U.S. stocks look set for modest gains at the open on Thursday following Wednesday’s tech selloff on Wall Street. See full story.
Why the blockage of the Suez Canal matters for oil prices
The importance of the Suez Canal was laid bare Wednesday, as oil prices rallied after a cargo ship ran aground, blocking the critical chokepoint for Persian Gulf oil. See full story.
AstraZeneca now says its COVID-19 vaccine is 76% effective
AstraZeneca PLC, which has been under fire for the accuracy of its data, on Wednesday night announced updated Phase 3 trial data of its coronavirus vaccine, saying it’s 76% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. See full story.
Immigration, infrastructure and China: What to watch for at Biden’s first news conference
President Joe Biden will on Thursday field reporters’ questions on topics that could range from the administration’s next stimulus plan to the surge of migrants at the Mexican border to the Senate’s filibuster rule. See full story.
Disney+ prices are rising Friday, but you can still lock in a deal
It’s soon going to cost $1 more a month to watch your favorite Marvel, Pixar and “Star Wars” stuff. See full story.
An estimated 6.7 million kids, disproportionately in minority communities, miss the Child Tax Credit because their families make too little money. See full story.