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BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world's largest asset manager, said it plans to speak with gun makers and distributors following public outcry after the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people. BlackRock, which had $6.3 trillion in assets under...

Mexico's economic activity index (IGAE) grew 1.9% in December 2017, on an annual basis, accelerating slightly from November (+1.7%), said the country's statistics office. On an annual basis, by large groups of activities, the primary sector had a 1.8%...

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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates on Friday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and making false statements. The charges were filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller but are unrelated to the investigation of Russian meddling...

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After initially moving higher, stocks saw further upside over the course of the trading session on Friday. The major averages showed a significant advance after ending the previous session on opposite sides of the unchanged line.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a drama that depicts the story of a woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder, has won top five honors at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) night. "Three Billboards" was named Best Film and Outstanding...

pharma-021518.jpg The week that went by was a bit disappointing in terms of drug development for Alzheimer's and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Let's take a look at the pharma stocks and upcoming events to keep an ear out for in the coming week.
shareup-021918.jpg European stocks may open on a positive note Monday as investors remain optimistic about global growth. Asian stocks are trading mostly higher this morning, with Japan's Nikkei rallying as much as 2 percent, as the dollar steadied somewhat after sharp...
Thai-GDP-021918.jpg Thailand's economy expanded at a slower pace at the end of 2017 but the full-year growth was the fastest in five years. Gross domestic product grew 4 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, slower than the 4.3 percent expansion posted in the third quarter, the National Economic and Social Development Board reported Monday. The rate was expected to remain at 4.3 percent.
shareshigher-021918.jpg Asian stocks closed broadly higher in thin holiday trade on Monday after the S&P 500 extended its winning streak to six days. Trading volumes remained thin across the region as markets in China and Hong Kong remained shut due to the Lunar New Year holiday....
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StevenMnuchin-022318.jpg In an effort to further isolate the North Korean regime and advance the U.S. maximum pressure campaign, the Treasury Department imposed sweeping new sanctions on the reclusive communist nation on Friday. The Treasury Department claimed the measures...
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BillyGraham-022218.jpg Following his passing on Wednesday, the late Reverend Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda beginning next week, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced on Thursday. A statement from Ryan said Graham will lie in honor in the Rotunda from Wednesday, February 28th until Thursday, March 1st.
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There are a number of interesting facts about naked mole rats, which are natives to East Africa. Of the many interesting facts about naked mole rats, their long cancer-free life has puzzled researchers. The lifespan of naked mole rats is 10-30 years, while its cousins - rat and mice- can live only up to 4 years, and are very prone to tumors.
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Canadian stocks rallied Friday amid renewed enthusiasm over the banking sector. RBC (RY.TO) topped earnings expectations and raised its dividend, a day after CIBC did likewise. The TSX Composite Index was up 130.28 points to 15,638.45, helped by higher oil prices. Traders shrugged off signs of inflation...
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Reinsurer Swiss Re (SSREY.PK) reported Friday a sharp decline in fiscal 2017 profit, hurt mainly by $4.7 billion losses related natural catastrophes, as well as weak premiums written. However, the company announced higher dividend and said its Board will propose a further share buy-back program of up to 1.0 billion francs. Swiss Re shares were gaining around 3 percent.
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Turkey is also planning to launch a state-backed cryptocurrency to be named "Turkcoin" as several central banks make moves to launch a state-backed digital currency, according to a report by Al-Monitor. The report said Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu, Deputy Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party, has drafted a detailed proposal for a state-controlled release of a "national bitcoin" called "Turkcoin." Read More
Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Mesoblast's steroid refractory acute Graft versus Host Disease trial results; CHMP's positive trend vote for Rucaparib in ovarian cancer and HEPLISAV-B vaccine getting favorable recommendation from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Read More
Alkermes plc (ALKS) lost 10.51% on Thursday, after Jefferies analyst Biren Amin downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold with a price target of $66.00. There are a couple of clinical and regulatory catalysts related to Alkermes to keep an eye on in the coming months. Read More
CaliforniaStateAssemby-Blockchain-022318.jpg A bill to amend California's electronic records law, aimed at recognizing blockchain transactions, digital signatures, and smart contracts as legal forms of record, has been introduced in the State Assembly. Assembly Bill 2658, titled "Electronic records: the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: blockchain technology," was introduced by Majority Leader Ian Calderon.
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
02/23/18 13:0Baker Hughes - Rig CountFEB 23 United States
02/23/18 10:0Capital Account Balance - BoPQ4 Mexico
02/23/18 10:0Current Account Balance - BoPQ4 Mexico
02/23/18 9:0CB Coincidence IndexJAN China
02/23/18 9:0CB Leading IndexJAN China
02/23/18 9:0GDP (Q-o-Q)Q4 SA Mexico
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
05/21/18DOVAAvatrombopag (NDA)FDA decision on Avatrombopag for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease
05/17/18AMGNAimovig (BLA)FDA decision on Aimovig for the prevention of migraine
05/08/18LPCNTLANDO (NDA resubmission)FDA decision on TLANDO for the proposed indication of testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for hypogonadism
05/01/18SGENADCETRIS (sBLA)FDA decision on expanded use of ADCETRIS for the frontline treatment of advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma
04/30/18PGNXAzedra (NDA)FDA decision on Azedra for the treatment of malignant and/or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma
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