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pharma-121517.jpg Clinical trials are major catalysts for biotech/pharma companies as positive study data can boost the stock price while unfavorable results can send the stocks plummeting.

Wallstreet-013013_15Dec17.jpg Stocks moved notably higher during trading on Friday following the downturn seen over the course of the previous session. The upward move on the day lifted all three of the major averages to new record closing highs.

AOL-Messenger-121517.jpg AOL's Instant Messenger product and service has been discontinued as of December 15, 2017. Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details of its death. Earlier this year, AOL parent company Oath revealed AIM will no longer exist as of December 15. Meanwhile, AOL products and...

wallstreet-112014_15Dec17.jpg Following the downturn seen over the course of the previous session, stocks have moved notably higher during trading on Friday. The upward move on the day has lifted the Dow and the S&P 500 to new record intraday highs.

Poultry giant Sanderson Farms has blamed the national anthem protests in National Football League for its lower sales for the fourth-quarter and full year. Sanderson Farms, which is one of the biggest chicken providers in the US, said that NFL protests involving players taking a knee during the national...

wallstreet-121514_15Dec17.jpg Stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of morning trading on Friday following the downturn seen in the previous session. With the upward move on the day, the S&P 500 has reached a new record intraday high.

amazon-appletv-121517.jpg Amazon would reportedly sell Google's Chromecast streaming adapter for this Christmas. The online retailer giant has banned the product from its site for the last two years and has presumably settle the issues. Though the product is not available for sale, it has listed 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra adapter.

Industrialproduction-US-121517.jpg After reporting a much bigger than expected increase in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing that production rose by less than expected in the month of November. The Fed said industrial production edged up by 0.2 percent.

Ryanair-121517.jpg Europe's no-frills airline Ryanair recognized pilot union for a smooth holiday season ahead. The airline had a discussion with its pilots union in Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal to iron out the issues. The pilots working for Ryanair have been enjoying different status and many of them were reportedly not in the rolls as full timers.

Empirestatemanufacturing-121517.jpg Growth in New York manufacturing activity slowed by more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to 18.0 in December from 19.4 in November, although...

wallstreet2-121214_15Dec17.jpg Following the downturn seen in the previous session, stocks may move back to the upside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 93 points.

HandMgroup-121517.jpg Shares of Hennes & Mauritz AB or H&M were plunging around 13 percent in Sweden after the retailer reported lower sales in its fourth quarter with weakness in H&M brand's physical stores. However, H&M brand's online sales and sales of the group's other brands continued to develop well, the company said.

ichorsystems-121517.jpg We urge investors to take advantage of the weakness in shares of Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (ICHR), because we believe the company's 2017 acquisitions bode well for the stock. ICHR is more than 30% off its recent 52-week, intra-day high, and this pullback in the absence of any sharp change in fundamentals, positions the stock for at least 20% potential upside from current levels.

GMOinternet-Bitcoin-121517.jpg A Japanese company has promised to pay their workers in bitcoin. GMO Internet Group, a multi-national Internet service provider for both the consumer and enterprise markets, said it is introducing a system for employees to receive part of their salary in the virtual currency from February next year. Initially,...

AsianMarkets-011615_15Dec17.jpg European stocks were mostly lower in the mid-market trading Friday, weighed down by retailers H&M and Ferragamo with their weak trading updates. Investors are also concerned of uncertainty about the outlook for U.S. tax reform plan and as they assess messages from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings.

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