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pharmaup-jun19.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

wallstreet-sept12_19jun19.jpg Stocks showed typical volatility on the heels of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement but managed to end Wednesday's trading mostly higher amid indications the central bank plans to cut interest rates sometime in the future. The major averages posted moderate gains, once again reaching their best closing levels in over a month.

jeromepowell-060419.jpg In a move largely telegraphed by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, the Fed has declared that it will "act as appropriate" to sustain the U.S. economic expansion amid increasing uncertainties about the outlook for the economy. The Fed announced its widely expected decision to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, with the focus largely on the wording of the accompanying statement.

wallstreet-july25_19jun19.jpg After showing a lack of direction early in the session, stocks continue to turn in a lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The major averages have spent the day lingering near the unchanged line following the rally seen in the previous session.

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

tacobell-nba-061919.jpg Taco Bell website and mobile app was not able to cope with the chain's free taco giveaway on Tuesday and were down for many users, according to comments by fans on social media. Taco Bell is a Mexican-inspired restaurant chain owned by Yum! Brands Inc. Tuesday's giveaway was part of Taco Bell's "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion for the NBA finals.

odem-sait-061919.jpg Canada's Southern Alberta Institute of Technology will grant blockchain-based digital diplomas to more than 4,800 Class of 2019 graduating students along with their traditional paper formats. The virtual diplomas will be issued in partnership with blockchain-powered On-Demand Education Marketplace or ODEM.

ecigarette-061919.jpg San Francisco is set to become the first city in the U.S. to block the sale of e-cigarettes. City supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in city limits as well as a ban on manufacturing of e-cigarettes on city property. There will be a final vote to enact the ordinance before it becomes law, that may take six to seven months.

reeses-take5-061919.jpg Hershey decided to replace its green and black label of Take 5 bar with new, attractive packaging. It will be marketed as Reese's peanut butter with a catchy orange wrapper. However, the ingredients will not change.

wallstreet2_19jun19.jpg With traders reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement this afternoon, stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Wednesday. The choppy trading comes on the heels of the rally seen in the previous session.

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

deguindos-ecb-061919.jpg European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos said that the central bank will react with a combination of measures if it perceives that inflation is set to deviate from its target, and further asset purchases remain a possibility. Speaking to the broadcaster CNBC, de Guindos said ECB has an ample range of instruments at its disposal and quantitative easing, or QE, is "one of them".

harleydavidson2-061919.jpg Harley-Davidson, in collaboration with Qianjiang Motorcycle co., plan to launch smaller engine capacity bikes of 338 CC in China by 2020. This is part of the company's strategic move to expand its bike production to Asian countries.

glassdoors-jun19.jpg The Chief Executive Officers of VMware, Inc. (VMW(, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and its unit LinkedIn Corp. are among the most popular with their respective employees, according to job and recruiting site Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards for Top CEOs in 2019. The awards feature six distinct company categories across North America and parts of Europe.

ukinflation-190619.jpg UK inflation slowed to the central bank target in May, thanks to lower costs for air travel and falling car prices, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer price inflation hit the Bank of England's target of 2 percent in May versus 2.1 percent in April. The rate also matched economists' expectations.

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