Pfizer Lifts FY21 Outlook On Updated Covid Vaccine Expectations

Drug major Pfizer Inc. raised Wednesday its outlook for fiscal 2021 earnings and revenues following strong second quarter results that exceeded market estimates. According to the company, the upward revision in full-year outlook, for the second quarter in a row, reflects its updated expectations for contributions to 2021 performance from both BNT162b2, the Pfizer-BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine, as well as […]

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Former eOne Asia Pacific Boss Troy Lum Launches Aus/NZ Distributor Kismet With Busy Slate, Foxtel & Sony Deals

EXCLUSIVE: Former eOne Asia Pacific boss Troy Lum is officially launching new Australia-New Zealand distributor Kismet, with a slate of projects including Cannes hits and pre-sale titles. Kismet is headed by Lum, founder of local indie powerhouse Hopscotch, and Jason Hernandez, former Head of Theatrical Distribution at eOne Australia and New Zealand. As previously noted out of Cannes, the company […]

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Facebook Recalls 4 Mln Oculus Quest Foam Facial Interfaces

Facebook Technologies LLC is recalling about 4 million removable foam facial interfaces for Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality or VR headsets citing skin irritation risk. The company said it has introduced a new silicone cover for all Quest 2 customers globally, and has paused global sales of Quest 2 to include the new silicone covers in all Quest 2 packages. […]

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Square's Afterpay acquisition proves Jamie Dimon is right to fear 'increasingly smaller role' of Wall Street

On Sunday, Square announced plans to buy Australian fintech company Afterpay, which lets customers pay in four interest-free installments and pay a fee if they miss an automated payment. Last year companies in the BNPL (or "buy now, pay later") space facilitated upwards of $20 billion in U.S. transactions, and some have concluded that the growing appeal of BNPL is generational. […]

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J&J Covid vaccine recipients can get supplemental Pfizer or Moderna shots in San Francisco

J&J recipients can make special requests to get a "supplemental dose" of an mRNA vaccine, city health officials said in a statement to CNBC, declining to call the second shots "boosters." "We have gotten requests based on patients talking to their physicians and that's why we are allowing the accommodations," Naveena Bobba, deputy director of Health at San Francisco Department […]

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'Be willing to walk away': 6 Black women career coaches on negotiating your salary and countering a low offer

Salary negotiations can be nerve-wracking due to the anxiety and fear that often comes with asking for more money at work. But for women, particularly women of color, failing to negotiate your salary can have long-term consequences on how much you earn throughout your career. Today, the average woman who works full time, year-round earns 82 cents for every dollar […]

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