Moderna shares slide after report of delay in COVID-19 vaccine trial – Financial Post

Shares of Moderna Inc fell 7% on Thursday after medical news site STAT reported a delay in a large trial testing the biotech’s potential coronavirus vaccine as the company makes changes to its study plan. The late-stage trial to test Moderna’s vaccine candidate in 30,000 volunteers was expected to start next week, but there is…

Apple and Google’s big privacy push is reshaping the data economy — and cementing their dominance

At its latest annual developer conference last month, Apple Inc. announced a suite of changes to its flagship mobile operating system that sent ripples through the data economy.With the next version of iOS, customers will enjoy more ability to limit location tracking, by only giving apps their approximate location, pegged to a major intersection or…

One practical way new entrepreneurs can offset the economic downturn

July 2, 20204:00 PM EDTLast UpdatedJuly 2, 20204:00 PM EDT This article was created by StackCommerce in partnership with Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division. While Postmedia may collect a commission on sales through the links on this page, we are not being paid by the brands mentioned.The pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to…

Canada’s Big Five banks join Facebook advertising boycott

The top five banks in Canada have stopped advertising with Facebook, joining a global boycott in protest of the social media giant’s approach to hate speech on its platforms.Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia all said this week they will join…

Consumer insolvencies in Canada plunge by most on record in May

Government support measures and payment deferrals from creditors are keeping Canadian consumers afloat, resulting in the biggest year-over-year decline in insolvencies dating back to 1988.Filings declined 51 per cent to 6,111 in May, according to data released Thursday by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada. That’s also the lowest total volume since 2000.Insolvencies,…

How a Chinese firm with Canadian ties jumped to the front of the coronavirus vaccine race

When a group of Chinese scientists gathered over barbecue and beer in a Toronto backyard a decade ago, talk drifted to their homeland’s vaccines, which had long lagged the developed world on quality and safety. Four of them decided to act.They left top positions at global pharmaceutical companies in Canada to set up a biotechnology…