Scientist who simulated the global impact of a coronavirus outbreak says ‘the cat’s already out of the bag’ and calls China’s efforts to contain the disease ‘unlikely to be effective’

2020-01-25

‘Probably, the cat’s already out of the bag.’ Eric Toner, M.D. Scientist and scholar Eric Toner, quoted above in an excerpt from a Friday interview with the business-news channel CNBC, explained that China’s efforts to contain the current outbreak of a fast-moving upper-respiratory illness are “unlikely to be effective.” TheRead More →

Stocks zigzag lower as China virus fears linger

2020-01-24

Stocks were lower early Friday afternoon, after authorities confirmed a second U.S. case of the coronavirus, underlining concerns that the spread of the disease may disrupt travel and trade and slow global economic growth. Still, Investor optimism following quarterly earnings results buoyed shares of companies like Intel Corp. and AmericanRead More →

Oil futures on track to book a second weekly decline

2020-01-17

Oil futures struggled for direction on Friday, seesawing between modest gains and losses, with prices on track to register a loss for a second week in a row. Traders continued to weigh the prospects for energy demand in the wake of the China-U.S. trade deal on Wednesday and Senate approvalRead More →