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whitehouse-Obama-111914.jpg President Barack Obama laid out his plans during a primetime speech on Thursday to take executive action on illegal immigration, touching off a firestorm of public and congressional controversy on this divisive issue. "Our immigration system is broken...
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img2-112014.jpg As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver a primetime speech on immigration, Republicans have already begun attacking the executive action the president is expected to announce. Many GOP lawmakers have pointed to Obama's past statements suggesting that he does not have the authority to take the proposed action.
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EurozonePMI-112014.jpgPrivate sector growth in the eurozone slowed unexpectedly to a 16-month low in November, as new orders dropped for the first time since July 2013. Germany also posted the weakest activity growth in 16 months, while France continued to contract in November. The Eurozone composite output index dropped to 51.4 in November, the lowest score since July of last year.
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Purdue Pharma LP has won approval from the FDA for its extended release, abuse deterrent hydrocodone painkiller, Hysingla ER. The pill is designed to be difficult to be crushed for snorting and prepared for injection. "While the science of abuse deterrence is still evolving, the development of opioids that are harder to abuse is helpful in addressing the public health crisis . . ."
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The Australian stock market is quite sluggish Friday, with stocks swinging between gains and losses as traders look for direction. Energy stocks are up following a notable increase in crude oil prices. Miners are also higher. Industrials and utilities are weak, while financial, healthcare and consumer...
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UK-based utility Centrica Plc. (CNA.L) Thursday slashed its full-year adjusted earnings per share forecast, citing several issues including mild weather in the UK and the Polar Vortex in North America. Full-year adjusted earnings per share in 2014 are now expected in the range of 19 pence to 20 pence, compared with the previous forecast of 21 pence to 22 pence.
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Though many of the biggest releases of the year have underwhelmed over opening weekend, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in great position to post far and away the top domestic opening of 2014, with more than $150 million looking very possible as it launches at roughly 4,000 theaters.
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