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Verizon Communications' FiOS TV service has modified its programming bundles and will now offer new packages so that users can subscribe only for channels they prefer to watch.

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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

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Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.

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Stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Friday, adding to the modest losses posted in the previous session. With the sell-off on the day, the markets partly offset the upward move seen over the past two weeks.

Lincoln-Chafee-041615.jpg After launching an exploratory committee just last week, former Senator and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee appeared to jump into the race for president in remarks on Thursday.
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USCapitol-Trade-041715.jpg Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.
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A new study ties antidepressants to a higher risk for first-time seizures in people being treated for depression. The study, presented at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 23rd Congress, says that the kinds connected to the worse odds of having a first seizure were SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SNRIs, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and others.
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Friday, with sentiment sour amid worries concerning slowing growth in the U.S. and the fiscal risks threatening growth in the eurozone. The debt crisis in Greece is turning murkier by the passing of each day, with Germany visibly displeased with the country's nonchalant attitude about fiscal reforms.
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Derek Kaufman, the head of global fixed income at the hedge fund Citadel LLC, resigned two weeks ago after the hedge fund lost $1 billion of investor money last year. Kaufman was also a member of Citadel's portfolio committee. Kaufman had a team of 18 managers under him in the Global Fixed Income...
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It is a universally accepted fact that no tobacco product is safe, and this warning message is made mandatory on all tobacco products. But Swedish Match AB, the largest manufacturer of chewing tobacco, which claims that its "Snus" presents substantially lower risks to health than cigarettes, has been seeking to revise the warning label on the product.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) announced that an open-label, randomized Phase III study evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab) versus docetaxel in previously treated patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was stopped early because... More
The treasurer of Brazil's ruling party has offered to resign after he was arrested over his involvement in the massive corruption scandal at state energy company Petrobras. Worker's Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari Neto was among several people charged...
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ApplePay-041715.jpg Apple Inc. is planning to launch its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, in Canada this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based company is in talks with Canada's six biggest...
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
04/17/15 10:0Leading IndexMAR United States
04/17/15 10:0Lagging IndexMAR United States
04/17/15 10:0Coincidence IndexMAR United States
04/17/15 8:30Retail Sales (M-o-M)FEB Canada
04/17/15 8:30Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)FEB Canada
04/17/15 8:30Retail Sales - Ex. Auto (M-o-M)FEB Canada
Complete Economic Calendar
FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
07/05/2015VRTXLumacaftor / Ivacaftor comboFDA decision on Lumacaftor / Ivacaftor combo in people with CF ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation
06/22/2015BMYOpdivo (BLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer after prior therapy
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN 550 mg tablets (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea
05/27/2015AMGNCorlanor (NDA)FDA decision on Corlanor to treat heart failure
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN he treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or IBS-D
Complete FDA Calendar