Category: Wall St Journal

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AstraZeneca Defends Dosing Error in Covid-19 Vaccine Trial

AstraZeneca Defends Dosing Error in Covid-19 Vaccine Trial

AstraZeneca Defends Dosing Error in Covid-19 Vaccine Trial AstraZeneca its vaccine was on average about 90% effective when volunteers were given a half-dose shot followed by a full dose a month or more later. Photo: John Cairns/Associated Press A top executive at AstraZeneca PLC pushed back on Wednesday against criticism that the company failed to...

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Edward Lazear, Economist and White House Adviser, Dies at 72

Edward Lazear, Economist and White House Adviser, Dies at 72

Edward Lazear, Economist and White House Adviser, Dies at 72 Edward P. Lazear served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images Edward P. Lazear, an economist and White House adviser who delved into the complex relationships between employers and workers, died...

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Army Corps Rejects Huge Alaskan Mine Project

Army Corps Rejects Huge Alaskan Mine Project

Army Corps Rejects Huge Alaskan Mine Project The landscape surrounding the site of the proposed mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska in 2019. Photo: Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa/Associated Press WASHINGTON—The Army Corps of Engineers rejected environmental permits for the massive Pebble Mine in Alaska, a likely death blow for plans to excavate...

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Facebook's Latest Error Shakes Advertisers' Confidence

Facebook's Latest Error Shakes Advertisers' Confidence

Facebook's Latest Error Shakes Advertisers' Confidence The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters Menlo Park, Calif. The company is offering ad credits to some advertisers affected by the error. Photo: elijah nouvelage/Reuters Facebook Inc. is offering millions of dollars in credits to some advertisers after discovering a glitch in a tool that tells advertisers how effective...

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TikTok Granted Extension on Divestiture Order

TikTok Granted Extension on Divestiture Order

TikTok Granted Extension on Divestiture Order The TikTok building in Culver City, Calif., earlier this month. Photo: valerie macon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images WASHINGTON—Federal officials have granted TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance Ltd. a weeklong extension of a deadline for completing a divestiture deal, in another delay of the Trump administration’s effort to turn the social-media...

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NRA Acknowledges Improper Executive Benefits in New Tax Filing

NRA Acknowledges Improper Executive Benefits in New Tax Filing

NRA Acknowledges Improper Executive Benefits in New Tax Filing The NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Photo: jim lo scalzo/Shutterstock The National Rifle Association disclosed that current and former top executives received at least $1.4 million in improper or excessive benefits from the organization in violation of nonprofit rules, the first time the group has publicly...

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Justice Department Clears Intuit to Buy Credit Karma

Justice Department Clears Intuit to Buy Credit Karma

Justice Department Clears Intuit to Buy Credit Karma TurboTax-maker Intuit is buying Credit Karma, while agreeing to divest the Credit Karma Tax division. Photo: Peter Barreras/Associated Press The Justice Department cleared Credit Karma Inc.’s pending $7.1 billion sale to TurboTax maker Intuit Inc. after the two companies agreed to divest Credit Karma’s burgeoning tax-preparation business...

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Fed Signals New Guidance Coming on Asset-Purchase Program

Fed Signals New Guidance Coming on Asset-Purchase Program

Fed Signals New Guidance Coming on Asset-Purchase Program Fed officials face an uncertain outlook clouded by the risk that an economic recovery will decelerate in the winter months amid rising coronavirus cases. Photo: Erin Scott/Bloomberg News Federal Reserve officials this month discussed plans to provide more information about how long they will keep purchasing Treasury...