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Company News Title Description News Date
Apple Inc.
Apple to host developers event online again as COVID-19 cases surge
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday it would host its annual developers’ conference in an online-only format for the second year in a row, from June 7 to June 11, as COVID-19 cases rise in the United States.
3/30/2021
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Management Solution Built on Salesforce Vaccine Cloud
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, today announced it has developed Akamai Vaccine Edge ("Vaccine Edge") for Salesforce Vaccine Cloud, to help government agencies, healthcare organizations, businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions scale their online distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Complementing Salesforce's recently launched Vaccine Cloud, which provides a rapid and flexible approach for managing, delivering, and administering centralized vaccine programs, Vaccine Edge helps enhance the registration and signup process when websites are under duress due to high demand.
3/30/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple Encourages Staff to Get Vaccinated, Offers Paid Time Off
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is encouraging employees to get Covid-19 vaccines by offering paid time off for appointments and paid sick leave for those experiencing side effects, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
3/29/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Exclusive: Facebook freezes Venezuela president Maduro's page over COVID-19 misinformation
CARACAS (Reuters) - Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday.
3/27/2021
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber to reopen San Francisco offices with limited capacity next week
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it plans to reopen its offices at Mission Bay, San Francisco, with 20% occupancy on March 29, and provide an option for its staff to return to work on a “voluntary basis”.
3/26/2021
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda paralyzes production in Brazil because of the covid-19 pandemic
The automaker Honda announced today (26) that it will suspend activities in Brazil because of the upsurge in the covid-19 pandemic . The manufacturer becomes the eighth company to stop production in the country in recent days.
3/26/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook to reopen offices to 10% of Bay Area employees starting in May
The social media giant first encouraged its employees to start working remotely on March 6, 2020. It's now one of the first Silicon Valley tech giants to announce plans to reopen its doors.
3/26/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook, Twitter must do more to stop COVID-19 anti-vaxxers, U.S. states say
(Reuters) - Attorneys general for 12 U.S. states on Wednesday accused Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vaccines are unsafe.
3/24/2021
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Intel Corporation
Intel Bets on Chip Boom Continuing After Covid-19
Behind Intel Corp.'s multibillion-dollar revival plan is a growing view among tech executives that booming demand for computer chips will continue beyond the pandemic.
3/24/2021
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NortonLifeLock Inc.
NortonLifeLock Experts Warn Against COVID-Related Tax Phishing Scams
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the heels of the IRS tax filing extension in the U.S., NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today alerted consumers to surging tax-related phishing scams and shared Cyber Safety tips to help people stay ahead of cybercriminals and more safely take advantage of the extended time to file this season. While tax-related identity theft is an ongoing threat year-round, NortonLifeLock experts expect to see an increase this year due to the significant rise in unemployment benefits fraud and COVID related tax refund phishing scams.
3/24/2021
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Google LLC
Silicon Valley firms in no hurry to open up offices despite easing of virus ban
SAN FRANCISCO: Several of San Francisco Bay Area's largest technology companies including Twitter Inc and Google plan to keep their offices largely closed for months more despite the government allowing them on Tuesday to be opened in a limited capacity.
3/24/2021
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Blacklane
Daimler-Backed Luxury Taxi Startup Raises Funds After Tough Year
Blacklane GmbH, a Berlin-based chauffeuring startup, raised 22 million euros ($26 million) from existing investors to help it roll out new businesses after taking a deep hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
3/24/2021
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon to Stream Yankees After Covid-19 Derailed 2020 Plans
(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc.’s pandemic-delayed plan to stream the New York Yankees launches April 18, part of the online giant’s growing portfolio of sports broadcasts.
3/24/2021
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Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes Simulates Airflow in Paris Hospital to Reduce Risks of Exposure to COVID-19
VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY) is helping the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris – part of AP-HP, Europe’s largest university hospital system – evaluate the risks of coronavirus infection during the COVID-19 pandemic by using airflow simulation technology. AP-HP is relying on Dassault Systèmes’ 3D simulation solutions to reinforce its existing hospital safety measures for reducing exposure risks in both patient care and workplace environments.
3/23/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Watchdog sues Facebook over attacks on media and virus posts
PARIS (Reuters) -Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France, citing a proliferation of hate speech against media and falsehoods about COVID-19.
3/23/2021
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Gamestop Corp.
GameStop Shares Slump as Pandemic Forces Changes
GameStop Corp.’s sales fell slightly during the important holiday quarter as coronavirus-related closings weighed on the videogame retailer, whose shares skyrocketed this year in a Wall Street trading frenzy.
3/23/2021
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Collaborates with Artificial to Enhance COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Solution
TORONTO, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and Artificial, developers of flexible automation software, have announced a strategic technology collaboration to develop an integrated and comprehensive software automation platform for Thermo Fisher's standardized COVID-19 Testing Platform. The integration will result in increased testing throughput and support global healthcare initiatives.
3/23/2021
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon workers strike in Italy over pandemic-driven delivery demands
MILAN (Reuters) - Amazon workers took strike action in Italy on Monday in the first protest involving the U.S. group’s entire logistics operations, including third-party delivery service providers.
3/22/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca vaccine is 79% effective against symptomatic Covid-19, company says
(CNN)AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine showed 79% efficacy against symptomatic disease and 100% efficacy against severe disease and hospitalization in a new, US-based clinical trial, the company said Monday.
3/22/2021
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DoorDash
DoorDash will let you order at-home COVID-19 testing kits delivered to your door
DoorDash has partnered with two US-based digital health companies, Vault Health and Everlywell, to help distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits across the country, the company announced on Monday. The partnerships will allow DoorDash customers to order the testing kits directly from the company’s app in 12 markets or, conversely, to order the kits from Vault Health’s website in 20 markets with same-day delivery from DoorDash.
3/22/2021
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft to reopen its headquarters to more employees on March 29
Microsoft said Monday it will begin to bring back employees to its headquarters in some capacity starting March 29.
3/22/2021
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General Motors Company
UPDATE 1-GM says no reason to cut Brazil auto production as rivals curb output due to pandemic
SAO PAULO, March 22 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Monday said it saw no reason to cut auto production in Brazil due to the worsening pandemic, striking a different tone to two other vehicle manufacturers who have curbed production, citing health concerns.
3/22/2021
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Turner & Townsend International Limited
Delivering one of the UK’s largest COVID-19 Lighthouse testing laboratories
We have completed delivery of one of the largest COVID-19 Lighthouse testing laboratories in the UK for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provided programme, project and cost management services on the laboratory.
3/22/2021
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Saudi Aramco
Saudi oil giant Aramco to scale back spending after 2020 profit slump
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco is betting on an Asian-led rebound in energy demand this year after it reported a steep slide in net profit for 2020 on Sunday and scaled back its spending plans.
3/21/2021
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Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen suspends production in Brazil over COVID
Volkswagen said Friday it was suspending production at its four plants in Brazil for 12 days because of a new surge of COVID-19 in the hard-hit country.
3/20/2021
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SuperCom Ltd.
SuperCom Wins COVID-19 Quarantine Compliance Project with the Israeli Government Valued at an Estimated $3 Million per Month in Recurring Revenues
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB) ("SuperCom"), a global provider of secured solutions for the e-Government, IoT and Cybersecurity sectors, today announced that it has won a tender with the Israeli government for lease of the Company's proprietary PureHealth Coronavirus(COVID-19) Quarantine Compliance Solution, including the PureCare smartphone and PureTag bracelet, as well as complementary services including installation, training for users, support, monitoring, and reporting.
3/19/2021
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Accenture plc
Accenture's business grows at pre-pandemic levels, raises revenue forecast
(Reuters) - IT consulting firm Accenture said on Thursday it has bounced back to pre-pandemic growth levels and raised its full-year revenue forecast as more businesses use its digital services to shift operations to the cloud.
3/18/2021
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YouTube LLC
YouTube Removes Steven Crowder Video for Violating Covid Policy
YouTube said it removed a video uploaded by conservative commentator Steven Crowder for violating the platform’s coronavirus content policies.
3/17/2021
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Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq futures tumble as 10-year Treasury yields spike to post-pandemic highs
The bond market, which has been fairly calm this week, looks jittery ahead of the FOMC decision and Chairman Jerome Powell's press conference later today.
3/17/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook has helped sow doubts about COVID-19 vaccines
If you were running the most influential social media platform in the world and small groups on your website kept demonstrating an outsized ability to warp attitudes about Covid-19 and other pivotal issues, how would you respond?
3/17/2021
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K Consulting of Spain ( KPMG Consulting)
KPMG To Support Federal COVID-19 Therapeutic Access Program
NEW YORK, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP announced that it has entered into an agreement with the federal government to help accelerate access to monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for COVID-19 patients who are at high risk for hospitalization or death from the coronavirus, with a focus on ensuring more equitable access to treatment. This program will leverage innovative approaches to develop different prototypes for expanding mAb infusion capacity in underserved communities across the country.
3/17/2021
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Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Powers Novant Health COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event; Enables Administration of 2,220 Vaccines in a Single Day
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced that Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers, and hospitals headquartered in North Carolina, used Extreme's cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions to power a COVID-19 mass vaccination event at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. Healthcare providers were able to simultaneously administer vaccines to 120 patients at a time, with 2,220+ vaccines being administered on February 13, 2021. A typical clinic administers approximately 500 vaccines per day.
3/17/2021
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Leoni AG
2020 impacted by Covid-19 pandemic – significant recovery in the second half of the year
Nuremberg, 17 March 2021 - Leoni's business development in 2020 was significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the second quarter in particular, a drastic decline in demand had a significant impact on the operating business development. Despite a sequential recovery in the second half of the year, sales of €4.1 billion remained significantly below the previous year (2019: €4.8 billion). However, EBIT before exceptional items as well as before VALUE 21 costs of €-59 million was above the previous year (2019: €-66 million). The thorough implementation of VALUE 21 continues and the programme is well on track. At the end of the fourth quarter 2020, Leoni already implemented measures to achieve the VALUE 21 gross cost savings target of more than €550 million annually by 2022 to secure the realisation of the VALUE 21 medium-term margin target. Free cashflow improved significantly in 2020 to €-69 million (previous year: €-308 million). With that, EBIT before exceptional items as well as before VALUE 21 costs and free cashflow were above analyst consensus for the full year 2020 after a strong fourth quarter. For the current year 2021, Leoni expects a significant increase in Group sales and an improvement in EBIT before exceptional items as well as before VALUE 21 costs. Free cashflow – before effects of possible divestments or acquisitions – is expected to be significantly below the previous year’s level, mainly due to exceptional items.
3/17/2021
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai and Queue-it team up to deliver a cure for COVID vaccine registration frustration
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world's most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, today announces a strategic partnership with Queue-it, a leader in virtual waiting room software and services, to meet the historic challenge posed by COVID-19 vaccination. The partnership is focused on helping governments and health systems worldwide handle spikes in registration web traffic, while ensuring fairness and providing a user experience that reduces uncertainty and stress.
3/16/2021
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Intel Corporation
Cisco, Intel, Juniper all say they won't require employees to get Covid vaccines
Big tech companies are strongly encouraging their employees to get vaccinated for Covid-19 — but so far, they're not requiring it.
3/16/2021
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Conduent, Inc.
Conduent Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Response Solutions for Public Health Agencies
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 16, 2021 -- Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), a business process services and solutions company, today introduced a new set of offerings designed for U.S. public health agencies to overcome a range of challenges in administering COVID-19 vaccines effectively and efficiently. Now underway with more than 109 million doses administered to date, the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout is among the largest vaccine programs administered in the history of public health, affecting more than 300 million Americans.
3/16/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple Maps Displays COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in United States
Apple today updated its Maps app to display nearby COVID-19 vaccine providers across the United States to make it easier for people to find an appropriate location to receive the vaccination when eligible.
3/16/2021
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Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Activision cuts 50 employees from esports as it reshapes amid pandemic
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) has laid off about 50 employees in its esports division, in what it characterized as a necessary response to the pandemic.
3/16/2021
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Lyft
Lyft lets people book COVID-19 vaccination rides or donate rides to others
Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) is launching a new central hub to let people schedule rides to COVID-19 vaccination locations for themselves or a loved one through the Lyft app.
3/16/2021
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai And Queue-It Team Up To Deliver A Cure For COVID Vaccine Registration Frustration
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, today announces a strategic partnership with Queue-it, a leader in virtual waiting room software and services, to meet the historic challenge posed by COVID-19 vaccination. The partnership is focused on helping governments and health systems worldwide handle spikes in registration web traffic, while ensuring fairness and providing a user experience that reduces uncertainty and stress.
3/16/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines
March 15 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.
3/15/2021
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Tesla
Tesla Fremont Factory Recorded 450 COVID-19 Cases After Controversial Reopening In May: Report
Tesla Inc.’s TSLA 1.32% factory in Fremont, California recorded about 450 COVID-19 cases following CEO Elon Musk’s decision to reopen the plant in May last year in defiance of a county-mandated shutdown, the Washington Post reported Saturday.
3/15/2021
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Takeda Pharmaceutical
Takeda and IDT Support Manufacturing of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine
OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced a mutual agreement with IDT Biologika GmbH (“IDT”), a contract development and manufacturing organization, to utilize capacity at IDT previously reserved for Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate (TAK-003) to manufacture the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. At the end of a three-month period, the capacity will be returned to Takeda to resume critical manufacturing for the planned launch of its dengue vaccine, subject to regulatory approvals.
3/15/2021
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher’s Italian unit to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines
Patheon Thermo Fischer, a unit of Thermo Fischer Scientific (TMO -0.4%) is set to launch mass production of a COVID-19 vaccine in Italy, a government spokesperson has said according to Reuters.
3/15/2021
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Roche Holding Limited
Roche scoops up COVID test maker GenMark for $1.8B
In a deal that will boost its diagnostics products, Roche (OTCQX:RHHBF) has agreed to buy GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) for about $1.8B.
3/15/2021
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Facebook, Inc.
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Plans To Help Get People Vaccinated Against COVID-19
We've already connected over 2 billion people to authoritative Covid-19 information. Now that many countries are moving towards vaccinations for all adults, we're working on tools to make it easier for everyone to get vaccinated as well.
3/15/2021
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Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Rockwell Automation Donates Arena® Simulation Software to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
MILWAUKEE – Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced that it is donating its Arena® Simulation Software to nonprofit organizations, governmental organizations, and public health partners to plan COVID-19 vaccination clinics in their communities. The software can be used to monitor patient flow, staffing, shift changes, and maintenance of social distancing guidance for patients in queue.
3/15/2021
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Tesla
Tesla reportedly had 450 cases of coronavirus at its California plant after reopening last May
After it reopened in defiance of health department orders last May, Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California saw 450 cases of COVID-19 through December 2020, new data from legal website PlainSite shows (via The Washington Post).
3/13/2021
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon Ordered to Close Canadian Facility on Covid-19 Outbreak
(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. has been ordered to close a facility outside Toronto for two weeks as public health officials worry about rising Covid-19 cases inside the complex.
3/12/2021
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CVS Health Corp.
CVS Health Adds 34 COVID-19 Vaccine Sites in Massachusetts
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the virus and help communities reopen, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it will begin to administer vaccines to eligible populations as early as Sunday, March 14 at 34 additional CVS Pharmacy locations across Massachusetts. Appointments for the latest allocation of doses will start to become available for booking on Saturday, March 13, as stores receive shipments of vaccine. The additional retail locations add to the 51 stores previously activated in the state, bringing to 85 the total number of CVS Pharmacy locations administering a vaccine in Massachusetts.
3/11/2021
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Gogo Inc.
Gogo tops Q4 estimates as commercial aviation recovers from pandemic
Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) shares are up 4.2% pre-market after Q4 results topped estimates, reflecting the recovering commercial aviation industry and the sale of the Commercial Aviation business during the quarter.
3/11/2021
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon Quietly Began Building a Grocery Chain During Pandemic
As many businesses struggled to survive the pandemic, Amazon.com Inc. was quietly building a national grocery chain.
3/11/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Conditional Marketing Authorization by European Commission
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 11, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.
3/11/2021
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Deutsche Telekom AG
Telekom and Kinexon with new technology to combat Covid-19
Whether at a ticket checkpoint or on an assembly line, it's hard to keep your distance when space is tight. A Corona case in the workforce can threaten colleagues with time in quarantine. This runs the risk of bringing production to a standstill. Production and logistics fear the uncontrolled spread of the virus after a positive case. The sports, event and travel industries also want to quickly identify and break infection chains.
3/11/2021
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Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Philips survey reveals COVID-19’s negative impact on sleep quality and CPAP use
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the findings of its 6th annual sleep survey in a report titled Seeking Solutions: How COVID-19 Changed Sleep Around the World. Almost a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philips surveyed 13,000 adults in 13 countries to capture attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors around sleep. This year’s survey reveals that, since the beginning of COVID-19, 70% of respondents experienced one or more new sleep challenges, with 60% reporting that the pandemic had directly impacted their ability to sleep well. It also reveals that while such challenges have been widespread, sleep apnea patients have been disproportionately affected. The good news is there is strong interest in implementing tools and strategies – such as telehealth, online information resources, and lifestyle changes – to address these challenges.
3/10/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Biden to order 100 million additional J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses - NBC News
President Biden today will announce a plan for the federal government to purchase an additional 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine, NBC News reports.
3/10/2021
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Cap Gemini S.A.
Ellume and Cambridge Consultants Collaborate on Core Technology Behind Ellume’s Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Test
Cambridge UK, Brisbane, Australia, March 10, 2021 – Today, digital diagnostics company Ellume highlights the revolutionary technology created in partnership with global product development and technology consultancy firm, Cambridge Consultants, part of the Capgemini Group. Together, the two companies have developed a next-generation, multi-component reader that combines optics, electronics and software, and powers the core technology behind the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test. Ellume’s test is the first rapid self-test for COVID-19 detection granted Emergency Authorization Use by the U.S. FDA for both asymptomatic and symptomatic use without a prescription. In February, Ellume announced a $231.8 million agreement with the U.S. government, including the delivery of 8.5 million Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests to support the U.S. government’s pandemic response and the establishment of Ellume’s first U.S. manufacturing facility.
3/10/2021
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LivePerson, Inc.
LivePerson And Innova Medical Group Announce Partnership For AI-powered, At-home COVID-19 Rapid Testing
NEW YORK, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, a global leader in conversational AI, in partnership with Innova Medical Group, the world's largest manufacturer of rapid antigen test kits and leader in COVID-19 testing solutions globally, today announced the launch of BELLA Health with Innova, a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 rapid testing experience with AI-guided instructions to ensure accuracy. This new experience is being evaluated in the first-ever, large-scale at-home rapid testing study in the United States, led by Dr. Michael Mina, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Innova's test, which has been authorized for use in the U.K. and the EU, is currently being used as a vital part of Operation Moonshot, the U.K. government's ambitious mass testing protocol to safely reopen schools and the economy. Innova is also conducting clinical evaluations in an effort to gain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States.
3/10/2021
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Becton, Dickinson and Company
BD Announces Collaboration with ImageMover for Rapid Antigen Test Reporting
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced an agreement with ImageMover, a software platform that automates and simplifies medical data collection and management, to offer a companion mobile app that enables more streamlined reporting of SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing results performed on the BD Veritor™ Plus System at everyday testing locations, such as schools and businesses. The ImageMover app is available immediately for BD Veritor™ Plus System customers.
3/9/2021
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft unveils plan for getting work done in a post-pandemic world
The pandemic is likely to permanently reshape how companies operate — and Microsoft showed on Tuesday how it’s going to compete in that new reality.
3/9/2021
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Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
Ericsson Bows Out of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress Amid Coronavirus Concerns -- Update
Ericsson AB won't be participating in this year's Mobile World Congress in Spain amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the company told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
3/9/2021
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
XPRIZE and Cognizant Announce Grand Prize Winners in Pandemic Response Challenge to Restart Economies Around the World
LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2021) ― XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, in partnership with Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), one of the world's leading technology and professional services companies, today announced the Grand Prize Winners in the $500K Pandemic Response Challenge. The four-month global competition was designed to harness the power of data and artificial intelligence in equipping policymakers, health officials and business leaders with the insights and guidance necessary to implement public safety measures that help keep local economies open while minimizing virus outbreaks as vaccines become more widely available. These decision-makers are encouraged to use the results, methodologies and technology from the challenge as reference on approaches to minimize potential outbreaks, now and moving forward.
3/9/2021
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United Microelectronics Corporation
Sensirion Gains Capacity Support from UMC as Both Companies Partner to Support the Battle Against Covid-19
Stäfa, Switzerland and Hsinchu, Taiwan (March 8, 2021) - Sensirion a leading microsensor manufacturer and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have collaborated to produce medical related ICs used for the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. UMC has allocated capacity for the production of Sensirion’s temperature sensor ICs for Covid-19 vaccine transport and flow-sensors for medical ventilators, despite global tightness in foundry semiconductor manufacturing capacity
3/8/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna to supply 13M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Philippines
Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) announces a supply agreement with the Government of The Philippines for 13M doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Moderna.
3/8/2021
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck announces positive mid-stage trial data for COVID-19 antiviral drug
Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have announced that molnupiravir (EIDD-2801/MK-4482), their investigational oral antiviral agent against COVID-19, managed to speed up the time for the infectious agent to become negative in COVID-19 patients.
3/6/2021
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Foxconn Electronics Inc.
Apple-supplier Foxconn flags strong start to year as lockdowns spur electronics demand
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple supplier Foxconn said it expects first-quarter revenue to rise more than 15% from a year earlier, boosted by strong iPhone sales and robust demand for electronics during lockdowns worldwide to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
3/4/2021
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General Motors Company
Staff at some major U.S. firms to keep masks on in Texas even as state lifts mandate
(Reuters) - Employees at General Motors, Toyota Motor, Target Corp, and Macy’s Inc in Texas will keep face masks on at work, the companies said on Tuesday, even as the U.S. state lifted most of its coronavirus curbs allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity as of next week.
3/3/2021
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Everbridge Inc.
Everbridge reports pandemic-powered surge in headcount
The Burlington-based company (Nasdaq: EVBG) has tweaked its software platform to include vaccine appointment management.
3/3/2021
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck to receive $269 million for production of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs
Merck (NYSE:MRK) has announced that the U.S. government has agreed to provide the company with $268.8M to help in its efforts to accelerate the production of COVID-19 vaccines and medicines.
3/2/2021
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International Business Machines Corporation
New York, IBM begin testing Covid-19 digital health pass
IBM and New York State over the weekend began a pilot program to test their forthcoming Covid-19 "digital health pass." Dubbed the "Excelsior Pass," the blockchain-based application is designed to give New York residents a secure way to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result or certification of vaccination.
3/2/2021
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Lyft
Lyft says it just had its best week for rides since pandemic lockdowns began
In a filing with the SEC Tuesday, the company said that improving trends will allow it to narrow losses in the current quarter by more than expected.
3/2/2021
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Ford Motor Company
FORD SUPPORTS PRESIDENT BIDEN CALL FOR BUSINESSES TO STEP UP COVID-19 EFFORTS, ENCOURAGES COUNTRY TO ‘FINISH STRONG’
Ford proudly supports President Biden’s call for businesses to make unique contributions for the workers and families they support as the country enters the next phase of COVID-19 response.
3/2/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple's 270 U.S. stores all open for first time since pandemic began
(Reuters) - Apple said on Monday all its 270 U.S. stores have been opened, the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3/1/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
J&J looks for partners to ramp up supply of COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson & Johnson is looking for manufacturing partnerships to increase supply of its COVID-19 vaccine that was cleared Saturday by U.S. regulators, Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky said.
3/1/2021
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Delta Air Lines Inc.
Delta hands out bonuses to managers whose pay was cut in the pandemic
Delta Air Lines, which received billions of dollars in federal aid last year, is paying managers bonuses ranging from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000 to make up for pay cuts at the start of the pandemic last year.
3/1/2021
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Haztech
Haztech to Provide COVID-19 Testing Relief to the Province of Saskatchewan.
REGINA, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Haztech, an industry leading healthcare and safety company to perform COVID-19 testing in cooperation with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority has received approval and provincial licensing of Haztech’s owned and operated medical laboratory in Regina.
3/1/2021
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McKesson Corp.
JNJ COVID-19 vaccine distribution started: McKesson
McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has added ~2.8% in the pre-market today after announcing that the company started the nationwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).
3/1/2021
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The Blackstone Group L.P.
Private Equity Has $300 Billion War Chest for Covid-Hit Property
(Bloomberg) -- Real-estate bosses at Blackstone Group Inc. quietly smiled when Britain’s biggest-selling tabloid unwittingly endorsed their largest European real estate deal since the pandemic.
3/1/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
COVID-19: Moderna vaccine under FDA review
Taiwan is reviewing an emergency use authorization application by Moderna Inc for its COVID-19 vaccine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.
3/1/2021
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Twitter, Inc.
Twitter Tackles COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation With Labels, Strike Policy
LONDON (Reuters) - Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permanently banned for repeat violations.
3/1/2021
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Advantech Co., Ltd.
ADVANTECH FAST TRACKS FACE MASK MANUFACTURING IN FIGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC
The outbreak of COVID-19 has quickened pace of integrating technologies for better emergency response
3/1/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson working on booster for coronavirus variants, CEO says
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine has become the third Covid-19 shot approved for use in the US. Previously, Pfizer and Moderna's two-dose vaccines had been approved.
3/1/2021
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Pilgrim s Pride Corp.
JBS USA and Pilgrim’s to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine for 8,500 Essential Team Members in Multiple Locations
GREELEY, Colo., Feb. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBS USA and Pilgrim’s today announced that approximately 8,500 team members in eight states will have the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine this week. The companies have been working closely with state officials, local health departments and union partners to encourage vaccination of the essential workforce producing food for our country as quickly as possible.
2/28/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
JNJ to deliver fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses amid production problems: FT
Due to production problems suffered by Catalent (NYSE:CTLT), the manufacturing partner of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), the U.S. government could receive fewer COVID-19 vaccine deliveries from the company, according to Financial Times.
2/27/2021
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck requested to give more data on COVID-19 therapy for marketing approval
In the latest 10-K filing, Merck & Co (NYSE:MRK) announces that the FDA has asked the company to provide additional data to support an emergency use authorization for MK-7110 for COVID-19, beyond those from the already-completed clinical study.
2/26/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
Health Canada authorizes AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Health Canada has authorized AstraZeneca's (NASDAQ:AZN) COVID-19 vaccine as well as the Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
2/26/2021
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Dynavax Technologies Corp.
Dynavax surges on prospects for COVID–19 vaccine adjuvant
Dynavax Technologies (DVAX +8.6%) is on the rise today after the company estimated its CpG 1018, an adjuvant for COVID-19 vaccine candidates, to contribute millions of dollars in revenue in 2021.
2/26/2021
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Mitsubishi Group
Mitsubishi Fuso accelerates digitalization in workplace learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kawasaki, Japan — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO Hartmut Schick) is pleased to announce dramatic expansions to its digital learning offerings for its employees achieved during the year 2020. A high degree of digitalization in workplace learning has supported flexible career and skill development as socially distanced remote work has become the new normal.
2/26/2021
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Kuehne + Nagel
Sinovac relies on Kuehne+Nagel’s pharma network for Covid-19 vaccine distribution
Kuehne+Nagel successfully helped Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a leading biopharmaceutical company in China (Nasdaq: SVA) fulfill its first Covid-19 vaccine shipment from Beijing, China to the Dominican Republic.
2/26/2021
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PayPal Holdings, Inc.
PayPal Joins Uber in Coalition to Address Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Equity
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced it has joined Uber Technologies, Inc.'s (NYSE: UBER) effort to provide free or discounted rides to vaccination sites in the U.S. to help ensure transportation is not a barrier to vaccine access. In December 2020, Uber committed up to 10 million free or discounted rides to help ensure transportation is not a barrier to getting a vaccine. PayPal is making a corporate donation of $5 million to fund additional free or discounted rides and will work with Uber to explore ways to leverage its giving platform to mobilize customers who are interested in contributing to the vaccine access effort.
2/26/2021
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Japan Airlines
JAL to slash hiring of new graduates by 90% in 2022 due to pandemic
Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will slash its hiring of new graduates in fiscal 2022 by 90% from the number that joined JAL group companies last spring, as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to continue putting pressure on travel demand.
2/25/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca expects U.S. COVID-19 vaccine authorization in April
AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) expects its COVID-19 vaccine could receive U.S. Emergency Use Authorization at the beginning of April
2/24/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Drug companies told lawmakers Tuesday they project a major increase in vaccine deliveries that will result in 140 million more doses over the next five weeks, saying they have solved manufacturing challenges and are in a position to overcome scarcity that has hampered the nation’s fight against the coronavirus.
Drug companies told lawmakers Tuesday they project a major increase in vaccine deliveries that will result in 140 million more doses over the next five weeks, saying they have solved manufacturing challenges and are in a position to overcome scarcity that has hampered the nation’s fight against the coronavirus.
2/24/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
FDA says Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine meets requirements for emergency use authorization
(CNN)In an analysis released Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration said the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has met the requirements for emergency use authorization.
2/24/2021
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Aramark
Aramark said to be set up well for post-COVID recovery
Oppenheimer weighs in on Aramark (ARMK +3.2%) after meeting with management.
2/24/2021
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Fresenius Medical Care Corp.
Fresenius Medical Care achieves 2020 targets, expects significant COVID-19 impact in 2021 and confirms 2025 outlook
While the pandemic has not sustainably affected the fundamental development in the number of new patients starting dialysis, excess mortality of dialysis patients significantly accelerated in the U.S. and in EMEA, particularly in November and December 2020, and accumulated to approximately 10,000 patients over the pre-pandemic baseline.
2/23/2021
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Quantum Materials Corporation
QMC HealthID Partners with Tried & Tested to Support COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing in the UK
SAN MARCOS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QMC HealthID, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quantum Materials Corp, today announced that it has partnered with Tried & Tested COVID-19 testing services. The QMC HealthID service will allow companies and individuals to see and select a particular COVID-19 test kit and record the test results.
2/23/2021
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Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ampio adds new Ampion COVID-19 trial sites
Ampio Pharmaceuticals (AMPE -9.3%) announced the addition of two new study sites to further the expansion of its ongoing U.S. Phase I clinical trial for inhalation treatment of COVID-19 with Ampion.
2/23/2021
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
Fujifilm to restart Avigan trials against mild COVID-19
FUJIFILM Holdings (OTCPK:FUJIF) is planning to restart the clinical trials in April for its anti-viral therapy Avigan in Japan against COVID-19, Nikkei reported on Sunday.
2/20/2021
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Takeda Pharmaceutical
Takeda and Daiichi Sankyo to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials in Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TAK) and Daiichi Sankyo (OTCPK:DSKYF) are planning to initiate two separate COVID-19 vaccine trials in Japan, the country’s Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday.
2/20/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer will 'more than double' COVID-19 vaccine output in U.S., CEO Bourla says
Speaking after President Joe Biden toured a Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) manufacturing plant in Michigan, company CEO Albert Bourla said that the pharma anticipates it will "more than double" the 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine it is producing each week in the U.S. in the next few weeks, according to Reuters.
2/19/2021
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Quidel Corp.
Quidel leads a slump in COVID-19 test makers
Quidel Corporation (QDEL -10.9%) has failed to meet the consensus revenue estimates in Q4 2020 despite the surging pandemic driving a ~80.6% YoY sequential growth in revenue from COVID-19 products.
2/19/2021
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Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Agilent Announces Immunoassay Kit to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the launch of the Agilent Dako SARS-CoV-2 IgG Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kit intended for the qualitative detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum or plasma. The kit, which marks Agilent’s entrance into SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US, has completed the notification process to FDA in accordance with Section IV.D of FDA’s “Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency (Revised)”. The assay is planned to be registered in other markets in 2021 including Canada, Europe, and selected Asia Pacific and Latin American countries.
2/18/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna target raised at Morgan Stanley on opportunity for COVID-19 booster shots
Citing a more sustainable sales opportunity from booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Morgan Stanley has raised the price target of Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) to $215.00 from $150.00 implying a ~21.6% premium to the previous close. The rating is unchanged at equal weight.
2/18/2021
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Airbus SAS
Airbus dips after big pandemic loss, sees profit in 2021
A historic global slump in air travel saw Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) lose €1.1B last year as CEO Guillaume Faury acknowledged performance was "far from expectations." Shares are off 2.4% in Paris.
2/18/2021
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Government of Singapore
First Shipment of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Singapore
Dear Editors, The first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Singapore today (17 Feb) on Flight SQ 7137 at 1340H. The Health Sciences Authority granted an interim authorisation on 3 Feb 2021 under the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in Singapore for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals aged 18 years and above. We have included in this link (http://go.gov.sg/20210217moderna), the following materials for your immediate reporting, please. 1. Footage capturing arrival and unloading of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipment 2. Photos of flight carrying first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipment 3. Photos of first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine being unloaded
2/17/2021
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BioNTech AG
BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine deal with Taiwan on hold amid Chinese pressure - Reuters
Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the deal for 5M doses on BioNTech's (NASDAQ:BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine is on hold, citing potential Chinese pressure for the delay - Reuters.
2/17/2021
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Biophytis
Biophytis to enroll patients in France and Belgium for COVID-19 study
Biophytis (NASDAQ:BPTS) announces that patient recruitment will begin in France and Belgium for Part 2 of its COVA Study assessing Sarconeos (BIO101) as a potential treatment for acute respiratory failure associated with COVID-19.
2/17/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer, BioNTech to supply more 200M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to EU
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) ink agreement with the European Commission (EC) to supply an additional 200M doses of COMIRNATY, the companies’ COVID-19 Vaccine. The EC has the option to request supply of an additional 100M doses.
2/17/2021
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Immunic, Inc.
Immunic's IMU-838 shows evidence of clinical activity in COVID-19
Immunic's (NASDAQ:IMUX) lead asset, IMU-838, the selective oral DHODH inhibitor has shown evidence of clinical activity in hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 in Phase 2 CALVID-1 trial.
2/17/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
EC purchases more 150M doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) announces that the European Commission (EC) purchased an additional 150M doses of its COVID-19 Vaccine, which are scheduled to be delivered in Q3 and Q4.
2/17/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission of European Conditional Marketing Authorisation Application to the EMA for its Investigational Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 16, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that Janssen-Cilag International N.V., has submitted a conditional Marketing Authorisation Application (cMAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking authorisation for its investigational single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The submission is based on topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial.
2/16/2021
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Novavax Inc.
Novavax to supply 40M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Korea
Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) and SK Bioscience have expanded their collaboration and license agreement.
2/16/2021
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SG Blocks, Inc.
SG Blocks opens a COVID-19 testing center in Chicago
SG Blocks (SGBX +1.7%) announced the opening of “Chicago Airport Testing,” a COVID-19 testing center in Des Plaines, IL.
2/16/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine wins Australian nod
Australia’s regulator approves AstraZeneca's (NASDAQ:AZN) vaccine as its second for use against COVID-19.
2/16/2021
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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.
MUFG to Support Research and Development of New COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccinations
Tokyo, February 15, 2021 --- MUFG has decided to donate a total of 500 million yen from five Group companies* to The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo and Osaka University to support research and development of a new COVID-19 vaccine in Japan.
2/15/2021
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National Express Group plc
National Express Accessible Transport plays its part with Covid vaccination transport
With the continued roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT) is playing its part by taking vulnerable customers to get their vaccinations.
2/15/2021
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Sinequa
Sinequa Announces Strong Momentum and Fiscal Year 2020 Results Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sinequa, a leader in Enterprise Search, today announced that the company achieved strong performance for the fiscal year 2020 ending on December 31, 2020, increasing its total customer billings by 30 percent compared to the fiscal year 2019.
2/15/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Japan approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, 1st for domestic use
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan formally approved Pfizer Inc.'s coronavirus vaccine on Sunday, the first greenlit for domestic use, clearing the way for the nation to start inoculating health workers in a matter of days.
2/14/2021
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BT Group plc
BT fibres up network of Covid-19 vaccination centres to help NHS protect the public
Engineers and IT experts from BT have played a vital role in helping the NHS deliver the biggest vaccination programme in its history, by bringing high-speed fibre and Wi-Fi connectivity to more than 110 vaccination centres across England and Wales.
2/12/2021
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber posts big loss as pandemic clobbers ridesharing, despite delivery offset
Uber on Wednesday reported another hefty loss in the final three months of 2020, though the company's food delivery operations partly offset the hit taken from the decline in ridesharing during the pandemic.
2/11/2021
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CVS Health Corp.
CVS and Walmart Decide Who Gets Leftover Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
As pharmacies and groceries across the U.S. prepare to dispense Covid-19 vaccines to the public, their customers and workers are wondering what happens to extra doses left unused at day’s end—and who might get access to one.
2/11/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
South Africa to discontinue AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J shots
South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine to its health care workers beginning next week, announced Zweli Mkhize, the health minister.
2/10/2021
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda profit rises despite damage from pandemic
Honda Motor Co yesterday said its fiscal third-quarter profit more than doubled to ¥284 billion (US$2.7 billion), despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as auto sales grew in Japan and the US.
2/10/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
Taiwan to receive Moderna vaccine in 3-4 months: CECC
Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Over 5 million doses of vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. are expected to be delivered to Taiwan between May and June, the country's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, after Moderna announced a supply agreement with the Taiwan government.
2/10/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca partners with IDT Biologika to boost COVID-19 vaccine production
AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) and Germany's IDT Biologika have established a strategic partnership that calls for IDT to boost production of the former's COVID-19 vaccine.
2/10/2021
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The Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola Hit by Resurgence of Covid-19
The pandemic has been worse this winter than Coca-Cola Co. expected, but the beverage giant said it expects consumers to return to normal life in the second half of the year as Covid-19 vaccines roll out across many developed countries.
2/10/2021
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Eli Lilly and Company
Covid-19 Antibody Drug Cocktail From Eli Lilly Cleared for Use
A combination of two Eli Lilly & Co. antibody-based drugs to treat recently diagnosed Covid-19 was authorized by federal health regulators, the latest treatment aimed to help people at high risk of severe disease from avoiding hospitalization.
2/10/2021
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Groupe Renault
Renault warns against low productivity at its S. Korean plant amid pandemic
A senior Renault Group executive on Tuesday said its South Korean operations should ramp up production and cut manufacturing costs to stay afloat amid the coronavirus crisis.
2/9/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
J&J CEO Says Annual Covid Vaccine Needed "For Years" As MSM Warns Virus Will "Circulate For Decades"
In recent days there has been a flood in good news on the covid front. Consider that a recent report from Bank of America, which notes that "COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to plunge" we read the following encouraging data points:
2/9/2021
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Oxford Immunotec Global PLC
Oxford signs MOU with Green Cross Medical for T-SPOT Discovery SARS-CoV-2 kit
Oxford Immunotec (NASDAQ:OXFD) announces it has worked with Green Cross Medical Science South Korea (GC MS) to enter into an MOU to market the research use only T-SPOT Discovery SARS-CoV-2 kit in South Korea.
2/8/2021
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine wins conditional marketing authorization in China
Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) announces that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has granted a conditional marketing authorization (CMA) for its CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged 18 and above.
2/8/2021
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Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Atea discloses new pre-clinical data for experimental COVID-19 antiviral therapy
Atea Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVIR) announced the publication of new data indicating the in vitro antiviral activity of AT-527 against SARS-CoV-2.
2/8/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Files for Emergency Use Approval of COVID Vaccine in S. Africa, Reports Suggest
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States' Johnson & Johnson has requested South Africa's regulator for the emergency use authorization of its single-shot vaccine against the coronavirus, the African country's eNCA broadcaster reported on Monday as Johannesburg temporarily suspended its rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
2/8/2021
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EllisDonEllisDon Construction Inc. & EllisDon Services Inc.
EllisDon Embraces COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot Program
Mississauga, Ontario, Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a continued effort to ensure the highest level of workplace safety, EllisDon has embraced and implemented the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Pilot project in Ontario. Working with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, EllisDon executed this program, voluntarily testing workers on-site starting December 2020.
2/8/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca to start supplying COVID-19 vaccines from Feb. 24
AstraZeneca will start delivering the first batch of its COVID-19 vaccine to South Korea starting from Feb. 24, South Korean health authorities said Monday.
2/8/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer/BioNTech double the vaccine supply to EU
The European Union has reached an agreement with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) for 300M doses of the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by the two companies.
2/8/2021
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Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.
Tonix Pharmaceuticals to Develop COVID-19 Skin Test (TNX-2100) to Measure SARS-CoV-2 Exposure and T Cell Immunity
CHATHAM, N.J., Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has received the written response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to a Type B pre-investigational new drug (IND) meeting package describing its technology and plans to develop a diagnostic skin test, TNX-2100 (SARS-CoV-2 epitope peptide mixtures for intradermal administration), to measure the delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction to SARS-CoV-2 (CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.
2/8/2021
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches CE-IVD-Marked High Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Assay for Use On Its Automated Amplitude Platform
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today launched its CE-IVD-Marked, Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID–19 HT Kit that is compatible with the Amplitude platform. The high-throughput solution enables clinical and public health laboratories to efficiently test up to 8,000 COVID-19 samples a day with fewer staffing requirements and a reliable supply of kits, reagents and consumables.
2/8/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca’s jab has less efficacy against South African COVID-19 variant: FT
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) and the University of Oxford has failed to prevent the mild and moderate disease caused by the new coronavirus strain first detected in South Africa, the Financial Times reported sourcing a study due to be published on Monday.
2/7/2021
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LG Chem Ltd.
LG Chem brand value grows amid pandemic
LG Chem is the only firm among the world’s top seven chemical companies that saw its brand value grow amid the pandemic.
2/7/2021
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CureVac AG
CureVac to supply 50M COVID-19 variant vaccines to the U.K.
CureVac (NASDAQ:CVAC) announced that the company entered a collaboration with the U.K. Government for the development and manufacture of potential vaccine candidates targeting the SARS-CoV-2 variants.
2/5/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer pulls application in India for COVID-19 vaccine emergency use - Reuters
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) has withdrawn an application in India for emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX), Reuters reports.
2/5/2021
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan's Nationwide Consumer Data Slips As COVID 'Dark Winter' Drowns Recovery
The US economy slowed considerably in recent months, as it faced a dark winter of COVID-19 infections. New retail foot traffic and credit card data from JPMorgan points to economic headwinds developing early in the new year.
2/5/2021
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Robert Bosch GmbH
Bosch stays on course through the coronavirus crisis to achieve a positive result
Stuttgart, Germany – In the 2020 business year, the Bosch Group achieved a positive result despite the effects of the coronavirus crisis and the decline in automotive production. In fact, the supplier of technology and services performed better than initially expected. According to preliminary figures, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to some 1.9 billion euros. This puts the estimated EBIT margin at around 2.5 percent. After adjusting for restructuring expenditure, estimated EBIT is approx. 3.3 billion euros – a margin of roughly 4.5 percent. Total Bosch Group sales amounted to 71.6 billion euros: a year-on-year drop of 4.4 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects. “Despite the effects of the pandemic, we were able to achieve a very positive result. Above all, we have the extraordinary commitment of our associates to thank for that,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the presentation of the preliminary business figures. The company’s broad diversification and global footprint also proved their worth, he added. “By investing in areas of future importance, such as sustainable mobility, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence, we are further expanding our innovation leadership.” In particular, Bosch believes that AIoT – the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) – will create growth opportunities in markets worth billions. “We want to become a leading AIoT company,” Denner said. “On the strength of our broad domain knowledge and extensive expertise in electronics and software, we have more at our disposal than most of our competitors.”
2/4/2021
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COVAXX
COVAX announces plan to distribute more than 330 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing nations
Hong Kong (CNN)The COVAX initiative for equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines has announced its plan to distribute more than 330 million doses to developing nations in the first half of 2021.
2/4/2021
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Nustar Energy L.P.
NuStar sees refined products volumes recovering from pandemic
NuStar Energy's (NS -1.9%) refined products volumes have recovered to nearly 100% of pre-pandemic levels but crude demand has been slower to bounce back, CEO Brad Barron says.
2/4/2021
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GlaxoSmithKline PLC
SK Bioscience’s COVID-19 vaccine to be used with GSK adjuvant
SK Bioscience is collaborating with GlaxoSmithKline in COVID-19 vaccine development, the company said Thursday.
2/4/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca requested to give more data for COVID-19 vaccine approval by Swissmedic
The Swiss medical regulator has requested additional data from AstraZeneca (AZN -0.2%) for the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the company in partnership with the University of Oxford.
2/3/2021
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Dynavax Technologies Corp.
Dynavax and Clover to commence Phase 2/3 trial of adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Clover Biopharmaceuticals plans to initiate a global Phase 2/3 efficacy trial of its protein-based S-Trimer COVID-19 vaccine candidate adjuvanted with Dynavax Technologies' (NASDAQ:DVAX) CpG 1018 plus alum in H1 2021 with an interim analysis for vaccine efficacy potentially in mid 2021.
2/1/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca to supply more 9M COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU
AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) has agreed to supply additional 9M doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union (EU) during Q1.
2/1/2021
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Takara Bio Inc
Takara Bio to boost domestic capacity of COVID test reagents 8-fold
KYOTO -- Takara Bio will ramp up its domestic capacity to produce reagents for PCR tests to 8 million specimens a month, eight times more than the current level, as early as this summer.
2/1/2021
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Cvent, Inc.
Cvent Event Technology Helps Organize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Tysons, VA – February 1, 2021 – Today, Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, announced that the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), is leveraging Cvent’s event marketing and management platform to organize and streamline its efforts to vaccinate more than 15,000 frontline health workers.
2/1/2021
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Seegene Inc
Seegene develops world first COVID-19 variant test capable of identifying origins of virus variants
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea's biotechnology firm Seegene (KQ096530) said Monday it developed the world's first COVID-19 diagnostic variant test, capable of screening COVID-19 and identifying multiple mutant variations in a single reaction.
1/31/2021
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Texas Instruments Incorporated
TI shrugs off Covid-19, chip shortages
Texas Instruments (TI) saw growth in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic and is avoiding the current chip shortages in the automotive industry
1/27/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca CEO defends plans to supply vaccine to UK ahead of EU, amid frustration over delays
AstraZeneca’s chief executive Pascal Soriot has defended the pharmaceutical giant’s decision to prioritize vaccine deliveries to the United Kingdom, after the European Union voiced growing frustration over delivery delays.
1/27/2021
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Abbott tops Q4 consensus, COVID-19 testing-related sales of $2.4B
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) Q4 results beats analyst expectations.
1/27/2021
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Salesforce.com, inc.
Salesforce unveils Vaccine Cloud to manage COVID-19 records
Jan 27 (Reuters) - Salesforce Inc said on Wednesday it is launching Vaccine Cloud to help governments and healthcare providers globally maintain and manage digital records of COVID-19 vaccinations.
1/27/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
Japan to produce 90m doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
TOKYO -- Japan is gearing up to produce AstraZeneca COVID shots as it grows desperate to secure enough vaccine for its population of 126 million amid global supply constraints, Nikkei has learned.
1/27/2021
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Taiwan’s TSMC beefs up anti-COVID measures amid hospital cluster
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) ratcheted up its anti-pandemic measures on Monday (Jan. 25) as concerns over a Taoyuan hospital cluster continue.
1/26/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca denies its vaccine is less efficient in the elderly; battles with EU over supplies
British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca is fighting battles on several fronts this week — defending its coronavirus vaccine from reports that it could be less effective in protecting the elderly and facing increasing tensions with the EU over its delayed supplies to the bloc.
1/26/2021
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3M Company
3M Expects Sales Growth as Customers Return to Offices, Schools
3M Co. said it expects sales across its product lines to grow this year as vaccinations against Covid-19 allow people to start using more of its products at dental offices, workplaces and schools.
1/26/2021
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson expects COVID-19 vaccine data next week
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it expected to report eagerly-awaited data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week, and that it would be able to meet the delivery target for doses to countries with which it had signed supply agreements.
1/26/2021
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Study Reveals Critical Role of Privacy Emerging from Global Pandemic
San Jose, Calif., – January 26, 2021 – Cisco today published the 2021 Data Privacy Benchmark Study, its fourth annual look into corporate privacy practices worldwide, which found enhanced importance of privacy protections during the pandemic and increasing benefits for businesses that adopt strong privacy measures. The independent, anonymized survey analyzed the responses of 4,400 security and privacy professionals across 25 countries and explored attitudes towards privacy legislation and the emergence of privacy metrics being reported to executive management.
1/26/2021
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Earnings Jump on Pandemic-Driven Cloud, Videogaming Demand -- 2nd Update
Microsoft Corp. posted record quarterly sales underpinned by pandemic-fueled demand for videogaming and accelerated adoption of its cloud-computing services as businesses continued to embrace new digital tools during the health crisis.
1/26/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple Australia remained steady during pandemic-hit 2020
The Australian arm of Apple has reported that profit, revenue, and income tax remained steady during the financial year to 26 September 2020.
1/25/2021
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Foxconn Electronics Inc.
Foxconn, HTC adopt remote working as Taiwan COVID outbreak intensifies
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tech companies including Foxconn and HTC are taking precautionary measures as the Taoyuan General Hospital coronavirus cluster exacerbates.
1/25/2021
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Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar’s Chinese Rivals Power Through the Pandemic
Companies such as Sany Heavy Industry Co. and Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co. make the excavators, dump trucks and cranes that keep China’s countless construction sites humming.
1/25/2021
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck discontinues development of V590 and V591 COVID-19 vaccine candidates
Merck (NYSE:MRK) -1.8% to discontinue development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591 as Phase 1 clinical studies displayed immune responses to be inferior to those seen following natural infection and those reported for other SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines.
1/25/2021
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Ssangyong Motor Company
SsangYong Motor cuts wages by half amid liquidity crisis
Financially troubled SsangYong Motor Co. said Monday it will cut its employee wages in half in January and February as it struggles with mounting costs amid lackluster sales.
1/25/2021
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ServiceNow, Inc.
ServiceNow Helps Solve Challenges to Quickly Vaccinate People Against COVID-19
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), the leading digital workflow company that makes work, work better for people, today announced new workflow solutions to help organizations get people vaccinated quickly. These solutions address vaccine management challenges at scale by removing logistical barriers to speed up the immunization process. The State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and NHS Scotland are among the more than 100 organizations currently working with ServiceNow on their vaccine management efforts.
1/25/2021
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Tata Group
Tata in talks to team up with Moderna for COVID-19 vaccine launch in India - ET
Tata Group's healthcare venture is in early-stage talks with Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) to launch the U.S. drugmaker's COVID-19 vaccine in India, according to an Economic times report.
1/25/2021
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Athenex, Inc.
CEO Dr. Johnson Lau Recuperating from COVID at Home
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athenex, Inc., (NASDAQ: ATNX), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and related conditions, announced today that its CEO and Board Chairman, Dr. Johnson Lau, has been discharged from the hospital and is doing well recuperating at home. He continues to carry out the full duties and responsibilities of CEO and Chairman of Athenex
1/25/2021
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai, Kia struggle in 3 key markets last year amid pandemic
Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Corp. slumped in their three major markets last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, company data showed Sunday.
1/24/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine supply to rise with FDA label change
The FDA has approved an updated label for Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)/BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) vaccine allowing pharmacists and health practitioners to extract an additional dose from each vial. European medicines regulator approved a similar change in January.
1/24/2021
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Southwest Airlines Company
Southwest Airlines to vaccinate employees against COVID-19 for free
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it would vaccinate its employees against COVID-19 for free once a vaccine has been made widely available in the United States.
1/21/2021
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United Airlines, Inc.
United Airlines pledges more cost cuts after pandemic-driven quarterly loss
(Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it aims to cut about $2 billion of annual costs through 2023 as it charts a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that drove its fourth straight quarterly loss.
1/21/2021
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Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic develops cold box to store and transport COVID-19 vaccines
OSAKA – Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it has developed a cold box capable of storing and transporting vaccines against the novel coronavirus.
1/21/2021
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Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu mulls selling headquarters building as employees work remotely
Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Group Inc. is considering selling its 48-story headquarters building in Tokyo as many employees are working from home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday.
1/20/2021
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Logitech International S.A.
Logitech says company can grow after COVID-19 boom
ZURICH (Reuters) - Logitech International will grow in a post-coronavirus world, Chief Executive Bracken Darrell said on Tuesday, as the rise in home working and playing during the pandemic pushed the computer peripherals maker to its best-ever quarterly results.
1/19/2021
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AT&T Inc.
AT&T to cut Slovakia workforce, unions expect 300 jobs to go
PRAGUE (Reuters) - AT&T plans to cut its workforce in Slovakia as the COVID-19 pandemic hits customer demand, the company said on Monday, with unions saying that 10% of jobs may be affected.
1/18/2021
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PT ASTRA International Tbk
Automotive giant Astra Group's business fell by almost 50 percent during the pandemic
Merdeka.com - The automotive business of the giant PT Astra International Tbk was under pressure last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic .
1/18/2021
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota and Honda resume production in Malaysia
BANGKOK -- Toyota Motor and Honda Motor restarted their Malaysian plants on Monday, after the government reversed a policy that suspended operation of all nonessential industries as coronavirus cases surge in the country.
1/18/2021
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Kobe Steel Ltd.
Kobe Steel Chofu Works suspends operations due to corona infection of employees.
Kobe Steel announced on the 18th that it will suspend operations at the Chofu Works (Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection. Of the approximately 1,000 employees, including another company, 12 have been identified. The suspension period is 18 to 20 days at the copper plate factory and 19 to 21 days at the aluminum extrusion / processed product factory for 3 days each. There is no impact on product shipments and delivery dates.
1/18/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple Closing Stores in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina on Covid
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is closing more than 20 retail stores across Texas, Georgia and North Carolina after Covid-19 cases continue to spike in those states.
1/15/2021
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Kaschke Components GmbH
Kaschke Components Announces Tunisia Factory Closure due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, however, the number of cases in Tunisia is starting from a long, stable situation this week increased significantly. Therefore, the Tunisian government has a general four-day lockdown incl. Curfew (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) announced from January 14th - 17th, 2021. Kaschke‘s efforts to obtain a special permit for the workforce, were unfortunately rejected. Our production is therefore on Friday and tomorrow Saturday in all Tunisian Works, which means that the promised delivery quantities for week 02/2021 are not met can be.
1/15/2021
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota and Honda shut Malaysia plants as lockdown blocks commute
BANGKOK -- Toyota Motor and Honda Motor have halted operations at multiple plants in Malaysia, Nikkei has learned, due to the strict lockdown imposed by the government to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.
1/14/2021
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft, Cigna form coalition for digital records of COVID-19 vaccination
(Reuters) - Tech giants including Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and healthcare companies Cigna Corp and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of people who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
1/14/2021
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Tata Group
Tata puts post-pandemic bet on digital, electronics and health
(Reuters) - Tata Group plans to invest in digital, high-end electronics and healthcare in a post-pandemic world, the $100 billion conglomerate’s chairman said on Thursday.
1/14/2021
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda to temporarily halt U.K. car output due to COVID-19-related supply issues
LONDON – Japanese carmaker Honda said it would halt output at its British factory from Monday to Thursday next week due to COVID-19 related global supply chain issues, the latest production suspension in recent weeks.
1/13/2021
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YouTube LLC
YouTube Tries to Counter Covid-19 Misinformation With New Videos
YouTube will partner with health organizations to create more accurate medical videos for its platform, trying to counter a scourge of online misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
1/13/2021
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda to temporarily halt U.K. car output due to COVID-19-related supply issues.
Japanese carmaker Honda said it would halt output at its British factory from Monday to Thursday next week due to COVID-19 related global supply chain issues, the latest production suspension in recent weeks.
1/13/2021
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber and Moderna Collaborate to Raise Awareness and Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
SAN FRANCISCO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, and Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER), the world’s leading ridesharing and delivery platform, today announced a collaboration to explore ways to help support the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
1/12/2021
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Abbott Laboratories
Abbott to supply additional 30M COVID-19 tests to U.S. Government
Abbott (ABT -1.8%) said that it will continue supplying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a new order for 30M tests through March after completing an earlier order.
1/12/2021
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BMW Group
BMW Group concludes year marked by corona pandemic with strong fourth quarter and leads premium segment worldwide for 17th consecutive year.
BMW Group sells 2,324,809 units in 2020 (-8.4%) +++ BMW Q4 sales up 4.3% from previous year (600,799 vehicles) +++ Sales of electrified vehicles increase by a third (+31.8%) +++ As promised: BMW Group meets EU CO2 fleet targets in 2020 +++ Pieter Nota: “Responded to the effects of the corona pandemic with agility in sales management and production. Have overfulfilled EU CO2 fleet targets with under 100 g/km.”
1/12/2021
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U.S. Bank
U.S. bank quarterly profits expected to fall again from pre-COVID levels
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the biggest U.S. banks begin reporting fourth-quarter results on Friday some of the headlines could show profits plunged by as much as 40% from a year earlier, before the pandemic struck.
1/11/2021
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai halts plant in S. Korea on coronavirus case
Hyundai Motor Co. said it halted operations at one of its domestic plants Monday morning as an employee was infected with the new coronavirus.
1/11/2021
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer/BioNTech can respond within weeks to a new COVID-19 strain
Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program on Monday, Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX), that its vaccine co-developed with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) can adapt quickly to new mutations.
1/11/2021
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Daido Metal Co Ltd
Daido Metal Confirmed that one employee working at factory in Inuyama City Aichi Prefecture was infected with the new coronavirus.
PCR test revealed that one employee of our factory in Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture, was infected with the new coronavirus.
1/9/2021
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Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
IT Giant TCS Beats Estimates After Covid Drives Digital Boom
(Bloomberg) -- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. beat expectations after record deal wins underscored a global shift toward digitization during the pandemic.
1/8/2021
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Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi further cuts on-site working
Major Japanese electronics maker Hitachi has been quick to respond to government calls to get more people working from home.
1/8/2021
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NTT Electronics Corporation (NEL)
NTT Electronics Provides business after the state of emergency for the new coronavirus, as of January 8, 2021.
In response to the state of emergency on January 7, we would like to inform our business partners that we will further strengthen our efforts to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection and continue our product manufacturing and shipping operations as before. ..
1/8/2021
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Futaba Corporation
Futaba Corporation confirms that one employee working at Chosei Factory was infected with the new coronavirus.
Futaba Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") is pleased to inform you that one of our employees has been found to be infected with the new coronavirus.
1/7/2021
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Espec Corp.
Espec Provides Response and status of the spread of new coronavirus infection.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the infection with the new coronavirus and all those involved. We also pray for the souls of those who have died.
1/7/2021
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Cambridge Circuit Company Ltd.
Cambridge Circuit Company Remains in operation amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Customers can be reassured that our Covid-compliant PCB facility remains open for business.
1/7/2021
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SIGMA KOKI
SIGMA KOKI Maintains business structure and continues business activities, amid Covid-19 pandemic.
To those who died of this new coronavirus infection and their bereaved families We would like to express our deepest condolences. In addition, there are one who is affected and who is in a difficult situation. I pray from the bottom of my heart that I will recover as soon as possible. The spread of the new coronavirus, issued by the Japanese government to 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures today We would like to inform you about our response under the state of emergency for the purpose of prevention.
1/7/2021
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ETL Systems, Ltd.
ETL Systems remains open and is continuing to operate as normally as possible during the current COVID-19 circumstances.
Following the UK Prime Ministers latest lockdown announcement (04/01/21), we're pleased to reassure customers and partners that it is business as usual for ETL Systems and Atlantic Microwave.Our UK offices are COVID secure and are operating under COVID-19 guidelines. We are continuing to implement new working practices designed to keep our staff safe where working from home is not an option
1/7/2021
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Ford Motor Company
Ford’s U.S. sales fell 15.6% in 2020 due to Covid and F-150 availability
U.S. auto sales for Ford Motor fell 15.6% last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a decline in commercial fleet sales and tight inventories of its F-150 pickup trucks.
1/6/2021
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OriginGPS
Origin Electric Confirms that one employee working at Makita Plant was infected with the new coronavirus.
On January 2, we confirmed that one worker at our Makita Plant (Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus. He came to work on December 29 and had a fever after returning home. (Positive finding January 2nd)
1/6/2021
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CF Systems
During UK lockdown 3, CF Systems continue to operate as closely to normal as possible, amid Covid-19.
As we all know, the UK is currently in a state of lockdown. We would like to reassure all of our customers though that CF Systems continue to operate as closely to normal as possible using a combination of remote working and COVID security measures. Please get in touch via the usual channels if you need any help or clarification.
1/6/2021
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Apple Inc.
Apple temporarily closes all remaining Apple Stores in the UK
Apple has been shutting down loads of retail stores as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to peak — on December 20th, it temporarily closed every single location in California, Mexico, Brazil, and over a dozen in London. Now, as England and Scotland go into a pair of new national lockdowns, Apple is closing all of its remaining stores in the UK.
1/5/2021
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon eases new seller delivery requirements as Covid strains carriers
Amazon is relieving some of the pressure on third-party sellers who pack and ship their own orders due to ongoing coronavirus constraints on major shipping carriers.
1/5/2021
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. auto sales tumbled 17.4% in Covid-ravaged 2020
Fiat Chrysler narrowed its sales losses in the fourth quarter but not enough to avoid what is expected to be one of the worst declines in the auto industry for 2020.
1/5/2021
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Okaya Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
Okaya Electric Provides Impact of the spread of new coronavirus infection on the production system.
Impact of the spread of new coronavirus infection on the production system (updated) We would like to express our deepest condolences to those who died from this new coronavirus infection. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. In addition, we hope that those who are still affected will recover as soon as possible. We pray and extend our sympathies to those who are in a difficult situation. Regarding the status of operational restrictions at our Sri Lanka factory announced on October 13, 2020, I will report anew.
1/5/2021
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ATA IMS Berhad
ATA IMS Berhad to temporarily shut down operations for all the Group’s factories in Johor Bahru for Covid-19 Testing And Sanitization.
The Board of Directors of ATA IMS wishes to inform that due to the high daily number of Covid-19 infections throughout Johor Bahru recently, the Management has decided to temporarily shut down operations for all the Group’s factories in Johor Bahru from 31 December 2020 to 7 January 2021. The Group will resume operations on 8 January 2021.
1/5/2021
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai to halt local plant this week for inventory control
SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Monday it will suspend operations at one of its domestic plants this week to control inventories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/4/2021
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Samyang Corp
Samyang Corporation to suspend production at Gunpo plant due to corona 19 confirmed cases
[Reporter Lee Min-ji of Asia Economy] Samyang Trading Announced on the 4th that it will be temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) at the Gunpo plant. The sales of the discontinued production sector were 188.8 billion won, which is 98.8% of the sales in 2019.
1/4/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna increases minimum 2021 Covid vaccine production by 20% to 600 million doses
Moderna is increasing its Covid-19 vaccine production this year, upping the minimum number of doses it expects to make by 20% to 600 million, the company announced Monday.
1/4/2021
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Astrazeneca PLC
India approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
Experts at India's drugs regulator have recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by a state-run institute, the government said on Saturday.
1/2/2021
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Ford Motor Company
Ford-Mahindra Deal Called Off Due To High Costs, Pandemic Impact
Automakers Ford and Mahindra & Mahindra have called off their deal to form a joint venture company to acquire the former’s India business, citing higher than expected capital requirement and changed business economics due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
1/2/2021
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Riverbed Technology, Inc.
Riverbed’s business is fully operational amid Covid-19 pandemic as of January 1, 2021.
We are living through unprecedented times with the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which is having a significant impact on all of us – how we live, work, and socialize. At Riverbed, we are very conscious of the seriousness of coronavirus, and first and foremost, our thoughts are with those who have been directly impacted by the virus.
1/1/2021
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AOI Electronics Co., Ltd.
AOI Electronics confirmed that one employee working at our Kanonji factory was infected with the new coronavirus.
It turned out that one employee working at our Kanonji factory was infected with the new coronavirus. I will inform you. The employee has no symptoms such as fever, but a close contact with a male family member who was found to be infected on December 30, 2020. Upon undergoing a PCR test as a tentacle, it was confirmed that he was infected with the new coronavirus on December 31st. It was done. The employee has no work record since December 25, 2020, and has close contact with employees of the Company, including other employees. It has been confirmed by the health center that there are no touchers.
1/1/2021
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna Confirms 40 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Supply Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Korea
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today confirmed the Company has entered into a supply agreement with the government of the Republic of Korea to provide 40 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to support the government’s aim of providing vaccines to the public as soon as possible. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, deliveries would begin in May 2021. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is not currently approved for use in South Korea, and the Company will work with regulators to pursue the necessary approvals prior to distribution.
12/31/2020
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Redhill Biopharma Ltd.
RedHill posts preliminary Phase 2 data for COVID-19 antiviral therapy
Announcing the top-line data from the Phase 2 study for opaganib (Yeliva®, ABC294640) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia, RedHill Biopharma (RDHL -2.5%) says that the orally administered therapy demonstrated positive safety and efficacy signals.
12/31/2020
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Avnet, Inc.
Global element14 Community Unites to Fight COVID-19
element14, an Avnet community, has seen its global membership of engineers and makers rise to the challenge to stay safe and support their friends, family and local first responders during the pandemic. The element14 community’s focus has been on encouraging innovation to create germ-fighting solutions, providing 3D printers to produce face shields and masks, and sharing open source instructions to help provide additional life-saving machines as COVID-19 cases continue impact people’s lives around the world.
12/30/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
Taiwan secures AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, finds new UK variant
TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan has agreed to buy almost 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 10 million from AstraZeneca Plc, the government said on Wednesday, adding that it had confirmed the island's first case of the new British variant of the disease.
12/30/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna's employees to receive its COVID-19 vaccine
Rising 2.3% in premarket trading, Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) shares are continuing yesterday’s gains as the COVID-19 vaccine maker announces a vaccination program for its employees and a new vaccine order from South Korea.
12/30/2020
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China Airlines Ltd.
CAL, EVA Air to suspend flights to London in January
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) Both China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways announced Tuesday that they will suspend all their passenger and cargo flights between Taoyuan and London in January in the wake of a surge in cases caused by a new, highly infectious variant of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom.
12/29/2020
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eva airways
EVA Air fires another pilot for breaking COVID-19 control rules
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) Another EVA Airways pilot has been fired for violating the company's COVID-19 health protocols following the dismissal last week of a New Zealand pilot, who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, for the same reason, the airline said Tuesday.
12/29/2020
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Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.
Pluristem expands COVID-19 program in Mexico
Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PSTI) perks 4% premarket on collaboration with Mexican pharmaceutical company Innovare R&D to expand its ongoing clinical program of PLX cells in the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19 in Mexico.
12/29/2020
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CTBC FINANCIAL HOLDING CO., LTD.
CTBC releases video thanking employees for hard work amid pandemic
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) CTBC Financial Holding Co. this week released a short video, thanking its employees for setting an extraordinary example of commitment and solidarity during a tumultuous year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/29/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung extends South Korea LCD production for indefinite period
Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it will extend production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for TVs and monitors, as stay-at-home trends of the coronavirus pandemic created an uptick in demand.
12/29/2020
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Covid-19 : resumption of production at the Toyota site near Valenciennes
The plant near Valenciennes (North) of the Japanese automotive giant Toyota will resume production on Monday, suspended on December 22 due to the interruption of trade with the United Kingdom after the appearance of a new variant of the coronavirus , a we learned from its management.
12/29/2020
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FedEx Corporation
FedEx addresses COVID-19 safety concerns after 11 Investigates report
PITTSBURGH — One day after our 11 investigates report on COVID-19 safety concerns at the North Pittsburgh FedEx station in Zelienople, workers tell us steps are already being taken to address some of the issues raised.
12/29/2020
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Apple Inc.
Apple pulls iPhone app promoting secret parties during the COVID-19 pandemic
An iOS app called Vybe Together that promoted private parties during the COVID-19 pandemic has been removed from the Apple App Store, had its account on TikTok banned, and scrubbed most of its online presence. The app’s creators told The Verge that Apple was the one to take it off the App Store.
12/29/2020
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Kia Motors Corporation
Kia union votes to accept wage freeze amid pandemic
Unionized workers at Kia Motors have voted to accept a new annual wage deal with management, the company said Tuesday.
12/29/2020
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Hawaiian Airlines
XpresSpa Group partners with Hawaiian Airlines for COVID-19 test offering
XpresSpa Group (NASDAQ:XSPA) announces partnership with Hawaiian Airlines to start offering COVID-19 testing services.
12/28/2020
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New Hoong Fatt Holdings Berhad
New Hoong Fatt closes factory in Klang to contain Covid-19 infection
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 — New Hoong Fatt Holdings Bhd has temporarily closed the affected metal parts production factory of its wholly-owned subsidiary Auto Global Parts Industries Sdn Bhd (AGP) from December 25 until further notice to contain potential Covid-19 infection.
12/28/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
U.K. expects to roll out Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab as soon as Jan.4
The U.K. is poised to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) within days, Politico reports.
12/28/2020
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Goldman Invests in Echelon in Bet on At-Home Fitness Amid Covid
(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is leading a $65 million financing in Echelon Fitness, giving the bank and another investor a controlling stake in a maker of exercise machines as more people work out at home amid the pandemic.
12/28/2020
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Openline
Openline announces COVID-19 Update, as of Dec 28, 2020.
It has been a while since you received the latest Corona update from us. Despite all the easing that was implemented before the full lockdown, we have maintained our measures unabated and we have continued to share them with all employees. After all, the danger existed and always exists that our colleagues will unconsciously end up in situations that are simply not wanted for them, other colleagues and our customers.
12/28/2020
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Berry Global Inc.
Peosta manufacturer looks to hire as work to produce COVID-19 test kits begins
PEOSTA, Iowa — A Peosta based manufacturer is aiming to hire additional workers to aid in the production of plastic bottles which will be used in COVID-19 test kits.
12/27/2020
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota's global output hits record in November despite pandemic
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday its global production in November climbed 7% from a year earlier to 828,066 units, marking a record for the month and showing resilience against disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
12/26/2020
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Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
ShinDengen Announces that one employee at its Hanno plant was infected with coronavirus on Dec 25, 2020.
On December 25, it was discovered that one of our employees working at our Hanno Plant (Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus infection. The employee is currently admitted to a designated medical institution.
12/25/2020
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Aurobindo Pharma Limited
COVAXX and Aurobindo Pharma Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--COVAXX, a U.S. company developing UB-612 a multitope peptide-based vaccine to fight COVID-19, today announced an exclusive agreement with Aurobindo Pharma to expand its global development and commercialization of UB-612 to India and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) agency.
12/24/2020
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Carsem (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Carsem update in the context of covid-19, as of Dec 24, 2020.
In light of the increasing spread of covid-19 virus worldwide, I wish to provide an update to you on the recent developments in Carsem on this matter.
12/24/2020
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Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic extends facilities’ closure until Dec 27
Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysian Bhd extended its facilities closure until December 27 as its 116 employees were tested positive for Covid-19 in a recent testing.
12/23/2020
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Quanta Computer Inc.
Quanta steps up COVID-19 prevention measures
Contract laptop maker Quanta Computer Inc is stepping up COVID-19 prevention measures after an employee at one of its subsidiaries contracted the novel coronavirus in the first case of community transmission in Taiwan in 253 days.
12/23/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer, U.S. strike 100 million COVID-19 vaccine deal with 70 million due by June
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will pay Pfizer Inc nearly $2 billion for 100 million additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to bolster its supply as the country grapples with a nationwide spike in infections.
12/23/2020
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota halts plant operations in UK, France amid new Covid strain fears
Toyota Motor Corp. is halting the work of its production facilities in the United Kingdom, as well as France, following the emergence of the new coronavirus strain, The Japan Times reports.
12/22/2020
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai to halt local plant for 2 weeks for inventory adjustment
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker, said Tuesday it will suspend one of its domestic plants for two weeks to control inventories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/22/2020
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Vimeo
Vimeo is becoming a standalone company after booming during the pandemic
Vimeo is being spun off into a standalone public company as the video streaming site sees rapid growth brought on by the pandemic. Since shortly after its founding, Vimeo has been owned by IAC, the enormous tech and media holding company behind Angie’s List, Ask, Dotdash (formerly About.com), and, until recently, the dating app juggernaut Match Group.
12/22/2020
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eva airways
CORONAVIRUS/EVA Air suspends, China Airlines continues London flights this week
Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Flights between Taoyuan and London will be halved from this week following the escalating COVID-19 situation in the United Kingdom, starting with EVA Airways suspending round-trip flights, according to the airline Tuesday.
12/22/2020
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Chemtronics
Chemtronics Remains in operation amid COVID-19 pandemic as of 22 Dec, 2020.
ITW Contamination Control – Electronics, the manufacturing facility for Chemtronics and Techspray products, is considered an essential critical business as classified by the Department of Homeland Security. We are able to remain open and keep critically needed products flowing.
12/22/2020
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Spaenaur
Spaenaur Provides Message to customers regarding COVID-19, as of Dec 12.
UPDATE December 22: Our retail counter will close effective December 26 until further notice. We remain open for shipments and deliveries as we have throughout the pandemic, and our customer service team is ready to assist you. Please call 1-800-265-8772 to speak with a customer service representative or email service@spaenaur.com.
12/22/2020
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Volgen
Volgen Provides Business Update regarding COVID-19 pandemic.
KAGA Electronics and our Volgen brand’s focus is on supporting our customers, our employees and the local communities by working from home. We are working dilgently to avoid disruption cause the COVID-19 coronavirus, while acting responsibly to prevent further spread of the virus.
12/22/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon temporarily closes New Jersey warehouse due to asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has temporarily closed the PNE5 warehouse in New Jersey until December 26, citing a rising asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and "an abundance of caution."
12/21/2020
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Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly to launch bamlanivimab study for COVID-19 in New Mexico
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) plans to begin a new pragmatic study of bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) in high-risk patients with COVID-19 in the state of New Mexico.
12/21/2020
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Broadens Help for Women Workers in Pandemic-Hit Israel
Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk is concerned her mission to get more women into the technology sector in Israel is being eroded by the .
12/21/2020
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Zoom Video Communications
Zoom confident it can meet Covid-fueled Christmas Day demand
LONDON – Zoom is gearing up for what could end up being its busiest day ever: Christmas Day.
12/21/2020
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Masimo Corporation
Masimo Helps Clinicians at Renown Health Manage the COVID-19 Surge
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that Masimo is helping clinicians at Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, to address the COVID-19 surge, including through use of Masimo SafetyNet™, a remote patient management platform. Renown Health is using Masimo SafetyNet to help care for patients positive for COVID-19 recover at home—and to help notify clinicians of the need to intervene when patients exhibit signs of deterioration.
12/21/2020
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NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
NextGen Healthcare Solutions Support Nationwide Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, announced that it is supporting the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines through its established EHR software platform and integrated solutions.
12/21/2020
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InterSystems Corp
InterSystems Helps U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Ensure Early Veteran Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since COVID-19 arrived in the United States in early 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been diligently working to protect one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: veterans. With support from InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, VA received early access to the COVID-19 vaccine, while treating nearly 130,000 COVID-19 cases in veterans, employees, and other members of the VA community.
12/21/2020
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RE/MAX Holdings Inc.
RE/MAX sells 500+ franchises and renews 600+ brokerages amid pandemic
RE/MAX (NYSE:RMAX) sold 509 franchises, renewed 621 franchises worldwide and welcomed North Macedonia into the RE/MAX family in the period between the beginning of shutdown measures in March through the end of the Q3.
12/21/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer and BioNTech Receive CHMP Positive Opinion for their COVID-19 Vaccine
NEW YORK and MAINZ, GERMANY, December 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a positive opinion to recommend the conditional marketing authorization (CMA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (also known as BNT162b2), for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, in individuals 16 years of age and older. The purpose of a CMA is to allow for medicinal products to be authorized on a conditional basis for seriously debilitating or life-threatening diseases or for use in emergency situations in response to public health threats recognized either by the World Health Organization or the European Union (EU).
12/21/2020
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9 Meters Biopharma Inc.
9 Meters Biopharma slumps, continues evaluation of Larazotide for COVID-19 respiratory complications
9 Meters Biopharma (NMTR) announces a collaboration with the European Biomedical Research Institute of Salerno (or EBRIS), to advance to a study in order to evaluate the safety and tolerability of larazotide when delivered to lung tissue in healthy volunteers.
12/21/2020
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Ams AG
ams and Precision Biomonitoring announce global partnership to enable pandemic control through the development of a rapid saliva antigen testing device for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
PREMSTAETTEN, Austria & GUELPH, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Precision Biomonitoring, a Canadian-based leader in virus detection tools, announce a global partnership to share technologies to develop an innovative testing device for the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. The partnership will see ams’ innovative spectral sensor technology paired with Precision Biomonitoring’s lateral flow and digital capabilities. The combination is expected to re-imagine mass testing devices for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Initial results, on inactivated virus particles, indicate a very good sensitivity in the order of cycle time (CT) 31, which could lead to the identification of asymptomatic persons.
12/21/2020
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WuXi Biologics
WuXi lays out €150 million to take over Bayer plant in Germany, boosting pandemic supply network
Shanghai's WuXi Biologics is ending the year how it started: with plans to take charge at a Bayer facility in Germany. The company's latest site acquisition follows deals for three U.S. facilities this year, part of WuXi's gung-ho expansion efforts outside of China.
12/21/2020
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Royal Mail Group Ltd.
Royal Mail suspends postal services to Europe after new Covid strain causes chaos days before Christmas
ROYAL Mail has suspended postal services to Europe and other countries as the new Covid strain causes chaos just days before Christmas.
12/21/2020
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Veritiv Corp.
Veritiv approved an expansion of the restructuring plan in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation (the “Company”) approved an expansion (the “Expansion”) of the restructuring plan previously announced on July 9, 2020 (the “2020 Restructuring Plan”). We commenced the 2020 Restructuring Plan earlier this year in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business operations and the ongoing secular changes in our Print and Publishing segments. The Expansion will result in the closure of additional warehouse facilities, repositioning of inventory to expand our service radius, and other actions. The expanded 2020 Restructuring Plan is expected to further align our cost structure with ongoing business needs as we execute on our stated corporate strategy. We expect the Expansion to generate incremental annualized savings, including supply chain productivity improvements, in the range of approximately $12 to $22 million beginning in 2021, in addition to the $80 to $90 million of expected annualized savings associated with the 2020 Restructuring Plan, as announced in July.
12/21/2020
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Apple Inc.
Apple temporarily shuts California stores in virus surge, some in UK after new curbs
Apple Inc has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California because of a coronavirus outbreak and 16 stores in the United Kingdom following restrictions introduced by the government in London, a spokesman said on Saturday.
12/20/2020
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Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen facing 'massive' shortage of electronic parts
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen said Thursday it was facing production slowdowns due to a “massive" supply bottleneck caused by a shortage of semiconductor components for car electronics as global automobile markets bounce back from the pandemic sales slump.
12/20/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
ADDING MULTIMEDIA McKesson Fills Initial Government Orders for Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s public-private partnership to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Americans, and under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), McKesson began distributing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines and the ancillary supply kits needed to administer them. After months of preparation, which included establishing dedicated distribution centers and assembling supply kits, the company is primed to support the nation during this significant healthcare challenge.
12/20/2020
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FedEx Corporation
FedEx to Ship First Wave of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for McKesson Corp. throughout the United States.
12/19/2020
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Google LLC
Google now offers weekly COVID-19 tests to every US employee
90,000 Google employees have just received access to free weekly COVID tests. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that every US Google employee (and its subsidiaries, including YouTube) will be eligible to sign up for a free at-home test. This differs from other companies, like Amazon, which are only offering tests to employees who still have to work in a physical location, like a retail location or warehouse.
12/18/2020
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Avaya Holdings Corp.
Avaya Announces Solutions to Assist With COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avaya (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to improve and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced a suite of digital communications solutions to address the unique challenges related to COVID-19 vaccine administration. These solutions are designed specifically for healthcare providers and government agencies, and can be applied on top of any existing infrastructure to assist with the critical requirements of successful administration of the vaccine.
12/17/2020
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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Allscripts Moves Quickly to Support Clients in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ MDRX) is dedicating extensive resources to ensure its clients are prepared to maximize functionality within its solutions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/17/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Two healthcare workers suffer allergic reactions to Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shot - NYT
Two healthcare workers in Alaska has had a severe allergic reaction to Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech’s (NASDAQ:BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine, the New York Times reported, but experts say that the vaccine is still safe for the general public.
12/17/2020
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iXensor Co
iXensor to close the loop of COVID-19 outbreak prevention with the fully digitalized rapid antigen test and an encrypted mobile pass
iXensor, the pioneer of mobile health, infuses its corporate DNA of digital savviness into its upcoming product launch in January 2021. The PixoTest® COVID-19 Antigen Test, together with the PixoTest® POCT Analyzer, can yield positive results objectively in as short as 5 minutes through computer-aided analysis, minimizing the chances of misinterpretation by human eyes. More importantly, iXensor provides people who need to undertake COVID-19 testing and prove their SARS-CoV-2 free status with an encrypted PixoHealth Pass on a mobile phone that can be verified by the corresponding PixoHealth Pass Admin app on the organization side at all entry points.
12/17/2020
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BioNTech AG
BioNTech, Fosun Pharma to supply 100M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to China
BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) and Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (OTCPK:SFOSF) announce an agreement to supply an initial 100M doses of their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162 TO Mainland China in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
12/17/2020
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United Airlines, Inc.
XpresSpa Group Announces Partnership with United Airlines for COVID-19 Testing with XpresCheck Testing Facilities
NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) (“XpresSpa” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company, today announced its XpresCheck subsidiary had entered into a national agreement with United Airlines to offer COVID-19 testing services starting with Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Denver International Airport (DEN). Beginning Monday, December 21, XpresCheck will support direct flights to Hawaii creating air bridges between more airports and vacation destinations, so travelers can return to safer travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/17/2020
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Confirms Layoffs Of 3,500 Employees Since Pandemic Start
Cisco Systems has let go 3,500 employees since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the tech giant confirmed.
12/17/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung imposes ban on travel, face-to-face meetings
Samsung Electronics has tightened measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on its campuses, including a temporary travel ban on its employees, ahead of a possible upgrade in social distancing rules by the government, the tech giant said Wednesday.
12/16/2020
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Cap Gemini S.A.
Capgemini Press Release // Nearly 70% of organizations believe the productivity gains of remote working are sustainable beyond the pandemic
Paris, December 15, 2020 – A majority of organizations have witnessed strong productivity gains in Q3 2020 by allowing employees to work remotely; however, employees are being impacted by the feeling of being “always-on”. That’s according to a new report by the Capgemini Research Institute titled, “The future of work: from remote to hybrid.” In order to continue realizing remote working benefits and manage employee expectations, organizations need to find the right operating model for a more balanced hybrid approach. To do this, leaders need to question and rethink the effectiveness of existing structures, and break down organizational silos and barriers between teams cites the report.
12/15/2020
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Berkshire's Munger sees virus impact dwindling in about a year
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger said he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to shrink to insignificance in about a year as the vaccines are widely distributed.
12/15/2020
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Boeing
Boeing turns up the heat to keep flight decks free from COVID-19
An airliner's flight deck is one of the most challenging areas to sanitize using traditional chemical disinfectants, given the sensitive electronic equipment. But it is designed to withstand temperatures up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes thermal disinfection a safe, practical and effective sanitization method.
12/15/2020
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Daicel Corp
Daicel Corp confirmed that an employee working at Harima days factory had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Company, 12 May 12 Harima days factory ( Hyogo Prefecture Tatsuno ) employees who work in 1 people we make sure that you are infected with the new coronavirus.
12/15/2020
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Kia Motors Corporation
Kia workers continue strike for higher pay amid pandemic
Unionized workers at Kia Motors Corp. will extend their partial strike this week to demand higher wages and bonuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the union said Monday.
12/14/2020
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Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Employee at Sony Semiconductor infected with COVID-19
An employee at Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Kumamoto Technology Center in Japan has been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.
12/14/2020
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Google LLC
Google extends remote working plans to September 2021
According to The New York Times, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told staff they can expect a more flexible work week once they return to the office.
12/14/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
U.S. prepares for mass inoculations as COVID-19 vaccine rolls out
Shipments of the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech's (NASDAQ:BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine left a facility in Michigan early Sunday, as part of an historic mission to vaccinate more than 100M people by the end of March - WSJ.
12/14/2020
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Cameco Corp.
Cameco suspends Cigar Lake production on COVID concerns
Cameco (CCJ +2.6%) says it will temporarily suspend production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan over the coming weeks due to increasing risks posed by the pandemic.
12/14/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna confirms deal to supply Singapore with coronavirus vaccine
Moderna (MRNA -0.5%) confirms supply deal with Singapore's health ministry for its vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, against COVID-19. The news follows the Singapore's approval for peer Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE -2.1%) vaccine.
12/14/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
California AG asks court to force Amazon to comply with COVID-19 worker safety investigation
California AG Xavier Becerra says his office has asked the Sacramento County Superior Court to order Amazon (AMZN +1.9%) to comply with a months-long investigation into the company's coronavirus-related worker protections.
12/14/2020
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Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
Jaguar Land Rover halts production at Castle Bromwich
Production has been largely halted at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant due to a “supplier issue related to Covid” causing delivery delays, the company has confirmed.
12/14/2020
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OSG Corporation
OSG Corp's statement regarding outbreak of coronavirus infected person at manufacturing workplace in Shinshiro City, Aichi Prefecture.
Yesterday, we confirmed that one male employee in his 50s working at our manufacturing workplace in Shinshiro City, Aichi Prefecture, was infected with the new coronavirus.
12/14/2020
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Sensirion AG Switzerland
Sensirion Holding AG: Forecast for full-year 2020 raised based on stronger than expected COVID-19 related business.
Sensirion raises its forecast for the financial year 2020. As a result of continuing high demand for gas flow sensors in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic the sensor manufacturer expects now revenue for the full year of approximately CHF 254 million and an adjusted EBITDA margin in the mid-twenties percentage range.
12/14/2020
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Littelfuse, Inc.
Littelfuse Remains fully operational at all of its manufacturing sites amid COVID-19 pandemic.
We want to thank our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication is key in these unprecedented times and we want to provide an update on our response to this challenging situation.
12/14/2020
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda will resume UK production after parts delays
Honda had halted production at the plant on Wednesday as congestion at ports trying to cope with Brexit and COVID19-related demand affected deliveries.
12/13/2020
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Google LLC
Google touts COVID-19 exposure notification tech developed with Apple is helping
Google has boasted that the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) it developed with Apple has shown "anecdotal signs" of the system is helping.
12/13/2020
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Hongkong Post
A Hongkong Post postman preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
Hongkong Post said today (December 13) that a postman was notified by his private doctor that he was preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) this afternoon.
12/13/2020
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Aecom Technology Corp.
AECOM partners with Bergen County Utilities Authority and Columbia University on COVID-19 wastewater testing
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it is partnering with Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) and Columbia University to monitor COVID-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) in wastewater in the BCUA sewer shed. Wastewater testing can be a leading indication of infection rates when trends of COVID-19 RNA are monitored over time.
12/11/2020
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Siemens AG
Siemens Canada to distribute $3.4M in special Covid-19 payments to employees
OAKVILLE, Ontario, Dec. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Siemens Canada has announced that its Canadian employees, apart from Senior Managers, will share in a total payout of $3.4 million in appreciation of a solid performance and their additional efforts during the COVID-19 crisis this year. The payments, which equate to approximately $1,550 per eligible employee, also recognize that employees across Canada have faced additional burdens caused by the pandemic. The announcement follows the recent commitment by parent company Siemens AG regarding the distribution of a €200 million payout to employees globally.
12/11/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca partners with Sputnik V to boost COVID-19 vaccine efficacy
AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) is planning to initiate clinical trials to test a combination of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate with Russia’s Sputnik V shot, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has said on Friday, according to Reuters.
12/11/2020
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ZEISS International
Carl Zeiss Meditec reports decline in revenue due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of €1,335.5m in fiscal year 2019/20 (prior year: €1,459.3m), a decline of -8.5% (adjusted for currency effects: -8.7%) year on year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) decreased to €177.6m (prior year: €264.7m). The EBIT margin was 13.3% (prior year: 18.1%).
12/11/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber asks U.S. states to prioritize its drivers for COVID-19 vaccine
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday sent letters to the governors of all U.S. states, asking for its ride-hail and food delivery drivers to get early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential workers.
12/10/2020
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Osaki Electric Co., Ltd.
Osaki Electric Industry confirmed that one employee working at the Saitama Plant was infected with the new coronavirus.
Osaki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuyasu Watanabe) confirmed that one officer and employee working at the Saitama Plant (Iruma-gun, Saitama Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus. Did.
12/10/2020
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda halts UK production amid COVID-19 due to shortage of parts
Honda (NYSE:HMC) has temporarily halted production at its plant in England after “transport-related” shipping delays left it short of parts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and preparations for Brexit left it with a shortage of parts.
12/9/2020
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WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard Report Details COVID-19 Impact on Security Threat Landscape
SEATTLE, Dec. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication and secure Wi-Fi, today announced the release of its Internet Security Report for Q3 2020. Top findings from the research reveal how COVID-19 has impacted the security threat landscape, with evidence that attackers continue to target corporate networks despite the shift to remote work, and a rise in pandemic-related malicious domains and phishing campaigns.
12/9/2020
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Roche
Roche teams up with Moderna over COVID-19 antibody test
Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) announces a partnership with Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) to utilise its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test in Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine research trials.
12/9/2020
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Kia Motors Corporation
Kia workers stage partial strike amid pandemic
Unionized workers of Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, entered a partial strike again Wednesday as they failed to reach an agreement with the management over working conditions.
12/9/2020
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Ams AG
ams and Senova Inaugurate Production Line for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibody Digital Rapid Tests
PREMSTAETTEN, Austria & WEIMAR, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Senova, a manufacturer of in-vitro diagnostic medical devices based in Germany, announce yesterday that they have successfully opened a production line for lateral flow tests which will be used to detect antibodies from the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. In Weimar, Thuringia, and under strict Covid-19 social distancing, ams and Senova opened the line and congratulated the teams who worked hard to bring the idea to production in less than nine months.
12/9/2020
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Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
CPSI And QliqSOFT Announce Partnership to Provide CPSI Customers With COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance
MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a community healthcare solutions company, and QliqSOFT, which specializes in secure, HIPPA-compliant clinical collaboration and patient communication solutions, today announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Vaccination Assistant chatbot that will be made available to all CPSI customers in early 2021 to provide safe, efficient, complete vaccination administration workflows.
12/9/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine documents accessed in EMA cyberattack
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) responsible for COVID-19 vaccine approval has suffered a cyberattack of an undisclosed nature, according to a statement posted on their website.
12/9/2020
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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Millennial and Gen Z Employees Expect to Postpone Retirement Due to Pandemic, According to Broadridge Survey
NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Employed Americans' concerns over financial wellness continue to grow as two-thirds report that it is more important to them now than it was three months ago, according to a new study released today by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader. The study also found that over half of Millennial (51%) and Gen Z (60%) workers expect to postpone their retirement due to the pandemic and that nearly half (49%) of all respondents say the state of their financial wellness impacts their overall happiness.
12/9/2020
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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
RRD Announces Vaccination Distribution Toolkit to Support Marketing and Operations for Pending COVID-19 Vaccine
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE: RRD), a leading global provider of marketing and business communications, today introduces a comprehensive vaccination distribution toolkit — for healthcare providers, government agencies, retail pharmacies, and large enterprise organizations — aimed at delivering quick-turn marketing, communication, and operational support upon the release of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
12/9/2020
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai halts truck assembly line over virus outbreak
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Tuesday it suspended the truck assembly line of its local plant as seven workers at the plant were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus.
12/8/2020
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LG Electronics Inc.
LG launches disinfection robot for COVID-19 containment
LG Electronics said on Tuesday that it has launched a disinfection robot that will assist in containing the spread of COVID-19.
12/8/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber, hard-hit by COVID-19 pandemic, sells its robot-vehicle division
SAN RAMON: Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/8/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer CEO confident of getting U.S. advisory panel nod for COVID-19 vaccine
ZURICH (Reuters) -Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Tuesday he expects a “very intense” meeting with a U.S. vaccine advisory panel this week but is counting on the outside experts to sign off on his company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
12/8/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber sells flying taxi Elevate business to Joby Avionics and makes $75M investment
Yesterday, Uber (NYSE:UBER) announced selling its self-driving vehicle unit to Aurora Innovation. The unusually structured deal involved Uber investing $400M in Aurora to receive a 26% stake in the resulting combined company.
12/8/2020
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Avast Software s.r.o
Avast Cybersecurity Experts Predict Covid-19 Vaccination Scams and Deepfake Disinformation Campaigns for 2021
Prague, Czech Republic, December 8, 2020 — Cybersecurity experts at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, foresee more Covid-19 vaccination scams, abuse of weak home office infrastructures, enterprise VPN infrastructure and providers, and ransomware attacks in 2021. Avast also expects deepfake disinformation campaigns and other malicious AI-generated campaigns to gain more traction. Specifically, on the Android platform, Avast experts predict further adware attacks, fleeceware scams, and stalkerware usage.
12/8/2020
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Deutsche Post AG
German federal state commissions Deutsche Post DHL Group for the first time to manage COVID-19 vaccine logistics
Bonn - The state of Lower Saxony is one of the first German federal states to commission DHL Supply Chain, market leader in contract logistics and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, to store and transport the new COVID-19 vaccines. DHL will store around 2.2 million vaccine doses and about 350 pallets of vaccination equipment for the federal state of Lower Saxony at two of its more than 140 certified Life Science Health Care locations. From there DHL will transport the vaccine to the vaccination centers and hospitals across the state.
12/8/2020
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Emerson Electric Co.
Emerson in the News: David Farr talks with the Wall Street Journal about leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
CEO David Farr has interviewed with the Wall Street Journal throughout the pandemic. In this feature-length article, they cover in-depth the impact the pandemic has had on Emerson and how Mr. Farr’s leadership – and limitations – are leading the company through.
12/8/2020
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Emerson Electric Co.
Emerson in the News: David Farr shares lessons learned from the COVID pandemic with the Wall Street Journal
CEO David Farr has interviewed with the Wall Street Journal throughout the pandemic. Here are a few of the lessons he's learned while leading Emerson in this unprecedented time.
12/8/2020
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Altia, Inc.
Altia CEO talks about increasing innovation and productivity during the pandemic
Startup.Info is an innovation ecosystem magazine that is devoted to shedding the light on the business secrets and successes that will inform and inspire entrepreneurs around the world.
12/8/2020
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Comcast Corp.
Comcast Extends COVID Support With 60 Days of Free Internet for Low-Income Customers and Free Access to the Nation’s Largest Public WiFi Network Through June 30, 2021
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) announced today that it will extend its commitments to help people connect to the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic as millions continue to stay home while many workplaces and schools operate virtually. Comcast will continue to provide free Internet service for the first 60 days for new Internet Essentials customers, and free access to more than 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots, the largest network of its kind in the country, through June 30, 2021. Today’s announcement marks the third time Comcast has extended these commitments.
12/7/2020
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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Rolls-Royce kicks off disposal plan with nuclear instrument sale
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to sell its civil nuclear instrumentation and control business for an undisclosed sum, kicking off a plan to raise 2 billion pounds ($2.65 billion) from disposals to recover from the pandemic.
12/7/2020
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CVS Health Corp.
Coronavirus: CVS hiring thousands ahead of COVID-19 vaccine rollout
CVS Health is aggressively recruiting thousands of employees to help administer COVID-19 vaccines once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a candidate for distribution.
12/7/2020
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Ford Motor Company
Ford Bronco delayed by COVID-19 supply chain disruption
Ford confirmed late Friday that customer delivery of its all-new Bronco will be delayed.
12/7/2020
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco's Two New Acquisitions Amid Pandemic
Jeetu Patel, senior vice president and general manager of security and apps at Cisco Inc., discusses the company's latest acquisitions and cloud computing amid the Covid-19 pandemic on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
12/7/2020
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PCB Connect AB
Impact on the PCB prices during the pandemic
As the world adjusts to the effects of the global pandemic, there are at least some things that can be relied on to remain constant. The Chinese economy having struggled at the start of the pandemic, has recovered strongly, with Chinese manufacturing activity having increased for the 9th straight month according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
12/7/2020
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Masimo Corporation
Masimo’s COVID-19 Response Efforts Highlighted at California Life Sciences Association’s Pantheon 2020
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is proud to have been one of seven California innovators featured at Pantheon 2020, the annual event at which the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) brings together industry leaders in the life sciences to recognize outstanding achievements. Held virtually this year, Pantheon2020, which took place last Thursday, was anchored by a series of videos and panels highlighting stories of scientific innovation, collaboration, and progress focused on celebrating efforts to combat COVID-19. Masimo, the only patient monitoring company featured, was also one of the three companies highlighted at CLSA’s “Celebrating California Innovation” event, and at a session dedicated to exploring how Masimo SafetyNet™ is playing a key role in Masimo’s efforts to help clinicians and hospitals around the world fight the pandemic.
12/7/2020
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Checkit plc
Experts from Checkit join RPS Chief Scientist on podcast discussing Covid vaccine management
Specialists from Checkit were invited to discuss Covid vaccine distribution challenges on the PharmSci Today podcast hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Chief Scientist, Professor Gino Martini.
12/7/2020
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Accenture plc
Rapid Shift to Digital Banking During COVID-19 Accelerating Erosion in Consumer Trust, Accenture Report Finds
NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Dec. 7, 2020 – The replacement of in-person branch interactions with impersonal digital transactions through online and mobile channels during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the ongoing erosion of consumer trust in banks, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
12/7/2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Releases New CE-Marked COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV Combo Kit
Carlsbad, California Dec. 7, 2020 – Thermo Fisher Scientific announces CE-marking of its TaqPath COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV Combo Kit for the in vitro diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A/B infections.
12/7/2020
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Advanced Motion Controls
ADVANCED Motion Controls is OPEN during new COVID Regulations.
On December 7, 2020, California initiated a temporary shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the southern region of the state in response to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases. However, ADVANCED Motion Controls will remain open and fully operational during this time since we are an essential business.
12/7/2020
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Texas Instruments Incorporated
TI’s operating plans and factories are operating as normal and at levels that support current lead times, as of Dec 7, 2020.
TI’s operating plans and factories are operating as normal and at levels that support current lead times. ~95% of our broad-based catalog products, those used across a diverse set of applications and customers, are available with a 6-12 week lead time. 50,000+ products are immediately available for purchase on TI.com. Update: July 16, 2020 TI’s operating plans and factories are operating as normal and at levels that support current lead times and customer requirements. 95% of our multisourced catalog products are available with an 8-week lead time. 40,000+ products are immediately available on TI.com. Update: May 5, 2020 Based on current assumptions related to COVID-19 impact, our current delivery dates and lead times remain unchanged. TI’s manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Philippines continue to follow government regulations and are now operating at levels that support current lead times. As mentioned in our previous update below, our operating plan remains unchanged. We will be running our factories in 2Q20 similar to 1Q20 levels, with a focus on building multisourced catalog products, in order to support demand during a time when customers’ visibility and ability to forecast is limited.
12/7/2020
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Bel Fuse Inc.
Bel Fuse announces COVID-19 Update, as of Dec 7, 2020.
Bel has implemented industry best practices throughout our facilities, including travel and visitor restrictions, work from home policies, social distancing, employee screenings, focused emphasis on safety and hygiene measures, facility housekeeping and sanitization, and regularly updating associates as to information posted by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. While fully embracing all the health and safety protocols issued by all applicable government entities, we’re continuing to operate within this “new normal” to fully support our customers.
12/7/2020
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Sinovac secures ~$500M funding for COVID-19 vaccine development
Sinovac Biotech's (NASDAQ:SVA) subsidiary, Sinovac Life Sciences has secured ~$500M in funding for further development, capacity expansion and manufacturing of the CoronaVac, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, as well as conduct other development and operational activities.
12/6/2020
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ERNI Electronics
ERNI Electronics Announces Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates as of Dec 6, 2020.
The corona virus still occupies us worldwide. However, ERNI has learned in recent months to deal well with this special situation. The task force teams deployed worldwide, which on the one hand strictly adhere to local legislation and on the other hand guarantee fast response times, have proven their worth. In case of doubt, the specified rules are always interpreted with regard to the health of our employees. All precautionary measures introduced, such as the guidelines for personal hygiene or distance regulations at all ERNI locations are still being implemented
12/6/2020
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Delta Electronics Inc
Delta Electronics subsidiary develops coronavirus detection device
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has disclosed DELBio, its wholly-owned subsidiary that makes biomedical devices and products, has developed Dagene G1, an automated nucleic acid analysis system, for quick detection of coronavirus.
12/4/2020
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Ford Motor Company
Ford delaying Bronco SUV to summer 2021 due to Covid-related issues
DETROIT – Ford Motor is delaying the launch of its upcoming Bronco SUV from spring to summer of next year due to coronavirus-related problems in its supply chain, the company told its dealers Friday afternoon.
12/4/2020
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Facebook, Inc.
President praises Facebook for help amid the pandemic
Facebook Inc has played an “important” role in Taiwan’s epidemic prevention efforts, which has contributed to a stable domestic economy, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.
12/4/2020
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Kaneka Corporation
Kaneka Strengthen efforts to manufacture DNA vaccine against new coronavirus
Kaneka Eurogentec (Headquarters: Liege, Belgium, President: Lieven Janssens), a group company of Kaneka Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Minoru Tanaka), is INOVIO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Headquarters: Pennsylvania, USA, President: J. Joseph Kim (hereinafter referred to as INOVIO) has decided to undertake the manufacturing of the drug substance of the DNA vaccine * 1 "INO-4800" against the new coronavirus that is being developed .
12/4/2020
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Rochester Electronics, LLC
Rochester Electronics' production and warehouse operations continue to operate.
Dear Valued Customer, We continue to carefully monitor current developments of the coronavirus and are taking the necessary precautions to maintain the health and safety of our employees.
12/4/2020
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3M Company
3M to cut 2,900 jobs globally in restructuring
“The COVID-19 pandemic has advanced the pace of change and disrupted end markets around the world, increasing the need for companies to adapt faster,” Chief Executive Mike Roman said.
12/3/2020
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Inovio adds new member to manufacturing group for COVID-19 vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) has added Kaneka Eurogentec S.A. to the consortium of companies that will manufacture COVID-19 vaccine candidate INO-4800.
12/3/2020
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Chevron Corporation
Chevron Slashes Spending Plans as Coronavirus Hammers Oil Demand
Chevron Corp. said it would cut its annual capital spending budget by 26% next year and sharply through the middle of the decade, as the coronavirus pandemic forces an industrywide reappraisal of fossil-fuel investment.
12/3/2020
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International Business Machines Corporation
IBM warns hackers targeting Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ supply process
WASHINGTON: IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world’s population against the novel coronavirus.
12/3/2020
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook Will Take Down Misinformation About Covid Vaccines
With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook Inc. said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts.
12/3/2020
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Siemens AG
Siemens and Auto-Info create COVID-19 mobile testing units with rapid test lab
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on healthcare systems globally, including the availability of rapid and accurate testing. The mobile lab is an ideal solution for borders, airports and hospitals - all important checkpoints to detect infections with the virus. It makes it easy to implement the best medical precautionary measures to provide highly effective, flexible and standard testing labs, meeting the public’s requirements for safe and fast testing.
12/3/2020
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Iwatani International Corporation
About the outbreak of new coronavirus infection in our company
We are pleased to inform you that one employee working at our Osaka head office (Chuo-ku, Osaka) was infected with the new coronavirus on December 2nd.
12/3/2020
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Iwatani International Corporation
About outbreak of new coronavirus infection in our group
We are pleased to inform you that one employee of our group company (Iwatani Kinki Co., Ltd .: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture) has been found to be infected with the new coronavirus.
12/3/2020
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Foresight
Foresight to Showcase Its Mass Screening COVID-19 Symptom Detection Solution in the United Arab Emirates
Ness Ziona, Israel – December 3, 2020 - Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision, will exhibit its mass screening COVID-19 symptom detection solution at the GITEX Future Stars 2020 conference and exhibition, December 6–9, 2020, in booth number SR-73 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.
12/3/2020
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Teknor Apex Company
COVID-19 Customer Communication Statement From Teknor Apex, as of Dec 3, 2020.
Teknor Apex’s Supply Chain organization is diligently tracking the impact of the recent resurgence of (COVID-19) in North America and Europe. Through alternate sources and planning, we remain focused on maintaining a positive supply position that supports business continuity.
12/3/2020
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SmartHalo
SmartHalo Announces a Production & Shipping Update, as of Dec 3, 2020.
With November having come and gone, we are sure many of you are eagerly waiting on an update. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet our goal of shipping out our first batch of units at the end of November. In this update, we will explain what’s currently stalling our project, and the ways in which we are working hard to remedy this situation. It’s an update on the longer side but we hope you’ll read it in full.
12/3/2020
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Walsin Technology Corporation
Walsin resumes resistor production at Malaysia plant, which had been shut down temporarily to facilitate coronavirus-related inspections.
Walsin Technology has resumed resistor production at its Malaysia plant, which had been shut down temporarily to facilitate coronavirus-related inspections, according to the passive component maker.
12/2/2020
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Salesforce.com, inc.
Salesforce’s Deal for Slack Faces Post-Pandemic Test
Salesforce . com Inc.’s planned purchase of workplace-collaboration software pioneer Slack Technologies Inc. was prompted by the pandemic, but its success will hinge on whether it delivers in the post-lockdown world.
12/2/2020
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Toyota Tsusho Corporation
About new coronavirus infection of our officers and employees
On December 2, it was confirmed that one officer and employee of Toyota Tsusho Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, Toyota Tsusho) was infected with the new coronavirus . Work location: Toyota Tsusho Nagoya Headquarters Number of infected people: 1 To prevent the spread of infection, the following measures are taken at the bases where infected people have occurred. ・ Implementation of disinfection of the office where the officer or employee works ・ Identification of close contacts based on the behavior history of infected persons ・ Waiting at home for close contacts / working from home, and follow-up of health status The Toyota Tsusho Group has been infected by thoroughly washing hands for all officers and employees, promoting telecommuting and staggered work, refraining from business trips to each base, checking health conditions, and prohibiting employees from going to work if they have a fever of 37.5 ° C or higher. We are working to prevent expansion. In the future, we will continue to take necessary measures in line with the policies of the government and local governments.
12/2/2020
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CVS Health Corp.
CVS Health selected by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, as part of a pilot, to administer recently authorized COVID-19 therapy to eligible patients in long-term care facilities and at home
Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of Operation Warp Speed, to pilot the administration of a limited supply of bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody therapy, with eligible COVID-19 patients at-risk of severe infection or complications resulting from the virus. Under this pilot, Coram, the specialty pharmacy and infusion care business of CVS Health, will administer the intravenous therapy in patients’ homes or long-term care facilities to help meet the growing demand for these new treatments. Coram and its more than 800 certified and highly trained nurses across the country are a prime example of how CVS Health offers diversified health services to transform health and meet people where they are – whether in normal times or during the ongoing pandemic.
12/2/2020
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Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Announces a Covid-19 Updates, as of Dec 2, 2020.
We continue to monitor the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic and take necessary actions to safeguard the health of our employees and preserve our ability to operate. We continue to engage operational continuity plans within our teams to ensure we have sufficient resources to keep plants running safely and products shipped to our customers. We will continue to adhere to strict requirements and will monitor the situation to ensure our employees are safe and our operations are being run safely. Our pandemic team will continue to guide appropriate measures which should be taken during this event and take actions necessary to ensure our operations continue running.
12/2/2020
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Sharp Corporation
Sharp CEO worries about lopsided supply chain
The prolonging coronavirus pandemic has triggered drastic changes in the global economy, and the resultant impacts are troublesome to most industries, including the flat panel industry, according to Sharp president and CEO Tai Jeng-wu.
12/1/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer, BioNTech apply for Covid vaccine approval in Europe
LONDON — U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said they have applied to the European Medicines Agency for the conditional marketing authorization of their coronavirus vaccine.
12/1/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna files for European authorization of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
(Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday it has received an application for marketing authorization for Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
12/1/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung may discontinue high-end Galaxy Note smartphones - sources
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year, sources with knowledge of the matter said, a move that would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic.
12/1/2020
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Facebook, Inc.
Google, Facebook and Amazon Gain as Coronavirus Reshapes Ad Spending
For the first time, more than half of U.S. advertising spending is set to go to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, the world’s largest ad buyer said, a reflection of marketers’ strategy shift as the coronavirus pandemic pummeled the industry this year.
12/1/2020
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Kia Motors Corporation
Union strikes, Covid-19 affect Kia factory out of 25,000 units
South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. faces multiple headwinds in the fourth quarter, with production of more than 25,000 vehicles affected by partial strikes and shutdown from virus infection.
12/1/2020
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Zoom Video Communications
Zoom slides as earnings raise post-pandemic growth questions
Zoom Video Communications Inc. fell the most in more than three weeks on Tuesday after third-quarter results brought the high-flying stock rally to an abrupt halt.
12/1/2020
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Accenture plc
Two-Thirds of U.S. Consumers Likely to Switch Healthcare Providers If COVID-19 is Poorly Managed, Accenture Report Reveals
NEW YORK; Dec. 1, 2020 – Nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. patients are likely to switch to a new healthcare provider if their current health provider doesn’t meet their expectations for managing COVID-19 concerns, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
12/1/2020
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NetSol Technologies, Inc.
NETSOL Technologies and WRLD Introduce NXT: A COVID-Aware Smart Workplace Platform to Support Companies’ Return to Work Safely
CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NETSOL Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTWK) (“NETSOL” or the “Company”) a global services and enterprise application solutions provider, in collaboration with WRLD, an immersive 3D mapping technology company, today introduced NXT, a COVID-aware smart workplace solution.
12/1/2020
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Apple Inc.
Apple PPE donation helps Zambia in the fight against COVID-19 and HIV
At a sprawling warehouse in Lusaka, a truck is loaded with boxes of lifesaving antiretrovirals and begins a two-hour drive west out of Zambia’s capital city. It’s on its way to a rural health clinic in Mwembeshi, and today there are additions to its usual cargo: boxes of face masks and face shields from Apple to help in the fight against COVID-19.
12/1/2020
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Apple Inc.
Apple expands partnership with (RED) to combat HIV/AIDS and COVID-19
Apple’s 14-year partnership with (RED) has raised almost $250 million to fund HIV/AIDS programs
12/1/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
Korea signs agreement with AstraZeneca for COVID vaccine
The government has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to secure 25 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, two sources directly involved with the matter said Monday. They said SK Bioscience would handle the manufacture of the vaccine, known as AZD1222, for domestic distribution.
11/30/2020
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EasyJet
EasyJet offers passengers cheaper COVID-19 tests to encourage travel
LONDON (Reuters) - UK airline EasyJet said it would partner with COVID-19 testing companies to offer passengers discounted tests to try to encourage more travel, following similar moves by Wizz Air and London’s Gatwick Airport.
11/30/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Gwangju Plant Refrigerator Line Shutdown…2 confirmed cases occurred
(Gwangju = Yonhap News) Reporter Song Hyung-il = Two workers at Samsung Electronics' Gwangju plant were confirmed with a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and the refrigerator manufacturing building was closed on the 30th.
11/30/2020
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SK Hynix Inc.
SK hynix : China halts operation at Korean chip plant after worker tests positive for coronavirus
BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Chinese factory owned by South Korean semiconductor giant SK Hynix Inc halted operations on Sunday after a plant worker was found to have an asymptomatic infection of the novel coronavirus, the official news agency Xinhua reported.
11/29/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna amends U.K. pact for 2M more doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Under its new supply agreement with the United Kingdom's government, Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) will supply a total of 7M mRNA-1273 doses to the U.K., beginning in March.
11/29/2020
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Renault Samsung Motors
Renault Samsung to stop production for 4 days next month
Seoul: Renault Samsung Motors Corp, the South Korean unit of Renault SA, has announced plans to halt operations at its Busan factory for four days next month.
11/29/2020
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Airbus SAS
Airbus confident in planned A320 ramp-up despite aviation crisis
Airbus SE is confident in its plan to increase production of the best-selling A320 family of jets to a rate of 47 a month next year, even as the slump in air travel puts pressure on customers, according to people familiar with the matter.
11/27/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
Exclusive: Suspected North Korean hackers targeted COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca
LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.
11/27/2020
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The Walt Disney Company
Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business
Disney is expanding the scope of its layoffs to around 32,000 workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the theme park industry.
11/26/2020
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PORR AG
PORR earnings burdened by COVID effects.
Vienna, 26.11.2020 – Austria's second largest construction group, PORR, with about 20,000 employees, has generated production output of more than EUR 3.8 bn in its 9 countries in the first three quarters of 2020. The COVID pandemic has had a massive impact on PORR’s business activities and, in addition to a revaluation of projects, resulted in negative EBT of EUR -62.4m in the first nine months. The adjusted order backlog1 stood at EUR 6.8 bn and remains at a very high level. Annual earnings are expected to be in the range of EUR -45m to EUR -55m.
11/26/2020
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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Statement on Reported COVID-19 Infections at Murata Manufacturing Sites as of Nov, 26.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. confirmed that COVID-19 infection has occurred at our company.
11/26/2020
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Ford Motor Company
Ford orders 12 ultra-cold freezers for in-house distribution of COVID-19 vaccines
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has ordered a dozen ultra-cold freezers that can safely store Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to ensure access when they are rolled out nationally - Reuters.
11/25/2020
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YouTube LLC
YouTube suspends One America News for violating COVID-19 policy
YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) has been criticized for taking a more hands-off approach to election or coronavirus misinformation than Facebook and Twitter, though the platform just suspended One America News Network for promoting a false COVID-19 cure.
11/25/2020
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Dell Technologies Inc
Dell, HP report sales that top estimates on pandemic PC surge
Dell Technologies Inc. and HP Inc. reported quarterly revenue that topped Wall Street estimates, lifted by customer upgrades of personal computers for remote work and school during the pandemic.
11/25/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
More virus cases confirmed at Samsung's mobile research lab
Four more workers at Samsung Electronics Co.'s mobile research lab have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company said Wednesday, stoking concerns of group transmissions at the facility.
11/25/2020
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McAfee, LLC
McAfee reports increase in cyberattacks amid Covid-19 lockdowns
Cybersecurity multinational McAfee's 'Quarterly Threats' report shows that there were nearly 7.5-million external attacks on cloud user accounts during the second quarter of this year across all major industries globally, including financial services, healthcare, public sector, education, retail, technology, manufacturing, energy, utilities, legal, real estate, transportation and business services.
11/25/2020
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Ford Motor Company
Ford Government must do better, take decisive action to stem surging COVID-19 cases in Peel, across Ontario, says OFL
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is increasingly dismayed with the Ford government’s lack of targeted action to stop the surge of COVID-19 currently running rampant in Peel, and across Ontario. The OFL is once again calling for the immediate provision of paid sick days, pandemic pay premiums for all essential workers, guaranteed access to required PPE, targeted testing and the public disclosure of workplaces currently experiencing outbreaks.
11/25/2020
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Walsin Technology Corporation
Walsin suspends production at Malaysia plant due to coronavirus.
Several employees at Walsin Technology's Malaysia plant have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Taiwan-based passive component supplier to suspend operations at the plant.
11/25/2020
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Total S.A.
Total to halt operations at Donges refinery due to pandemic impact.
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11/25/2020
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HP INC.
HP shares gain 6% after pandemic tailwinds drive FQ4 beats, upside profit forecast
HP (NYSE:HPQ) shares are up 5.8% AH following FQ4 beats with an upside EPS forecast for FQ1. The quarter was driven by the continuing pandemic tailwinds in consumer notebook sales, offset by weakness in commercial and desktops.
11/24/2020
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Medtronic, Inc.
Medtronic expects COVID-19 vaccine to aid return to pre-pandemic growth levels
Nov 24 - A vaccine for COVID-19 will help Medtronic Plc reach pre-pandemic growth levels by...
11/24/2020
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AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
AT&S PCBs enable fast and sensitive COVID-19 antigen test
The global fight against the coronavirus is currently taking place on many levels. Whether it is about life-saving ventilators, supercomputers used to research vaccines or tests to identify a COVID infection – AT&S is doing its part supplying PCBs to many applications to support the fight.
11/24/2020
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Vir Biotechnology Inc
Vir Biotech CEO Says His Covid-19 Medicine Offers Promise for Next Outbreak
Vir Biotechnology Inc.’s stock has lost some of its luster after quadrupling earlier this year as competition heats up for Covid-19 antibody therapies. Yet its chief executive officer is looking ahead to the next viral scourge.
11/24/2020
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Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy expects holiday sales to slow as pandemic rages
(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc held back its holiday-quarter view and warned on Tuesday that a boom in work-from-home purchases was likely to lose steam as rising COVID-19 infections in the United States threaten to eat into pre-Christmas consumer confidence.
11/24/2020
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Royal Mail Group Ltd.
Royal Mail to deliver and collect Covid test kits seven days a week
Royal Mail has been awarded a contract from Department of Health and Social Care to deliver additional COVID-19 test kits to households across the UK, seven days a week*. The contract will run alongside Royal Mail Group’s existing agreement to deliver test kits to and collect them from care homes, regional test centres and priority postboxes - a role it has carried out since April 2020.
11/24/2020
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RTX A/S
RTX A/S Announces Resilient Financial Performance and Continued Strategic Progress in 2019/20 despite COVID-19.
RTX met the earnings guidance from the beginning of the year despite revenues being lower than originally expected due to COVID-19 and the resulting global financial uncertainty. The revenue outlook was updated during the year (on 24 August 2020) and the updated revenue outlook has been met.
11/24/2020
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Severfield PLC
Severfield's factories in UK and Europe Remains in Operation amid COVID-19 pandemic.
UK and Europe order book of £287m, good cash generation and strong balance sheet, resilience provided by market sector, geographical and client diversity.UK and Europe – factories are fully operational, all construction sites are open, underlying operations are performing well.
11/24/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to cost between $25 and $37: CEO Stephane Bancel
Based on interim data from a late-stage trial, Moderna's (NASDAQ:MRNA) experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed 94.5% efficacy in preventing coronavirus.
11/23/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung set to splurge on memory chips
Despite the memory semiconductor industry being less affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than other sectors, there has still been a negative impact on consumer items that is casting doubt on its near-term outlook.
11/23/2020
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck adds to suite of COVID-19 clinical programs through OncoImmune acquistion
OncoImmune recently announced positive top-line findings from an interim efficacy analysis of a Phase 3 study evaluating its lead therapeutic candidate CD24Fc for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19.
11/23/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics, LG, and SK to strengthen quarantine and expand telecommuting with corona 19 confirmed cases
Major domestic companies such as Samsung Electronics, LG, and SK have reinforced quarantine, such as extending telecommuting and restricting business trips due to the occurrence of corona19 confirmed cases. On the 23rd, Samsung Electronics classified contacts and disinfected the interior after an employee of a partner company was judged as being confirmed for Corona 19 at the second factory in Pyeongtaek campus, Gyeonggi-do.
11/23/2020
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Samsung Biologics Company Limited
Samsung Bio in $150m deal to make COVID antibodies for Lilly
Korean CDMO Samsung Biologics will produce COVID-19 antibody therapies for Eli Lilly as it signs another multi-hundred-million-dollar contract with a Big Pharma firm.
11/23/2020
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PayPal Holdings, Inc.
PayPal CEO sees staff working from home more often after virus
PayPal Holdings Inc. employees will probably spend more time working from home even after the coronavirus pandemic is over.
11/23/2020
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International Air Transport Association
Airline body IATA develops mobile apps for COVID-era travel
PARIS (Reuters) - Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments, it said on Monday.
11/23/2020
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General Electric Company
GE Healthcare Announces First X-ray AI to Help Assess Endotracheal Tube Placement for COVID-19 Patients
WAUKESHA, Wis., November 23, 2020 – GE Healthcare today announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill COVID-19 patients. The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.0[2], an industry-first collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile x-ray device for automated measurements, case prioritization and quality control.
11/23/2020
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Cristek Inc
The production labor in Cristek availability is down 20%, due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the effects of the COVID‐19 surge in Orange County, CA on our Anaheim, CA facility. As of Tues, November 17, the county has returned to the Purple Tier of COVID‐19 risk mitigation which is the most restrictive. While a curfew will be going into effect this Saturday morning, as an essential business, we are allowed to remain open. However, we have seen a significant increasing trend in overall impacts.
11/23/2020
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Wacker Chemie AG
CureVac and WACKER Sign Manufacturing Contract for CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: CVnCoV
CureVac N.V. (Nasdaq: CVAC), a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), and Wacker Chemie AG announced today that they had signed a contract for the manufacturing of CureVac’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate CVnCoV.
11/23/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna to charge $25-$37 for COVID-19 vaccine
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag.
11/22/2020
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Tesla
Tesla factory workers exempt from California's new virus curfew
Tesla factory workers in California will be exempt from new coronavirus restrictions taking effect Saturday in the state because they are considered essential, after CEO Elon Musk feuded with authorities over an earlier shutdown.
11/22/2020
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ThyssenKrupp AG
Thyssenkrupp says it is to cut 11,000 steel jobs
Thyssenkrupp AG is to cut almost twice as many jobs as planned as the conglomerate’s beleaguered steel business hemorrhages cash and the German government bickers over a possible rescue.
11/20/2020
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ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd.
Pandemic-triggered structural changes: Q&A with ASE Technology COO Tien Wu
ASE Technology has turned optimistic about the IC backend industry prospects for the first half of 2021 with high capacity utilization to linger in diverse processes despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to company COO Tien Wu.
11/20/2020
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mesoblast
Mesoblast inks deal with Novartis to develop COVID-19/ARDS stem cell therapy, shares +17%
Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) surges 17% after entering into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Novartis (NYSE:NVS) for the development, manufacture and commercialization of Mesoblast’s remestemcel-L, with an initial focus to develop treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), associated with COVID-19.
11/20/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer files for emergency-use OK on COVID-19 vaccine
Pfizer's (PFE +1.6%) CEO has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with BioNTech (BNTX +8.5%) - the first vaccine to seek such a clearance.
11/20/2020
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Tenaris S.A.
The AmCham in Argentina recognizes Tenaris for COVID-19 response
The United States Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Argentina has recognized Tenaris with the Corporate Citizenship Award for the second consecutive year. On this occasion, the Chamber highlighted Tenaris’s investment to support the local response to COVID-19.
11/20/2020
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook labeled 167M user posts for COVID misinformation
Facebook Inc. said it labeled 167 million user posts this year for including information about COVID-19 that was “debunked” by the social network’s fact-checkers.
11/19/2020
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Lyft
Lyft's Thanksgiving travel push receives backlash amid worsening pandemic
(CNN Business)As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the United States, Lyft is enticing people to get on the road for Thanksgiving — a message that doesn't jibe with the recommendations from many local health and government officials.
11/19/2020
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Sonos
Sonos stock rockets 27% early Thursday as COVID-19 spurs surge in speaker purchases
Consumers continue to spend on items to spruce up their homes as the pandemic wears on, and that helped Sonos Inc. top sales expectations for the September quarter.
11/19/2020
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Infosys Limited
Simplus, an Infosys Company, Announces Vaccine Management Solution Aligned with Salesforce Work.com for Vaccines
Simplus, an Infosys company, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Salesforce for a vaccine management cloud solution built on the Salesforce Platform in support of Salesforce Work.com for Vaccines as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Combining Simplus’ resources, capabilities, and Salesforce consulting and product expertise, the companies have created an end-to-end vaccine management solution to help support the federal government’s mandate for states to be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine.
11/19/2020
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ThyssenKrupp AG
thyssenkrupp progressing well with transformation despite coronavirus pandemic.
thyssenkrupp’s performance in the 2019/2020 fiscal year was significantly impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The materials and components businesses in particular suffered from the slump in demand from the automotive industry and other sectors. As customers restarted production, business increasingly stabilized between July and September.
11/19/2020
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Nordson Corp.
Rocheleau and Nordson ramp up production to support massive buildup of COVID-Test consumables by Life Science Companies
FITCHBURG, MA, U.S.A., November 19. 2020: Rocheleau Tool & Die Co. has ordered dozens of Nordson Corporation’s Xaloy® screws and barrels to equip blow molding machines for use by manufacturers of pipettes that are essential components of COVID-19 test procedures.
11/19/2020
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine 'successful' in mid-stage trials
China's Sinovac Biotech's (NASDAQ:SVA) experimental COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac triggered a quick immune response but low levels of antibodies when compared to the people who had recovered from the disease, source Reuters.
11/18/2020
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SoftBank Group Corp.
SoftBank's Son stockpiles $80bn for pandemic 'worst case'
NEW YORK -- As SoftBank Group shed assets ranging from Alibaba to T-Mobile this year, the Japanese tech investor created an $80 billion cash pile that CEO and Chairman Masayoshi Son says was built with the "worst-case scenario" of COVID-19 in mind.
11/18/2020
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Nordson Corp.
Samsung, LG temporarily shut down research labs over virus cases
South Korea's two largest electronics firms -- Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. -- on Wednesday decided to temporarily shut down their research labs after their workers tested positive for the new coronavirus.
11/18/2020
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Epazz
Epazz DeskFlex Booking Software's COVID-19 Compliance Helped Increase Overall Revenue in the Third Quarter to $410,000 Unaudited
Chicago, Illinois--(Newsfile Corp. - November 18, 2020) - Epazz Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ), a provider of mission-critical cloud-computing software solutions and blockchain business solutions, announced today that the DeskFlex room booking software continues to attract more global clients from real estate and telco companies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, helping increase overall revenue to over $410,000 unaudited for the third quarter.
11/18/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer sets out pilot delivery program for COVID-19 vaccine
The pilot delivery program is being closely watched as the vaccine must be shipped and stored at -70 degrees Celsius (minus 94°F), significantly below the standard for vaccines of 2-8 degrees Celsius (36-46°F).
11/17/2020
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Airbnb, Inc.
Airbnb files to go public as the pandemic rages on
(CNN Business)Even as the pandemic that wrecked its business flares up again, Airbnb is poised to make its public market debut this year.
11/17/2020
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Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet : YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Tuesday it is adding a link to provide information on the development of COVID-19 vaccines to the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its efforts to combat misinformation related to the pandemic.
11/17/2020
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Panasonic Corporation of North America
Verification of inhibitory effect of nanoe™ X, technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
Panasonic announced that, in collaboration with a global contract research organization Texcell*1, Texcell has verified the inhibitory effect of the nanoe™ X, technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
11/17/2020
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Tyler Technologies, Inc.
State of New Jersey Demonstrates Financial Transparency with Tyler Technologies' Data Platform
PLANO, Texas - Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that the state of New Jersey has successfully launched the New Jersey COVID-19 Oversight website, powered by Tyler's Socrata® data platform. The site provides critical information on the expenditure of federal recovery funds as the state continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/17/2020
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PORR AG
PORR expects negative result in 2020 due to COVID effects.
Vienna, 17.11.2020 – Austria's second largest construction group, PORR, with about 20,000 employees, is expected to achieve a production output of more than EUR 5 bn in its 9 countries this year. The COVID pandemic also has a massive impact on PORR's business activities and, in addition to a revaluation of projects, will probably result in a negative EBT (earnings before taxes) in the range of EUR 45 - 55m for the Group.
11/17/2020
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CureVac AG
CureVac to ramp up COVID vaccine capacity to 300M doses
CureVac (NASDAQ:CVAC) says it is building a network with partners to increase manufacturing capacity of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate CVnCoV to as much as 300M doses in 2021 and 600M in 2022, after the European Commission authorized the company to provide up to 225M doses with an option for an additional purchase of 180M doses.
11/17/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna Covid vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show
The race for a coronavirus vaccine has received another shot in the arm with the US biotech firm Moderna becoming the latest to reveal impressive results from phase 3 trials of its jab.
11/16/2020
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SMTC Corporation
SMTC Corporation to Manufacture Aura V Ventilators in Battle to Combat COVID-19
TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider and winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership in the Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry, today announced that the Company will produce Aura V ventilators for its customer IPM Chirana.
11/16/2020
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VODAFONE GROUP PUBLIC LTD CO.
Vodafone Sees Better Second Half After Virus Hits Roaming
Vodafone Group Plc beat estimates and expects sales to recover from a first half when Covid-19 lockdowns sent mobile roaming income tumbling.
11/16/2020
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SMTC Corporation
SMTC Corporation to Manufacture Aura V Ventilators in Battle to Combat COVID-19
TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider and winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership in the Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry, today announced that the Company will produce Aura V ventilators for its customer IPM Chirana
11/16/2020
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AutomationDirect
AutomationDirect Provides Supply Chain Update regarding COVID-19 Pandemic, as of November 16, 2020.
AutomationDirect is paying close attention to the fast-changing news regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the globe. As a result, we are continuing frequent communications with all our suppliers to gain information on the potential effects on our supply chain as quickly as possible.
11/16/2020
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CKD USA Corporation
CKD Announces that one employee at its Inuyama Factory was infected with coronavirus on Nov 6, 2020.
On November 6, we confirmed that one employee of our Inuyama Factory (Fuso Town, Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus. In addition, on November 9, one employee working at the factory, who is a close contact of the employee, was also confirmed to be infected.
11/16/2020
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SK holdings
SK Holdings cryogenic biz eyes jackpot on hopes of imminent COVID-19 vaccine
South Korea's SK Holdings Co. may hit the jackpot with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon.
11/13/2020
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SWCC Showa Holdings
SWCC SHOWA HOLDINGS confirmed that an employee working at Sendai Plant of Showa Densen Cable System had tested positive for COVID-19.
On November 12, we confirmed that one employee working at the Sendai Plant of Showa Densen Cable System Co., Ltd., our group, was infected with the new coronavirus. The employee is being treated under the guidance of a medical institution or health center.
11/13/2020
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Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro Scalable Liquid-Cooled Supercomputing Cluster Deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for COVID-19 Research
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, today announced that it has deployed an additional cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to augment existing computing capabilities available for national security and to help discover therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
11/12/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca Partners with CCT to Conduct COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in Arizona
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CCT Research (CCT), a leader in community-based, embedded clinical research, today announced its partnership with AstraZeneca to advance COVID-19 research. Together with local healthcare providers, CCT will facilitate clinical trials for the AZD1222 COVID-19 VACCINE, an investigational vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19.
11/12/2020
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Boeing
Boeing looks to China for growth driver as pandemic cripples travel
As part of its 2020 Commercial Market Outlook, Boeing (NYSE:BA) expects China's airlines to acquire 8,600 new airplanes valued at $1.4T and commercial aviation services valued at $1.7T over the next 20 years.
11/12/2020
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Siemens AG
Siemens Sees Rising Profit in 2021 in Post-Pandemic Growth
(Bloomberg) -- Siemens AG forecast a modest increase in 2021 profit as the coronavirus pandemic wanes and the global economy returns to growth after a tough year for industrial companies.
11/12/2020
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Pinduoduo
Pinduoduo Shares Jump as Post-Covid Spending Lift Sales by 89%
Pinduoduo Inc.’s revenue rose a better-than-expected 89% as the shift toward online shopping continued in post-Covid China, benefiting the e-commerce upstart. The shares surged roughly 16% in pre-market trading in New York.
11/12/2020
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Solvay Group
Solvay to award special bonus to employees for efforts during COVID-19
Solvay announced today that it will devote a portion of the cash generated this year - up to €16 million - to provide a special reward to all non-executive employees worldwide in recognition for their efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This special bonus comes on top of the Group’s yearly bonuses and will be paid out before the year ends.
11/12/2020
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Asia Optical Co. Inc.
Asia Optical resumes production at Myanmar factory, following a brief suspension starting in late September due to the covid-19.
Digital camera ODM and optical lens maker Asia Optical has disclosed it has resumed production at its factory in Yangon, Myanmar, following a brief suspension starting in late September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/12/2020
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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
China's SMIC facing delays on some U.S.-made supplies.
(Reuters) - China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) is facing some delays in getting U.S.-made equipment, parts and materials, the Global Times newspaper reported on Thursday, after Washington imposed export restrictions against the firm.
11/12/2020
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RLS d.o.o.
RLS Provides Business Update regarding COVID-19 pandemic, as of November 12, 2020.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and related measures, RLS d.o.o. has internally assessed the risks to its business and the global supply chain and can confirm that it has ensured sufficient stock / inventory of components and materials and a fully functioning supply chain, so that no interruptions in production or planned deliveries to customers are expected.
11/12/2020
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Simtek Corporation
Simtek Remains in operation amid COVID-19 pandemic, as of November 12, 2020.
In these difficult times surrounding the spread of COVID-19, companies in particular are in a difficult situation that also requires a high degree of responsible decision-making.
11/12/2020
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Siemens AG
German tech giant Siemens records profit in FY 2020 despite COVID-19 crisis.
In extremely difficult economic times, Siemens AG delivered a strong financial performance in fiscal 2020 (ended September 30), while successfully driving the Group’s historic transformation. Despite the major challenges worldwide caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens successfully completed its fiscal year with a strong fourth quarter. In appreciation of their outstanding performance during the crisis, Siemens is paying about €200 million in bonuses to its employees worldwide. Shareholders are also to participate in the company’s business success and financial strength. For this reason, the Managing Board and Supervisory Board are proposing to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting a dividend of €3.00 plus an additional €0.50, for a total of €3.50 per share. Adjusted by ten percent to take account of the market value of the Siemens Energy spin-off, this amount is at the same level as the prior-year dividend of €3.90.
11/12/2020
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Vuzix Corp.
Vuzix Continues to Receive Multiple Follow-On M400 Smart Glasses Orders from Both Resellers and End Customers to Support Business Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that the Company has received initial follow-on orders and delivered M400 Smart Glasses kits to support remote support and training after rapid and successful proof of concept evaluations were performed by two new customers. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to be an accelerant for the adoption within the enterprise smart glasses.
11/12/2020
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Aetna Inc.
CVS Pharmacy locations to administer COVID-19 vaccinations when authorized and available
Today it was announced that CVS Health will join others in offering Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccinations when available to the general public.
11/12/2020
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IDIS Co., Ltd.
IDIS AI BOX FOR COVID-19 SUPPORTS SAFER WORKING PRACTICES AND RE-OPENING
IDIS is supporting affordable and straightforward return-to-work steps with its new AI Box (DV-2232) for COVID-19. Powered by the industry’s most accurate IDIS Deep Learning Engine and compatible with IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA), the AI Box for COVID-19 is a simple add-on appliance that’s compatible with existing IDIS network cameras and DirectIP® NVRs, eliminating the need for complex analytics software or edge VA devices.
11/12/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer and BioNTech Reach an Agreement to Supply the EU With 200 Million Doses of Their BNT162b2 mRNA-Based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2
NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced that they have reached an agreement with the European Commission to supply 200 million doses of their investigational BNT162b2 mRNA-based vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 to European Union (EU) Member States, with an option for the European Commission to request an additional 100 million doses. Deliveries are anticipated to start by the end of 2020, subject to clinical success and regulatory authorization.
11/11/2020
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Continental AG
Tire Giant Continental Shows Industry’s Covid Squeeze
(Bloomberg) -- Continental AG sees its profitability shrinking for the fourth time in the last five years, a reflection of just how much earnings are under pressure at the German auto-parts supplier that’s searching for a new CEO.
11/11/2020
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The Walt Disney Company
Disney suspends California hotel reservations as virus crisis deepens
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) looks to be unwinding a planned ramp-up in hopes of reopening California operations, as the state's COVID-19 crisis deepens.
11/11/2020
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Signify Holding
Signify’s UV-C disinfection lighting installed at PSV to tackle COVID-19
Signify of Eindhoven, The Netherlands says that, after it launched a portfolio of luminaires and devices with UV-C disinfection lighting for the professional market and (together with Boston University) validated the effectiveness of UV-C light sources in inactivating SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19), it has now been asked by Dutch top-tier soccer club PSV to install UV-C disinfection lighting in some indoor spaces, including the dressing rooms in the Philips Stadium and in some spaces at its training facility De Herdgang.
11/11/2020
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Synacor, Inc.
Synacor reports Q3 misses as pandemic pressure continues
Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) reports Q3 misses with revenue down 41% Y/Y to $18.5M and a $0.10 loss per share, which missed estimates by $1.84M and $0.03, respectively.
11/11/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna surpasses target cases for first data readout from pivotal study of COVID-19 vaccine
Citing a spike in COVID-19 cases across clinical sites, Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) announces that the first interim analysis of results from the large-scale pivotal study, COVE, of vaccine candidate mRNA-1273 will include "substantially more" that the 53 cases it was expecting (the higher the number the better). Case accrual has been completed for the readout. The dataset is being prepared for submission to the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board.
11/11/2020
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Juganu
This new system can kill the coronavirus that’s all around you
The novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces for several days, making fomite transmission a very real possibility. That’s why governments advise people to wash their hands frequently or use hand sanitizer after touching common surfaces and objects in public. And that’s why touching your eyes, mouth, and nose isn’t recommended with potentially contaminated hands. Factors including ambient light and temperature affect the lifespan of the virus on surfaces. The pathogen can survive for weeks in low temperatures in darkness, but it has a much shorter lifespan when exposed to the sun or ultra-violet light sources. UV light can be harmful to people, but UV lighting solutions can be used to disinfect public spaces when people are not present.
11/11/2020
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Airbus SAS
Airbus Bets Small Is Beautiful as A220 Chases Post-Covid Sales
(Bloomberg) -- Airbus SE is seeking to spur demand for its smallest jetliner by pitching the A220 model as a tool for cutting costs and trimming capacity in the post-coronavirus travel market.
11/11/2020
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Alibaba touts billions in sales as post-virus Singles' Day gets into full swing
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba said orders made through its e-commerce sites during its Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza had exceeded $56 billion by Wednesday morning, as lockdown-weary consumers splashed out on as many as 16 million discounted products.
11/10/2020
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EMBRAER SA
Embraer prepares for 'very challenging' 2021 as new COVID waves hamper travel
(Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer SA EMBR3.SA is preparing for a "very challenging" 2021 as new coronavirus waves in the United States and Europe are appearing to delay a potential recovery in travel, Chief Executive Francisco Gomes Neto said on Tuesday.
11/10/2020
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Altimmune, Inc.
Altimmune teams up with Lonza to supply intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Altimmune (NASDAQ:ALT) jumps 13% premarket after entering into an agreement with Lonza for the manufacturing of AdCOVID, company's next-generation, single-dose intranasal vaccine candidate for COVID-19.
11/10/2020
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ATS Automation Inc.
ATS Automation and Nomad Go Partner to Bring COVID-Health, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Solutions to the Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare & Education Industries
ATS Automation and Nomad Go today announced their strategic partnership to deliver industry-leading solutions to the commercial real estate, healthcare and education industries, combining ATS Automation’s extensive experience in building management with Nomad Go’s advanced computer vision expertise. Together, the companies will help building owners and operators dramatically reduce their energy costs and energy-related carbon emissions using demand control ventilation strategies, optimize spaces and create healthier environments for their tenants.
11/10/2020
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Lyft
Lyft’s Pandemic Challenges Continue, but Business Is Improving
Lyft Inc.’s active riders and revenue improved in the third quarter from the previous three months as coronavirus shutdowns eased in some cities, but business remained sharply down from a year earlier because of the pandemic.
11/10/2020
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Vuzix Corp.
Vuzix Receives Continuing Smart Glasses Follow on Orders from 1Minuut Innovation in Response to COVID-19 Healthcare Needs in the Netherlands
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced the Company has recently received multiple follow-on orders for M400 Smart Glasses from Dutch medical services company, 1Minuut Innovation. The latest orders from 1Minuut Innovation are for immediate delivery to elderly care organizations to meet urgent COVID-19 remote healthcare needs in the Netherlands.
11/10/2020
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International Business Machines Corporation
Remote work is ‘here to stay’ — even with a vaccine, says former IBM CEO
Technology trends driven by the coronavirus pandemic — such as the shift to remote working — will continue after a vaccine becomes available, according to the former boss of IBM.
11/10/2020
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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Murata Ionissimo Ionizer Module proven effective to inactivate Novel Coronavirus(SARS-CoV-2)
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, “Murata”) commissioned Nara Medical University to research the effectiveness of ozone gas generated by Murata’s Ionissimo ionizer module*1 and ozonizer module*2 (hereinafter, “the products”) in inactivating the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2*3). The ozone gas generated by the products was proven to be effective in inactivating the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This confirmation of the Ionizer Module’s effectiveness was conducted using an airtight testing chamber; its effectiveness in an actual usage environment, outside the testing chamber, has not yet been tested.
11/10/2020
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Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.
DNP Group Provides update on Business Continuity Status amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) will endeavor to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and continue its business, giving top priority to the safety and security of business partners, business partners, employees and their families throughout the Group. In line with the plan (BCP), we will continue to take measures so as not to interfere with the business operations of our business partners.
11/10/2020
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Flexential
Flexential Provides update on Business Continuity Status amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Effectively and successfully running a business can be challenging even in the best of times. None of us could have imagined the impact a worldwide pandemic would have on our organizations earlier in the year. Now as we approach the end of 2020 and move forward in the times of COVID, Flexential is optimistic about 2021 and the processes and systems we have in place to continue delivering your critical IT infrastructure.
11/10/2020
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SES-STERLING
SES-STERLING Remains fully operational amid COVID-19 pandemic.
On 28 October 2020, the President of the French Republic announced a reconfinement of the country. This reconfinement nevertheless enables industrial companies to maintain their economic activity.
11/10/2020
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Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
Würth Elektronik Provides customer information updates regarding COVID-19 pandemic, as of Nov 10, 2020.
we are still in the middle of a pandemic that is affecting our daily lives. To curb the current sharp rise in corona numbers, the German federal and state governments have decided on a partial lockdown, which is valid until at least the end of November. We very much hope that you as a company and all your employees are not or have not been affected by cases of illness. The health of all people is now more important than ever.
11/10/2020
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers hybrid workplace upgrades to support COVID-19 response at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands
Amstelveen, Netherlands – November 10, 2020 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it is delivering an enhanced hybrid workplace experience with its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions for remote and onsite hospital staff at Erasmus Medical Center (MC), one of the largest medical centers in Europe based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The HPE VDI solution, built on HPE Synergy for a highly secure, software-defined composable infrastructure, and HPE Primera for intelligent storage capabilities, enables Erasmus’ staff to gain faster and easier access to their critical work applications.
11/10/2020
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Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies : forecasts strong rebound in year ahead from coronavirus slump
BERLIN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - German chipmaker Infineon forecast that revenue would grow by nearly 23% in the year ahead as it reported fiscal fourth quarter results on Monday that were in line with analyst estimates.
11/9/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Success in First Interim Analysis from Phase 3 Study
NEW YORK and MAINZ, GERMANY, November 9, 2020 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) from the Phase 3 clinical study. After discussion with the FDA, the companies recently elected to drop the 32-case interim analysis and conduct the first interim analysis at a minimum of 62 cases. Upon the conclusion of those discussions, the evaluable case count reached 94 and the DMC performed its first analysis on all cases.
11/9/2020
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Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Kosmos Energy cuts 2020 output forecast, cites impact of the pandemic, storms
Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) rises 2% in premarket after Q3 earnings came in above expectations. But the company reports that net production of ~56,700 boe/day, is slightly lower than previous guidance due to the impact of the storm in the Gulf of Mexico, hence the company has lowered full year net production outlook to 61,000 to 62,000 boe/day, compared to earlier guidance of 62,000-70,000.
11/9/2020
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Air Canada
Air Canada shares soar on vaccine progress, aid talks, despite quarterly loss
(Reuters) - Air Canada shares soared as much as 29% on Monday following news of progress on a COVID-19 vaccine and Canadian government-led financial aid talks, even as the carrier reported its third straight quarterly loss due to the pandemic.
11/9/2020
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AltaLink L.P.
AltaLink delivers strong customer results during pandemic
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AltaLink has ensured that the operation of Alberta’s largest transmission system has remained reliable and cost-effective for its customers.
11/9/2020
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Blue Chip Group
Blue Chip Group Provides update regarding Operational Status amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing uncertainty and disruption worldwide. Members of the public and businesses alike all face the challenge of adapting our way of life, standard practice and routine as we follow World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on how to protect ourselves and our colleagues from the virus.
11/9/2020
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ELESA S.p.A.
ELESA factory in Italy Remains fully operational amid COVID-19 pandemic.
We inform you that the new "lockdown" imposed by the Italian Prime Minister from November 6th to December 3rd 2020 DOES NOT AFFECT ANY INDUSTRIAL OR MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY. Therefore, the Elesa factory in Italy is regularly opened at full speed as usual.
11/9/2020
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Iwatani International Corporation
Iwatani International confirmed that an employee working at Nagoya Factory had tested positive for COVID-19.
We are pleased to inform you that one employee of our group company (Iwatani Gas Co., Ltd. Nagoya Factory) has been found to be infected with the new coronavirus.
11/9/2020
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Etihad Airways
Etihad Airlines Streamlines Executive Team to Weather Pandemic
Etihad Airways has scaled back its executive team amid efforts to weather the coronavirus pandemic as it pushes ahead with a restructuring program launched three years ago.
11/8/2020
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Buffett's Berkshire suffers in pandemic even as Apple boosts profit
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported lower quarterly operating results on Saturday and said the coronavirus pandemic may cause further damage, even as gains in stocks such as Apple Inc fueled a more than $30 billion overall profit.
11/7/2020
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Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices restarts share buyback program suspended in March
After suspending its share buybacks in March due to the pandemic, Analog Devices (ADI +1.6%) now announces plans to restart the purchases.
11/6/2020
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Service Express
Service Express Releases COVID-19 IT Response & Recovery Report
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Service Express, a leader in third-party maintenance, has released its COVID-19 IT Response & Recovery Report. The report outlines how the pandemic has impacted IT operations over the past six months and helps IT professionals understand the potential impacts on their business in the months ahead.
11/6/2020
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota more than doubles profit outlook as China sales rebound from pandemic
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp more than doubled its full-year operating profit forecast on Friday, as vehicle sales rebound in China from a coronavirus pandemic squeeze earlier this year that contributed to a 24% slide in second-quarter earnings.
11/6/2020
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Coty Inc.
Coty Surges After Sales Declines Ease Amid Pandemic Slump
(Bloomberg) -- Coty Inc. soared after the maker of Covergirl and Sally Hansen reported sales declines that abated from the previous quarter.
11/6/2020
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Noble Group
Noble Group Sees Pandemic Disruption Continuing as It Posts Loss
(Bloomberg) -- Noble Group Holdings Ltd., the embattled commodity trader which underwent a massive restructuring, extended earnings losses and warned that coronavirus-led disruptions to global supply chains could continue into the first quarter of next year.
11/6/2020
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Rosenberg Ventilatoren GmbH
Rosenberg Announces Covid-19 Update as of November 06, 2020.
the second wave, which we all feared, has now arrived in Germany and Europe in the past few days. As in March, we are following the current situation very closely and are taking all the necessary steps to provide our employees and customers with the best possible protection.
11/6/2020
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Trakm8 Holdings PLC
COVID-19 customer statement from Trakm8.
Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of increased restrictions, Trakm8 is open for business and we remain committed to supporting our customers and safeguarding our team.
11/6/2020
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Barco
Barco’s ALL-IN Healthcare Event provides answers for the “New Now”
Barco welcomed more than 300 partners online to connect with medical experts and discover new solutions for dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and the hybrid workplace it has ushered in.
11/6/2020
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Ringtail Lighting Ltd
Ringtail Lighting Remains Operational during second lockdown.
We will remain open during this second lockdown, however long it lasts for. Emergency lighting is an important safety feature of any building and if you need to replace luminaires or are continuing with construction of new spaces we will be available for you. We have a rota of staff that will be working from home where they can, so the phones will still be answered and goods are still been shipped out.
11/6/2020
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OSRAM Licht AG
Osram masters corona year 2020 well.
Osram has come through the Year of Corona well thanks to efficient management. “We acted early and consistently. We have protected both our employees and our production. This has paid off. Our free cash flow was positive in the last fiscal year at twelve million euros. We are particularly proud of this,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. Despite a comparable revenue decline of almost 14 percent, the adjusted EBITDA margin remained stable at the previous year’s level of over eight percent. The measures taken have all progressed as planned. The net result has been impacted by the fall in revenue due to the crisis, the planned costs for the transformation and for depreciation relating to the Osram Continental joint venture. The Managing Board confirms the forecast for the new fiscal year issued at the end of September. The current trend in incoming orders for semiconductor business is positive.
11/6/2020
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BJG Electronics, Inc
BJG Electronics Provides COVID-19 Customer Update, as of November 6, 2020.
It is important that we understand your needs and communicate our efforts to support those needs. This is a message that will provide you with a summary of our continued efforts to work through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/6/2020
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McAfee, LLC
McAfee Sees COVID-19-Themed Threats and PowerShell Malware Surge in Q2 2020
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee Corp. (Nasdaq: MCFE), the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2020, examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in Q2 2020. During this period, McAfee saw an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5%. A significant proliferation in malicious Donoff Microsoft Office documents attacks propelled new PowerShell malware up 117%, and the global impact of COVID-19 prompted cybercriminals to adjust their cybercrime campaigns to lure victims with pandemic themes and exploit the realities of a workforce working from home.
11/5/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca Misses Target for Delivering COVID-19 Vaccine, UK Gov't Taskforce Says
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has missed its target of delivering 30 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the UK by September, and is expected to be able to hand over only 4 million doses by the end of the year, according to Kate Bingham, head of the Government's vaccine task force.
11/5/2020
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Volkswagen AG
VW CEO Diess Says Pandemic Poses Biggest Near-Term Challenge
(Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess said the coronavirus pandemic poses the biggest near-term challenge for the world’s largest carmaker, hitting as the company shifts strategy to tackle climate change.
11/5/2020
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Airbnb, Inc.
Airbnb to make IPO filing public next week despite COVID-19 surge: sources
(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc plans to make its IPO registration public next week, putting it on course for a New York stock market debut in December even as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
11/5/2020
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Kakao Corp.
Kakao's Q3 profit doubles as pandemic drives online demand
SEOUL -- South Korean internet company Kakao's operating profit doubled on the year in the third quarter as the coronavirus pandemic boosted revenue across its suite of online and digital services, which included gaming, internet banking and its popular chat app KakaoTalk.
11/5/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
COVID vaccine deliveries on ice as AstraZeneca awaits trial data
(Reuters) - A summer dip in UK coronavirus infections has pushed back test results for AstraZenca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine, leading the drugmaker to delay deliveries of shots to the UK government.
11/5/2020
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Airbnb, Inc.
Airbnb to make IPO filing public next week despite COVID-19 surge
(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc plans to make its IPO registration public next week, putting it on course for a New York stock market debut in December even as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
11/5/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung consumer electronics sales boosted by India's festive season
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co is seeing a big surge in consumer appliance sales during India’s festive season, a senior company executive said, helped by pent-up demand following a nationwide lockdown to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
11/5/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber is still getting hammered by COVID, though things are looking slightly better
Uber is still getting pummeled by COVID-19, as the raging pandemic continues to drag the company’s ride-hailing business down. Uber lost $1.1 billion over the last three months, with its adjusted net revenues down 20 percent compared to the third quarter of 2019.
11/5/2020
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General Motors Company
GM Korea workers wage strike despite pandemic
While the automobile industry continues to face difficulties amid the pandemic, GM Korea’s labor union has decided to stage another three-day partial strike in protest against the management over wage and collective agreement negotiations, the automaker confirmed Thursday.
11/5/2020
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Alibaba's sales growth plateaus despite China's COVID-19 recovery
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s revenue grew at the slowest pace on record for the July-September quarter, underscoring how the e-commerce giant’s post-pandemic rebound is starting to plateau.
11/5/2020
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Square, Inc.
Square sales surge on pandemic-fueled boom in cash-app usage
Square Inc. sales more than doubled last quarter, underscoring a surge in demand for Bitcoin trades, stock purchases and other financial transactions by customers cooped up during the global pandemic. The stock rose 6 per cent in after-hours trading.
11/5/2020
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OpenText Corp
OpenText sees $103.4M spike in net income in Q1
WATERLOO, Ont. - OpenText Corp. saw a nearly 40 per cent spike in net income in its most recent quarter, as investors continued to rally behind North American tech companies in the wake of COVID-19.
11/5/2020
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IQD Frequency Products Ltd.
IQD Announces November Corona Virus Statement.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, our priorities are the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and partners, families, and the communities in which we live and work.
11/5/2020
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Apple Inc.
Apple Faces Shortages in Power Chips for iPhone 12 Due to Trade Restrictions and COVID-19.
Apple Inc. is grappling with a shortage of vital chips that manage power consumption in iPhones and other devices, people with knowledge of the matter said, complicating its ability to meet holiday demand for the latest version of its marquee gadget. It’s unclear to what extent the bottleneck may limit iPhone availability during its crucial launch quarter, typically Apple’s busiest. Despite the shortfall, suppliers are likely to prioritize Cupertino, California-based Apple and its power-hungry iPhone 12 over other customers lining up for scarce parts, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.
11/5/2020
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BASF SE
BASF, partners halt $4B India chemical complex due to COVID-19.
BASF (OTCQX:BASFY +2.6%) says it is delaying plans to build a $4B petrochemicals complex in India due to the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
11/5/2020
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Coax Connectors
COAX Remains Open for business during latest England lockdown.
With a new lockdown being introduced in England today, we would like to confirm that COAX Connectors Ltd's manufacturing processes remain operational.
11/5/2020
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
Mitsubishi Motors reports second-quarter loss due to coronavirus slump
TOKYO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday reported a 29.3 billion yen ($279.10 million) operating loss in the three months ended Sept. 30 compared with a 6.3 billion yen profit a year earlier as sales shrank during the coronavirus pandemic.
11/4/2020
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Novavax Inc.
Novavax inks pact with Australia to supply 40M COVID-19 vaccine doses
Novavax (NVAX +2.8%) has signed an agreement with the Australian government to supply 40M doses of the company’s NVX-CoV2373 Covid-19 vaccine candidate. Interim data expected as soon as early Q1 of 2021.
11/4/2020
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GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.
GlobalWafers runs 12- and 8-inch wafer production at full capacity.
GlobalWafers will sustain full capacity utilization for its 12- and 8-inch wafer production lines at least throughout the end of 2020, with its 6-inch wafer capacity over 70% utilized, according to the silicon wafer supplier.
11/4/2020
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MetLife Inc.
Allstate, MetLife Report Mixed Results as Pandemic Continues
Two of the nation’s best-known sellers of insurance—Allstate Corp. and MetLife Inc.—posted mixed earnings in the third quarter as the coronavirus pandemic has had wide-ranging effects on the industry.
11/4/2020
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Espec Corp.
Espec Corp. Announces Countermeasures Against and the Status of the Spreading of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), as of Nov 4, 2020.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those infected or otherwise affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We also sincerely hope that those people who have lost their lives rest in peace.
11/4/2020
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Orica Limited
AUGMENTED REALITY HELPING OUR CUSTOMERS THROUGH COVID-19
The resources and mining industry has not been exempt, but, thanks to the lateral thinking and creativity of our people, we’ve been able to continue servicing even our most remote customers, while ensuring our teams all across the globe are kept safe.
11/4/2020
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TRACO Electronic AG
TRACO Electronic Remains fully operational amid COVID-19 pandemic.
As you can imagine, the corona virus (Covid-19) has had an influence on how we run our daily business. Our sales and logistic operations, as well as our customer service, is our highest priority right now. We have implemented changes to ensure that everything continues to run as expected and that we can deliver products to our customers as usual. We would like to inform you how Traco Power is dealing with the current situation:
11/4/2020
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Espec Corp.
Espec Provides Business Update regarding COVID-19 pandemic, as of Nov 4, 2020.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the infection with the new coronavirus and all those involved. We also pray for the souls of those who have died.
11/4/2020
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Astec Industries, Inc.
Astec Remains fully operational amid COVID-19 pandemic.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 4, 2020) – Astec Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTE) announced today its financial results for third quarter 2020 ending September 30, 2020.
11/4/2020
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Lenovo Group Limited
Lenovo profit beats expectations, helped by remote working trend
HONG KONG, Nov 3 (Reuters) - China's Lenovo Group, the world's biggest PC maker, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and said it is continuing to benefit from "new normal" remote working after COVID-19.
11/3/2020
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Humanigen, Inc.
Humanigen executes lenzilumab licensing deal in Asia for COVID-19
Humanigen (NASDAQ:HGEN) perks 7% premarket after executing its first licensing transaction in the Asia-Pacific Region with Telcon RF Pharmaceutical, Inc. and KPM Tech Co., Ltd for development and commercialization rights to lenzilumab for COVID-19 for South Korea and the Philippines.
11/3/2020
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Korea Post
Suspended airmail service amid pandemic draws consumer complaints
Korea Post's suspension of its standard airmail services due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been drawing complaints from an increasing number of consumers who have to pay more to send mails or parcels abroad.
11/3/2020
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Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco third-quarter profit slumps 44.6% as pandemic chokes demand
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco 2222.SE on Tuesday reported a 44.6% drop in third-quarter net profit as the coronavirus crisis continued to choke demand and weigh on crude prices.
11/3/2020
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Ryanair Holdings plc
Ryanair sinks into first-half loss on COVID-19 crisis
Irish no-frills airline Ryanair Holdings PLC yesterday said that it sank into the red in the first half of its fiscal year due to the COVID-19 fallout and warned of more losses to come.
11/3/2020
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CF Systems
CF Systems operations continue to operate as normal amid UK lockdown 2.
As everybody reading this will now know, the UK enters a second lockdown on Thursday, November 5th. CF Systems operations, including our service desk, will continue to operate as normal from this date. We will liase closely with our clients where site visits are required to ensure that any risks are kept to a minimum and that our staff comply with the appropriate guidelines.
11/3/2020
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Capital Aluminum Extrusions, Ltd.
Capalex Remains in operation amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Further to the latest government Covid19 measures, Capalex can assure all customers that our manufacturing facilities will continue to operate within government Covid19 safe working guidelines. The safety and wellbeing of our employees remains our first priority.
11/3/2020
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Cissoid
CISSOID remains operational during Covid-19 crisis, as of Nov 3, 2020.
In these difficult times, as the situation with Covid-19 is evolving continuously, we operate in accordance with Belgian authorities’ guidelines to keep people safe.
11/3/2020
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Mafelec
Mafelec Team Stays Open, Despite Covid-19.
Following the latest announcements by the French Government, we inform you that MAFELEC and all its sister companies are open: all our services, and productions sites are functioning normally.
11/3/2020
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Becton, Dickinson and Company
BD to supply 9.2M COVID-19 antigen tests to Netherlands
Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) announces the receipt of an order from the Dutch Ministry of Health for 9.2M of its rapid, SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests for use on the BD Veritor Plus System, which detects coronavirus in ~15 minutes.
11/2/2020
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Renault Samsung Motors
Renault Samsung halts plant operations amid pandemic
Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Monday it will suspend the operation of its sole plant in South Korea for two days to control its inventory amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/2/2020
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Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint downgraded at Summit on slowing growth amid pandemic
Expecting slowing growth as the pandemic continues, Summit Insights downgrades Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) from Buy to Hold and cuts $40 off the price target for $100. PFPT shares are down 1% to $94.78.
11/2/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Judge dismisses Amazon worker lawsuit over coronavirus safety
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against Amazon that accused the company of failing to stop the spread of the coronavirus by creating unsafe working conditions, deferring to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
11/2/2020
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Jin Air Co. Ltd.
Jin Air begins cargo delivery to US amid pandemic
Jin Air Co., the budget carrier unit of Korean Air Lines Co., said Monday it has begun transporting cargo to the United States to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
11/2/2020
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STMicroelectronics N.V.
ST to make cartridges for Covid-19 tests
STMicroelectronics is to manufacture complete lab-on-a-chip cartridges for a Covid-19 PCR test system from Alifax
11/2/2020
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Apple Inc.
Second Lockdown to Close All Apple Stores in England for At Least Four Weeks.
England will enter a new lockdown from Thursday, November 5 to curb a steep rise in coronavirus cases, the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced. The lockdown will last for at least four weeks, closing all non-essential shops, including all Apple stores in the country, just over one week before Apple launches the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max on Friday, November 13.
11/2/2020
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Deltron AG
Deltron AG Statement Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, as of Nov 11, 2020.
We would like to inform you that Deltron AG, as of today, will not have any delivery bottlenecks. 95% of our supply chains are located in Switzerland. Our suppliers are functional and ready to deliver. In addition, Deltron AG has a large, internal warehouse.
11/2/2020
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Intel Corporation
Intel’s Biggest Virtual Launch: Tiger Lake Unveiled Amid COVID-19
When Intel launches a major new chip, Gregory Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, is accustomed to hitting his mark on a tech industry event stage in Europe, Asia or the U.S. and looking out over a sea of faces. At key moments, hundreds of smartphones pop up to photograph, live blog or tweet the proceedings.
11/2/2020
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Amphenol Socapex
Amphenol Socapex Provides business update regarding COVID-19 crisis.
We are committed to regular communication on our management of the Covid-19 health crisis. To date, the production capacity of our sites in Thyez, France and Pune, India is 100%. Almost all of our suppliers are operational. Thus, we are able to meet the same delivery times as before COVID on our catalog products
11/2/2020
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Midwest Socket Screw Products, Inc.
Midwest Socket Screw Remains fully operational amid COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Response To our valued customers, As a key link in the supply chain Midwest Socket Screw Products is an essential business and will remain open during this challenging time. We supply essential products that support essential industries including critical manufacturing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, medical, agriculture and defense. We are also used by other essential businesses and organizations as defined by the Federal Government and state of Michigan. The Health and safety of our employees and their families, customers, vendors and the community is a top priority. We continue to observe state and CDC guidelines. Specifically we are maintaining cleaning procedures, practicing social distancing, restricting unnecessary travel and maintaining a zero tolerance for employee illness. We will continue to monitor the latest guidelines from local, state and federal government and adjust our approach as necessary.
11/2/2020
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Pickering Interfaces Ltd
Pickering Interfaces Provides update on Business Continuity Status amid COVID-19 pandemic, as of Nov 2, 2020.
The team here at Pickering understands that there is a great amount of concern, uncertainty and anxiety around COVID-19 or the "Coronavirus". The safety and wellbeing of our customers and our employees is of the highest priority. We are prepared to make sure we can continue to support your applications without delay and with outstanding service.
11/2/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Prolonged COVID-19 to boost Samsung, LG
After several months of sales disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung and LG Electronics are now seeing solid increases in the demand for appliances.
11/1/2020
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Lufthansa Can Emerge Stronger From Pandemic, CEO Spohr Says
(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG can emerge stronger from the airline industry’s worst crisis since World War II by becoming leaner, Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr said.
10/31/2020
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ICICI Bank Ltd.
ICICI Bank Profit Rises on Interest Income Despite Pandemic
(Bloomberg) -- ICICI Bank Ltd. posted a rise in second-quarter profit helped by strong interest income even as the coronavirus pandemic constrained growth in the financial sector.
10/31/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon drops French Black Friday ad campaign as lockdown starts
PARIS (Reuters) - Amazon is withdrawing advertising for pre-Black Friday discounts in France, after the government said the campaign was unfair to small shops at time when a coronavirus lockdown has forced them to close.
10/31/2020
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United Parcel Service Inc.
UPS And Pilots Warn That COVID-19 Cases Could Disrupt Operations
The International Pilots Association (IPA), the union representing United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines’ pilots, agrees with the airline’s CEO that a spike in COVID-19 cases could disrupt the airline’s operations. As a cargo carrier, a disruption in operations can have far-reaching impacts, and an uptick in cases among UPS pilots is causing some concerns.
10/31/2020
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Setra Systems, Inc.
Setra Systems remains in full operation despite covid-19 as of Oct 30, 2020.
Setra Systems is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation very closely and following all advice from the CDC, WHO, and local health authorities. The safety and health of our employees and customers is always our top priority. As a company, we have taken a number of steps to keep our work environment clean and safe and we will continue these measures for the foreseeable future.
10/30/2020
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SAP SE
Vaccine Collaboration Hub from SAP Improves Supply Chain Efficiency for Government and Life Sciences Organizations
WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of its vaccine collaboration hub (VCH) for organizations to better manage vaccine supply distribution, and to help governments and their industry partners coordinate and successfully deploy mass vaccination programs.
10/30/2020
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BT Group plc
BT Boosted by Work From Home, Sheds Jobs to Cut Costs
BT Group Plc earned more than expected in the second quarter after people working from home flocked to buy fiber broadband. It also cut thousands of jobs while reiterating the return of its dividend for investors.
10/29/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Posts Profit Increase as Pandemic Fuels Tech Demand
SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. reported its largest profit in more than 18 months, fueled by a bounceback in smartphone sales and demand for memory chips.
10/29/2020
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Naver Corp.
Naver's Q3 net triples on record sales amid pandemic
South Korea's top internet portal operator Naver Corp. said Thursday its net profit nearly tripled in the third quarter from a year earlier on the back of booming online goods transactions on its platform amid the pandemic.
10/29/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna inks deal with Takeda for 50M doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TAK) will import and distribute 50M doses of Moderna’s (NASDAQ:MRNA) COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, starting in H1 2021, pending licensure in Japan.
10/29/2020
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Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic interim net profit halves as virus hits sales
TOKYO, Oct 29 — Japan’s Panasonic said today that first-half net profit more than halved from a year earlier as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on its businesses at home and overseas.
10/29/2020
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Aim and Thurlby Thandar Instruments
Aim-Tti Announces COVID-19 Status as of 29 October 2020.
Most operational aspects are close to normal again although measures are still in place to protect our staff and visitors from the virus. Goods-in, Dispatch and Service are all open but will expect deliveries and collections to be handled with social distancing. Visitors are being asked to wear masks.
10/29/2020
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Acome France
Despite new lockdown measures in France, ACOME continues its activities.
Following the announcements made by the French President of the Republic on October 28, all of our teams in France are continuing their industrial, commercial, logistics activities, etc. to guarantee the manufacture and delivery of our products.
10/29/2020
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EPAM Systems Inc.
“HealthBuddy COVID-19” Mobile App Now Available in Apple, Google Play Stores
WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM’s new ‘HealthBuddy COVID-19’ chatbot app—developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19—is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.
10/29/2020
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Fiserv, Inc.
Fiserv Helps Milwaukee Small Businesses Get Back2Business
BROOKFIELD, Wis., October 29, 2020 — Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions headquarted in the Milwaukee area, is helping its headquarters hometown get Back2Business by providing support to small, minority-owned businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social unrest.
10/29/2020
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BT Group plc
BT Hit by Covid-19 Outbreak in Northern England Call Center
(Bloomberg) -- BT Group Plc is dealing with a major coronavirus outbreak at a large call center, underscoring the risks of returning to workplaces while the pandemic surges in Europe.
10/28/2020
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GlaxoSmithKline PLC
GSK warns COVID-19 will dent full-year earnings
(Reuters) - Britain's GSK GSK.L cautioned full-year earnings would likely come in at the lower end of its forecast range after the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on its vaccines unit, with people in the United States shunning visits to their physician for their shots.
10/28/2020
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General Electric Company
GE's shares soar as earnings recover from pandemic lows
(Reuters) - General Electric Co GE.N on Wednesday unexpectedly reported a quarterly profit and a positive cash flow on the back of cost cuts and improvements in its power and renewable energy businesses, sending its shares 10% higher.
10/28/2020
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Amorepacific
Amorepacific Q3 net down 93 pct on tepid sales amid pandemic
Amorepacific Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter net profit declined 93.1 percent from a year earlier as sales of its cosmetics at offline channels were hit by the new coronavirus outbreak.
10/28/2020
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Boeing
Boeing to cut 7,000 more jobs as pandemic hits aircraft demand
Boeing said Wednesday it is planning to shed 7,000 more jobs to cope with a sharp downturn in air travel and jetliner demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and the prolonged grounding of its bestselling plane.
10/28/2020
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Why Fiat Chrysler Just Reported Record Profit in a Pandemic
On Wednesday, the Italian-American car maker posted adjusted profit of €2.3 billion, equivalent to $2.71 billion, for the three months through September, driven by an unprecedented 13.8% operating margin in the all-important North American division. The former Chrysler business, which Fiat bought out of bankruptcy in 2009, sold 8% fewer cars than in the third quarter of 2019 but made 26% more adjusted profit.
10/28/2020
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Pinterest
Pinterest’s Revenue Soars as Pandemic Boosts Engagement
Pinterest Inc. posted strong revenue and user growth in the third quarter, as the social-media company saw significantly greater pandemic-fueled engagement than it did in the spring and said it benefited from an advertiser boycott at Facebook Inc.
10/28/2020
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Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital fiscal Q1 revenue, EPS top expectations thanks to work from home, shares jump
Shares of disk drive and NAND flash memory chip maker Western Digital rose by 3% in late trading, after the company reported fiscal first-quarter revenue and profit that topped analysts' expectations, and forecast revenue this quarter just slightly ahead of consensus.
10/28/2020
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TE Connectivity Ltd.
TE sees 2020 bounce back from Covid-19 pandemic
Swiss connector maker TE Connectivity has shrugged off the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in its 2020 results but will not provide guidance for next year.
10/28/2020
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PULS GmbH
PULS is ready for delivery and easily reachable amid COVID-19, as of Oct 28, 2020.
Thanks to our generous stock of components as well as finished PULS products, we have been able to overcome the difficulties caused by the corona outbreak very well. So far, this has had practically no effect on our ability to deliver.
10/28/2020
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Statement on Reported COVID-19 Infections at Toyota Work Sites as of Oct, 28.
We sincerely apologize for the anxiety and concern that this news may cause to people in the surrounding regions. The virus is an issue that has the potential to affect all Toyota locations and we are continuously working to further enhance our communication and health checks with staff at all locations. Toyota is actively implementing measures to prevent the further spread of the virus and remain committed to provide timely updates as the situation requires.
10/28/2020
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Taiwan Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
TSC Operation Update Related to COVID-19 Pandemic as of Oct, 28.
We understand that you may concerned about the global COVID-19 development, and would like to inform that TSC manufacturing sites (all located in Taiwan and China), material supply chain and logistic planning have already resumed normal operations, our production and service are not affected by the current COVID-19 situation.
10/28/2020
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Aetna Inc.
CVS Health expands COVID-19 testing services with plans to add nearly 1,000 rapid-result test sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of CVS Health's (NYSE: CVS) ongoing effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help slow the spread of the virus, the company today announced plans to expand COVID-19 testing services currently offered at select CVS Pharmacy locations to include rapid-result testing at nearly 1,000 sites by the end of the year.
10/28/2020
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
HPE COVID-19 Test Labs and OPD Centers facilitate over 100,000 patient visits in India
Bengaluru, October 28, 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that its COVID-19 Test Labs and Outpatient Department (OPD) Centers have collectively facilitated more than 100,000 patient visits across India. These facilities provide additional authorized COVID-19 testing facilities and isolation beds, thereby assisting the Government of India and state governments in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/28/2020
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft's FQ1 results will depend on Azure growth, pandemic's gaming and PC tailwinds - preview
Microsoft (MSFT +1.4%) reports fiscal Q1 results after the bell today, capping off a busy quarter that included the launch of the dual-screen Surface Duo phone and the $7.5B acquisition of game publisher Bethesda Softworks.
10/27/2020
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Macronix International Co. Ltd.
Macronix profit surges 22% on stay-at-home trend
Macronix International Co Ltd (旺宏), the world’s biggest supplier of NOR flash memory chips, yesterday said net profit last quarter grew 22 percent quarter-on-quarter as stay-at-home and remote learning trends boosted demand for chips used in PCs and Nintendo Co’s game consoles.
10/27/2020
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3M Company
3M is making more N95 masks than ever as global Covid cases rise, CEO says
3M has continued to ramp up production of its N95 respirator masks, Chairman and CEO Mike Roman told CNBC on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies again in parts of the world.
10/27/2020
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Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar’s Sales Fall as Coronavirus Weighs on Industry
Big manufacturers are logging lower sales to businesses ranging from cruise-ship builders to medical offices, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drag on economic activity across the globe.
10/27/2020
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Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly ends COVID-19 antibody trial after lack of improvement
U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly's (NYSE:LLY) antibody drug for hospitalized patients with COVID-19, as it doesn’t seem to be helping them.
10/27/2020
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Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia to cut 700 contract staffers amid COVID
JAKARTA -- Garuda Indonesia will end the contracts of at least 700 workers early, the company announced on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the struggling carrier.
10/27/2020
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3M Company
3M profit beats estimates on healthcare product boost
(Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate 3M Co MMM.N topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the maker of N95 masks benefited from robust demand for its healthcare products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/27/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer says no COVID-19 vaccine data yet, could be week or more before it reports
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc PFE.N said on Tuesday it does not yet have data from the late-stage trial of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with Germany's BioNTech SE 22UAy.F, and provided a timeline that makes its release unlikely ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.Pfizer said there had not yet been enough infections in the 44,000-volunteer trial to trigger an analysis of whether or not the vaccine works. An independent panel will conduct the first analysis when it reaches 32 infections.
10/27/2020
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Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. KG
Rohde & Schwarz business performance remains positive despite difficult economic environment.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology company ends a successful 2019/2020 fiscal year despite a difficult global economic environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a consistent diversification in the business fields of communications, information technology and security, the company enjoyed another successful year of growth. Rohde & Schwarz has thus proven a reliable technology partner even in difficult times.
10/27/2020
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Tata Motors Limited
Jaguar Parent Tata Motors’ Loss Widens as Pandemic Hits Car Sales
(Bloomberg) -- Tata Motors Ltd., the Indian owner of British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, reported a wider loss on a weak demand as Asia’s third-largest economy remained shut for months following the coronavirus outbreak.
10/27/2020
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Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems expects Q3 COVID-19 related non-cash expenses of ~$60M
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elbit Systems (NASDAQ:ESLT) has experienced reduced demand for the products and services it supplies to the commercial aviation markets.
10/26/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna inks COVID-19 vaccine supply deal in Qatar
Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) announces a supply agreement with the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273.
10/26/2020
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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Rolls-Royce seeks $2.6 billion in make-or-break share issue
LONDON (Reuters) - Aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce will ask shareholders on Tuesday for 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) in a make-or-break attempt to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, which has stopped planes flying and hammered its finances.
10/26/2020
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Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo stocks close lower amid concerns over COVID-19 resurgences
TOKYO, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed marginally lower on Monday as concerns over COVID-19 resurgences in Europe and the United States outweighed hopes for domestic firms' earnings this week.
10/26/2020
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BioSig Technologies
ViralClear halts its Phase 2 Hospitalized COVID-19 Trial
Westport, CT, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSig Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSGM) (“BioSig” or the “Company”) and its majority owned subsidiary, ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ViralClear), announced the halting of its signal finding Phase 2 trial, “A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Merimepodib in Combination with Intravenous Remdesivir in Adult Patients with Advanced Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”.
10/26/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca poised to deliver first batches of COVID-19 vaccine to London hospitals next week
Proactive reports that AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) will be delivering the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine, currently dubbed AZD1222, to London hospitals as soon as next week.
10/26/2020
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CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic Helps Fight Hunger in Communities During COVID-19
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that through its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program, it has made a charitable contribution of $250,000 to local food banks to help fight hunger — a primary impact of this global pandemic. In addition to the monetary donation, CoreLogic’s employees worldwide have been provided two additional days of volunteer paid time-off to spend time making a difference within their communities.
10/26/2020
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Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems to write off $60m because of Covid-19
The weakness in civil aviation because of the coronavirus pandemic is also affecting defense company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT). Elbit has announced that in its third quarter financials, due to be released in November, it will recognize impairment of assets and inventory write-offs amounting to about $60 million.
10/26/2020
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Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems Reports Impact on its Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Due to COVID-19.
HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems" or "the Company") announced today that, as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elbit Systems experienced reduced demand for the products and services it supplies to the commercial aviation markets.
10/26/2020
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Motor reports Q3 loss on $2 bn provisioning
Hyundai Motor Co. turned to an operating loss in the third quarter, after it booked 2.1 trillion won ($1.9 billion) as one-off charges related to its faulty engines, the South Korean carmaker said on Oct. 26.
10/26/2020
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Pickering Interfaces Ltd
Pickering Interfaces Provides Covid-19 Notice as of October 26, 2020.
We are maintaining operations throughout this difficult period.
10/26/2020
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SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Q3 net jumps on demand recovery
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., a major electronics components maker in South Korea, on Monday reported robust third-quarter earnings on firm demand amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
10/26/2020
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SMC Corporation
SMC Announces Notification Regarding Mitigation Measures for the COVID-19, as of October, 26 2020.
We would like to inform you of SMC Group’s current mitigation measures taken to cope with the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) as described below.
10/26/2020
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Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc.
Spirit cuts purchase price for Bombardier aerostructures unit as COVID-19 hits industry
(Reuters) - U.S. aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems SPR.N said on Monday it reached a deal with Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO to cut the cash component of a deal to buy the Canadian planemaker's aerostructures unit by 45% to $275 million as COVID-19 weighed on the aerospace sector.
10/26/2020
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Twilio
Twilio posts surprise profit on remote-work boost
(Reuters) - Twilio Inc TWLO.N on Monday posted a surprise third-quarter profit and forecast sales above estimates for the fourth, as a switch to remote working and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic boosted demand for cloud services.
10/26/2020
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Verizon Communications Inc.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
Verizon (VZ) CEO Hans Vestberg said his company’s mission during the coronavirus pandemic is to keep its employees safe and healthy, but also to ensure that its networks are up and running for the hundreds of millions of customers who rely on its services.
10/26/2020
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Balluff GmbH
Balluff's ability to supply is not affected by the Corona pandemic and its consequences; The production, logistics and supplier network as well as transport routes are stable.
Currently, Balluff's ability to supply is not affected by the Corona pandemic and its consequences. The production, logistics and supplier network as well as transport routes are stable.
10/26/2020
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Daicel Corp
Daicel confirmed that an employee working at Harima days plant had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Company, 10 May 24 Harima days factory ( Hyogo Prefecture Tatsuno ) employees who work in 1 've found that people have been infected with the new coronavirus. The employee's condition is stable and he is currently undergoing medical treatment.
10/26/2020
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Lind Electronics, Inc
Lind Electronics Announces COVID-19 message as of Oct, 26.
These past months challenged all of us in ways that seemed inconceivable a few short months ago. Even the most prepared organizations among us did not foresee the exacting toll a global pandemic would take on our day to day lives. It is imperative moving forward that we anticipate and safeguard against the effects of this crisis. Remaining open to new information and ideas, committing to best practices, and by working together we will get through this time.
10/26/2020
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ANA Holdings Inc
Japan's ANA to cut 3,500 jobs in 3 years as it anticipates prolonged virus woes: Yomiuri
TOKYO (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc 9202.T plans to cut about 3,500 jobs in three years as Japan's largest airline operator braces for its biggest-ever annual loss due to a plunge in demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic, the Yomiuri daily reported.
10/25/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Qatar signs deal to buy Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar has signed an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc to buy its potential COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is approved and released for global use, state news agency QNA quoted a health official as saying on Sunday.
10/25/2020
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SAP SE
SAP dumps mid-term targets, cuts 2020 view as coronavirus bites
BERLIN (Reuters) - SAP SAPG.DE on Sunday cut its guidance for the year and abandoned its forecast that profitability would expand steadily over the medium term, saying coronavirus lockdowns would hit demand well into 2021.
10/25/2020
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Cenovus Energy Inc.
Canada's Cenovus to buy Husky for $2.9 billion as pandemic drives oil mergers
(Reuters) - Cenovus Energy Inc CVE.TO has agreed to buy rival Husky Energy Inc HSE.TO in an all-stock deal valued at C$3.8 billion ($2.9 billion) to create Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer, as a pandemic-driven collapse in demand forces the industry to consolidate.
10/25/2020
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Lufthansa to ground more planes during winter as pandemic bites
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Lufthansa LHAG.DE is preparing to ground more planes than planned and cut working hours during the winter as a surge in coronavirus infections is putting people off travelling.
10/25/2020
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AT&T Inc.
AT&T's ax: Job cuts spin up to historical levels
The latest quarter at AT&T also brought what looks like the most aggressive round of layoffs since its $85B embrace of Time Warner, part of a push to save $6B as it looks to slim down a swollen balance sheet.
10/24/2020
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Gilead Sciences Inc.
Gilead solidifies leadership in COVID-19 treatments with FDA remdesivir nod
The FDA's full approval of Gilead Sciences' (NASDAQ:GILD) Veklury (remdesivir) on Thursday, October 22, for severely ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients was the first full nod for such a therapy and sustains the company's leadership position in antiviral treatments against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Remdesivir was also the first antiviral treatment to receive emergency use authorization (EUA) in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan to treat the respiratory infection.
10/24/2020
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IMEC
Imec begins developing SARS-CoV-2 test to identify positive cases and confirm whether someone is contagious in less than five minutes
LEUVEN (Belgium), October 23, 2020 — Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announced that it has started developing a groundbreaking SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike current approaches (using blood, saliva, or a nasopharyngeal swab), the new test will identify SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in a person’s exhaled breath. The solution promises the accurate identification of a contagious case in less than five minutes. This will make for faster, easier, more comfortable, and larger-scale testing – an essential requirement for getting a grip on epidemics much sooner while limiting their economic and social impact. Imec is teaming up with the UZ Leuven University Hospital for the solution’s clinical validation. By the summer of 2021, imec intends to test a functional prototype at Brussels Airport.
10/23/2020
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Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Huawei ekes out third-quarter revenue growth as U.S. restrictions bite
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd eked out a gain in third-quarter revenue as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic added to supply-chain difficulties brought about by U.S. restrictions on doing business with the Chinese firm.
10/23/2020
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Sigma Labs
Sigma Labs, 3D printing peers see red despite Q3 pandemic-proofing efforts
Sigma Labs (SGLB -15.5%) shares are still in the red after yesterday's Q3 report, which focused on the company building more protection against the pandemic's macro uncertainties.
10/23/2020
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco's Webex participants near 600 million as pandemic flares again
STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cisco’s video-conferencing app Webex clocked 590 million participants in September and is on track to record over 600 million this month, nearly double the numbers recorded in March when countries started shutting down due to the pandemic.
10/23/2020
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Johnson & Johnson
J&J to resume pivotal study of COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) says it is preparing to resume a large clinical trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after finding no evidence the vaccine caused an "unexplained illness" in a study volunteer that caused the company to pause the trial earlier this month.
10/23/2020
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General Electric Company
GE a hot October stock as analysts see COVID-19 vaccine play
General Electric (NYSE:GE) shares surged this week to their best levels in four months before pulling back, as optimism grows ahead of the company's earnings report on Oct. 28.
10/23/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca COVID-19 deal allows 20% gross profit
The Financial Times reports that AstraZeneca's (AZN -0.1%) COVID-19 vaccine agreement with the University of Oxford allows it to make up to 20% over material costs.
10/23/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial can resume - WSJ
The FDA has concluded its probe of two cases of a possible neurological side effect, and this afternoon told AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) it may resume the U.S. trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, reports the WSJ.
10/23/2020
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Immutep Limited
Immutep’s efti drug to be evaluated against COVID-19
Immutep's (NASDAQ:IMMP) has announced that its cancer therapy eftilagimod alpha (efti or IMP321) will be tested in an investigator-initiated trial against COVID-19.
10/23/2020
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Kitron
Kitron’s record performance continues amidst the pandemic
The EMS provider reported strong growth and record profit for the third quarter of 2020 – mainly driven by the Medical devices, Defence/Aerospace and Industry sectors.
10/22/2020
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Carpenter Technology Corporation
Carpenter Technology sees next quarter to remain under pressure on COVID-19 hit
Carpenter Technology (CRS -0.8%) adjusted operating margin slipped to -10.1% in Q1 2021, down from 12.3% a year ago.
10/22/2020
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Roche
Roche teams up with Atea Pharma to develop oral COVID-19 drug
Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) will collaborate with Boston, MA-based Atea Pharmaceuticals to develop an oral small molecule direct-acting antiviral to treat COVID-19 infection.
10/22/2020
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CounterPath Corporation
OMNIVIGIL Solutions Selects Bria Enterprise to Rise to the COVID-19 Communications Challenge
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ:CPAH)(TSX:PATH), a global provider of award-winning Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions for enterprises and service providers, today announced it has partnered with OMNIVIGIL, a leading Quebec and Ontario telecoms reseller, to deploy Bria Enterprise solutions across the region in direct response to increased remote working needs.
10/22/2020
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
Fujifilm partners Shanghai firm to seek China COVID-19 approval for Avigan
TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Thursday it has partnered with Shanghai-based Carelink Pharmaceutical Co to seek approval in China for Avigan to treat COVID-19 and influenza.
10/22/2020
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Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly hires consultant to help fix issues at COVID-19 drug manufacturing plant
Eli Lilly has hired an outside consultant and is redoubling efforts at remediation after the Food and Drug Administration faulted the company's data handling at a plant in Branchburg, New Jersey.
10/22/2020
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AT&T Inc.
AT&T takes pandemic hit, but surpasses revenue expectations
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Thursday reported the coronavirus pandemic had taken a heavy toll on its media business, but quarterly results were offset by more new phone subscribers than expected, which executives credited to the improved quality of its wireless network.
10/22/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca’s Shares Drop 1.5% After Death of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteer
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Shares of AstraZeneca, a UK-Swedish pharmaceutical company, fell by 1.5 percent on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, after a previous day decline by 1.8 percent amid reports that a Brazilian volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine had died.
10/22/2020
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Barclays Bank PLC
Barclays Private Bank CEO Tackles Brexit and Pandemic Challenges
Barclays Private Bank’s chief executive officer made daily walks part of his confinement routine and still aims to find an hour to amble outside when he works from home as he helps his business navigate the dual challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.
10/22/2020
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Rompa Group
Rompa/ITB Group produces corona tests for a major medical multinational
In record time, Rompa/ITB Group has prepared its production site in the Netherlands for the ramped-up production of COVID-19 tests for a major medical organisation. The site in Boxtel will be producing medical trays used for the production of millions of corona tests. This means our small country can play a major role on the global stage when it comes to testing for COVID-19. In recent weeks, the impossible has been made possible at both Rompa/ITB Group and the final producer.
10/22/2020
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ERNI Electronics
ERNI Electronics Announces Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates as of Oct 22, 2020.
The coronavirus is still a current and important topic worldwide. However, ERNI has learned in recent months to deal weil with this exceptional situation.
10/22/2020
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Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. KG
Rohde & Schwarz business performance remains positive despite difficult economic environment
The Rohde & Schwarz technology company ends a successful 2019/2020 fiscal year despite a difficult global economic environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a consistent diversification in the business fields of communications, information technology and security, the company enjoyed another successful year of growth. Rohde & Schwarz has thus proven a reliable technology partner even in difficult times.
10/22/2020
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Advantech Co., Ltd.
[Advantech Helps Fight COVID-19] Your Next-Generation Medical Display Solutions-medical testing instrument and patient monitoring platform
Advantech helps in the fight against Covid-19! Research indicates that 94.4% of hospital equipment is contaminated with one or more bacterial species. Likewise, Covid-19 and some forms of bacteria can survive for up to 96 hours on your phone or medical display. With this in mind, correctly selecting your next medical display may prevent a potential
10/22/2020
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Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
Ericsson backs view amid limited Covid-19 impact
STOCKHOLM--Ericsson AB on Wednesday backed its full-year group targets after feeling limited impact from Covid-19, with high activity levels in North East Asia and North America and profitable fifth-generation contracts in Mainland China.
10/21/2020
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Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly hires external adviser for COVID-19 drug plant problems
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co LLY.N said late on Tuesday it had hired an independent consultant to review a plant producing its COVID-19 antibody drug after receiving a notice from the U.S. health regulator.
10/21/2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher posts blowout Q3 driven by COVID-19 testing demand
Revenue: $8,521M (+35.9%); Life Sciences: $3,424M (+101.2%); Analytical Instruments: $1,336M (-1.5%); Specialty Diagnostics: $1,430M (+62.5%); Laboratory Products and Services: $3,112M (+91.5%).
10/21/2020
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Telia Company
Telia Company reports stable EBITDA despite COVID-19
Revenue rose 2% y/y to SEK21.53B, Service revenues grew 2.2% Y/Y to SEK18.73B.
10/21/2020
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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
Cathay Pacific to cut 24% of its workforce and shut Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific Airways (OTCPK:CPCAY) to cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it battles with plunge in air travel due to the pandemic. ~5,300 employees based in Hong Kong, 600 elsewhere may lose their jobs and 2,600 unfilled positions will be cut.
10/21/2020
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EONE DIAGNOMICS GENOME CENTER
EDGC signs deal to export COVID-19 test kits to Dubai
Korean genetic sequencing analyzer EDGC has signed an agreement with Dubai-based healthcare firm Babirus to supply COVID-19 diagnostic test kits for the city's 2.55 million residents.
10/21/2020
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Fresnillo
Metals miner Fresnillo cuts gold production forecasts after its Mexican mines are hit by Covid
Anglo-Mexican mining firm Fresnillo has said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its mines in Mexico has forced it to cut gold production guidance again this year.
10/21/2020
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United Airlines, Inc.
United Airlines trials COVID-19 ‘health pass’ to kick-start global travel again
United Airlines will on Wednesday test a digital health pass as part of a global pilot program designed to accelerate a safer opening of international borders and kick-start global travel.
10/21/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer Sets Up Its ‘Biggest Ever’ Vaccination Distribution Campaign
In Kalamazoo, Mich., a stretch of land the size of a football field has been turned into a staging ground outfitted with 350 large freezers, ready to take delivery of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine before they can be shipped around the world.
10/21/2020
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Astrotech Corporation
Astrotech's stock skyrockets after JDA with Cleveland Clinic to develop COVID-19 breath test
Shares of Astrotech Corp. ASTC, 139.83% skyrocketed 168% in active trading to pace all premarket gainers Wednesday, after the company said its BreathTech Corp. subsidiary has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to develop a rapid breath test for COVID-19. Trading volume was 11.4 million shares ahead of the open, compared with the full-day average of about 1.4 million shares. The stock is on track to open at the highest price seen during regular-session hours since April, in the aftermath of the company's announcement in March that it was developing a breath test that could screen for lung infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Astrotech said late Tuesday that BreathTech sighed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Cleveland Clinic to explore leveraging the BreathTest-1000 mass spectrometer to rapidly screen for COVID-19. "The advantage of breath testing is that it is non-invasive and non-intrusive," said Dr. Raed Dweik, chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute. "It does not have a dose limitation like x-rays, an amount limitation like blood or saliva tests, or a timing limitation like PCR, blood and urine tests." Astrotech's stock has lost 6.1% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 SPX, 0.42% has gained 6.6%.
10/21/2020
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Nestlé S.A.
Nestle shrugs off COVID-19 impact thanks to pet food and health nutrition
Nestle raised its guidance for 2020 organic sales growth to around 3% after beating third-quarter expectations on Wednesday with 4.9% growth driven by strong demand for pet food, coffee and health products.
10/21/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon will let some employees work from home until mid-2021
New York (CNN Business)Amazon plans to let some of its employees work from home until the middle of next year.
10/21/2020
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Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Philips sets five-year growth plan, despite pandemic
Royal Philips NV yesterday said the lingering impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the way healthcare is delivered would help boost sales of its medical gear for years to come.
10/20/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
U.S. trial of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine about to resume
Reuters reports that the FDA is about to wrap up its investigation into a potential safety signal in the pivotal trial of AstraZeneca's (AZN -0.0%) COVID-19 vaccine candidate AZD1222.
10/20/2020
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Samsung Biologics Company Limited
Samsung, Dinona team up to develop COVID-19 antibody therapies
Samsung Biologics has inked a partnership with Dinona in the quest to develop useful coronavirus antibody therapeutics and treatments.
10/20/2020
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Astrotech Corporation
Astrotech Subsidiary and Cleveland Clinic Partner to Develop a Rapid COVID-19 Breath Test
AUSTIN, Texas & CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astrotech Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ASTC) subsidiary, BreathTech Corporation announced today that it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Cleveland Clinic to explore leveraging Astrotech’s BreathTest-1000™ mass spectrometer to rapidly screen for COVID-19 or related indicators. The goal of the agreement is to develop a non-invasive device that will use breath samples to identify COVID-19 strains, with the potential to provide a low-cost, self-service screening option that could be deployed on a large-scale.
10/20/2020
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Centogene AG
FDA OKs emergency use of Centogene coronavirus test for asymptomatic people
The FDA has signed off on emergency use of Centogene's (NASDAQ:CNTG) Centosure SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR molecular test for asymptomatic individuals, clearing the way for its use in widespread testing during the pandemic.
10/19/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon fake reviews reach holiday season levels during pandemic
Fake reviews on Amazon.com Inc. during the pandemic have reached levels typically seen during the holiday shopping season.
10/19/2020
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Kamada Ltd.
Kamada to supply investigational IgG product for COVID-19
Kamada (NASDAQ:KMDA) +11% premarket, after signing an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Health (MoH) to supply its anti-SARS-CoV-2 plasma-derived hyperimmune immunoglobulin (IgG) investigational product as a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients in Israel.
10/19/2020
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Renault Samsung Motors
Renault Samsung resumes plant operations amid pandemic
Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Monday it has resumed the operation of its sole plant in South Korea following a monthlong suspension to control inventories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/19/2020
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
Fujifilm seeks approval for Avigan as COVID-19 treatment in Japan
TOKYO (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Friday it was seeking approval for its flu drug Avigan as a treatment for COVID-19 in Japan, a move that comes after a late-stage study showed reduced recovery time for patients with non-severe symptoms.
10/19/2020
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Beyond Air, Inc.
Beyond Air's nitric oxide shows potential in treating COVID-19
Beyond Air (XAIR +3.2%) announces encouraging results supporting the potential use of its inhaled nitric oxide (NO) for treating COVID-19. The data were presented at the CHEST annual meeting.
10/19/2020
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CVS Health Corp.
CVS looks to hire another 15,000 employees to prepare for an expected rise in COVID-19 and flu cases this fall and winter.
CVS (NYSE:CVS) is ramping up its hiring once again. It's looking for another 15,000 employees to prepare for an expected rise in COVID-19 and flu cases this fall and winter.
10/19/2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Increases Availability of COVID-19 Testing with Sample Collection Kit from Everlywell
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced it has received an expansion of its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit to include an additional sample collection method provided by Everlywell, a leading digital health testing company. The TaqPath test is authorized for use with the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which enables individuals to self-collect nasal swab specimens when determined by a healthcare provider to be appropriate based on results of a COVID-19 questionnaire.
10/19/2020
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Eurofins Scientific
Eurofins U.S. Clinical Diagnostics Network Receives EUA Approval of At Home COVID-19 Test At Home COVID-19 Nasal PCR Test is easy to use and painless
Eurofins U.S. Clinical Diagnostics, announced that Clinical Enterprise Inc. has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their At Home COVID-19 Nasal PCR Test. The EUA authorized self-collection kit gives consumers a minimally invasive, convenient and quick option to test from the comfort of their home. Results are reviewed by a licensed physician and provided via email within 24 hours of sample receipt.
10/19/2020
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HANMI Semiconductor
Hanmi Semiconductor breaks through the coronavirus in the third quarter The secret is
[E-Daily Reporter Kang Kyung-rae] Hanmi Semiconductor (042700) achieved the highest performance since its inception in the third quarter of this year despite the bad news of the'Corona 19 Pandemic'. This is because sales of equipment for the new business,'EMI Shield' (Electro Magnetic Interference Shield), following the previous flagship'Vision Placement', showed strong performance.
10/19/2020
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Renault S.A
Renault CEO says eight-year plan can turn round carmaker
BARCELONA (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault will unveil an eight-year plan next year as the group contends with a demand slump exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, Chief Executive Luca de Meo said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.
10/18/2020
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Celltrion, Inc
Ruling party chief visits Celltrion developing COVID-19 antibody drug
Chairman Lee Nak-yon of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea met with the chief of South Korean drugmaker Celltrion on Sunday and was briefed on the latest developments from the firm that has recently gained regulatory approval for phase 3 clinical trials of an experimental COVID-19 treatment.
10/18/2020
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Deloitte
Deloitte to shut four UK offices as COVID-19 entrenches remote working
(Reuters) - Global accounting and consulting firm Deloitte will close four of its 50 British offices as it reviews its real estate portfolio in the coronavirus pandemic, but will retain the staff on work-from-home contracts, it said on Saturday.
10/17/2020
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Department of Defense (DOD)
DOD, HHS Name Partners to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-Term Care Facilities
As part of the Operation Warp Speed effort — a partnership between the Defense Department and the Department of Health and Human Services — long-term care facilities across the U.S. will be able to sign up to have one of two major U.S. pharmacy companies come to their facilities and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents at no charge.
10/17/2020
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Eurofins Scientific
Eurofins Biomnis to create additional capacity of 15,000 tests per day carried out within 24 hours to help combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
Eurofins Biomnis is continuing its investments to supporting healthcare authorities, hospitals and private laboratories. While France has been experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infections for several weeks now, technicians and biologists are on stand-by to respond to requests for RT-PCR, the reference test to detect SARS-CoV-2. At its Ivry-sur-Seine and Lyon sites, Eurofins Biomnis has deployed two very high throughput automated platforms capable of handling ever-increasing test volumes.
10/16/2020
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
Fujifilm Filed an Application for Partial Changes to the Manufacturing and Marketing Approval Matters of Anti-Influenza Drug Avigan® Tablet in Japan to Include Additional Indication for COVID-19
TOKYO, October 16, 2020—FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced that the company filed an Application for Partial Changes to manufacturing and marketing approval matters of its anti-influenza drug Avigan® Tablet (generic name: favipiravir,“Avigan”) to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. The filing seeks to add an indication and other items relating to novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”).
10/16/2020
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CVS Health Corp.
CVS Health to Partner with Long-term Care Facilities When COVID-19 Vaccine is Available
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today it will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations to long-term care facilities throughout the country when the vaccine becomes available.
10/16/2020
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Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer says earliest U.S. filing for COVID-19 vaccine would be late November
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc PFE.N said on Friday it could file in late November for U.S. authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing, suggesting that a vaccine could potentially be available in the United States by the end of the year.
10/16/2020
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Rio Tinto Plc
Rio Tinto Announces that Pilbara operations are returning to more normal operating conditions with rosters back to pre-COVID-19.
MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques said “We have delivered a good operational performance across most of our assets catching up on planned maintenance activity, particularly in iron ore, and continuing to adapt to new operating conditions as we learn to live with COVID-19. We have maintained our capex guidance and our 2020 production guidance across our key products.
10/16/2020
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft and Amii bring AI expertise to Albertans in underrepresented communities and workers impacted by COVID-19
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsoft and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) have teamed up to put forward $200,000 in scholarships in Amii’s Machine Learning Technician Certification I. The seats are being offered to Albertans whose employment has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or those who come from communities that are underrepresented in STEM. Twenty scholarships have already been awarded for the Fall 2020 cohort, which started on September 16, and an additional 20 seats will be offered toward the next cohort, beginning on January 12, 2021. Applications for the Winter 2021 cohort will close on November 30, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.amii.ca/events/ML_Technician_Certificate_Winter_2021/
10/15/2020
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NVIDIA Corporation
Nvidia brings federated learning to COVID-19 patient data
Twenty healthcare institutions from around the world have trained an AI model to accurately predict whether a COVID-19 patient will need supplemental oxygen -- an effort they accomplished through collaboration.
10/15/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber and Match Group are two of Morgan Stanley's vaccine plays
Morgan Stanley picks some of its favorite vaccine trades that focus on areas of the economy outside of the common post-pandemic plays in hotels, airlines, restaurants and movie theaters.
10/15/2020
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INNOLUX CORPORATION
Innolux operations improving
Innolux's operations have been improving as it has managed to overcome the most of adverse fallouts from the coronavirus pandemic, according to company president James Yang.
10/15/2020
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
A bullish TSMC lifts revenue estimate as COVID transforms digital demand
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) hiked its revenue outlook after logging record quarterly profit, and painted a bullish picture of demand picking up over the next two years as advanced technologies are adopted more widely.
10/15/2020
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Nokia Corporation
Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.
10/15/2020
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Ford Motor Company
FORD WARRIORS IN PINK TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN 700,000 MASKS TO TREATMENT CENTERS DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 15, 2020 – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ford Warriors in Pink is providing more than 700,000 masks to breast cancer patients, survivors and their families across the nation that can be worn to and from medical appointments to help protect them from COVID-19.
10/15/2020
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L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES MORE THAN $900,000 TO ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PEOPLE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY COVID-19
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has provided 39 non-profit organizations nationwide with $930,000 in social impact grants as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to provide relief to communities adversely affected by COVID-19.
10/15/2020
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Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings, Inc.
Macnica launches AI-based body temperature detection solution for Kawasaki Frontale ~ Reduces the body temperature measurement time of visitors to 1/6 of the conventional time, contributing to security efficiency and improvement of visitor satisfaction
Macnica, Inc., a total service / solution provider for semiconductors, networks, cyber security, and AI / IoT (hereinafter referred to as Macnica, head office location: 1-6-3 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, President: Kazumasa Hara, capital 111 994 million yen) Ultima Company has provided IEI Integration 's AI body temperature detection solution to Kawasaki Frontale Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Kawasaki Frontale, Headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President: Yoshihiro Yabushina). Will be announced. According to the WHO announcement, the new coronavirus infection ( COVID-19 ) has affected 31.6 million people worldwide as of September 24 and is still rampant worldwide. Even in Japan, although the government has lifted the national emergency declaration, rapid changes in social structure such as new lifestyles are required in the context of infections that differ from region to region. Similarly, in all sports management situations around the world, the issue is how to implement appropriate infectious disease countermeasures and ensure safe and secure competition management. Currently, the J-League has established the "J-League New Coronavirus Infection ( COVID-19 ) Response Guidelines" and each member team is managing the competition. Even at Kawasaki Frontale, we ask all visitors to follow the guidelines to measure their body temperature before entering the venue.
10/14/2020
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Korean Air
Korean Air extends paid leave until December on pandemic
SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) -- Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's biggest carrier, said Wednesday it will have 70 percent of its employees go on unpaid leave until December due to the prolonged coronavirus impact on the airline industry.
10/14/2020
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ANA Holdings Inc
Japan’s ANA Airline to Get $3.8 Billion Loans to Tackle Virus Impact
(Bloomberg) -- ANA Holdings Inc. is set to receive about 400 billion yen ($3.8 billion) in subordinated loans from five lenders, people with knowledge of the matter said, as the struggling Japanese airline reels from the steep dropoff in passenger traffic due to the pandemic.
10/14/2020
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Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo profit squeezed as costs mount, pandemic hurts loans
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co WFC.N fell short of Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit on Wednesday as the bank clocked nearly $1 billion in expenses tied to a years-long sales scandal, while near-zero interest rates hurt its bottom line.
10/14/2020
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Goldman's trading business returns to former glory during pandemic stress
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday posted its best quarterly performance in a decade by some measures, as trading has moved back into the limelight and its lack of a big consumer business has switched from a curse to a blessing.
10/14/2020
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YouTube LLC
YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos from YouTube containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, expanding its current rules against falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic.
10/14/2020
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Magyar Telekom Plc
Magyar Telekom considers subletting headquarters as COVID-19 keeps workers away
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Locked into a 15-year lease agreement, Magyar Telekom MTEL.BU is considering subletting some of its new headquarters, one of several options under review as the coronavirus pandemic upends long-term plans for Hungary's largest office building.
10/14/2020
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Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Shindengen Electric Announces that one employee at Hanno Plant infected with coronavirus.
On October 13, it was discovered that one of our employees working at our Hanno Plant (Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus infection. The employee is currently admitted to a designated medical institution.
10/14/2020
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Delta Air Lines Inc.
Delta Says Air Travel Recovery Still Far Off Amid Pandemic
Delta Air Lines Inc. offered cautious optimism that demand for travel is starting to return but said its losses were mounting, as the coronavirus pandemic looks likely to continue weighing on travel for years.
10/13/2020
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Johnson & Johnson
J&J pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials due to unexplained illness
Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it had temporarily paused its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, delaying one of the highest profile efforts to contain the global pandemic.
10/13/2020
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Moderna Therapeutics
Moderna initiates rolling submission of COVID vaccine to Canada regulator
Moderna (MRNA, +4.3%) announces the rolling submission of its COVID-19 candidate to Health Canada.
10/13/2020
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Roche
Roche to launch laboratory COVID-19 antigen test
Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) plans to launch a high-volume SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test as an aid in the diagnosis of coronavirus infection.
10/13/2020
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Medtronic, Inc.
Medtronic 2020 Integrated Performance Report Shares Goal of Carbon Neutrality by FY30, Achievement of 100% Gender Pay Equity in the U.S., and Progress on COVID-19 Response
DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today released its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) Integrated Performance Report: Putting Purpose Into Action.
10/13/2020
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comScore, Inc.
Comscore Finds Indications of Automotive Industry Rebound as Shoppers Adapt During the COVID-19 Pandemic
RESTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer vehicle shopping habits have shifted. While online new vehicle shopper interest has rebounded from its lowest point during the pandemic, new vehicle sales have been slower to recover. That's according to the latest research from Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, which found that there are signs of steady, but cautious, renewed consumer interest in new vehicles.
10/13/2020
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Asahi Kasei Corporation
Asahi Kasei provides innovative solutions for prevention of COVID-19
Asahi Kasei is providing solutions to prevent COVID-19 through high-performance UVC LEDs for disinfection and a visualization solution that combines sensors and image editing technology to prevent infection.
10/13/2020
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco, Arista downgraded at Citi on pandemic-driven shift away from equipment
Forecasting lower enterprise demand due to the pandemic, Citi downgrades Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) from Buy to Neutral.
10/12/2020
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Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Question: How can a company like Caterpillar CAT.N try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every human a potential disease vector?
10/12/2020
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General Motors Company
Cadillac, Buick help GM to first China sales growth in two years
BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM) GM.N on Monday said continued market recovery from the COVID-19 crisis helped its China vehicle sales grow 12% on year in July-September, marking the Detroit automaker's first Chinese quarterly sales growth in two years.
10/12/2020
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Reflect Scientific, Inc.
Cryometrix trailers - a potential match for Tesla electric trucks for pollution free shipping of COVID-19 Vaccines
OREM, Utah, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reflect Scientific, Inc. (Symbol:RSCF), is a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and transportation industries. With several companies working towards introducing electric powered heavy-duty trucks, the Cryometrix 53-foot reefer trailer is ideally positioned to complete an all green package that replaces the diesel-powered tractor-trailers that are currently in use for transportation of goods requiring controlled temperatures.
10/12/2020
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Astrazeneca PLC
AstraZeneca’s Covid Antibody Drug Heads Into Final Testing Stage
AstraZeneca Plc said an antibody medicine against Covid-19 is advancing into the last stage of clinical tests, and will be administered to more than 6,000 people starting in the next few weeks.
10/12/2020
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Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.
Applied DNA nabs COVID-19 surveillance testing contract
Applied DNA Sciences's (APDN +6.5%) subsidiary has secured COVID-19 surveillance testing contracts under its testing-as-a-service offering, that are estimated to generate more than $1M in total annualized revenue beginning October 1.
10/12/2020
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Altimmune, Inc.
Altimmune/UAB announces publication of preclinical data of COVID-19 vaccine
Altimmune (ALT +5.7%) has announced pre-publication of preclinical data of COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID. The studies were conducted as part of Altimmune’s ongoing collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
10/12/2020
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Jabil Inc
Jabil to bring DnaNudge COVID-19 test kits to large-scale production
The production partnership will enable enable high-volume manufacturing of CovidNudge testing cartridges, ramping to deliver 1.4 million units per month by early 2021. Production will take place at Jabil Healthcare's plant in Bray, Ireland
10/12/2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Further Expands COVID-19 Test Portfolio with Two New Antibody Tests
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today introduced two new SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests: the Thermo Scientific OmniPATH COVID-19 Total Antibody ELISA test, and the Thermo Scientific EliA SARS-CoV-2-Sp1 IgG test. These new tests for detecting COVID-19 antibodies expand the company's leading response to the pandemic, which ranges from molecular diagnostic tests and sample collection products, to personal protective equipment, to support of therapy and vaccine development and manufacturing.
10/12/2020
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
ABBOTT RECEIVES FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR ITS COVID-19 IGM ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the company's AdviseDx SARS-CoV-2 IgM (Immunoglobulin M) lab-based serology test for use on the ARCHITECT® and Alinity™ platforms. IgM antibody testing can play an important role in understanding if someone has developed antibodies in response to the virus, indicating a recent or prior infection.
10/12/2020
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RUAG Holding
RUAG International reacts to Covid-19 consequences
The effects of the Corona pandemic are forcing RUAG International to accelerate and expand the transformation it has begun following unbundling, in order to ensure the company's future viability. A rigorous austerity course and a reduction in the workforce, especially in support functions, are unavoidable.
10/12/2020
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3CEMS Group
After An Early Pandemic Shortage Computers Are Shipping Again
Computer manufacturers shipped 79 million personal computers in the third quarter of 2020, an uptick of 13 percent year-over-year with Lenovo leading the pack, technology analyst firm Canalys reported.
10/12/2020
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Air Canada
Air Canada lowers Transat buyout price to reflect COVID-19 hit
REUTERS: Air Canada has lowered its price to buy Canadian tour operator Transat AT with the deal now worth about C$188.7 million (US$143.86 million), down from US$720 million previously, reflecting the post-COVID-19 reduction in airline values, the companies said in a statement on Saturday (Oct 10).
10/11/2020
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Twitter, Inc.
Twitter flags Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information
(Reuters) - Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the U.S. President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19.
10/11/2020
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proglove
proglove's manufacturing facility in Germany continues to operate with new measures in place to help safeguard our employees.
This is an unprecedented time for all of us as we adapt and respond to COVID-19. We are truly inspired by those on the front line who are working tirelessly for others—from medical personnel to warehouse staff moving essential goods throughout the supply chain.
10/10/2020
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft to let most employees work remotely for up to half their weekly working hours
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp MSFT.O said on Friday it would allow most of its employees to clock in up to half their weekly working hours remotely, providing greater flexibility even after offices start reopening.The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses function, with work-from-home emerging as the new norm.
10/9/2020
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Stands Ready to Manufacture Lilly COVID-19 Antibody for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
HILLERØD, Denmark, October 8, 2020 - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and viral vectors, today announced that it will manufacture Eli Lilly and Company’s COVID-19 therapeutic antibody at its GMP*1 facility in Hillerød, Denmark, deploying capacity reserved for the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. The commercial manufacturing falls under the agreement between Lilly and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, to supply potential Lilly therapeutic antibodies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The Therapeutics Accelerator is an initiative launched by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard to speed up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling up treatments.
10/9/2020
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ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal to permanently close Krakow furnace and steel plant in Poland due to reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented consequences for the European steel industry. Although demand in recent weeks has revived somewhat – mostly driven by inventory corrections – it is still considerably below pre-Covid levels," Sanjay Samaddar, CEO of ArcelorMittal Poland said in a statement.
10/8/2020
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NEC Corporation
NEC OncoImmunity AS and Oslo University Hospital team up to develop a diagnostic for COVID-19 using artificial intelligence
Oslo, October 8, 2020, - NEC OncoImmunity AS (NOI), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation (NEC), and Oslo University Hospital (OUH) are pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded a prestigious grant from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that will enable the rapid design of T-cell diagnostics for emerging or endemic infectious diseases. The project will develop a novel T-cell diagnostic for the current COVID-19 pandemic to complement the current serological tests. This will improve the ability to identify immune responses and acquired immunity, which is desperately needed to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
10/8/2020
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ABB Ltd
ABB robots accelerate COVID-19 testing in Singapore
As part of Singapore’s efforts to enhance its nation-wide COVID-19 testing capabilities, ABB’s high-precision robots have been deployed in a new automated laboratory system, known as the Rapid Automated Volume Enhancer (RAVE).
10/8/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung, LG announce Q3 earnings surprise upon pent-up demand amid COVID-19
Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced an earnings surprise for the third quarter of this year, posting the largest operating profit in two years.
10/8/2020
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DS Smith Plc
DS Smith Strengthens its Supply Chain Operations using Advanced Real-Time Visibility
The partnership will bring real-time visibility to DS Smith’s supply chain logistics network, providing information relating to vehicle positioning, while also enabling identification of delay risk, waiting time management and improvements. The integrated system provides clear metrics to the business for performance analysis.
10/8/2020
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Azbil Corporation
Azbil Joins the “IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19"
TOKYO, Oct. 8, 2020: We would like to express our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We would also like to extend our sympathies to all those who have suffered from this disease and to those who today find themselves in difficulty due to the pandemic. We would also like to express our utmost respect and deep gratitude to all members of the medical profession and others working on the frontlines in the struggle to control this pandemic.
10/8/2020
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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval of Agreement to Supply 200 Million Doses of Janssen's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the European Commission (EC), acting on behalf of the European Union (EU) Member States, has approved an Advance Purchase Agreement in which the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will supply 200 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to EU Member States following approval or authorization from regulators. The EU Member States also have the option to secure up to 200 million additional doses.
10/8/2020
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SDL
SDL and Women in Localization Launch Campaign to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19
SDL (LSE: SDL), the intelligent language and content company, has partnered with Women in Localization to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote mental and physical wellbeing of people working remotely due to COVID-19. The campaign will be delivered across events organized by Women in Localization as well as SDL’s own initiatives.
10/8/2020
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Boeing
Boeing shakes up new operations group amid COVID crisis
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co BA.N is overhauling its newly formed "Enterprise Operations" organization after just six months as it looks to cut costs and repair a crisis-weakened supply chain, according to internal memos and a person familiar with the strategy.
10/7/2020
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Delta Air Lines Inc.
Delta is shuffling its management ranks as coronavirus reshapes airline needs
Delta Air Lines this week started shuffling its management ranks as the slimmed-down airline adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.
10/7/2020
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Envestnet Inc.
Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils Interactive COVID-19 Spending Tracker
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Envestnet | Yodlee, (NYSE: ENV), a leading data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, launched a new interactive map to display key trends on American consumer spending across six industry categories. This tool provides a clear, concise visual of consumer spending trends impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an in-depth look at how the challenging public health and economic environment is financially affecting Americans. The insights used in the interactive map will be updated weekly.
10/7/2020
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
ABBOTT RELEASES ID NOW™ COVID-19 INTERIM CLINICAL STUDY RESULTS FROM 1,003 PEOPLE TO PROVIDE THE FACTS ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC HEALTH
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the facts about ID NOW to support public health interests, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is sharing new interim clinical data results on its ID NOW COVID-19 rapid test. The results confirm the data submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and the interim results that Abbott shared in its May 21 press release. The data also speak to the important role played by reliable point-of-care testing that is available in convenient and accessible locations where people can get immediate results.
10/7/2020
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CHF Solutions, Inc.
CHF Solutions Announces Data Demonstrating Benefit of Aquadex Therapy for Treatment of Heart Failure and COVID-19
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHF Solutions (Nasdaq: CHFS), a medical device company dedicated to changing the lives of patients suffering from fluid overload, today announced data from a retrospective study and a case study supporting the benefit of Aquadex™ therapy in the treatment of heart failure. These data were presented at the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Heart Failure Society of America.
10/7/2020
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Accenture plc
Accenture Launches Vaccine Management Solution to Support COVID-19 Immunization Programs
NEW YORK; Oct. 7, 2020 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced a comprehensive vaccine management solution to help government and healthcare organizations rapidly and effectively plan and develop COVID-19 vaccination programs and related distribution and communication initiatives.
10/7/2020
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3M Company
3M seen rising as economies recover, Gordon Haskett says in upgrade
3M (MMM +2.9%) opens with impressive gains after Gordon Haskett upgrades shares to Hold from Underperform, with analyst John Inch saying the stock has lagged several peers during the pandemic and may enjoy a "catch-up" trade as the company begins to report better fundamental results as economies continue to recover.
10/7/2020
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Regeneron seeks FDA emergency use nod for COVID-19 therapy
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) says it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its REGN-COV2 investigational antibody combination for COVID-19 for emergency use.
10/7/2020
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Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium® Satellite Data Confirms Consumers are Increasingly Staying Connected when Going Off-the-Grid During COVID-19 Pandemic
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), whose technology provides connections beyond where terrestrial cell phones are used, today announced their data shows consumers are indeed heading far off the grid during the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing Iridium devices with them. For example, an analysis of the data shows that in the month of August, there was a 26% year-over-year increase in Iridium subscribers visiting the top 10 most visited national parks in the United States. Iridium Connected® devices like personal trackers, messengers and satellite phones are commonly used by consumers at national parks and other places that lack reliable cell phone coverage. These handheld devices are ideal for those who want to go off the grid, but not be out of touch, while making safety a priority.
10/7/2020
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Allele Bio files two lawsuits for patent infringement of mNeonGreen used in COVID-19 vaccines
San Diego-based Allele Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals has filed two patent infringement lawsuits – one in New York against Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) and the other in California against Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX).
10/6/2020
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Boeing
Boeing cuts jet demand forecast on pandemic crisis
SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing cut its rolling 20-year forecast for airplane demand on Tuesday, sending its shares lower as the COVID-19 pandemic lays waste to deliveries over the next few years.
10/6/2020
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Honeywell International Inc.
Honeywell cuts business jet deliveries outlook as pandemic hits aviation
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Honeywell Aerospace HON.N on Tuesday cut its outlook for business jet deliveries, but held out hope that most future orders would escape the punishing effect of the COVID-19 crisis that has battered the aviation sector.
10/6/2020
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean extends suspension of sailings until November 30
(Reuters) - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd RCL.N has extended suspension of sailings until Nov. 30, excluding those originating from Hong Kong, the U.S. cruise operator said on Tuesday, as the COVID-19 crisis hurts demand for voyages.
10/6/2020
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Facebook, Inc.
Facebook, Twitter take action over Trump's misleading COVID-19 posts
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Twitter took action on posts from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting that COVID-19 was just like the flu.
10/6/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon study of workers' COVID is faulted over lack of key data
Amazon.com Inc.’s analysis of COVID-19 infection rates among its workers has several flaws and falls short of assessing whether the world’s biggest online retailer did a good job protecting its workforce through the pandemic, according to infectious disease experts who track pandemics.
10/6/2020
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Boeing
Boeing Forecasts Challenging Near-Term Aerospace Market with Resilience in Long Term
CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its annual forecast for the commercial and defense aerospace market, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Boeing's view of near-, medium- and long-term market dynamics. The 2020 Boeing Market Outlook (BMO) projects that the commercial aviation and services markets will continue to face significant challenges due to the pandemic, while global defense and government services markets remain more stable.
10/6/2020
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BLOOMBERG LP
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides financial boost to community media organizations in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa during pandemic
6 October, 2020, London, UK – The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) and the Ford Foundation have awarded their latest round of funding to strengthen community media on the continent. Five organizations in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will receive grants from the BMIA Community Media Fund (BMIA-CMF) to improve training and support the production of independent, reliable news content on issues impacting local communities. Additional COVID-19 emergency response grants have also been awarded to two organizations in Kenya and South Africa to directly address misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic.
10/6/2020
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Honeywell International Inc.
Honeywell Forecasts Business Jet Usage Will Recover To 2019 Levels By The Second Half Of 2021
PHOENIX, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) 29th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 7,300 new business jet deliveries worth $235 billion from 2021 to 2030, down 4% in deliveries from the same 10-year forecast a year ago. Despite the dip, 4 of 5 business jet operators in the survey indicate that purchase plans have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Short-term reductions in both deliveries and expenditures due to the pandemic aren't expected to have a lasting impact on the business jet industry.
10/6/2020
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NVIDIA Corporation
Nvidia Offers U.K. Covid Supercomputer While Waiting on Arm Deal
(Bloomberg) -- NVIDIA Corp. will attempt to build the U.K.’s most powerful computer to help the fight against Covid-19 while it seeks government approval to buy Britain’s biggest tech company, Arm.
10/5/2020
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Mateon Therapeutics Inc
Mateon Therapeutics to initiate commercialization of COVID-19 ayurveda med in India
Mateon Therapeutics (OTCQB:MATN +3.7%) has announced that ArtiShield is now approved for manufacture and marketing by the Ministry of AYUSH, for the treatment of various symptoms like fever and inflammation. ArtiShield is in co-development with Windlas Biotech, Mateon’s commercial partner for India.
10/5/2020
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3M Company
3M Expands Actions Globally to Fight COVID Fraud, Counterfeiting and Price-gouging
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As 3M continues to fight the global pandemic from every angle, and help ensure a safe supply of needed personal protective equipment, 3M has expanded its region-specific resources to report and stop fraud around the world.
10/5/2020
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Goldman Sees ECB Boosting Pandemic Asset Purchases in December
(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. foresees the European Central Bank boosting its pandemic bond-buying program by 400 billion euros ($470 billion) in December, after euro-zone inflation weakened further.
10/5/2020
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Exxon Mobil Corp.
Exxon to cut 1,600 jobs across Europe as oil rout weighs
(Reuters) - U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil XOM.N said on Monday it plans to reduce its European workforce by up to 1,600 across the company's affiliates by the end of 2021 as part of its global review.
10/5/2020
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung, LG perform better in Q3 despite pandemic
Anticipations are high for South Korea’s electronics industry to announce earnings surprises for the third quarter, despite initial worries about the impact of COVID-19, according to industry sources Monday.
10/5/2020
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai's global sales rebound for first time since pandemic
SEOUL -- The Hyundai Motor group's monthly global sales have risen for the first time since the coronavirus gripped the world, with tax savings on auto purchases in South Korea and promotions in the U.S. helping to spark demand.
10/5/2020
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Wall Street Media Co Inc
Wall Street ends down 1% after Trump calls off coronavirus economic relief talks
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended down more than 1% on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said he was calling off negotiations with Democratic lawmakers on coronavirus relief legislation until after the election.
10/5/2020
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Simpson Electric
Due to a Covid-19 occurrence in the facility, Simpson Electric production will be shut down indefinitely.
Due to a Covid-19 occurrence in the facility, Simpson Electric production will be shut down indefinitely. We anticipate this will be just a short period of time while we deep clean and sanitize the facilities. Customer Service, Sales, and Technical Support will still be available during normal hours.
10/5/2020
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Solvay Group
Solvay offers two innovative products to counter COVID-19
Solvay has recently launched two new products at the forefront of innovation, which will eliminate and keep bacteria and viruses away from many surfaces and avoid cross-contamination. As they offer yet new barrier solutions to the spread of coronavirus, these innovative products respond to consumers' need to find new ways to uphold health standards and feel protected in an uncertain world.
10/5/2020
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Southwest Airlines Company
Southwest seeks pay cuts from unions to avoid layoffs through 2021
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines LUV.N said on Monday it is asking unions to agree to pay cuts in order to prevent furloughs and layoffs through 2021 as the industry struggles to stem losses from the coronavirus pandemic in the absence of more federal aid.
10/5/2020
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AirAsiaXMalaysia
AirAsia Ceases Operations in Japan as Covid-19 Wipes Out Travel
(Bloomberg) -- AirAsia Group Bhd. will cease operations in Japan immediately as it tries to reduce cash burn amid the coronavirus outbreak that’s wiped out travel demand globally.
10/5/2020
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Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai's Sept. sales dip 5.3 pct on overseas slump
SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday its sales fell 5.3 percent last month from a year earlier as the coronavirus pandemic continued to affect overseas sales.
10/5/2020
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Ecolab Inc.
Ecolab Disinfectant First to Receive EPA Approval as Proven Effective Against SARS-CoV-2 in Electrostatic Spray Application
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has received another product approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Ecolab’s Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant is the first EPA-registered disinfectant proven effective at killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus cleared for use with electrostatic spray technology.
10/5/2020
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Cineworld Co
Cineworld to Shut All Stores in England and Ireland as Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Further Delays
Cinema's in the United Kingdom and Ireland have suffered amid the coronavirus pandemic has restrictions have led to a sharp drop in moviegoers as well as release delays for major titles.
10/4/2020
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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
One report of COVID-19 at Murata's facility in Kanazawa Japan.
On October 3rd, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, "Murata") confirmed that an employee of our companies working at Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing, Ltd. Sendai Plant (hereinafter, "the site"), had tested positive for COVID-19.
10/4/2020
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Chevron Corporation
Chevron Nigeria plans to cut 25% of staff after oil price drop
ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian unit of oil major Chevron CVX.N plans to cut its local workforce by 25% to reduce costs, it said on Saturday, due to weak demand for oil in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
10/3/2020
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Airbus SAS
Airbus executive says aviation outlook worse than expected
BERLIN (Reuters) - The outlook for the aviation industry has deteriorated again due to rising coronavirus infections and renewed travel restrictions, Airbus chief operating officer Michael Schoellhorn was quoted as saying on Saturday.
10/3/2020
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Wall Street Media Co Inc
Wall St loses ground as Trump's positive COVID-19 test adds to uncertainties
NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 was lower on Friday as news that U.S. President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 put investors in a risk-off mood and added to mounting uncertainties surrounding the looming election.
10/2/2020
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EQUINOR ASA
Norway's Equinor to cut exploration staff by 30%
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor plans to cut its exploration staff by about 30% globally by 2023 to reduce costs as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces demand for petroleum, the company said on Friday.
10/2/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon says 19,816 workers have contracted COVID-19
1.44 percent of Amazon’s front-line employees, or 19,816 workers, have tested positive or been “presumed positive for COVID-19,” Amazon said in a blog post published Thursday. The company says it employs 1,372,000 front-line employees across both Amazon and Whole Foods.
10/2/2020
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Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber sells $500M stake in freight segment amid COVID-19 pressures
Uber enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the ridesharing industry. However, the company has struggled to turn a profit—even before the start of the pandemic. Obviously, COVID-19 hasn’t helped the situation as riders are staying at home and seeking alternative forms of transportation.
10/2/2020
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Tesla
Tesla Quarterly Deliveries Hit Record as Car Maker’s Pandemic Recovery Speeds Up
Tesla Inc. vehicle deliveries hit a new record in the most recent quarter, accelerating the Silicon Valley car maker’s recovery after sales slowed during the height of the pandemic.
10/2/2020
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STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Stanley Electric tests UV-C leds against Covid-19
In tests conducted with Yamaguchi-University, Stanley Electric has achieved 99.9% ‘inactivation’ of Covid-19 virus SARS-CoV-2 using its aluminium nitride-based 265 nm UV-C leds.
10/2/2020
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon said nearly 20,000 workers got coronavirus
(CNN Business)Amazon said Thursday that 19,816 of its front-line US employees at Amazon and Whole Foods have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus, shedding light for the first time on how its workforce has been impacted by Covid-19.
10/2/2020
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Ford Motor Company
Ford U.S. auto sales continue recovery on pickup demand
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co F.N on Friday continued to show signs of a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as demand for sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks helped boost third-quarter sales in the United States.
10/2/2020
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Inventronics (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Inventronics Provides Update Regarding Impact of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 virus has introduced global disruption and Inventronics ha