U.K. Approves Vaccine; U.S. Hospital Use Surges: Virus Update

The U.K. became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s shot before decisions by the U.S. and European Union. Hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the U.S. increased by more than 1,000 a day at the end of November, data released from the Department of Health and Human Services show. California reported a record […]

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Smokers pay at least double for life insurance, but you can expect lower rates if you decide to quit

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Because of the health risks associated with nicotine and tobacco, smokers pay double in life insurance premiums compared to non-smokers. […]

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After Hours Market: CrowdStrike, Zscaler, Elastic Gain; Splunk, Veritone Slip

CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD) – Shares of the cloud technology company jumped 11% in after-hours trading Wednesday after its third-quarters results and outlook trumped Wall Street expectations. Third-quarter loss was $24.5 million or $0.11 per share, narrower than last year’s loss of $35.5 million or $0.17 per share. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $0.08 per share. Revenues grew 86% […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggests that LinkedIn Stories could be a new way for the tech titan to reach the 'younger population'

Microsoft is exploring new ways to engage a younger audience on LinkedIn, including through the recent launch of LinkedIn Stories, similar to the disappearing photo and video format popular on Snapchat and Instagram. "As population ages, we do need to make sure that both the younger population, as well as the older population, can both find the economic opportunity," CEO […]

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Dyal Capital Is in Talks to Combine With Owl Rock Through SPAC

In this article Altimar Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company backed by HPS Investment Partners, signed a letter of intent for a deal that could take public Owl Rock Capital Group LLC and Neuberger Berman’s Dyal Capital Partners. “The parties are in exclusive negotiations,” Altimar said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. The blank-check firm, led by Chief Executive Officer […]

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Kayleigh McEnany Defends White House Holiday Parties Amid COVID Surge

Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are surging to record highs, but President Donald Trump will carry on with White House holiday gatherings as usual, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday. Her comments came in response to a reporter who asked her at a news briefing how the White House could continue with planned holiday parties while the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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