More than 370 Newark flights canceled after Ida flooding

Pre-market Movers: FCUV, TLSA, ZSAN, METX, ASMB…

The following are some of the stocks making big moves in Thursday’s pre-market trading (as of 6.45 A.M. EDT).

In the Green

Focus Universal Inc. (FCUV) is up over 39% at $26.85

Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (TLSA) is up over 22% at $2.02

Zosano Pharma Corporation (ZSAN) is up over 15% at $0.81

Intercure Ltd. Ordinary Shares (INCR) is up over 12% at $7.59

Ferroglobe PLC (GSM) is up over 12% at $10.18

ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. (CHPT) is up over 11% at $23.68

Innate Pharma S.A. (IPHA) is up over 11% at $4.02

Asana, Inc. (ASAN) is up over 10% at $85.25

INmune Bio, Inc. (INMB) is up over 10% at $26.42, Inc. (SPRT) is up over 7% at $25.98

PetVivo Holdings, Inc. (petv) is up over 6% at $3.46

Camber Energy, Inc. (CEI) is up over 5% at $0.69

In the Red

Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (METX) is down over 50% at $0.45

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (ASMB) is down over 21% at $3.07

ABVC BioPharma, Inc. (ABVC) is down over 10% at $3.23

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV) is down over 9% at $3.03

Chewy, Inc. (CHWY) is down over 9% at $78.80

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) is down over 8% at $197.73, Inc. (AI) is down over 7% at $49.00

Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV) is down over 7% at $308.75

Evaxion Biotech A/S (EVAX) is down over 5% at $7.35

Mitch McConnell Gives GOP A Reality Check In Response To Demands For Biden’s Ouster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Wednesday that his Republican colleagues trying to boot President Joe Biden from office should cool their jets.

At an event in his home state of Kentucky, the GOP leader was asked whether the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could result in Biden’s impeachment.

“The president is not going to be removed from office with a Democratic House and a narrowly Democratic Senate,” McConnell replied (see the video above). “That’s not going to happen.”

“There isn’t going to be an impeachment,” he added, according to The Hill.

That may be news to fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), who have called for Biden to be impeached. (McConnell had previously publicly disagreed with Greene’s intentions.) Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said Biden should resign.

Not surprisingly, they are allies of former President Donald Trump, who was impeached twice by Democrats for his dealings with Ukraine and for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection.

McConnell said Republicans should focus on the midterm elections in 2022 as a way of rebuking Biden’s administration.

“In this country, the report card you get is every two years and we’re trying to hold down the damage until next year,” he said.


198025 New COVID Cases, 1973 Deaths In US

With 198025 new cases of coronavirus infections reporting in the United States on Wednesday, the national total has increased to 39,396,408, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

1973 additional casualties took the national COVID death toll to 642,081.

Texas reported the most number of cases – 26,427 – and most COVID-related deaths – 328.

California continues to be the worst affected state in terms of both the COVID metrics – 4,383,450 cases 66,029 deaths.

The number of people hospitalized due to infection in the country has reached 101,343, an 18 percent increase in a fortnight, according to data compiled by New York Times.

Contrary to the Biden administration’s description of COVID as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” in Louisiana, state data suggests that about 10 percent of hospitalized patients are vaccinated.

31,137,936 people have so far recovered from the disease in the country.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 174,600,017 people in the United States, or 52.6 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. This includes 81.8 percent of people above 65.

205,527,578 people, or 61.9 percent of the population, have received at least one dose.

A total of 371,280,129 vaccine doses have been administered so far nationally.

Opinion | Why This Covid Chapter Might Be the Hardest of All

By Frank Bruni

Mr. Bruni is a contributing Opinion writer who was on the staff of The Times for more than 25 years.

More than 370 Newark flights canceled after Ida flooding

  • More than 300 flights were cancelled to and from Newark after the storm hit.
  • United Airlines was the hardest-hit carrier after its Newark hub experienced massive flooding.

More than 370 flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport were canceled on Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record rainfall in the New York City-area and caused flooding at the United Airlines hub.

The cancellations, ahead of Labor Day weekend, accounted for more than a third of the schedule at the airport.

Flights were briefly suspended at the airport during the storm. The lower level of Terminal B was closed as of Thursday morning due to flooding, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Images on social media showed flooded parts of the terminal as well as flooding in a baggage-handling area.

More than 200 flights, or 11% of United's Thursday schedule were canceled, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.

The Port Authority said LaGuardia airport in Queens had "minimal" flooding though an image posted to Twitter showed snow-removal equipment being used to clear water from a runway.