Without firm school mask mandate deadlines, ‘we can sleepwalk into indefinite masking,’ says Harvard professor

Harvard University associate professor Dr. Joseph Allen argued in favor of pulling back on masking children in schools, especially as U.S. drug regulators are set to authorize the Covid-19 vaccine to kids ages 5 to 11. “We have to be careful that, if we don’t set firm deadlines, it’s easy to see how we can …

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Snap, Intel, Moderna, Digital World Acquisition Corp and more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Snap – Snap shares plummeted by more than 24% after it reported its quarterly results, which included a revenue miss as well as an earnings beat. The social media company said its advertising business declined due to Apple’s privacy changes. Facebook, Twitter – Social media and digital …

Lighthouse Investment hedge fund sells stake in Trump SPAC firm DWAC after merger news, big stock price rise

The social media app will be developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG). Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images At least one hedge fund sold off its stake in a SPAC after that firm announced plans to merge with the social media company planned by former President Donald Trump. Lighthouse Investment Partners, one …

SpaceX test fires Starship as FAA reviews key license for first orbital launch

A view from the launch tower as SpaceX stacks Starship prototype 20 on top of Super Heavy rocket Booster 4 on August 6, 2021. @elonmusk on Twitter Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed two test firings of the engines on its Starship 20 prototype on Thursday, as the company prepares for the rocket’s first orbital launch while …

Beyond Meat stock tumbles 14% after lowering third-quarter revenue outlook

Beyond Meat “Beyond Burger” patties made from plant-based substitutes for meat products sit on a shelf for sale on November 15, 2019 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Shares of Beyond Meat tumbled more than 14% in premarket trading Friday after the company warned it expects to report lower revenue …

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures mixed after S&P 500’s record close Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters U.S. stock futures were mixed …

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Snap, Intel, Zoom Video, Boston Beer & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Snap – Shares of the Snapchat parent plunged 19.5% in the premarket after the company warned of slowing growth due to the recent changes in Apple’s iOS privacy rules. Those rules make it more difficult to gather information from users and target ads. Snap did beat estimates by …

U.S. government agency in charge of financial stability weighs in on climate change risks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting with business leaders and CEOs about the debt limit at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council on Thursday released a report assessing the risks a changing climate …

Facebook, Twitter and digital ad stocks drop sharply after Snap earnings

The logos of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on the screen of an iPhone. Tom Weller | DeFodi Images via Getty Images Shares of Facebook and Twitter and other social media and digital advertising companies are sharply down in after-hours trading, after Snap reported it missed revenue expectations in the third quarter as Apple‘s iPhone privacy …

Here’s what to expect from Chipotle Mexican Grill earnings

A customer carries a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. bag outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill is expected to report its third-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting: Earnings …