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Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Apr. 18, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations. Suga, after holding talks with President Joe...

S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Apr. 16, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, led by gains in companies that rely directly on consumer spending, health care stocks and banks, which benefited from higher...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

Apr. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and...

Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials. ...

Hawaii governor sees all in-person public schools by fall

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has said he anticipates that public schools will fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the state's schools primarily online, but that most have enacted hybrid instruction models...

Israel honors Pfizer chief at Independence Day celebrations

Apr. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel paid tribute to the chief executive of international drug maker Pfizer Inc. during its Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, thanking him for a partnership that has helped the country carry out one of the world's most successful coronavirus vaccination campaigns....

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

Apr. 14, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Wednesday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had shown their value in the pandemic. ...

Hawaii pauses J&J, but moving ahead with vaccine plan

Apr. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the state in accordance with U.S. recommendations, but officials say they are still on track to begin opening vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16 next...

Experts: J&J pause shouldn't affect Nevada vaccination push

Apr. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada stopped using Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of some people in other states experiencing serious reactions, including blood clots. However, state and local health officials said...