Tom Brokaw Says He’s Retiring From NBC News After 55 Years

New York (AP) — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news’ most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he’s retiring from television. Brokaw, who is 80, said he’ll continue writing books and articles. He’s the author of “The Greatest Generation,” about […]

Christmas on the UK high street: where did shoppers spend their money?

The crucial pre-Christmas trading period for retailers was disrupted in 2020 by stop-start coronavirus restrictions, which forced shops selling non-essential items to close their doors for certain periods of time, following months of shutdown earlier in the year. As the nation stayed at home, shoppers bought leisurewear but overall fewer items of clothing, knocking sales […]

Dallas County, Foiled by State, Seeks More Vaccine Equity

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is looking for ways to distribute the coronavirus vaccine more equitably after state officials balked at an earlier plan that would’ve prioritized zip codes where the most vulnerable people live. The county, the eighth-most populous in the U.S., has faced criticism after early data showed the vaccine was going to […]

Biden Pushes Expansive Virus Response in $1.9 Trillion Package

President-elect Joe Biden outlined plans for a $20 billion national vaccination program as part of a broader legislative package that would steer hundreds of billions of dollars toward state and municipal efforts to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak. The program would work with states and other authorities to open vaccination clinics nationwide and send mobile […]

Biden Demands Trillions in New Aid, Renews $2,000-Checks Goal

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday called for trillions of dollars in immediate further fiscal support, including increased direct payments, after a surge in coronavirus cases caused U.S. payrolls to drop for the first time since April. “The price tag will be high,” Biden said of his planned package in Wilmington, Delaware. He promised to lay […]

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Pakistan's regulators approved AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 shot for emergency use.  The shot will first be given to over-65s and healthcare workers, per The Associated Press.   Local governments and private firms were free to import the shot, reported Dawn, a local newspaper.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pakistan on Saturday approved the […]

U.K.’s Covid-19 Strains Were Fed by Travel, Genetic Study Finds

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. A genetic study of the virus that causes Covid-19 highlights the role of international travel as concerns grow about the appearance of a potentially highly transmissible variant in countries […]

Biden’s Bid to Reopen Schools Risks Reigniting Union Tensions

President Joe Biden’s vow to reopen most U.S. schools in his first 100 days could reignite clashes among educators, their unions, administrators and parents over how to safely return when many teachers haven’t received the Covid-19 vaccine. Biden signed executive orders Thursday restoring disaster reimbursement for certain school Covid expenses. He also directed the departments […]