Local citizen scientists map genetics of Darwin's Galapagos

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND, Galapagos — Five months into the pandemic, things were getting desperate for Robin Betancourt, The tourists he depended upon as a boat captain were unable to visit the Galapagos Islands, whose isolation — 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the mainland — makes alternative employment hard to find. It hit him hard when […]

Working out from home: coronavirus pandemic powers Under Armour online sales, surprise profit

Fox Business Flash top headlines for February 10 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Online demand for Under Armour’s apparel and accessories, and stronger Asia-Pacific sales helped it post a surprise holiday-quarter profit and top revenue estimates on Wednesday, sending its shares up 5% in premarket trade. Continue […]

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Highest Level As US Rolls Out Vaccine

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States reached all-time record on Sunday, as medical workers have started the task of distributing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the pandemic nationwide. As per the latest update published by COVID Tracking Project on Monday, a total of 109,331 patients are currently admitted in U.S. hospitals with coronavirus infection. This is […]

Fed's Beige Book: Coronavirus uptick hits regional economic activity

Kudlow: Economy is strong ‘across the board’ National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on the November ADP employment report and the state of the U.S. economy. A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that economic activity in several regions was slowing in November as coronavirus cases surged. Continue Reading Below The […]

‘Surge’ Virus Testing Targets Asymptomatic in Latest Push

Missouri, Kentucky, Utah, and South Dakota will be the next states to get “surge” virus testing sites as Covid-19 cases in the U.S. rise and federal officials push for “smart testing” strategies. Last week officials set up federal testing sites in North Carolina and Wisconsin and are ready to deploy eight more sites once they […]

New Zealand Opposition Leader Slams ‘Dithering’ Labour Government

New Zealand’s main opposition National Party launched its election campaign, accusing the Labour Party-led government of making mistakes in its coronavirus response and failing to deliver on policy promises. “You do not want to find yourself in the middle of next year, having just lost your job, relying on a bunch of people with a […]

Magic Johnson's advice to new start-ups amid Covid-19 pandemic: 'I would just lay low'

Despite taking several business risks himself during the '90s, NBA Hall-of-Famer-turned-business mogul Earvin "Magic" Johnson advises the next generation of entrepreneurs to "lay low" amid the Covid-19 pandemic. "If I was an entrepreneur and started [a business] today, I think I would just lay low and see where [the economy] is going to go," Johnson told CNBC Make […]

Free Cars, $20 Down Payments in Philippines as Auto Sales Dive

Free cars and down payments as low as $20 a vehicle are up for grabs in the Philippines as dealers seek to recover from a record drop in sales brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Kia Motors Corp. Picanto hatchbacks are available for an upfront payment of just 1,000 pesos ($18), while select customers can […]