Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

Image copyright AMI IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Scientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency. A coalition of governments and charities has committed $460m to speed up vaccine development for Mers, Lassa fever and Nipah virus. They are asking funders at the World Economic Forum Davos for another […]

Here’s Why Netflix’s Share Price Just Hit a New All-Time High – Fortune

Investors expecting a strong fourth-quarter earnings report from Netflix got even more than they bargained for on Wednesday. Netflix’s share price climbed well past its all-time high in after-hours trading after the company reported its biggest quarterly subscriber gains ever. The company’s stock shot up more than 8% after markets closed, hitting a record high […]

Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes – Bloomberg

Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes – Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve. “It is fair to say the economy is near maximum employment and inflation is moving toward our goal,” Yellen told the Commonwealth Club in San […]

South Korea: Court refuses Samsung chief’s arrest

South Korea: Court refuses Samsung chief’s arrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Lee, also known as Jay Y Lee, gave evidence at Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday A court in South Korea has refused a request by prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong, who has been accused of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. It ruled that […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns against ‘punishment beatings’

Media captionBoris Johnson warns EU against ‘punishment beatings’ Boris Johnson has warned EU leaders not to give the UK “punishment beatings” for Brexit “in the manner of some World War Two movie”. The foreign secretary said penalising “escape” was “not in the interests of our friends and our partners”. PM Theresa May set out her […]

Technology is your travel friend… until it’s not – CNET

Technology is your travel friend… until it’s not – CNET

Technology has changed the way we book travel. The downtown airline ticket offices that I used to gaze so longingly into as a kid are largely gone, replaced by efficient but boring websites. Now we can research fares, book our seats and even select our meals without ever talking to a live person. Convenience wins. […]

UK labour market shows signs of slowing – The Guardian

Britain’s labour market showed signs of slowing in November as the number of people in work declined and wage growth slowed for the first time since August. The number of people in employment fell by 9,000 to 31.8 million while month-on-month wage growth, including bonuses, dropped from 2.9% to 2.8%. Analysts said the figures showed […]