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InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG, IHG.L) said it will remove plastic straws from its global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. According to the UK-based company, it has already removed plastic...

Japan will on Monday release final August numbers for industrial production, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Little change is expected from the previous reading for a 0.6 percent monthly gain and a 0.7 percent yearly increase...


A Turkish court on Friday ordered American pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest, drawing praise from President Donald Trump. Brunson was convicted of terror-related charges but will be allowed to leave Turkey due to good behavior...


The Retail Sales for September and Business Inventories for August are the major announcements on Monday. Another focus is on earnings reports. Bank of America reported a clear growth this morning and other major companies such as Goldman Sachs, Johnson...


Taylor Swift stole the 2018 American Music Awards night with a crowd-pumping show opening performance, followed by breaking the record for most AMA wins ever by a female artist. Winning four trophies each, she was the topper at this year along with...

pundixtech-oct8.jpg Dubai is set to deploy a blockchain-based digital payments solution to enable citizens and residents to make digital payments for school fees, government utilities, bills, and in-store retail purchases. The solution will be deployed by Dubai's Credit Bureau emcredit, a state-backed subsidiary of the Dubai Department of Economic Development.
wallstreet-july24_08oct18.jpg Following the weakness seen in the two previous sessions, stocks may see some further downside during trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 103 points.
ipccgw-oct8.jpg The United Nations top climate panel issued a special report highlighting a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel o
cryptocurrency-oct08.jpg Cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin, opened the week firmly in the green, boosted by the improvement in the market sentiment witnessed since late last week. Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization was $220.17 billion and the Bitcoin dominance rate was 52.1 percent as of 10.25 am ET on CoinMarketCap.
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donald-j-trump1-101218.jpg Members of President Donald Trump's legal team are preparing answers to written questions submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to multiple media reports. The questions provided by Mueller reportedly focus on allegations of collusion...
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dona-maria-101218.jpg A House race in a South Florida congressional district Democrats had targeted as an easy pickup in their bid take control of Congress is neck-and-neck, according to the results of a new Mason Dixon-Telemundo poll.
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Israeli social trading platform eToro has cut the costs of investing in cryptocurrencies on its platform in order to attract more retail investors and to promote mass adoption of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology that underpins it. The cut in spread trade fees on all crypto-assets listed on the eToro platform will be effective immediately. Read More
As we head into another month of new drug approvals, it's time to take a look at some of the FDA-related news that grabbed headlines in September. Seeking to curb the sharp rise in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, the FDA, has expanded its Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, which was first introduced last April. Read More
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (EYPT) said that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration has approved YUTIQ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. In... Read More
chineesefg-oct11.jpg The Chinese Government is planning to create national blockchain standards to give a fillip to the development of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country, according to local news outlet chinamoneynetwork.com. Despite the Chinese government's aversion to cryptocurrency, the nation has been using blockchain technology more than the U.S.
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
01/05/19ACORINBRIJA (NDA)FDA decision on INBRIJA as a treatment for symptoms of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease taking a carbidopa/levodopa regimen.
12/31/18PTLAAndexxa Prior Approval Supplement FDA decision on Andexxa for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed
12/24/18RHHBYBaloxavir Marboxil (NDA)FDA decision on Baloxavir Marboxil for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in people 12 years and older
12/21/18SHPG, SHP.LPrucalopride (NDA)FDA decision on Prucalopride as a potential once-daily treatment option for chronic idiopathic constipation in adults
12/20/18JAZZSolriamfetol (NDA)FDA decision on Solriamfetol for the treatment of excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea
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