Pfizer Falls on Downbeat Guidance as Company Braces for Covid Vaccine Drop-Off

Text size Pfizer said it expects Covid-19 vaccine sales to drop to $13.5 billion in 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday laid out guidance for the 2023 fiscal year well below Wall Street consensus figures, tempering investor expectations ahead of what it expects to be a steep drop in Covid-19 product sales. Shares fell … Read more

Greg Abbott announces Texas’ first border czar amid surge of illegal migrant crossings

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced the state’s first-ever border czar to address the influx of migrants coming through the US-Mexico border. Abbott tapped veteran Border Patrol agent Mike Banks to serve as “special adviser on border matters to the governor,” in response to the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. “For … Read more

Subscribers jump but losses widen amid podcast investments

Spotify (SPOT) reported fourth quarter financial results before the bell on Tuesday, presenting a mixed picture with a wider-than-expected loss and a beat on gross margins. Total monthly active users topped expectations, coming in at 489 million against forecasts for 478 million with both premium and ad-supported subscribers surging past estimates. Spotify stock, which lost … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as well rising interest rates and Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were just a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday that it now expects global growth will slow from 3.4% in … Read more

Brother vs brother: Kelces prepares for Super Bowl showdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s front stitched to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce’s back — one more time this season. At least this time, she’ll get to see her boys in … Read more

Trump-DeSantis rivalry approaches boiling point

The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is nearing a boiling point amid signs that DeSantis and his team are actively moving toward a 2024 presidential run. DeSantis’s national ambitions have long irked Trump, who sees himself as the Florida governor’s political benefactor and the GOP’s presumptive 2024 nominee. … Read more

Kate means business! Princess of Wales launches Early Years campaign

The Princess of Wales was elegant in an emerald blazer today as she appeared in a new video to launch her new campaign to shine a spotlight on the crucial ‘early years’ of childhood. It comes after she kicked off her new ‘Shaping Us’ initiative last night with a glitzy reception at BAFTA in London. … Read more

Winter ice storm: Millions across the South and central US brace as officials urge staying off roads

CNN — A winter storm bringing the triple threat of ice, sleet and snow Tuesday to parts of the South and central US has prompted officials to close roads and schools as they urge people to avoid traveling in dangerous conditions. About 38 million people from Texas and Oklahoma to as far east as Kentucky … Read more

Woman attempted to kill lookalike and steal her identity, but left DNA evidence behind: prosecutor

A New York woman accused of attempting to kill her doppelganger friend by giving her a poisoned cheesecake before stealing her identity allegedly left evidence behind, the prosecutor said Monday. Victoria Nasyrova, a Russian nativeleft DNA evidence all over the cheesecake box and spoke about her alleged crimes in jailhouse interviews, Assistant District Attorney Konstantinos … Read more