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Papa John's International Inc. said it will invest an additional $80 million in marketing and to provide financial assistance for its troubled domestic franchisees. Under the agreement, the pizza chain's financial assistance to domestic franchisees...

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With positive contributions from financial conditions and consumers' outlook offset by weakness in stock prices and the manufacturing sector, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators was...

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC shot down a US drone alleging that it violated Iranian airspace for spying. US confirmed the incident, but denied the allegation, saying no U.S. aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace. News agencies...

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Stocks have given back ground some ground after an initial move to the upside but remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Thursday. The early jump lifted the S&P 500 to a new record intraday high.

donaldtrump-061319.jpg President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election but now suggests he would be willing to accept damaging information about his opponent from a foreign government to remain in the White House.
kellyanneconway-061319.jpg Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway should be removed from federal service for numerous violations of the Hatch Act, according to the Office of Special Counsel. Special Counsel Henry Kerner urged President Donald Trump to fire Conway in a letter sent Thursday, calling her disregard for the Hatch Act's restrictions on federal employees engaging in political activity "unacceptable."
wallstreet-oct30_13jun19.jpg Following the modest pullback seen over the two previous sessions, stocks moved back to the upside during trading on Thursday. Buying interest was somewhat subdued, although the major averages all ended the day in positive territory.
asiancommentary-dec21_13jun19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street. Worries about rising tensions in the Middle East weighed on investor sentiment after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. The U.S. blamed Iran for the attacks and said it will defend its forces and interests in the Middle East.
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markesper-jun19.jpg US President Donald Trump named Mark Esper to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense after incumbent Patrick M. Shanahan informed him of his intention to resign from the top defense post. Esper, 56, has experience serving in the first Iraq war. The news was broken by the President in a tweet Tuesday: "Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to
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senatorjoshhawleys-jun19.jpg Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is introducing a Bill in the Senate, which aims to make big tech companies accountable for political neutrality in their online content. The Bill makes it imperative for the companies to possess the Federal Trade Commission's "politically neutral" certification to claim immunity from potential legal disputes over content posted to their websites. As per an amendment propo
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philadelphiafed-062019.jpgPhiladelphia-area manufacturing activity was nearly stagnant in the month of June, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current general activity tumbled to 0.3 in June from 16.6 in May.
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China's drug enforcement body said that the legalization of marijuana in Canada and some U.S. states are a "new threat to China". According to CNN, Liu Yuejin, deputy director of China's National Narcotics Control Commission, reported a surge in drugs being smuggled into China over the past year, with the illegal packages primarily linked to North America.
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Four U.S. technology giants have joined hands to oppose President Donald Trump's plan to include laptop computers and tablets among the $300 billion in Chinese goods targeted for tariffs. Dell Technologies, HP Inc., Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. said in a joint statement posted online that the proposed tariffs on laptops and tablet devices threaten to disproportionately harm U.S. businesses.
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Insurance provider MetLife's Asia innovation center LumenLab is teaming up with media firm Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and insurance cooperative NTUC Income to pilot a blockchain-powered insurance claim system that will automate life insurance claims for the bereaved families. Read More
Everyone dreads catching a viral infection. The word "virus" has its origin in Latin, which means slimy liquid or poison, and it has been associated with a number of disease outbreaks, epidemic, and pandemic. Now, let's take a look at some of the viruses that are posing a constant threat to mankind. Read More
AstraZeneca Plc. (AZN.L, AZN) said that Japan approved Breztri Aerosphere, formerly PT010, as a triple-combination therapy to relieve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. It is the first approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health,... Read More
sph-ntuc-062019.jpg Insurance provider MetLife's Asia innovation center LumenLab is teaming up with media firm Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and insurance cooperative NTUC Income to pilot a blockchain-powered insurance claim system that will automate life insurance claims for the bereaved families.
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
06/20/19 10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)JUN 14 United States
06/20/19 10:0Consumer Confidence IndexJUN P Eurozone
06/20/19 10:0Leading IndexMAY United States
06/20/19 10:0Lagging IndexMAY United States
06/20/19 10:0Coincidence IndexMAY United States
06/20/19 9:0Consumer Confidence IndexJUN Belgium
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
09/15/19AVDLAV001 (NDA)FDA decision on AV001 for Hospital product
09/13/19AIMTAR101 (BLA)FDA panel to review AR101 for Peanut Allergy
09/03/19CELGFedratinib (NDA)FDA decision on Fedratinib for myelofibrosis
09/02/19RHHBYTecentriq (sBLA)FDA decision on Tecentriq plus chemotherapy in metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
08/25/19DSKYF.PKQuizartinib (NDA)FDA decision on Quizartinib for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory FLT3-ITD acute myeloid leukemia
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