…

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Soft Launch Set for Nation’s First Caribbean-American Heritage Museum

PLANTATION, Fla. (FNN) – Board members, community partners and volunteers of the Florida-based nonprofit, Island SPACE are excited to welcome guests and patrons to explore the nation’s first Caribbean-American Museum, opening at the Westfield Broward Mall in January, 2021. Media, underwriters and invited guests will have the exclusive chance to explore the space and engage…

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FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug on Friday, concluding there wasn’t enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease. The panel of outside experts for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that a pivotal study in patients failed to show “strong evidence” that the drug worked.…

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