Futures Plummet on Vaccine Pause

U.S. stock futures dropped in a sudden move after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it’s recommending a pause in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reported cases of blood clotting.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials stumbled 119 points, or 0.3%, to 33,512.

Futures for the S&P 500 faded 11.25 points, or 0.3%, to 4,109.25.

Futures for the NASDAQ Composite index fell 8.75 points, or 0.1%, to 13,800.

J&J shares fell 3% in pre-market trading.

There have been six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot after receiving the J&J vaccine, the FDA said. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The agency is calling for a pause in the vaccine until Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes its investigation into these cases.

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Getting To Know You: Business networking strategist, Andy Lopata

A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, we talk to Andy Lopata, who was called  ‘One of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times.

What do you currently do?

I am an author, podcast host, speaker and mentor on professional relationships. That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?!

In short, I focus on how people in business can build, nurture and leverage professional relationships, whether for their career or as part of their role. In my book ‘Connected Leadership’ and ‘The Connected Leadership Podcast’ I look at how those relationships underpin executive success; while I work with a number of clients, either delivering presentations or in a mentoring capacity, on developing deep relationships and strong influence with key stakeholders.

My most recent book, ‘Just Ask’ focused on the role of those relationships in supporting us through challenging times, encouraging readers to surround themselves with people … Read more

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Futures Retreat from All-Time Records

Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes ticked lower early Monday, suggesting Wall Street could see muted trading after reaching fresh records last week.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials retreated 53 points, or 0.2%, to 33,629.

Futures for the S&P 500 stumbled 6.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,113.25.

Futures for the NASDAQ Composite index stepped back 39.25 points, or 0.3%, to 13,790.25 Friday.

Reopening plays fell slightly in early trading Monday with shares of Carnival, United Airlines and Gap off about 1% in the pre-market.

Tesla gained 1.5% to $687.01 in early trading after Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to buy and raised its price target to $1,071, citing its battery innovations.

Shares of Nuance Communications jumped 21% in early trading as Microsoft is in talks to acquire the speech-recognition company.

United Airlines fell about 1% after the carrier said its first-quarter revenue is expected to fall … Read more