Should Gilead Just Have Tried to Acquire Sangamo Rather Than a Collaboration Pact?

When it comes to mid-cap and small-cap biotech stocks, there are two ways shareholders get rewarded ahead of or after big drug development news. One is that the company grows ...
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The Best and Worst Car Brands According to Consumer Reports

There are well over 50 automakers worldwide building cars and light vehicles. Some, like Rolls-Royce, build very few and others, like China's Geely, build vast numbers. Many automakers own several ...
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If You Invested $1000 in Bank of America at the Market Bottom, It Would Now Be Worth $11,000

Now that volatility is back, timing the markets can be more difficult than ever. Over the past nine years, this was less of a problem because of the raging bull ...
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World’s Most and Least Expensive Cities to Buy Marijuana

There are relatively few countries around the world where marijuana cultivation and use is either legal or de-criminalized or widely tolerated regardless of what the law might be. Only in ...
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If You Invested $1000 in Ford at the Market Bottom It Would Now Be Worth $8100

One of the most difficult aspects of trading is timing the market. Odds are if you have been in the market over the past nine years, most likely you made ...
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Crude Oil Price Jumps on Bullish Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.6 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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What to Look For in HP and HPE Earnings After the Close

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) are both scheduled to release their fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The old Hewlett-Packard split ...
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Leading Economic Indicators Report Keeps Rising

Thursday's economic releases included the Conference Board's report on the Leading Economic Index (LEI), or the leading indicators. When investors and economists hear the term "leading," they might be inclined ...
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Natural Gas Price Ticks Up Following Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 124 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 16. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Smartphone Sales Post First-Ever Year-Over-Year Decline

Analysts at Gartner have been tracking the global smartphone industry since 2004. Thursday morning the firm reported that global smartphone sales to end users declined by 5.6% year over year ...
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Meet Gilead and Sangamo’s Next Big Cancer Collaboration

Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares saw a solid gain early Thursday after the company announced that it had entered into a worldwide partnership with a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Eerily Low

The U.S. Department of Labor released another round of weekly jobless claims, and again it's rather low. Only 222,000 jobless claims were filed last week. The Bloomberg consensus estimate was ...
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Union Charges Disney Is Withholding Bonus Checks

Like many U.S. firms who stand to benefit handsomely from recent changes to U.S. tax laws, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said it would pay some 125,000 hourly workers a ...
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Apache Ups the Ante With Earnings and Guidance

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.33 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.64 ...
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Why Chesapeake Earnings Wowed Investors

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted earnings per ...
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