Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine by September 

Johnson & Johnson said that it had made progress on a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 and that the product could be ready in early 2021.

Medtronic Publishes Design Specs for Ventilator to Combat Coronavirus 

Medtronic Plc said it would publicly share the design specifications for a ventilator product to allow other companies to explore producing it rapidly to help meet demand driven by the new coronavirus.

Facebook Pledges $100 Million for News Outlets Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak 

The tech giant is pledging $100 million in grant money and promised ad spending to help struggling news outlets weather the financial blow of the coronavirus outbreak.

Loss of Live Sports Changes ESPN's Marketing Plans 

Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN has had to significantly revamp its programming with the loss of live sports during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it's altering its marketing as well.

Cal-Maine Foods Posts Lower Sales, Warns of Coronavirus-Related Volatility 

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. posted lower sales for the fiscal third quarter and warned that uncertainties from the coronavirus pandemic and geopolitical matters such as international tariffs could lead to price volatility.

A Shakeup Is Coming to This Corner of the Airline Industry 

Big carriers like American Airlines are getting all the attention for the unprecedented damage that Covid-19 is causing airlines. Most of the action, though, may end up happening at the regional level.

Apple Supplier Foxconn's Profit Drops in the Fourth Quarter 

Foxconn's net profit fell 23.7% in the fourth quarter before the coronavirus pandemic struck the world's biggest contract electronics assembler and its largest customer, Apple.

AllianceBernstein, Putnam Dig In Deeper With Bets on Malls 

Two big money managers wagering that struggling mall owners can still pay their debts have been hit by the retail devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese Car Sales after the Crash 

Even with some help from the Chinese government, the world's largest car market may struggle to win back consumers.

Japan's Auto Industry Was Slowing Before Coronavirus Crash in March 

Japanese car makers slashed output in February at home and in other major production centers, suggesting the industry was slowing down before the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic crashed down in March.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 30, 2020 09:00 ET (13:00 GMT)

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