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stocksubdued-022318.jpg European stocks were lackluster on Friday as earnings proved to be a mixed bag and investors kept an eye on multiple speeches from Fed officials due later today for further insight on inflation and interest rates. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was marginally lower at 380.14 in late opening...

SwissRe-022318.jpg 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.

EarningsFocus-022318.jpg Checkout the few notable companies that are scheduled to publish their quarterly financial results on Friday, February 23, 2018.

stockhigher-022318.jpg European stocks look set to open higher on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight and a positive trend across Asia this morning, after U.S. government debt yields fell from multiyear highs reached on Wednesday, helping ease worries over inflation and higher interest rates. The dollar edged...

bitcoin-down-022318.jpg The biggest cryptocurrency Bitcoin continued to loose its shine for the second day, dropping below $10,000 again, reaching the lowest value in a week. All other major digital currencies also are in the downtrend. The negative sentiments followed the SEC's charging of BitFunder, a former bitcoin-denominated platform, and its founder Jon Montroll with fraud.

Feb22-down-022218.jpg 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.

Feb22-up-022218.jpg G1 Therapeutics Inc. (GTHX) gained 14.52% on Thursday. The Company has 3 drug candidates in its pipeline namely, Trilaciclib, G1T38 and G1T48. Topline data from a phase 2a trial of chemotherapy with or without Trilaciclib in first-line SCLC is expected to be reported in March 2018.

HP-022218.jpg HP Inc. (HPQ), the PC and printer business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co., on Thursday reported a profit for the first quarter that increased from last year and trumped analysts' expectations driven largely by a higher-than-expected revenues. The PC giant detailed a second-quarter and full year...

wallstreet-111814_22Feb18.jpg After seeing strength for much of the session, stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Thursday. While the Dow and the S&P 500 managed to end the day in positive territory, the tech-heavy Nasdaq edged modestly lower.

Tops-market-022218.jpg Tops Markets has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the grocery store chain plans to reorganize itself. Tops Markets has been affected by hefty debts as well as weak sales that has resulted in losses nearly doubling. The company expects the bankruptcy protection to help it lower its interest...

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.

McDonalds-szechuansauce-022218.jpg Burger giant McDonald's is planning to bring back its popular discontinued Szechuan sauce again. The fast food chain has announced that the sauce will be available at all southeast Michigan locations starting at lunchtime Monday, February 26. Nationwide, 20 million packets will be available. Meanwhile,...

Be-our-guest-menu-022218.jpg Starting this summer, Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom plans to offer a new French-inspired prix fixe dinner menu for its customers. According to reports, the new three-course dinner menu will be unique to the guests and will make them feel royal. The new menu will start on July 27 and...

Loblaw-022218.jpg Loblaw Companies Ltd. Thursday reported a drop in its profit and revenues for the fourth quarter, as the Canadian supermarket chain continues to be impacted by the industry-wide price bread price-fixing scandal. In December, Loblaw confirmed that it had participated in an industry-wide arrangement...

Wallstreet-013013_22Feb18.jpg After seeing early strength, stocks have seen further upside over the course of the trading session on Thursday. With the upward move on the day, the major averages have more than offset the weakness seen in the previous session.

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