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Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc., (SRPT) is currently trading up over 33% after the company released positive preliminary data for its experimental gene therapy for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The company released positive preliminary results from its Phase 1/2a gene therapy clinical...

immigration-061512_19jun18.jpg President Donald Trump and members of his administration have continued to defend their policy of "zero tolerance" for illegal immigrants, but the results of a Quinnipiac University National Poll show most voters oppose separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Amazon Tuesday rolled out Alexa for Hospitality, which will allow hotel guests to use the Amazon Echo in their room to ask Alexa for hotel information, contact the hotel to request guest services, and play music in their room. "Alexa for Hospitality helps deepen guest engagement through seamless...

uscapitol-062509_19jun18.jpg A $716 billion defense policy bill easily cleared the Senate on Monday, although the legislation must still be reconciled with the version previously approved by the House. The Senate voted 85 to 10 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes U.S. military spending for fiscal 2019.

Apeel Sciences, a Santa Barbara, California-based food-tech startup has invented an edible coating for vegetables and fruits, which the company claims will double the shelf life. Apeel Sciences longer-lasting avocados are available at every Costco and Harps Food Stores location in the US from Tuesday. Food...

wallstreet4-061518_19jun18.jpg Stocks have climbed off their worst levels of the day but continue to see notable weakness in mid-day trading on Tuesday. Concerns about a trade war between the U.S. and China have limited the momentum behind the recovery attempt.

alexa-june19.jpg Voip-Pal.com Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Amazon Inc., accusing Alexa's calling and messaging services of infringing its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Voip-Pal in the U.S. District Court in Nevada, accuses Amazon's Alexa calling and messaging system of using Voip-Pal's patented technologies to direct voice/video calls and voice messages to both Amazon subscribers and non-subscribers.

justice-042412_19jun18.jpg A bipartisan group of 75 former U.S. Attorneys is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigrants that has resulted in at least 2,000 children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

ecb-june19.jpg European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Tuesday that the bank will adopt a patient approach to tightening policy and stands ready to adjust all its policy tools when needed. On June 14, the central bank decided to halve its monthly asset purchases to EUR 15 billion after September and to eventually stop them at the end of the year.

militarydrills-june19.jpg The United States and North Korea have agreed to halt joint military drills scheduled for August. This was one of the key assurances given by U.S. President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a historic summit in Singapore a week ago. In the biggest ever breakthrough for peace on the Korean peninsula as well as restoration of bilateral ties, the United States and North Korea a

legalmarijuana-june19.jpg Canada is a step closer to becoming the first G-7 nation to legalize marijuana nationwide after the House of Commons voted to allow recreational use. The bill will now go back to the country's Senate, which had already approved a version of the bill. On Monday, the House of Commons voted 205 to 82 in favor of the Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act.

shotdead-june19.jpg The 20-year old controversial up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead in South Florida Monday. Tentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, north of Miami, the Broward County sheriff's office said. XXXTentacion was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida, TMZ reported. The Sheriff's Dept. said in a statement

wallstreet-111614_19jun18.jpg With traders worried about the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, stocks have moved sharply lower in morning trading on Tuesday. The major averages have slid firmly into negative territory, with the Dow moving lower for the sixth consecutive session.

kerala-june19.jpg The Government of Kerala, the southernmost state of India, has launched a project to use the Blockchain technology to make food supply and distribution network more efficient. The new project, which will be implemented through the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council or K-DISC, will also use blockchain for its crop insurance scheme.

bitlicense-june19.jpg The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has granted BitLicense, the license of virtual currency activities, to mobile payments firm Square, Inc. to offer Bitcoin trading to New Yorkers. Square said it will "provide New Yorkers with Cash App's quick and simple way to buy and sell bitcoin."

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