Palantir’s New ‘Driving Thrust’: Predicting Coronavirus Outbreaks

More than a dozen countries are using data-mining software provided by Palantir Technologies Inc. for coronavirus response efforts. The Silicon Valley company said its technology is helping officials predict the locations of outbreaks and determine where to deploy medical staff and supplies, but the initiative is testing governments’ ability to balance privacy with public health. In the last week, a […]

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Pelosi pushes suspending SALT cap in fourth coronavirus stimulus plan

Nancy Pelosi: Coronavirus bill prioritizes families, testing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says Congress will pass a bill to help families fight coronavirus. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Continue Reading Below As Congress and the Trump administration begin talks on a fourth round of fiscal stimulus to […]

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U.S. Move Sharply Higher As Traders Shrug Off Spike In Jobless Claims

Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday as traders shrugged off data showing a spike in first-time jobless claims. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed higher for the third straight day, climbing further off Monday’s three-year lows. The major averages saw further upside going into the close, ending the day just off their […]

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Wall Street Analyst Bosts Fox To ‘Buy’ In Rare Media Upgrade

Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris slapped a buy rating on shares of Fox Thursday – a rare upgrade in a period of dislocation and dire predictions by Wall Street across media and entertainment. Morris upped his recommendation from ‘neutral’ – basically a hold – calling Fox the best positioned among its broadcast peers to weather the ongoing coronavirus-induced downturn. While weaker […]

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BrewDog hand sanitiser turned down by local hospital in Scotland

The independent brewer BrewDog is considering reformulating hand sanitiser made at its distillery in Aberdeenshire after it was turned down by a local hospital because it did not meet medical standards. The firm said last month it would be giving away its “punk sanitiser” free to charities and to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but a donation of thousands of bottles […]

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U.S. Stocks Rally As Traders Shrug Off Spike In Jobless Claims

With traders shrugging off a record spike in new unemployment claims, stocks have moved sharply higher in morning trading on Thursday. The Dow and the S&P 500 are moving higher for the third straight day, climbing further off Monday’s three-year lows. The major averages have pulled back off their best levels in recent trading but continue to post substantial gains. […]

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