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Discount retailer Dollar General Corp. reported Thursday a profit for the second quarter that increased from last year, reflecting improved margins and higher sales at established stores amid increased customer traffic and average transaction value. Earnings per share topped analysts' expectations, while quarterly sales missed their estimates by a whisker. The firm also reaffirmed 2015 outlook.

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Economic activity in the U.S. increased by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter of 2015, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday. The Commerce Department said real gross domestic product increased by 3.7 percent in the second quarter.

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Despite numerous controversies, real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to expand his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Thursday.

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Stocks moved sharply higher during trading on Thursday, extending the recovery rally seen over the course of the previous session. The gains on the day further offset the sell-off that was seen over the past couple weeks.

Hillaryrodham-082715.jpg In remarks that drew swift condemnation from the GOP, Hillary Clinton compared the views espoused by some Republican presidential candidates on women to those of terrorist groups.
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uscapitol-062509_26Aug15.jpg With more than a year to go before election day, the results of a Quinnipiac University Poll show the Ohio Senate race is too close to call. The poll found that 44 percent of Ohio voters support former Gov. Ted Strickland, while 41 percent favor Republican Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
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Branded food products maker J.M. Smucker Co. reported Thursday that profit for the first quarter grew 18 percent from last year, reflecting strong double-digit sales grow amid contribution from acquisitions. However, both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations. The company also reaffirmed its earnings and sales guidance for the full-year 2016.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Synjardy tablets, from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc (BIPI) and Eli Lilly and Co (LLY), for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. Synjardy is the third product containing... More
Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory in the parliamentary elections after it became the largest single party by winning 93 seats in the 225-member house. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's United People's Freedom Alliance...
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Online retailer zulily inc (ZU) on Tuesday said it has enhanced the customer experience by offering its shoppers the convenience of Apple Pay. Currently, on supported devices, customers can use Apple Pay during check out while shopping zulily's daily...
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DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
08/27/15 10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)AUG 21 United States
08/27/15 10:0Pending Home Sales (M-o-M)JUL United States
08/27/15 10:0Pending Home Sales (Y-o-Y)JUL United States
08/27/15 9:30CB Coincidence IndexJUL Eurozone
08/27/15 9:30CB Leading IndexJUL Eurozone
08/27/15 9:0ExportsJUL P Mexico
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Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
11/11/2015RHHBYCobimetinib (NDA)FDA decision on Cobimetinib for advanced melanoma
11/11/2015EXELCobimetinib (NDA)FDA decision on Cobimetinib for treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma
11/04/2015GSK.L, GSKMepolizumab (BLA)FDA decision on Mepolizumab as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe asthma with eosinophilic inflammation.
11/03/2015RPRXEnclomiphene (formerly Androxal) (NDA)FDA panel to review Enclomiphene for secondary hypogonadism in overweight men
10/27/2015AMGNTalimogene laherparepvec (NDA)FDA decision on Talimogene laherparepvec for advanced melanoma
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