pharma-021518.jpg The week that went by was a bit disappointing in terms of drug development for Alzheimer's and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Let's take a look at the pharma stocks and upcoming events to keep an ear out for in the coming week.

wallstreet4-103112_16Feb18.jpg Stocks moved mostly higher in morning trading on Friday but turned mixed over the course of the session. The major averages eventually ended the day on opposite sides of the unchanged line.

The US commerce department has recommended the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel. The department has recommended a global tariff of at least 24 percent on all steel imports from all countries. A tariff of at least 53 percent on all steel imports from 12 countries,...

First-energy-021618.jpg FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) Thursday said its Allegheny Energy Supply subsidiary has notified PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization, of its plan to deactivate the coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in Willow Island, West Virginia. The company said the 1,300-megawatt plant will be...

RobertMueller-021618.jpg Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has revealed that a federal grand jury has indicted several Russians for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned the indictment Friday against thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

ChicagoStockExchange-021618.jpg The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday blocked the proposed acquisition of the Chicago Stock Exchange by a Chinese-led group of investors. The SEC said the proposed acquisition deal does not comply with U.S. rules governing stock exchanges. The regulator said the deal lacks transparency...

wallstreet2-121214_16Feb18.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. With the upward move, the major averages are adding to the gains posted in the five previous sessions.

MittRomney-021618.jpg Ending weeks of speculation, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney officially announced Friday that he is running for Senate in Utah. Romney indicated in a video announcing his campaign that he would seek to bring Utah's values and lessons to Washington.

wallstreet-112814_16Feb18.jpg Stocks are seeing moderate strength in morning trading on Friday after initially showing a lack of direction. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory, extending the upward move seen over the five previous sessions.

NFL-ThursdayNightFootball-021618.jpg Tech giants Amazon.com, YouTube and Twitter as well as Verizon Communications are exploring bids for digital streaming rights to the National Football League or NFL's Thursday Night Football package, according to media reports. The NFL is likely to strike a multi-year deal for the digital streaming rights. However, the television audience for the NFL has declined for two consecutive years.

TheManBookerPrize50-021618.jpg The Booker Prize Foundation has announced a Special Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary of the coveted literary award. This special one-off award will crown the best among the Booker Prize-winning works of fiction in the last five decades, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public. The Golden Man Booker will put all 51 winners - which are all still in print - b

Shopping-Consumer-021618.jpg Despite recent volatility on Wall Street, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday unexpectedly showing a significant improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of February. The preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for February came in at 99.9.

Obama-gun-safety-laws-021618.jpg Former President Barack Obama on Thursday made a strong plea for legislative action on gun control, saying it's "long overdue." "We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job," Obama said on Twitter after an expelled South Florida high school teenager returned to campus and opened fire with an assault rifle Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was charged

Wynn-ceo-steve-wynn-021618.jpg Wynn Resorts Ltd. said Friday that former Chief Executive Officer Steve Wynn is not entitled to any severance payment of other compensation from the company. Wynn resigned last week as CEO and Chairman of the board following allegations of sexual misconduct. In a regulatory filing, Wynn Resorts said it entered into a separation agreement between Steve Wynn, and Wynn Resorts Holdings LLC.

housingStarts-BuildingPermits-021618.jpg After reporting a steep drop in new residential construction in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing housing starts in the U.S. rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of January. The Commerce Department said housing starts soared by 9.7 percent.

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