Two defendants in shell company stock hijack case — Mark Miller and Christopher Rajkaran — set to plead guilty

Comstock | Stockbyte | Getty ImagesTwo of the three men criminally charged with a brazen scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and fraudulently pump up their stock shares are now set to plead guilty in the case in October, court records reveal.One of the defendants, Christopher James Rajkaran of Queens, New York, and Guyana, on Monday had a change of plea hearing scheduled for Oct. 7 in Minnesota federal court, records show.A judge last week denied Rajkaran's latest effort to be released from a Minnesota jail on bail,…

Fauci says data from NIH’s mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster trials will soon be ready

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021.Greg Nash | Pool | ReutersWhite House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that safety and efficacy data could be available within the next two weeks on pairing a primary regimen of Covid vaccines from one…

Oil price rises above $80 for first time in three years

"Similarly, India, the second-biggest importer of crude oil, has also ramped up its oil imports to a three-month high in August, as refiners begin to stock up as they project higher demand going forward," said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets. Source link

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GM’s commercial EV business BrightDrop to supply new van to Verizon

A rendering of GM's BrightDrop EV410, an electric midsize commercial van that's planned for 2023.GMDETROIT – General Motors' commercial electric vehicle business BrightDrop plans to add a second van to its lineup in 2023, with Verizon Communications scheduled to be the first customer.The automaker on Tuesday said the EV410, a midsize work van, is expected to cater to customers like Verizon that don't need a large delivery van like its EV600, which was unveiled in January.A BrightDrop spokeswoman declined to comment on the…

White House says more than 400,000 Americans received a Covid booster shot at pharmacies over the weekend

A woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as a booster dose at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, August 14, 2021.Hannah Beier | ReutersMore than 400,000 Americans received a Covid-19 booster shot at pharmacies over the weekend after the CDC cleared third doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine to a wide array of Americans, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said Tuesday.Nearly 1 million people have scheduled to get their extra dose at a pharmacy over…

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