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Biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. reported Tuesday a profit for the first quarter that grew from last year, boosted by increased sales of core drugs, particularly its new melanoma treatment Yervoy. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations. The company also raised earnings guidance for the full-year 2015.

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After reporting a significant rebound in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that its consumer confidence index unexpectedly pulled back sharply in the month of April.

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A majority of American voters support the preliminary agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Monday. The poll found that 58 percent of voters support the framework agreement.

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Stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Tuesday, extending the pullback seen over the course of the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 47 points.

clinton-042715.jpg Facing increased scrutiny following the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Clinton Foundation has acknowledged mistakes on its tax returns in recent years.
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Lynch-042315.jpg More than five months after her nomination was announced, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. The Senate voted 56 to 43 in favor of Lynch's nomination, with just ten Republicans joining with Democrats to confirm her as the nation's top law enforcement official.
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NewHomeSales-042315.jpgAfter reporting a notable increase in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that new home sales pulled back by much more than expected in the month of March.
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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Scheiderman has filed suits against two indoor tanning facilities claiming that there is "nothing safe" about their services. The suits came down against Portofino Spas and Total Tan and he also plans to file suit against Beach Bum Tanning and Planet Fitness. "Make no mistake about it: There is nothing safe about indoor tanning."
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German stocks are drifting lower on Tuesday after sharp gains yesterday on optimism over Greece. Oil prices extended overnight losses and the Asian markets fell broadly amid caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting beginning later in the day, offsetting mostly positive earnings news....
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French telecom major Orange SA, previously France Telecom, reported Tuesday a decline in the first-quarter revenues and restated EBITDA, a key earnings metric, despite higher number of customers. The company reaffirmed its EBITDA forecast for fiscal 2015.
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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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Sanofi (SNY) announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization in Europe for Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL), a next-generation basal insulin for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus... More
While it was good that the U.K. economy keeps growing, the recovery should not be taken for granted, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said on Tuesday after official data revealed that the pace of growth halved in the first quarter of the...
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callofduty-042715.jpg Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has officially unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops III, after some teases and a trailer as well. The game will be shipped starting November 6, and will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
04/28/15 10:0FOMC Meeting- United States
04/28/15 10:0Richmond Fed Manufacturing IndexAPR United States
04/28/15 10:0Consumer Confidence IndexAPR United States
04/28/15 10:0Official Foreign ReservesAPR 24 Mexico
04/28/15 9:0S&P/Case-Shiller Composite-20 (Y-o-Y)FEB United States
04/28/15 9:0S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price IndexFEB United States
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
07/26/2015AMGNKyprolis (sNDA)FDA decision on Kyprolis for the treatment of relapsed multiple myeloma
07/24/2015REGNPraluent (BLA) FDA decision on Praluent for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
07/24/2015REGNPraluent (BLA)FDA decision on Praluent for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia
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
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