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10/16/2020 | 09:16am EST
Pfizer Could Apply for Emergency Use of Covid Vaccine by Late November 

Drug giant Pfizer said it could be ready to apply for emergency-use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine by late November, assuming it receives positive efficacy and safety data from late-stage human trials.

Tab, Coca-Cola's Diet-Soda Pioneer, Is Going Away 

The soda company's first diet cola was a pop-culture icon in the 1970s and early '80s, then faded after the launch of Diet Coke. Coca-Cola kept the brand going for decades to appease a fiercely devoted base.

Amazon's Prime Day Accelerates Shift to Online Shopping 

The two-day event propelled consumers to spend billions more online this week, kicking off an end-of-year shopping season that is expected to be dominated by e-commerce shopping.

NIH to Study Three Drugs in Treatment of Covid Patients 

The National Institutes of Health is launching a late-stage clinical trial of three drugs-Johnson & Johnson's Remicade, Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia, and AbbVie Inc.'s investigational drug CVC-as treatments for severe Covid-19.

LVMH Is Firing on the One Cylinder That Matters 

Take away Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior and the world's biggest luxury company looks down at heel. All that matters for now, though, is the rapid recovery of those two brands.

Blackstone Raises the Stakes in Wager on Science Buildings 

Blackstone Group is extending its big bet on biotechnology and other life-science buildings, a hot field in the real-estate world that is heating up even more as scientists pursue a vaccine for Covid-19.

Battery maker Exide is plowing ahead with efforts to walk away from contaminated sites in 10 states through bankruptcy, over a challenge from authorities in California, home to some of the company's most toxic facilities.

OCC Fines Morgan Stanley Units for Data Security Incidents 

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates Morgan Stanley Bank NA and Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA, announced the penalty on Oct. 8. In both cases, sensitive information may have been left on decommissioned hardware.

Former Teen Startup Founder Josh Buckley Raising $150 Million for Solo Fund 

Josh Buckley, a former teenage startup founder and angel investor, is raising his second venture-capital fund, according to people familiar with the matter, joining a growing group of solo general partners who are changing the early-stage venture market.

Automation Startup Hyperscience Raises $80 Million 

The New York-based company, which does business as Hyperscience, has about 200 employees. It has raised $190 million since it was founded in 2014, including $60 million in June.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

10-16-20 0915ET

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MORGAN STANLEY 5.53% 63.6 Delayed Quote.24.41%
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