Stocks finished mixed Thursday, paring early gains after Pfizer reportedly reduced its shipment of its coronavirus vaccine . Moderna unveiled plans to apply for USA and European emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective, sending its shares up 16%.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a press briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Beijing. Beijing did not confirm the new restrictions Thursday, but said earlier reports that the USA was considering travel restrictions showed its "hatred and abnormal mindset towards the Communist Party".
Cotton said Biden's far-left nominees "belie the points he's made since the election that he wants to govern from a sense of unity". The incoming administration's economic team is led by Janet Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair who Biden nominated for treasury secretary.
Though she died after having being cleared of COVID-19, her death was deemed to be COVID-related because she had never physically recovered from the illness. It comes as thousands of Victorian workers are returning to the office for the first time in nine months. Premier Daniel Andrews was criticized repeatedly over several months for his strict guidelines.
Despite the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reaching a much-anticipate broad consensus on the need to extend its oil production cuts, crude prices on Monday dropped - however, they still enjoyed more than a 25 percent gain in their biggest monthly rise since May, on hopes that Covid-19 vaccines will soon be available.
Meanwhile, consumer visits to physical stores in the United States declined by 52 per cent on Black Friday compared with a year ago due to social distancing requirements, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions. Consumers may have avoided stores during Black Friday weekend, but they didn't stop holiday shopping. Vital Choice Seafood and Organics is offering 15 percent off sitewide on Black Friday "and beyond", the retailer said.