CDC Panel Recommends Giving First Covid-19 Vaccines to Health Workers, Nursing Homes

A federal vaccine advisory panel recommended that health-care workers and residents of long-term care facilities be the first to receive any Covid-19 vaccine doses from…

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Shoppers Spent Less Over Black Friday Weekend

U.S. shoppers spent significantly less than last year over a five-day stretch including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as gains in online customers were offset…

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Joe Biden Introduces Team He Says Will Help Economy Recover After Coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del.—President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced his picks for key economic positions in remarks on Tuesday, emphasizing their experience and diverse backgrounds as the U.S.…

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Partisan Fight Over Fed Lending Programs Escalates

The Treasury Department’s decision last month not to renew a suite of emergency Federal Reserve lending programs touched off a partisan fight over whether and…

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Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Restart as Centrists Unveil Bipartisan Plan

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will talk on the phone Tuesday afternoon about coronavirus relief, restarting stalled discussions. Separately,…

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WSJ News Exclusive | Google, Facebook and Amazon Gain as Coronavirus Reshapes Ad Spending

For the first time, more than half of U.S. advertising spending is set to go to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, the world’s…

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After Culling Millions of Mink to Combat Covid, Denmark Weighs Digging Them Up Again

Denmark’s government is facing a grisly problem: What to do with the carcasses of some 17 million mink it ordered culled to stop the spread…

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Pfizer, Moderna Request Covid-19 Vaccine Authorization in Europe

BERLIN—Pfizer Inc. partner BioNTech and U.S. drugmaker Moderna Inc. both applied for their coronavirus vaccines to be approved in the European Union, the EU’s chief…

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Canada’s Covid-19 Response Is to Spend Heavily and Ignore the Deficit—for Now

OTTAWA—Canada’s deficit is growing at the fastest rate among developed nations as it seeks to prop up its economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Canadian officials…

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Global Economy Faces Hard Winter Despite Covid-19 Vaccine Hopes

The prospect of coronavirus vaccines on the horizon has boosted hopes of an end to the pandemic-wrought downturn—but first the global economy could face a…

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