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Sanofi-042817.jpg Shares of Sanofi SA were gaining around 2 percent in the early morning trading in Paris after the French drug giant reported significantly higher profit in its first quarter, benefited by 4.4 billion euros gains from the disposal of its Merial animal healthcare unit and higher sales. For fiscal 2017, Sanofi said it continues to expect Business earnings per share to be stable to negative 3 percent.

UBS-042817.jpg Shares of UBS Group AG were gaining around 4 percent in the early morning trading after the Swiss banking giant reported Friday significantly higher profit in its first quarter, despite weakness in net interest income. The company also proposed a dividend. Looking ahead, UBS said it is well positioned to mitigate various market challenges...

sharedown-042817.jpg European stocks are poised to open lower on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned about a "major, major conflict" between the U.S. and North Korea. In an interview ahead of his 100th day in office, Trump said a major conflict with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile...

LeMaitre-042817.jpg Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc. (LMAT) are up more than 27% over the last five trading days compared to a mere 5% gain recorded by iShares Dow Jones US Medical Device ETF during the same period.

Microsoft-Earnings-042717.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Thursday reported an increase in profit for the third-quarter that trumped analysts' estimates, driven largely by strong growth in cloud business, as the software giant continues its transition from key software business to cloud business. Redmond, Washington-based...

Google-Earnings-042717.jpg Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of Google, Thursday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, driven largely revenue growth in search and advertising. Alphabet's first-quarter profit rose to $5.43 billion or $7.73 per share from $4.21 billion or $6.02 per share last year. On...

wallstreet-121514_27Apr17.jpg Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Thursday but managed to end the day mostly higher. With the upward move on the day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record closing high.

blockbuster-042717.jpg Video rental business Blockbuster Video, thought to be dead, still has about 10 stores scattered around the U.S., according to a Washington Post article. Around seven of the remaining Blockbuster stores have survived in Alaska, where long winters and expensive WiFi have helped the business to go on. "A...

AmazonEcho-042717.jpg Amazon has launched a new Alexa-based product-- Echo Look, which is a variant of the Echo with a built-in camera. The oval-shaped device has LED lights and a voice-controlled camera that allows users to take full-length photos and short videos with hands-free camera and helps to collect and compare...

speaker-paul-ryan-042717.jpg House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that House Republican leaders have not made a decision when to vote on a revised healthcare bill. "We have not yet made any decisions on a vote. But this is more progress," Ryan said at his weekly press conference. "And we will continue our progress and...

Vinci SA (VCISY.PK) Thursday reported first-quarter revenues rose 5.1 percent to 8.44 billion euros from 8.03 billion euros last year. Like-for-like sales rose 3.5 percent for the quarter. Concessions revenues increased 11 percent to 1.45 billion euros, airports surging 58 percent. Contracting...

Google-Cuba-042717.jpg Internet giant Google's servers officially went live in Cuba on Wednesday, thus making it the first foreign search engine in the island nation. "GGC nodes in Cuba finally went active in the past 24hrs," Doug Madory, director of Dyn Research, wrote in an email. "It is a milestone as this is the first...

DonaldTrump3-042717.jpg As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the results of a Gallup poll show that a majority of Americans think his performance in office has been about what they expected. Fifty-six percent of Americans said Trump has done about as expected as president.

wallstreet-111814_27Apr17.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks continue to turn in a lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Thursday. Despite the choppy trading, the tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to reach a new record intraday high earlier in the session.

JonathanDemme-042717.jpg U.S. film director, actor and screenwriter Jonathan Demme, who directed 1991 Oscar winning horror thriller "The Silence of the Lambs," has died. Demme, one of the most eclectic, delightful and original film-makers in Hollywood, died in NewYork City Wednesday at the age of 73 from complications from...

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