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U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks in central London on December 23, 2020. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A second new and potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus identified in South Africa has emerged in the United …

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Pfizer nears deal with U.S. government for more doses

Pfizer nears deal with U.S. government for more doses

Walgreens Pharmacist Jessica Sahni holds the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at The New Jewish Home in New York, December 21, 2020. Yuki Iwamura | Reuters The U.S. government is close to a deal with Pfizer for an additional 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine, a source told CNBC’s …

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Auto industry wants more government support for electric vehicles

Auto industry wants more government support for electric vehicles

The leading lobbying group for the U.S. auto industry is calling on policymakers to help support the adoption of electric vehicles through incentives, infrastructure investment and other regulatory means. Without suggesting a cost for such EV stimulus programs, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation said now is the time for “substantial, …

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