health care

The Medicines Company and Alnylam Rise on Positive Phase 1 Results

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) and The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) made waves Monday morning despite downward pressure from the broad markets. These companies announced positive initial results from their ...
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July Air Cargo Volume and Revenues at Yearly Lows

The volume of air cargo transported in July rose a scant 0.7% month over month, and both revenues and yield continue to slide. The index readings were the worst so ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, Goldman Sachs, Intel, JC Penney, Twitter, United Tech and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Monday morning. If last week proved anything, it was that the trend of buying the pullbacks remains in place. Still, the markets did finally drop ...
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Canadian Cannabis Firms Close Merger

Tweed Marijuana, a publicly traded medicinal marijuana company on the Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture board (TWD), announced Monday morning that the company had completed its merger with Bedrocan Cannabis in an ...
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Cadillac, Lincoln Still Have Trouble Selling Cars

"Days to turn" remains one of the car industry's better measures of demand. Low days to turn means car makes shipped from manufacturers spent little time on dealer lots before ...
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Why Does McDonald’s Sell a 1,000-Calorie Breakfast?

Why does McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) sell a 1,060-calorie "Big Breakfast With Hot Cakes"? Because it has to. No matter how much pressure food health advocates put on the fast-food ...
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Autoworkers Union Passes Strike Authorization Measure

In a procedural vote completed last week, workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) voted heavily in favor of going on strike against the company if the United Autoworkers ...
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5 Top Earnings for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major companies reporting their quarterly results this week. We have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters ...
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75 Million Americans Will Play Fantasy Football This Season

The National Football League (NFL) has kicked of its preseason games and college football is ramping up as well. Can fantasy football leagues be far behind? Of course not. According ...
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Can VW Sell 1,500 Cars a Day?

Volkswagen has struggled mightily in the United States, with a share of barely 2% of the cars and light trucks sold through the first seven months of the year. As ...
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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

A California company filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 22 stating that the firm, Tradiv, is raising $1 million in funding. The ...
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Boeing Builds a Drone Killer

Engineers at Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) have successfully brought down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly called a drone, with a portable laser cannon. What made the laser device ...
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Oil Rig Count Adds 1; Natural Gas Drillers Drop 8 Last Week

In the week ended August 28, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 675, compared with 674 in the prior week and 1,575 a year ...
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Why Carl Icahn Might Not Succeed in Freeport-McMoRan

Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed nearly an 8.5% stake in the copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) after the markets closed on Thursday. This is not the first ...
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5 Big FDA Decisions Expected in September

Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through clinical trials. There is a fair amount of risk involved, similar to that ...
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