The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the US, which was co-developed by Cambridge-based Moderna, revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday, as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. 5:18 p.m.
Florida surpassed its daily record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday and Britain and France announced a requirement for people to wear masks in public indoor spaces, amid rising global worries about a resurgence of the pandemic. 4:54 p.m.
The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis. 9:00 p.m.
Restrictions on single-use plastic bags in dozens of municipalities are now back in effect after being suspended by the state for nearly four months. But retailers are hoping cities and towns will delay the enforcement of these local rules and fees to help ensure a smooth transition. 8:11 p.m.
The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape — but also an exciting “new start” — when the U.K. leaves the European Union’s economic embrace in less than six months. 7:41 p.m.
The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues. 6:25 p.m.