Feb 25, 2017

Al Gore sells Apple stock

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Al Gore, who sits on Apple's board of directors, has sold a total of $37.5 million in stock this month, according to an SEC filing.

On Wednesday, Gore sold 215,437 shares, worth about $29 million. Earlier this month, he exercised his right to buy 70,000 shares at about $13 per share, then sold them at market prices for a gain of $8 million.

Gore joined Apple's board in 2003 and is running for re-election next Tuesday during the company's shareholder meeting, according to Apple's 2017 proxy statement.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.