Sanofi to accelerate European COVID-19 vaccine access after CEO prioritizes U.S. preorders

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company’s headquarters in Paris, France, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

NEW YORK (Reuters) – French drugmaker Sanofi SA said on Wednesday that it is working with European regulators to speed up access to a potential coronavirus vaccine in Europe after its chief executive suggested Americans would likely get the vaccine first.

The company said in a statement that it is currently in talks with the European Union and the French and German governments to expedite regional vaccine development.

Sanofi, whose Pasteur division has an established track record of producing influenza

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Bankruptcy court approves Neiman Marcus’ plea to access financing

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FILE PHOTO: The signage outside the Neiman Marcus store is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., April 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

(Reuters) – U.S. luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus Group said on Friday it received court approval to access $675 million of its debtor-in-possession financing, which will allow continuity of the company’s business during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and enable it to pay employees and vendors.

The interim approval of its ‘first day motions’ from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, came a day after

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Google Stadia gains users after giving free access for two months

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FILE PHOTO: Spectators look on during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers, at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

(Reuters) – Google’s cloud-based game streaming service, Stadia, has witnessed a surge in users after the tech giant gifted two months of free access to its premium version for gamers sheltering at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Stadia’s mobile app, one of the multiple platforms to use the

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Hundreds of U.S. lenders get access to small-business rescue program with new system launch

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s $350 billion program to help ailing businesses took an important step forward on Wednesday, with the launch of a system that will allow hundreds of new lenders to participate in the unprecedented scheme.

The downtown district of Washington, looking east to the U.S. Capitol, remains largely empty to try to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the coronavirus disease pandemic in Washington, U.S. April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Lenders that have never previously registered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) could start to do so through the new online portal, addressing one of several

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