Pfizer and BioNTech say data shows COVID vaccine is more than 70% effective in young children, with cases rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Tuesday offered updated COVID vaccine data supporting efficacy in children 6 months to 4 years old. Businesses EFP, -1.88% BTX, -0.03% said updated analysis of 34 cases occurring at least seven days after a three-dose regimen showed a vaccine efficacy of 73.2% in children in this age group. … Read more

Zoom struggles to convince consumers to pay, and stock slips

Zoom Video Communications Inc. is struggling to convince people to pay for its video conferencing service in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to a reduced forecast and falling stock price on Monday. Zoom ZM, -2.07% executives slashed their full-year earnings and revenue forecast Monday afternoon, and Zoom chief financial officer Kelly Steckelberg … Read more

Once the Worst Yield on Wall Street, Cash Now Seems to Be the Best Asset to Own, According to Morgan Stanley

Equity sellers are poised to pick up where they left off on Friday as the market appears to wake up from its August slumber with a vengeance. As Goldman Sach’s Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin told his clients after the S&P 500 SPX took just 17 weeks to hit its year-end target of 4,300, … Read more

Dow drops 300 points as options expiration unleashes equity volatility

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday as more than $2 trillion in stock-linked options expired, as investors digested more hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve. How are stock index futures traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.77% fell 302.06 points, or 0.9%, to 33,695. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.29% fell 57 points, or 1.4%, … Read more

Dow drops 300 points as options expiration unleashes equity volatility

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday as more than $2 trillion in stock-linked options expired, as investors digested more hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve. How are stock index futures traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.80% fell 302.06 points, or 0.9%, to 33,695. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.22% fell 57 points, or 1.4%, … Read more

Dow opens higher as Walmart and Home Depot beat forecasts

Text size US housing starts in July fell more than expected and to the lowest level since the start of 2021. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Shares were mixed at the open on Tuesday after earnings from walmart and Home deposit beat Wall Street forecasts, but a decline in housing starts provided further evidence of a slowing … Read more