Stock Futures Slide on Tax Concerns

U.S. stock futures edged lower Friday as some investors grew concerned that President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan could lead to higher taxes. Futures tied to the S&P 500 fell 0.3%, indicating the benchmark index may decline for a second day. Contracts tied...

Health chief responds to vaccine concerns

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly has defended the decision to roll out the AstraZeneca vaccine in the wake of concerns about its effectiveness. Infectious diseases experts have joined medics in calling for authorities to halt the rollout in favour of coronavirus vaccines with higher...