Pfizer Shots Get Fast Track; Florida Cases Rise: Virus Update

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Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fast-track two vaccine candidates, boosting their shares.

Hong Kong reported 41 new local cases, another record high, and tightened social-distancing measures amid fears of a resurgence after weeks of near-normal activity. More than half a million residents defied the fresh outbreak and government warnings to vote in an unofficial primary.

India added more than 50,000 over the weekend, with deaths topping 1,000.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 12.9 million; deaths surpass 569,600Covid-19 reinvades U.S. statesDeath rate in majority-Black countries is getting worseThe

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JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Nike and Oracle are part of Zacks Earnings Preview

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 13,2020 – Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings surprises. This week’s list includes JPMorgan JPM, Wells Fargo WFC, Citigroup C, Nike NKE and Oracle ORCL.

What Will Q2 Bank Earnings Reveal?

The large money-center banks that will kick-off the 2020 Q2 earnings season for the sector this week have been hit hard in the ongoing pandemic-driven economic downturn.

Stocks in the Zacks Major Banks industry — including JPMorganWells FargoCitigroup and others — on deck to report results this week have only modestly recovered from their

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40 Money Habits That Can Leave You Broke

Big or small, some financial habits can zap a solid financial plan and leave smart savers with empty wallets. To avoid buyer’s remorse and similar guilt about neglecting your finances, you need to know what habits might be costing you extra.

In the list of things to waste money on, smartphone apps are a big one. Those $1.99 purchases seem inexpensive enough, but they can snowball — especially if you have kids who are adding to the overall purchase price or frequency.

Consider free app downloads exclusively or cap yourself and your family with a monthly app budget.

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Will the remote work craze sparked by COVID-19 sound a death knell for office buildings?

Elliott Holt was always firmly opposed to letting employees work from home.

“There’s no control over it,” says the CEO of a Nashville-based medical records company. “We like to be in control.”

With MediCopy growing at breakneck speed, its work-in-the office ethos spelled a feverish expansion of its physical presence in Nashville. After adding a second office two years ago, the firm was poised to lease a third last month.

But since the coronavirus pandemic has forced nearly all of MediCopy’s 200 employees to work from home, Holt has had an abrupt change of heart. He says he’ll let staffers

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‘Someone needs to help parents control their kids’ spending’

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Louise Hill, founder of GoHenry, a banking business that provides debit cards for children.

Standing on the touchline as her son played football, Louise Hill started moaning about how her kids’ spending habits were spiralling out of control.

At the time her son was eight and her daughter was 11. Louise was so frustrated by how much they were buying online that she would pin Apple invoices to the fridge door to help her kids understand why their £4 a week

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