Crypto Market Surge Continues as Bitcoin Tops $43K, Ethereum Nears $3K

Crypto Market Surge Continues as Bitcoin Tops $43K, Ethereum Nears $3K

In brief The cryptocurrency market is up nearly 11% over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin has popped 15% during the span and is back above $43,000, while Ethereum is flirting with a move back to $3,000. This morning’s rise in prices across the cryptocurrency market wasn’t a short-lived blip: the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and … Read more

South African Company Nears License to Sell J. & J. Covid Shot Across Africa

South African Company Nears License to Sell J. & J. Covid Shot Across Africa

The South African drug maker Aspen Pharmacare announced on Tuesday that it was finalizing the first agreement to control production of a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa.The deal, with Johnson & Johnson, would allow Aspen to bottle and market the Johnson & Johnson vaccine across Africa under the brand name Aspenovax. Aspen would then have the … Read more

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Text size Cryptocurrencies have been on a tear this year. Dreamstime A rally in cryptocurrencies lifted two of the largest digital assets into record territory, with Ether notching all-time highs Monday as Bitcoin pushed to record levels. Ether, the token that underpins the Ethereum blockchain network, topped $4,767 Monday, according to data from CoinDesk. A … Read more

Melbourne Cup to begin, NSW COVID cases grow, Victoria COVID cases grow, Australia vaccination rate nears 80 per cent, G20 summit ends, COP26 Glasgow summit to begin

Melbourne Cup to begin, NSW COVID cases grow, Victoria COVID cases grow, Australia vaccination rate nears 80 per cent, G20 summit ends, COP26 Glasgow summit to begin

Senior Victorian state government minister Martin Pakula has refuted reports the Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party was refusing to cooperate with an anti-corruption investigation.The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission today resumes its public hearings as part of an investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct involving Victorian public officers, including members of Parliament.The probe centres … Read more

Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo/File PhotoMELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Melbourne, the world’s most locked-down city that emerged from its latest … Read more

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

By Tom WilsonLONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin is on the cusp of an all-time high, its latest rally fuelled by the launch of the first U.S. bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund that investors think could make the cryptocurrency accessible for swathes of new investors.But the advent of cryptocurrency ETFs in the world’s biggest economy hasn’t been the … Read more

U.S. parents weigh risks, benefits as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears approval

U.S. parents weigh risks, benefits as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears approval

A child wears a face mask on the first day of New York City schools, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidSept 22 (Reuters) – In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting … Read more