health care

What FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Means for Dyax

Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a key breakthrough therapy designation for the investigation of DX-2930 for hereditary angioedema ...
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Can Investors Find Value in the Greek Crisis?

Greece’s economy is in shambles. Unemployment persistently resides in the double-digit range. However, investors can benefit greatly from turmoil. Catastrophe breeds lower asset prices. However, those asset prices can also ...
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Energy, Metals Drag Commodities Lower

The commodities markets are having a tough day. Index futures are down; energy futures are mostly down; metals, precious and otherwise, are down; grains are mostly down; and only lean ...
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What to Expect From Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results after the markets close Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.23 in earnings per share ...
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Dividend Growth Slows, Thanks to Energy Companies

It seems like the endless growth of dividends and buybacks has run into headwinds. We have seen evidence, even late in 2014 and earlier in 2015, that dividends and buybacks ...
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Job Openings at New High, While Labor Force Participation Rate Looks Dismal

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) report. America had a total number of 5.4 million job openings on the last ...
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Horizon Pharma Makes Hostile Bid to Acquire DepoMed

Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP) has gone hostile in its attempt to take over DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO). The offer is valued at roughly $29.25 per share of DepoMed, or ...
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Home Prices Rise Most in South Carolina, Drop Most in Massachusetts

Home prices in the United States rose for the 39th consecutive month in May. Compared with May of 2014, home prices rose 6.3%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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Analysts Raise Boeing Q2 Earnings Estimate

Following a better than expected second-quarter delivery showing from Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), analysts at Wells Fargo Securities have raised their second-quarter earnings per share (EPS) estimate for the company ...
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Will Sailing to Cuba Really Matter for Carnival?

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) has announced what many tourists have hoped would come about for years. It will now be able to take you and thousands of other tourists to ...
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How Analysts Rate AMD After Its Warning

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) released some shocking guidance in the after-hours trading session Monday. The guidance referred to the coming earnings report on July 16. As a result ...
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Wider US Trade Deficit for May

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Department of Commerce have released their monthly reading on international trade. Most economists and investors refer to this as the trade deficit, of ...
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UBS Makes Changes to Dividend Ruler Stock List

As investors and traders have returned from the Fourth of July holiday weekend and started to focus on second-quarter earnings, many of the Wall Street firms that we cover are ...
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Why the Duke Dividend Hike Matters So Much

Utilities have been a staple piece of portfolios for many years. In some ways, these power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional certificates of deposit and other income-generating investments. ...
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TerraForm, SunEdison Make Transformative $2B Wind Acquisition

Energy yieldco TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP) has agreed to acquire 930 megawatts of wind power-generation plants from Invenergy Wind for $2 billion. TerraForm will acquire net ownership of 460 megawatts of ...
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