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Canadian investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FRFHF, FFH.TO) has submitted a "stalking horse" bid worth C$300 million, or $237 million, for the Canadian unit of Toys "R" Us, according to court documents. A stalking horse bid is an initial...

Proposals included in the Brazilian government's economic agenda, including those related to the privatization of state-owned power company Eletrobras, would unlikely have enough votes to be approved before October's elections, said the deputy speaker...

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Democrats have filed a lawsuit against members of President Donald Trump's campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks over an alleged conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 election. The Democratic National Committee filed the multi-million dollar...

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Stocks moved notably lower over the course of the trading session on Friday, adding to the losses posted in the previous session. With the drop, the Dow pulled back further off the one-month closing high it set on Tuesday.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. The Californian rapper won the prize for his album Damn, released in April 2017. The Pulitzer Prize Board considered him for "distinguished...

asian-market-100912_15apr18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Monday amid cautious trades with the weak cues from Wall Street on Friday and geopolitical tensions following the U.S.-led strikes on Syria dampening investor sentiment. Nevertheless, higher commodity prices lifted resources stocks. The Australian and Japanese markets are higher. Crude oil prices eased in Asian trades after gaining on Friday.
pharma-041318.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Albireo's pharmacodynamic marker data measured in its completed phase II clinical trial of A4250 in children with cholestatic liver disease and pruritus and Alnylam's new results from its phase 1 and Phase 1/2 trials of Givosiran for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyrias.
stockup-041618.jpg European stocks are likely to open a tad higher on Monday as investors veered around to the view that weekend missile strikes against Syria by the United States, France and Britain may be a one-off event. U.S President Donald Trump tweeted "Mission...
marketmixed-01618.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Monday as worries about slowing growth in China and higher interest rates offset easing concerns about the geopolitical risks over Syria. Investors veered around to the view that weekend missile strikes against Syria by...
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Amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Russia, President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov held a meeting on Thursday. A statement from the White House said Bolton reiterated that it...
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charles-schumer-042018.jpg Calling it "the right thing to do," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has announced plans to introduce legislation decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level. A statement released by Schumer on Friday said the legislation would remove...
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europeanunion-bitcoin-terrorism-042018.jpgThe European Parliament has passed with overwhelming majority a proposal by the European Council to introduce strict regulation for virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent them being used for money laundering and terrorism financing. The EU Parliament had reached an agreement with the European Council in December to bring cryptocurrencies under "closer regulation." The MEPs supported the de
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The car rental market in the U.S. is consolidating as large car rental companies are buying smaller, local companies to expand their portfolio of premium and value brands. The key players in the U.S. market include Enterprise Holdings, Hertz Global Holding and Avis Budget Group. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst car rental companies in the U.S.
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The government of Taiwan will introduce regulations on the country's bitcoin market under anti-money laundering (AML) rules by November. A legal framework to control cryptocurrencies will be finalized before the visit of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering in November, Taiwan Central News Agency quoted the country's justice minister Chiu Tai-san as saying at an anti-money laundering event Read More
The biotech sector witnessed a couple of hurrahs and heartaches this week. Now, let's take a look at the pharma/biotech stocks and upcoming events to keep an ear out for in the coming week. Read More
The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector. Read More
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a fourth term on Sunday, prevailing on an anti-immigration message to carry his country's biggest turnout election in years. With 93% of votes counted, Mr. Orban's Fidesz party looked likely to win 133 seats...
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mastercard-identityprotection-blockchain-042018.jpg Payment giant MasterCard is set to use blockchain technology for identity protection. It has filed a patent application for the "method and system for identity and credential protection and verification via blockchain." The patent application no. US20180101684 was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which was published on their website last week.
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04/21/18 6:0PPI (M-o-M)MAR Latvia
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04/20/18 13:0Baker Hughes - Rig CountAPR 20 United States
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
07/06/18AKCAInotersenFDA decision on Inotersen for hereditary TTR amyloidosis (hATTR)
06/30/18DERMGlycopyrronium tosylate (NDA)FDA decision on Glycopyrronium tosylate for primary axillary hyperhidrosis
06/28/18MRKKEYTRUDA (sBLA)FDA decision on Keytruda for treatment of advanced cervical cancer
06/27/18GWPH, GWP.LEpidiolex (NDA)FDA decision on Epidiolex for treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome
06/25/18AKAOPlazomicin (NDA)FDA decision on Plazomicin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections, and bloodstream infections
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