April 14, 2021

Month: April 2021

Company can deliver 10% more doses to U.S. by end of May

Bottles for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be prepared before the opening of a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York, February 24, 2021.

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday that his company has ramped up production of its two-shot coronavirus vaccine and will be able to deliver a total of 300 million doses to the U.S. ahead of schedule.

Bourla said on Twitter that Pfizer can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by the end of May than it had previously agreed to produce — up

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APIs Aren’t Just for Tech Companies

Application programming interfaces — more commonly known as APIs — are at the heart of the most successful digital companies, powering everything from Amazon’s cloud business to Google ads to Facebook likes. APIs enable mobile experiences, connect companies on the web, and enable platform business models. The idea of an “API economy,” in which APIs create new value for companies, is over a decade old, and many established enterprises correctly view APIs as a key to unlocking their digital transformations. But it’s not just the digital giants that can benefit from APIs.

While we’re firmly living in the

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Rowan University sues insurance company for not covering millions in losses amid COVID crisis

Rowan University has joined the growing list of businesses in New Jersey filing suit against insurance companies for not covering losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The university claims in court papers Factory Mutual Insurance Company of Rhode Island has failed to honor an all-risk commercial property policy that ran from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020.

The lawsuit, filed last month in state Superior Court in Gloucester County, states the policy promises coverage for business losses and extra expenses due to “interruption by communicable disease.”

The policy, which covered all of Rowan’s 24 locations in the state, should

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COVID-19 Super Savers Need to Carefully Navigate in a Post-Pandemic World

A little over a year ago, COVID-19 hit the United States, altering the fabric of our daily lives and turning the average American’s personal finances upside down. Within weeks, 52% of all households slashed their spending.  From all the upheaval and radical change emerged a new generation of risk-averse, financially conservative people: Meet the super savers.

After COVID reached the United States, we saw a pronounced jump nationwide in the personal savings rate — the amount of people’s disposable income that gets saved or invested. For the last two decades that savings rate sat at just under 10%. In April

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Here’s how much money every player made at the Masters

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters — and a cool $2.07 million.

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The 2021 Masters purse has held steady for the last two years after increasing by $500,000 in 2019 to $11.5 million — the second-highest purse total of all four major championships.

This year’s champion will match the payout received by 2019 champion, Tiger Woods, and 2020 champion, Dustin Johnson — a whopping $2.07 million. The runner-up will receive a cool $1.24 million.

Even the players who missed the cut (of which there were 33) receive a payout of $10,000 each

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer touts personal responsibility as COVID-19 surges

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday the state will extend workplace COVID-19 restrictions this week for another six months because of current pandemic trends

She stressed the extension does not mean that no one will be allowed back into the office. Instead, she said it gives the state the tools needed to transition employees back to work. 

“At this juncture, with our high positivity numbers, it’s really important to extend for another six months so that we have the ability to work through what these protocols look like and get people back into the workplace when it’s safe to do

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