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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...

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Germany's economy expanded at a solid pace, as initially estimated, in the fourth quarter largely driven by foreign demand, detailed data from Destatis showed Friday. Another official data showed that the largest euro area economy logged its biggest...

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Following the deadly school shooting in Florida earlier this month, a new CBS News poll found that nearly two-thirds of Americans support stricter laws on gun sales. Sixty-five percent of Americans think laws covering the sale of guns should be made...

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After an early move to the upside, stocks remain mostly positive in morning trading on Friday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory 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...

wallstreet2-121214_16Feb18.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. With the upward move, the major averages are adding to the gains posted in the five previous sessions.
ChicagoStockExchange-021618.jpg The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday blocked the proposed acquisition of the Chicago Stock Exchange by a Chinese-led group of investors. The SEC said the proposed acquisition deal does not comply with U.S. rules governing stock exchanges....
RobertMueller-021618.jpg Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has revealed that a federal grand jury has indicted several Russians for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned the indictment Friday against thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities.
First-energy-021618.jpg FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) Thursday said its Allegheny Energy Supply subsidiary has notified PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization, of its plan to deactivate the coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in Willow Island, West Virginia. The...
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Trump3-022218.jpg With tax season underway, the results of a Quinnipiac University National Poll showed that a majority of voters still want President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Sixty-seven percent of voters said Trump should publicly release his tax returns, while just 24 percent said he should not.
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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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LeadingIndicatorIndex-022218.jpgPointing to robust economic growth in the first half of 2018, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of January. The Conference Board said its leading economic index jumped by 1.0 percent.
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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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The Canadian stock market is up modestly in early trade Friday, after logging a slight dip in the previous session. The majority of the Canadian sectors are trading in the green this morning, with the exception of the gold sector. Markets in Europe are turning in a mixed performance Friday, but remain...
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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 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
02/23/18 9:0GDP (Y-o-Y)Q4 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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