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cryptocurriencies-SEC-121317.jpg A week after bitcoin futures trading made its debut on a major U.S. exchange, US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a warning against the risks involved in cryptocurrencies and "initial coin offerings" (ICOs). SEC Chairman Jay Clayton told Main Street Investors that there is substantially...

wallstreet-121317.jpg All eyes and ears are on FOMC meeting announcements and the press conference to be held on Wednesday afternoon. Economists are looking for an increase in Federal rates by 25 basis points. Asian shares closed mostly higher, while European shares are trading lower.

europe-sharedown-121317.jpg European stocks were subdued in the mid-market trading Wednesday, with investors remain cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision later in the day. At its final meeting of the year, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates by a quarter-point.

Costco-121317.jpg Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), an international chain of membership warehouses, is scheduled to report its first-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimate earnings of $1.34 per share on revenue of $31.47 billion. Last year, the company reported earnings of $1.24 per share and revenue of $28.1 billion.

Inditex-121317.jpg Shares of Industria de Diseño Textil SA or Inditex were gaining around 4 percent in the morning trading in Spain after the fashion retailer reported Wednesday higher profit and sales in the nine-month period. Regarding the fourth-quarter 2017 trading, the company noted that online and offline store sales increased 13 percent in local currency terms between November 1 and December 11.

Pepsico-TeslaSemi-121217.jpg PepsiCo has placed reservations for 100 Tesla Semi trucks, reports said. The order booking, which is said to be the largest public one to date, is likely to cost the snack and beverage giant around $2 million. Tesla's electric commercial trucks is expected to begin production in 2019. It requires $20,000 for reservation for a truck, as per reports.

Pharma-121317.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Aduro's revised pipeline; FDA approval of a new indication for CoolSculpting; Blueprint's stock offering; encouraging preliminary results from Cellectis' CALM and PALL trials; expanded FDA approval for GlaxoSmithKline's Nucala and Omeros' OMIDRIA.

Earnings-Nordson-Pier-121317.jpg Nordson Corp. (NDSN) is due to release its Q4 financial results after the bell today, with analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimating earnings of $1.33 per share on revenue of $545.15 million. Year-Ago Numbers: * Net income - $75.9 Mln * EPS - $1.31 * Sales - $509 Mln Q4 Guidance: Expects...

Dec12-down-121217.jpg The following are some of the stocks that lost the largest percentage in price today in the pharma/biotech sector.

DEC12-up-121217.jpg Here's why PTI, GLYC and VTL jumped today.

Munchee-ICO-121217.jpg California-based restaurant review app firm Munchee halted its initial coin offering after being contacted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which selling digital tokens to investors to raise capital for its food review service, has agreed to an order in which the Commission...

JeepCompass-Recall-121217.jpg Fiat Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of about 25,823 model year 2017-2018 Jeep Compasses. The vehicles were recalled to fix an issue where drivers cannot adjust the brightness of the backlighting for the Instrument Panel Cluster. An instrument cluster that is too bright, and cannot be dimmed,...

Trump-NASA-121217.jpg President Donald Trump has signed a new space policy directive instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to send Americans to the moon after a gap of four and a half decades, followed by missions to Mars and beyond. Representatives of Congress and the National Space Council...

CruiseCritics-121217.jpg Cruise Critic, a cruise reviews and information site, has announced its 10th annual Editors' Picks Awards for the best cruise ships and lines of 2017. The awards are given in three categories - ocean cruises, luxury cruises and river cruises. Viking Cruises, with five wins, topped the list of award winners. Following Viking in second spot was Crystal Cruises, with four awards.

Wallstreet-013013_12Dec17.jpg Stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Tuesday following the modest strength seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a mixed open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 52 points and the Nasdaq futures down by 4 points. Traders may be reluctant...

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