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stock-market-down_21mar19.jpg Yet another potential treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, has failed in clinical testing, adding one more to the list of flops in the NASH drug space.

wallstreet-sept19_21mar19.jpg After recovering from an initial move to the downside, stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday. With the rally on the day, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached their best closing levels in well over five months.

wallstreet-oct22_21mar19.jpg After recovering from an initial move to the downside, stocks have moved significantly higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has risen to its best intraday level in well over five months.

cga-smart-contrct-032119.jpg Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Connecticut have introduced a bill that calls for authorizing and legalizing the use of blockchain technology's smart contracts in commerce conducted or initiated in the state. The partisan house bill 7310 titled "An Act Authorizing the use of Smart Contracts" was introduced by the House Commerce Committee.

anders-fogh-rasmussen-032119.jpg Former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen joined Switzerland-based blockchain identity startup Concordium as its strategic adviser. Concordium, the world's first identity-validating, regulatorily compliant blockchain network, is led by Saxo Bank co-founder Lars Seier Christensen. Rasmussen served three terms as Prime Minister of Denmark from 2001 until 2009. In the same year, Rasmussen was elected

leading-index3-032119.jpg Reflecting accommodative financial conditions and a rebound in stock prices, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators rose for the first time in five months in February.

wallstreet-sept17_21mar19.jpg After an initial move to the downside, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of morning trading on Thursday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory after closing mixed for two straight days.

biogen-eisai-032119.jpg Shares of Biogen Inc. are falling almost 28 percent in Thursday's trading after the company and Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. said they will discontinue two late-stage trials for their experimental Alzheimer's drug, Aducanumab. The two Phase 3 trials, ENGAGE and EMERGE, are multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group studies designed to evaluate Aducanumab.

ukbank-sep12_21mar19.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided that it was appropriate to keep the interest rate and monetary stimulus unchanged this month as UK lawmakers scramble to secure an extension of the deadline for leaving the European Union. The bank also released results of a survey which showed that "a significantly greater number of companies had judged themselves ready for a no-deal, no-transition Brexit.

avnet-bitcoin-042019.jpg Electronic components and services provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) has announced that it is now working with Bitpay to accept cryptocurrency payments for its products and services. "We're working with BitPay to facilitate secure blockchain payments for all types of customers so they can focus on developing their products, not how to pay for them," said Sunny Trinh, vice president of demand creation,

facebook-job-vacancy-032119.jpg Facebook posted a job vacancy for Lead Commercial Counsel for its Blockchain division, with experience in blockchain or payments technology. This follows the social media giant's launch of a blockchain division in May last year to explore how to best leverage Blockchain technology across Facebook.

philly-fed1-032119.jpg After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing its index of manufacturing activity rebounded by much more than anticipated in March.

amnesty-drone-strike-032119.jpg Amnesty International alleged that 14 civilians were killed in US drone strikes in Somalia, and demanded that US government carry out impartial, thorough investigations into "dramatically increased" air strikes in the impoverished northern African country. In a report released on Wednesday, the London-based human rights watchdog said it estimates that there have been more than 100 strikes by US

jobless-claims1-032119.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended March 16th. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 221,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level of 230,000.

norwaycentralbank-062217_21mar19.jpg Norway's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday and signaled that the next hike would come in the second half of this year. The Executive Board raised the key policy rate by 25 bps to 1 percent, in line with economists' expectations. The bank had signaled a hike in March in...

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