Coronavirus vaccine hopes as US firm Novavax says trial drug has produced ‘high-levels’ of COVID-beating antibodies

Fauci called the fast-track “record time,” as experts will have results from the final trial phase in a few months.

Coronavirus | Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive, admitted to Medanta

“After seeing symptoms of COVID-19, I got tested. The report has come positive,” he tweeted. “On the advice of doctors, I have been admitted to hospital and I am healthy.”

Ford’s new CEO needs deft maneuvering skills

Ford Motor’s new chief executive faces no easy task. The $27 billion automaker revealed on Tuesday that Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley, who joined the company in 2007, is to take the wheel at the start of October.Farley needs to cut costs while also trying to speed up the company’s investments in electric and self-driving […]

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

The automaker pulled together manufacturing experts, engineers and purchasing specialists, and the next day had people at Ventec’s facility, a short distance from a nursing home where the virus killed at least 35 people. They worked on speeding up Ventec’s manufacturing. A few days later, GM assigned more engineers and purchasing experts to figure out […]

Tesla’s reluctant commitment to cobalt a warning to others

LONDON: The unpredictable Elon Musk strikes again.Just when his electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla seemed to be pivoting away from using cobalt in its batteries, it signs a long-term supply deal for the controversial metal with Glencore.This from the man who has vowed to eliminate cobalt from the Tesla product mix because of its financial […]

Countries criticize China for sending – and resending – faulty coronavirus test kits, supplies

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker bought $17 million worth of masks from China after claiming the Trump administration was not helping hard-hit states. The money was spent on Chinese KN95 masks which the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said were an alternative to the hard-to-find N95 masks.

Judge rejects Prop. 22 backers’ attempt to change gig-work ballot language

The Yes on 22 campaign charged that Becerra was biased and wrote language painting the measure in a negative light because he is suing Uber and Lyft, two of the major backers of Prop. 22, over their driver classification. Becerra’s lawsuit says that Uber and Lyft drivers should be employees under AB5, California’s new gig-work […]

Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Monday that the chamber should not go on recess without passing the huge relief measure, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., offered a jobless benefit proposal that’s more generous than a pending GOP alternative. Both are facing closer-than-hoped reelection bids in states that should be easy holds for Republicans.

Flossmoor Road Viaduct Floods ‘2-4’ Times Per Year: Public Works

The money spent in the agreement with Baxter & Woodman Engineers of Crystal Lake to create a “preliminary design” for the project will come from their REBUILD Illinois bond funds, which a village memo described as bonds through the State of Illinois 2019 capital bill “to be used for transportation-related construction projects” and managed by […]