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The Latest: EU plans Pfizer vaccine contract extension

Apr. 14, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the EU will start negotiating to...

Global stocks follow Wall St higher after US inflation rises

Apr. 14, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and Wall Street futures rose Wednesday after traders shrugged off higher U.S. inflation and a decline in Japanese machinery orders. London and Paris opened higher while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose. Tokyo was off less than 0.5%....

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Governor bans use of vaccine passports in Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte issued Tuesday an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. The move by Gianforte comes as vaccine passports — documents used to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow...

WVU pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University announced Tuesday it will temporarily stop administering the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The announcement came hours after the U.S. recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose vaccine...

Illinois halts J&J vaccine as COVID-19 cases rise again

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are following the lead of federal authorities by suspending use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 while a potentially deadly side-effect is investigated. The state Public Health Department...

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

Apr. 13, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Danaher, Novocure rise; Amarin, American Airlines fall

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: TransDigm Group Inc., down $5.31 to $618.33. The aircraft parts maker is selling its Technical Airborne Components business to Searchlight Capital Partners. ...

Rhode Island pauses administration of J&J COVID-19 shots

Apr. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday that it is pausing the administration of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines as federal authorities investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in people who received the shot. ...