Business news 28 Feb, 2021
The Eagle Radio Host Russ Martin Dies at 60: Frisco Police - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Russ Martin, a radio host on 97.1 The Eagle, was found dead in his home early Saturday morning, according to Frisco police.
7,200 appointments for COVID-19 vaccine are to be canceled within the next 24 hours - KUTV 2NewsKUTV 2News
An estimated 7,200 Utahns who made appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine will have those appointments canceled because of a technological registration error. The Utah Department of Health released the following statement regarding the error: An error in t…
NY Judge grants preliminary injunction to over 90 bars and restaurants, extending curfew - WIVB.com - News 4WIVB.com - News 4
(WIVB)– A New York State Supreme Court Justice has granted a preliminary injunction to 90 bars and restaurants suing New York State. This decision by Justice Timothy Walker on Saturday night will allow the 92 bars and restaurants in the suit to stay open past…
Popular L.A. restaurant closes after high-tech "dine and dash" scheme - CBS NewsCBS News
"I just felt so incredibly helpless and frustrated," said Spoon by H owner and chef Yoonjin Hwang.
FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine - POLITICO - POLITICOPolitico
The decision gives the U.S. a third vaccine against the virus, boosting the nation's supply of shots that can curb the pandemic.
Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis' - BBC NewsBBC News
Lower commuting costs, cancelled holidays and fewer meals out boost some bank accounts, a report says.
106 New COVID-19 Cases in Hawai'i: Higher Case Count Partially Due to Lab Reporting Issue on Maui - Maui NowMaui Now
There were 106 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 23 on O‘ahu, 75 on Maui, three on Hawai‘i Island, and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state. The higher case count is due in part to a laboratory reporting issue on Maui.
Grayscale’s Ethereum Trust Premium Follows Bitcoin Sibling Into Flipping Negative - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
GBTC’s premium flipped negative one day earlier.
Police Nab Would-Be Bank Robber in San Jose, Bomb Squad Responds - NBC Bay AreaNBC Bay Area
Police arrested a would-be bank robber in West San Jose on Saturday morning and called the bomb squad to the scene to check on a suspicious device the robber…
Facebook privacy lawsuit over facial recognition leads to $650M settlement - CNETCNET
The judge in the case signs off on the settlement, calling it one of the biggest ever in a privacy suit.
Coronavirus jab may help fight cancer, chronic pain... and even Alzheimer's - Daily MailDaily Mail
Scientists have documented unexpected benefits of vaccines for decades - known medically as 'non-specific effects' - but explanations vary between experts.
Buffett upbeat on U.S. and Berkshire, buys back stock even as pandemic hits results - ReutersReuters
Warren Buffett's enthusiasm for the future of America and his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc has not been dimmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Driver strikes, kills elderly man in Post Falls Walmart parking lot - KREM.comKREM.com
The 73-year-old died at the scene around 8:40 a.m. Saturday morning, according to Idaho State Police. The investigation is still ongoing.
FAA proposes $27.5K fine against passenger who assaulted Delta flight attendant on flight to Atlanta - WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta
FAA officials said that two passengers traveling together boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami to Atlanta on Oct. 19.
SEC Suspends Trading In 15 Stocks Over Social Media Concerns - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading in 15 companies on Friday, citing questionable trading and social media activity. What Happened...
1 of 2 people shot outside Lehigh Valley Walmart has died - lehighvalleylive.comlehighvalleylive.com
Authorities have not said whether anyone is in custody in the Friday night shooting in Whitehall Township.
How to Get a Free McDonald's Chicken Sandwich Delivered Next Week - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Time to plan ahead.
Amazon Under Fire For Erasing Transgender Movement Book From Its Sales Site - DeadlineDeadline
Republican Senators have asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a letter why a book that “challenges the transgender movement” was pulled from sale on the website. The book, When Harry Became Sally by Ryan T. Anderson, was an Amazon bestseller. Its description says i…
Alabama girl, 7, sells lemonade to pay for her own brain surgeries - Daily MailDaily Mail
Liza Scott set up a stand inside Savage's Bakery in Homewood and has been selling homemade lemonade to drum up funds for her life-saving treatment.
A troop made up of homeless girls is on a mission to sell Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states - CNNCNN
When one troop of Girl Scouts in Iowa was given the goal of selling more than 1,000 boxes of cookies, the girls put on their signature sashes and got to work, flexing their entrepreneurial skills.
Power Provider Griddy Defends Itself After Ban From Operating in Texas Amid Storm Furor - NewsweekNewsweek
Griddy Electric has been banned from the Texas market, but promises customers "we wanted to continue the fight for our members to get relief and that hasn't changed."
Despite Price, This Was A Bullish Week - Bitcoin MagazineBitcoin Magazine
Despite the bitcoin price dipping a bit, this week some some incredibly bullish headlines.
Austin’s Circuit of the Americas officially opens as mass COVID-19 vaccination hub - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Saturday marks day one of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Circuit of the Americans that could eventually administer 50,000 shots in a week.
Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S.
NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to 'Own' Digital Art - WIREDWired
Non-fungible tokens provide a way to invest in and own digital imagery. But is it just another crypto fad—or the future of intangible art?
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lion - MarketWatchMarketWatch
March may bring more pain for stock market investors analysts warn
DOJ Fines United Airlines $49 Million For Mail Fraud - One Mile at a TimeOne Mile at a Time
United Airlines is paying $49 million to resolve criminal fraud charges related to the company's delivery of mail on behalf of the USPS.
GameStop's stock collapse burn you? 5 ways to get back on track - CNETCNET
Investing in "meme stocks" was a tough lesson for some people.
Walmart to host mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Prince William County - Inside NoVAInside NoVA
Walmart is holding a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Prince William County next week for those already pre-registered through the Virginia Department of Health.
One of the strongest weapons against COVID-19 variants may be a vaccine the FDA hasn't approved yet - CBS NewsCBS News
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's "plug and play" platform means it's easy to modify, and scientists expect an update to fight new, troubling variants by the fall.
American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix after passengers fight over racial slur - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, were charged with disorderly conduct and Pichardo also faced an additional assault charge.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: 'We’ve seen a paradigm shift in how people search for travel' - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
As the world begins to normalize after a pandemic-stricken year, Airbnb is trying to seize the opportunity to convince users to take a spontaneous trip...
Thousands sign petition to rename airport Las Vegas International Airport - KTNV Las VegasKTNV Las Vegas
Thousands of people have signed a petition saying the airport in Las Vegas should be named Las Vegas International Airport.
At Texas Capitol Hearing, Oncor CEO Explains Whose Lights Stayed On & Why Outages Lasted Longer Than Intended - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthCbslocal.com
"I want to say that I completely understand all the outrage and anger of all Texans," said Oncor CEO Allen Nye.
UC says Blue Shield sought 'expansive' data in state COVID contract - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The concerns over patient privacy offer a glimpse into questions being raised about the scope of Blue Shield's role as an independent overseer of California's network of COVID-19 vaccine providers.
Shaquille O’Neal met with disturbing findings over his burned-down Krispy Kreme store - ClutchPointsClutchPoints
Police have released the results of their investigation surrounding the fire that ravaged the iconic Krispy Kreme store Shaquille O’Neal owns at Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. On Friday, The Atlanta Fire Rescue revealed that the …
San Diego County Cuts Ties With Healthcare Provider Accused of Vaccinating Ineligible People - NBC San DiegoNBC 7 San Diego
San Diego County health officials have cut ties with a local vaccine provider after allegations it had been handing out COVID-19 shots to ineligible patients.
Largest COVID-19 vaccine shipment yet — Texas getting 676K doses, Travis County getting 37K next week - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Texas is expected to receive its largest COVID-19 vaccine shipment yet from the federal government the week of March 1.
Bill Gates Issues Serious Bitcoin Warning As Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Stokes Crypto Price ‘Mania’ - ForbesForbes
Billionaires from Microsoft founder-turned global philanthropist Bill Gates to Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are weighing in on bitcoin...
VERIFY: Are fully vaccinated people still getting COVID-19? - KTVB.comKTVB.com
This week the VERIFY team tackled misinformation about vaccines, questions about the costs of winter storms and false claims about a toy line's rebrand.
ARK ETFs Were Hot, And Competitors Emerged. Now They’re All Falling. - Barron'sBarron's
ARK Invest offers seven exchange-traded funds that make big bets on innovative, disruptive companies. The hot money that went in may be starting to come out—but investing in innovation is far from dead.
Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for 'solarwinds123' password leak - CNNCNN
Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years.
Why Fisker Stock Popped 32.5% on Friday - Motley FoolMotley Fool
Production of the Ocean is progressing as planned.
TikTok agrees to proposed $92 million settlement in privacy class action - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Class members can get compensation, as long as most don't file for it.
AT&T’s DirecTV Spinoff Wins Points for Strategy, but Not for Financial Impact - Barron'sBarron's
Analysts worry that the spinoff will increase AT&T's dividend payout ratio and leverage. But it could open the door to a merger of DirecTV and Dish Network.
FCC internet subsidy: Millions of households could get $50 monthly payment - CBS NewsCBS News
The agency approved a $3.2 billion program to help low-income families and people who lost jobs in the last year.
U.S. takes step toward international digital tax deal - AxiosAxios
The U.S. is dropping a "safe harbor" provision the Trump administration had been fighting for.
Twitter Wants You to Pay People to Read Their Social Media Posts - BreitbartBreitbart News
Social media giant Twitter has begun exploring new products including a "Super Follow" feature that will allow users to charge followers a fee to access premium tweets.
Chick-fil-A experiences US credit card system outage - Fox BusinessFox Business
Chick-fil-A experienced a nationwide outage of its credit card system, according to an update on its Facebook page.
Does Bill Gates prefer iOS or Android? - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Is Bill Gates an iOS or Android user? In a Clubhouse interview, Gates said that he prefers using Android but will occasionally mess around with an iPhone to help him keep track of everything.
For Solopreneurs, There's Never Been a Better Time to Apply for a PPP Loan - Inc.comInc.
The Small Business Administration is expected to release a new application for Schedule C borrowers, giving them wider access to the forgivable loan program and much-needed new guidance.
Dow Jones Dips, Nasdaq Rallies As Tech Stocks Rebound; House To Vote On Stimulus Bill - Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily
Key market indexes were mixed midday Friday, as the Nasdaq rebounded and the Dow Jones Industrial Average pared a 400-point intraday loss.
Virgin Galactic stock falls after test flight delays push back debut of space tourism service - CNBCCNBC
Virgin Galactic shares fell after the company revealed delays to its test flight program, with the launch of its commercial service pushed to 2022.
Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine as Trudeau looks for rollout lift - POLITICOPolitico
Public frustration over the government’s vaccine plan has even hurt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval ratings.
One Medical cut off from vaccine supply in 5 Bay Area counties after ineligible patients skipped the line - ABC NewsABC News
Best Buy lays off 5,000 workers as it shifts focus to online sales - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
The pandemic has accelerated Best Buy's transition to selling online.
Beyond Meat strikes partnerships with McDonald's and Yum Brands - CNNCNN
Beyond Meat has inked two new major new deals, with McDonald's and Yum Brands, that will bring new plant-based items to fast food menus.
India’s Economy Exits Deep Recession as Fledgling Recovery Strengthens - The New York TimesNew York Times
Economic output grew 0.4 percent in the third quarter, but the recovery is uneven, with small businesses facing the brunt of the downturn.
Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after engine sensor problem - NBC NewsNBC News
A Rossiya Airlines Boeing 777 cargo plane made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Friday due to a problem with an engine control sensor, the airline said.
Ineligible folk joined 'One Medical' just to jump the vaccine line - Boing BoingBoing Boing
On the one hand ‘vaccine hesitancy’ is supposedly going to undermine our efforts to ‘get back to normal.’ On the other foot, we have folks willing to egregiously ignore the …
How Brazil Could Boost Its Market After Petrobras Shake-Up - Barron'sBarron's
Brazil could produce some good macro news when Congress passes a spending package next month and the public health service ramps up Covid vaccinations.
Today's mortgage refinance rates head closer to 3.4% | February 26, 2021 - Fox BusinessFox Business
Check out the mortgage refinancing rates for February 26, 2021, which are up from yesterday.
Fiscal stimulus fires up U.S. consumer spending; inflation benign - ReutersReuters
U.S. consumer spending increased by the most in seven months in January as the government doled out more pandemic relief money to low-income households and new COVID-19 infections dropped, positioning the economy for faster growth in the first quarter.
Victoria’s Secret to close up to 50 stores; Bath & Body Works shifting from malls? - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
L Brands also plans to spin off the lingerie retailer into a separate company.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose - UK study - ReutersReuters
A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine cuts the number of asymptomatic infections and could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, results of a UK study found on Friday.