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consumershopping-112219.jpg With consumers more optimistic about the future than previously estimated, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a much bigger than expected upward revision to its reading on U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of November.

vaping-nov22.jpg Indonesia is exploring a total ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and vape products in the country due to healthcare concerns following the lung illness outbreak related to vaping in the U.S., according to reports. However, the South-East Asian country has not reported any cases of vaping-related illness. Chain-smoking Indonesia is the world's second largest tobacco market.

lazyadolescents-nov22.jpg A new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that most of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current rec

monsanto-nov22.jpg Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide known as Penncap-M on research crops at one of its facilities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The agro-chemicals company will pay $10 million for charges that it unlawfully stored the banned pesticide, which had to be managed as an acute hazardous waste. The banned pesticide is specifically methyl parathion.

wallstreet-up-032918_22nov19.jpg After moving mostly lower over the past few sessions, stocks may regain some ground in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 62 points.

christinelagarde-070319_22nov19.jpg Eurozone needs a new European policy mix that focuses on boosting public investment to create a sustainable future, and a review of the European Central Bank's monetary policy will start soon, the new ECB President Christine Lagarde said Friday.

resurrectionbeauty-nov22.jpg Anti-aging skin care products, beauty serum ingredients and essential oils provider Resurrectionbeauty issued a recall for about 270 units of wintergreen essential oil due to risk of poisoning for young children if they swallow it. However, the company has not received reports of any incidents or injuries so far. The product contains the substance methyl salicylate.

iranprotests-nov22.jpg The United States has indicated that another round of sanctions is around the corner against the Iranian Government's violent crackdown on protests that emerged after an abrupt increase in fuel prices across the country. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Thursday that he has asked the Iranian protesters to send to the State Department their videos, photos, and information documen

wallstreet-nov22.jpg Initial cues from the U.S. Futures Index clearly point to a positive open for Wall Street. PMI Flash Index and Fed Manufacturing Index are the major economic announcements on Friday. Asian shares closed mixed, while European shares are trading higher. As of 7.40 am ET, the Dow futures were...

germanygdp-may15_22nov19.jpg The German economy avoided a technical recession in the third quarter, as initially estimated, driven by spending and construction investment, latest data from Destatis showed Friday. Separately, a closely watched survey revealed a moderate contraction in the German private sector as the drag from manufacturing eased in November.

eurozonepmi-oct24_22nov19.jpg Euro area private sector grew at a much slower pace in November, indicating spillover effects from manufacturing to the services activity, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell unexpectedly to 50.3 in November from 50.6 in October. The expected reading was 50.9. Although a score above 50 indicates expansion.

ukgdp-nov22.jpg The UK private sector contracted at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, as a lack of clarity over Brexit and uncertainty from the forthcoming election weighed on activity, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The headline IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply composite output index fell to a 40-month low of 48.5 in November from the neutral mark.

obesitychildren-nov22.jpg A significant fall has been recorded in obesity among children, aged 2-4 years from low-income families in 41 U.S. states, a new study shows. Data published in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is based on children in this age category enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). CDC and U.S

microsofthuawei-nov22.jpg Microsoft Corp. has been granted a license from the U.S. government to export mass-market software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Reuters reported citing an email. Reuters quoted a Microsoft spokesman as saying, "On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft's request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei."

Shares of Berry Global Group, Inc. (BERY) may be picking up steam, after reporting a strong fourth quarter. The Plastics maker reported a 47% rise in net sales to $3.02 billion, while adjusted earnings per share rose to 90 cent, easily topping the 74 cents modeled by analysts. Free cash flow rose 26%...

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