Moderna said its Covid-19 vaccine appeared to protect against emerging strains in lab tests, but due to a weaker immune response, the company will develop a booster shot targeting the variant first identified in South Africa.
Janet Yellen, tapped to be Treasury secretary, and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell are friends and former colleagues. Their shared experience and economic views set the stage for the closest working relationship between their institutions since the 2008 financial crisis.
Charts show the U.K. economy came into the coronavirus pandemic weaker than its peers after years of uncertainty over Brexit. Then, it was hurt more by shutdowns because of its dependence on recreational spending for growth.
President Biden’s pick for Labor Department secretary, Marty Walsh, primarily earned income from his Boston mayor’s salary and held modest assets and two mortgage loans, according to government disclosures