Killer charged with heading $2 million COVID jobless funds fraud scam from behind bars. She helped murder her mother.
Natalie Le Demola is serving a life term for helping to murder her mother. She allegedly masterminded the $2 million scheme involving mostly COVID-linked unemployment benefits.cbsnews.com
Feral hogs are descending on a California city, but stopping them is 'like using your fingers to pick up water,' vice mayor says
"As long as I can remember pigs have always been an issue," vice mayor of Corona, California, Wes Speake, said. "They are not cute cuddly things you see on TV."news.yahoo.com
Justice Department and EPA Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Advanced Flow Engineering for Selling Defeat Devices
The complaint, filed simultaneously with the settlement, alleges that aFe’s manufacture and sale of these parts violate the Clean Air Act. “The increased particulate matter and NOx pollution stemming from defeat devices threatens the health of everyone, especially those with pre-existing health conditions, children and older adults. We also know that air pollution can lead to worse outcomes from COVID-19. Stopping the sale and use of defeat devices will help reduce harmful air pollution that exacerbates the health effects of pollutant exposures. To learn more, visit: https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/national-compliance-initiative-stopping-aftermarket-defeat-devices-vehicles-and-enginesIf you suspect someone is manufacturing, selling or installing illegal defeat devices, or is tampering with emission controls, tell the EPA by writing to email@example.com
AstraZeneca vaccinations resume in Europe after clot scare
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures after receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered by nurse and Clinical Pod Lead, Lily Harrington at St.Thomas' Hospital in London, Friday, March 19, 2021. Johnson is one of several politicians across Europe, including French Prime Minister Jean Castex, getting a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday. Amid these concerns, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson got an AstraZeneca jab at St. Thomas’ Hospital in south London, where he was treated in intensive care last April for COVID-19. Italian Premier Mario Draghi said he would get the AstraZeneca shot when it's time for his age group, and said his grown son had received it in London. Sweden, Norway and Denmark, which was the first country to pause using AstraZeneca, said they would wait another week before deciding whether to resume.
Things to Know: Fewer Black Americans are getting vaccinated
Espinoza said she never imagined the virus would take the life of her 36-year-old husband, who managed a hospice nurse program. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia)Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— An Associated Press analysis shows that Black people in many parts of the U.S. are lagging behind whites in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Statistics released by 17 states and two cities tell the same story: Through Jan. 25, Black people were getting inoculated at levels below their share of the general population. Ad— Hospital systems around the country are coming under fire over accusations that they are playing favorites when it comes to who gets the first crack at COVID-19 vaccines. In the past week, California has recorded an average of 544 daily COVID-19 deaths, and its pandemic death toll has reached 43,000.
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to neutralize a key mutation of Covid variants found in UK, South Africa
LONDON — A coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to be effective against a key mutation in the more infectious variants of the virus discovered in the U.K. and South Africa, according to a study conducted by the U.S. pharmaceutical giant. The research, published Thursday on preprint server bioRxiv and not yet peer-reviewed, suggested the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine worked to neutralize the so-called N501Y mutation. The N501Y mutation has been reported in the more infectious variants. "These findings are good news for the likely effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against these new variants of SARS-CoV-2," said Dr. Michael Baker, an epidemiologist at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. "In other words, the Pfizer vaccine is likely to induce immunity that covers the two new more infectious variants originating in England and South Africa," he added.cnbc.com
No, Corona's beer sales did not suffer from the coronavirus
Corona, the Mexican beer, has come through the coronavirus pandemic better than most. Nonetheless, Google searches for "beer virus" and "corona beer virus" surged earlier this year. Corona's sales were dented slightly after Mexico shut down breweries at the height of the pandemic, but not because of demand. In October, the company said that a jump in grocery and liquor store sales of Corona beer and other branded products had more than covered the 50% drop in restaurant sales. But Corona makes up a much smaller portion of overall sales at Anheuser-Busch, which owns its namesake beer and others, than at Constellation.cbsnews.com
Coronavirus might mean less Corona beer on Cinco de Mayo
But we’re referring to Corona beer and Cinco de Mayo. Typically, the dominant choice of beer for those celebrating Cinco de Mayo is Corona. But Corona likely will be consumed way less than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, that is unrelated in name. In February, a report in the Denver Post said Corona was taking a public relations hit due to people fearing they would get coronavirus by drinking Corona. Cinco de Mayo has surpassed St. Patrick’s Day and the Super Bowl for beer consumption on one day, with Corona virtually holding a monopoly on advertising and sales for beer on Cinco de Mayo, according to Loop Insights.
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Disney, 3M, Tesla, Apple, Peloton & more
Walt Disney (DIS) Disney is furloughing workers in all its U.S. divisions, as it deals with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Tesla did not say how the coronavirus outbreak might impact future sales, however. Raytheon Technologies (RTX) The former United Technologies begins trading today under its new name, following the completion of the merger between United Technologies and Raytheon. Two companies spun out of United Technologies, Otis Worldwide (OTIS) and Carrier Global (CARR), begin trading today as separate public companies. Dave & Buster's has shut all its locations due to the coronavirus outbreak.cnbc.com
Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic
Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The Mexican government this week declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of non-essential activities after the number of coronavirus cases in the country surpassed 1,000. On Thursday, it reported 1,510 cases and 50 deaths. Agriculture and food production in general are considered essential activities. Grupo Modelo, which is part of the brewing group Anheuser-Busch InBev, operates 11 breweries in Mexico.cnbc.com
EU condemns Trump's coronavirus travel ban, imposed 'unilaterally and without consultation'
The travel ban is due to begin Friday evening and last for at least 30 days. The European Union on Thursday firmly objected to President Donald Trump 's decision to impose a travel ban on most EU nations, saying any decision should have come after consultations with the bloc. "The European Union disapproves of the fact that the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban was taken unilaterally and without consultation," the two top ranking EU officials said, adding that "the European Union is taking strong action to limit the spread of the virus." Trump's travel ban does not apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S., according to the Department of Homeland Security, and in most cases, it does not apply to immediate family members of U.S. citizens. The U.S. is banning entry to those traveling from the 26 European countries that form the Schengen Area, where there are no passport checks between internal borders.cnbc.com
Laboratories meet with White House, form consortium for coronavirus tests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with private lab test developers on Wednesday to discuss increasing the availability of tests for the coronavirus and said that the companies had formed a consortium. Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has included coronavirus testing as an essential health benefit for health plans in a bid to increase Americans access to tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Chief Executive Officer Adam Schechter said that the industry was working together to increase the availability of coronavirus tests and that LabCorp expects to launch its own test soon. Participants in Wednesdays White House meeting included LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics Inc , Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Abbott Laboratories and the Mayo Clinic. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoLabCorp declined to give additional details on its testing capabilities, while Quest Diagnostics did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.feeds.reuters.com
Coronavirus fears spill over into Corona beer demand, survey shows
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Almost 40% of beer-drinking Americans admit they would not buy Corona beer under any circumstances due to the existence of coronavirus, according to a survey by public relations agency 5WPR. Scientists have been adamant that coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona the beer. The coronavirus is named after the Latin word for crown, referring to an exterior structure that features little crown-like spikes, while the beer is named for the Sun’s corona. But Corona, the beer company, doesn’t seem to be concerned. According to Google Trends, searches for “beer virus” and “Corona beer virus” peaked in January, but have been steadily declining since.
Beer maker Constellation says big cannabis investment hurts earnings but will eventually justify the $4 billion price tag
Beer brewer Constellation Brands' big bet on cannabis company Canopy Growth has yet to pay off. "We remain bullish on the Canadian cannabis market as the conversion of the illicit market to the legal market continues to strengthen," CEO Bill Newlands told analysts on the conference call. Constellation reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $366.5 million, dragged down by $71.1 million loss on its investment in Canada-based Canopy Growth. The alcoholic beverage company has reported a loss on its stake in Canopy in all three quarters of its fiscal 2020. The company reported revenue of $1.99 billion, beating Wall Street's expectations of $1.95 billion.cnbc.com
Calif. man says he was mistaken for a child predator, beaten
Google MapsNORCO, California (CNN) - Kevin Martin says he was just looking to play pool at a local bar in Norco, California, when a man mistook him for a child predator and beat him. Martin, a 34-year-old private meteorologist from Corona, California, told CNN that the man approached him at the bar on Thursday and asked if they could speak outside. As the two headed outside, another man followed, took out a phone and showed Martin a police sketch. Four in the face, two in the jaw and one in forehead," Martin told CNN. Martin made a citizen's arrest, according to a County of Riverside Sheriff's Department Order of Arrest.
Corona brewer's stock climbs after earnings beat
A worker stacks cases of Constellation Brands' Corona beer for delivery at the Euclid Beverage LLC warehouse in Peru, Illinois. Constellation reported adjusted earnings for its fiscal first quarter ended May 31 of $2.21 per share, topping Refinitiv estimates of $2.04 per share. Its adjusted earnings include a loss from its 38% stake in cannabis company Canopy Growth that reduced its earnings per share by 20 cents. Net sales of its beer brands grew by 7% during the quarter. The company now expects to report full-year adjusted earnings per share in a range of $8.65 to $8.95, up from a prior range of $8.50 to $8.80.cnbc.com