Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
AstraZeneca – Britain became the first country to approve the drug maker’s Covid-19 vaccine, setting the stage for a rollout of millions of doses. The vaccine is not yet approved in the U.S., with the FDA still to review large-scale trials. The stock was up 2% at around 7:40 a.m. ET.
Intel – The chip maker’s shares remain on watch for a second day, following news that hedge fund Third Point had taken a significant stake in Intel and urged management to explore strategic alternatives. The news sent the shares up about 5% in Tuesday’s trading. Shares were fractionally lower at around 7:40 a.m. ET.
Fox Corp. – The company’s Fox News Channel topped news and