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.

Mulan Remake Goes Straight to Streaming on Disney+, But It’ll Cost Extra

Mulan is officially skipping theaters in the U.S. in favor of a premium offering on Disney+. During a quarterly earnings call, Disney revealed that the upcoming live-action remake, which has been delayed several times this year already, will be made available next month in a unique offering exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service. It won’t […]

UPDATE 2-Nomura delivers second-best quarter since 2002 on steep cost cuts

NEW COMMUNICATION STYLE Nomura’s asset management division posted 19.2 billion yen of pretax income, up 6% on year, while its retail division raked in 15.1 billion yen – an 86% surge despite a suspension of over-the-counter business at its branches for a month amid virus-related curbs.

Nomura delivers second-best quarter since 2002 on steep cost cuts

NEW COMMUNICATION STYLE Nomura’s asset management division posted 19.2 billion yen of pretax income, up 6% on year, while its retail division raked in 15.1 billion yen – an 86% surge despite a suspension of over-the-counter business at its branches for a month amid virus-related curbs.

Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package

Schiff and Khanna have both introduced bills that would provide free masks to Americans to help encourage widespread use. Schiff’s bill would order the Department of Health and Human Services to create a program to provide free cloth face masks to anyone who requests one via the U.S. Postal Service, while a similar bill that […]

Russian ambassador’s chilling warning: Vladimir Putin’s man in London says ‘mud-slinging’ means Britain’s relationship with Moscow is ‘close to frozen’

He denied Moscow had leaked sensitive documents by hacking Liam Fox’s emails, or attempted to steal British coronavirus vaccine research. He also denied that Russia had interfered in the Brexit referendum, and dismissed claims it fired a ‘space weapon’ last month.

How two professors leading Oxford University’s coronavirus trial and Chinese tech giant Huawei could profit if the experimental jab is proven to work

OSI has raised £600m in four years from 70 shareholders, including Temasek Holdings, which is owned by the Singapore government, GV, an investment firm owned by Google, the Chinese drugmaker Fosun Pharma, and the Wellcome Trust, a research charity based in London. 

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

General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.But President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet […]