A new study finds that most COVID-19 boosters boost immunity, even though there’s no winning shot

The first study directly comparing COVID-19 boosters found that most injections improved immune responses in fully vaccinated people, but there’s no clear “winner” to help make a decision. “In terms of a ‘best’ booster, there is no definitive winner, but there are some losers,” analysts from SVB Leerink told investors on Friday. The study, published … Read more

Former Unilever CIO moves into healthcare

Jane Moran, former Global Chief Information Officer at Unilever PLC, is working to improve technology in a Boston-based healthcare system, including improving the hospital experience for patients and their families. Ms. Moran joined Mass General Brigham Inc. in September. as Chief Information and Digital Officer, a newly created position that oversaw some 2,000 people. Mass … Read more

Burger King sells Whoppers from 37 cents through Saturday

Chew this: Fast-food giant Burger King cuts the price of its signature Whopper sandwich to about the cost of a gumball. The Restaurant Brands International owned QSR, +0.09% hamburger chain is temporarily cutting its Whopper prices back to 37 cents on Friday and Saturday (December 3 and 4) in honor of the 64th anniversary of … Read more

A new study finds that most COVID-19 boosters boost immunity, even though there’s no winning shot

The first study directly comparing COVID-19 boosters found that most injections improved immune responses in fully vaccinated people, but there’s no clear “winner” to help make a decision. “In terms of a ‘best’ booster, there is no definitive winner, but there are some losers,” analysts from SVB Leerink told investors on Friday. The study, published … Read more

With Peloton, ‘patience required.’ Deutsche Bank starts coverage at Buy.

Font size A Peloton exercise bike for sale at the company’s showroom in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg Shares of Platoon Interactive fell Friday, even after Deutsche Bank initiated hedging of the stock despite recent declines at Buy. In addition to the Buy rating, analyst Chris Woronka set a price … Read more

Didi Global, Ulta Beauty, Nvidia: what to watch when the stock market opens today

US stock futures faltered ahead of the November jobs report, while oil prices rose after OPEC and a group of Russian-led oil producers agreed to continue pumping more crude. These are the stocks we’re tracking before the opening bell. US-listed shares of DiDi Global i Global fell 5.4% after the Chinese ride-hailing company said it … Read more

FDA Pushes for Rapid Review of Omicron Vaccines and Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is laying the groundwork for rapid review of Omicron-targeted vaccines and drugs if they prove necessary, according to people familiar with the matter. The agency, building on rules established earlier this year to review injections and treatments, has met with drug manufacturers and prepared guidelines for the studies and data … Read more

Moderna’s patent issues highlight uncertainty for a vaccine star

Font size A federal appeals court issued two rulings unfavorable to Moderna. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The Covid-19 vaccine maker Modern went from being a company largely known by biotech specialists to arguably one of the best-known pharmaceutical brands in the world in less than a year in 2020. But even as the company is expected … Read more

Vir Biotechnology, Digital World Acquisition, Apple: What to watch in the stock market today

US stock futures rose, indicating that markets were poised for another rocking day, driven by uncertainty about the potential impact of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Here’s what we’re looking at during Thursday’s trading session: Stocks in the travel and leisure sector extended their recent swings of the Omicron variant, a rising pre-market with stronger risk … Read more

Philip Morris Narrows 2021 Earnings Outlook on Unfavorable Currency Impact

Font size Shares of Philip Morris were largely flat in US premarket trading on Wednesday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images cigarette maker Philip Morris International It said on Wednesday it had revised its full-year 2021 earnings to account for currency movements. The US tobacco company now expects reported earnings of $5.74 to $5.79 per share … Read more