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S&P 500 hits record high on gains in tech-related stocks

The benchmark S&P 500 hit a record high on Thursday (April 8), helped by gains in tech-related stocks, a day after the Federal Reserve reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates low until the economic recovery is...

Biden visits COVID-19 vaccine site in Virginia

President Joe Biden will announce on Tuesday (April 6) that the U.S. delivered 150 million vaccines since he took office and move up by nearly two weeks a deadline to make doses widely available, according to a...

Maryland shooting leaves 2 critical, alleged shooter, Navy corpsman, dead

Two men were shot and critically wounded in a Maryland commercial park on Tuesday (April 6) in an incident that ended with the alleged gunman, identified as a Navy sailor, going to a nearby military base where...

WHO does not back vaccination passports for now

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not back requiring vaccination passports for entry or exit into countries, due to uncertainty over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, as well as equity concerns, a spokeswoman said on...

India’s richest state swamped by pandemic’s second wave

Coronavirus testing and vaccination continued in Maharashtra on Tuesday (April 6) as a second wave of coronavirus infections swamped India's richest state. Home to India's financial capital Mumbai, Maharashtra accounts for nearly a quarter...

S&P 500, Dow slip from record highs at open

The S&P 500 and the Dow opened lower on Tuesday (April 6) after closing at record highs in the previous session, as investors locked in some gains ahead of a reading of U.S. job openings later in...

Prayer vigil for rapper DMX held outside New York hospital

Fans of rapper DMX announced a prayer vigil to be held on Monday (April 5) outside a suburban New York hospital just days after reports the musician and actor suffered a heart attack during a drug overdose.

Biden appears with mask-wearing Easter Bunny, says joy is ‘almost here’

U.S. President Joe Biden, appearing alongside a mask-wearing Easter Bunny and the first lady, on Monday (April 5) struck a hopeful note as Americans spent their second Easter holiday under the coronavirus pandemic. "Scripture...

Bangladesh ferry sinks, five dead, many missing

A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank on Sunday (April 4) in the Shitalakhsya River south of the capital Dhaka, leaving at least five people dead and many more missing,...

GameStop shares slide on plan for 3.5 million share sale

GameStop Corp shares fell 13% on Monday (April 5) after the video game retailer said it may sell up to 3.5 million shares as it tries to take advantage of the stock price surge following a Reddit-driven...

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