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Milan Fashion Week carries on amid virus, economic concern
Milan Fashion Week carries on amid virus, economic concern
| February 22nd | 2020  4:19PM
Milan Fashion Week carries on amid virus, economic concern
MILAN (AP) — Runway shows continued apace on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week as the itinerant fashion crowd took an analytical attitude toward the cases of the virus from China clustered not far away in northern Italy. Milan city officials closed offices as a precaution as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew in an area just an hour outside of the fashion capital.
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FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way
FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way
| February 22nd | 2020  4:10PM
FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed…
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At Paris farm fair, Macron vows to protect EU ag subsidies
At Paris farm fair, Macron vows to protect EU ag subsidies
| February 22nd | 2020  1:36PM
At Paris farm fair, Macron vows to protect EU ag subsidies
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his support for maintaining the European Union's farm subsidies at their current level Saturday while attending an agriculture fair that a fixture in French politics. Macron defended the EU's system of agricultural subsidies - a major source of funding for French farmers - during…
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Buffett says Wall Street advice usually favors more deals
Warren Buffett
| February 22nd | 2020  1:35PM
Buffett says Wall Street advice usually favors more deals
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taking advice from Wall Street on deals is a bit like asking “the barber whether you need a haircut,” according to billionaire Warren Buffett. Buffett said in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders Saturday that the current system of reviewing deals doesn't always work well for investors because it almost always favors the deal that corporate CEOs propose.
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India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits
India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits
| February 22nd | 2020  12:30PM
India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits
WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people. Looks like they’ll have to wait. Talks between the Trump administration and New Delhi, intended to forge at least a modest deal in time for President Donald Trump’s visit that begins Monday, appear to have fizzled.
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Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it
| February 22nd | 2020  9:47AM
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it
State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation's largest drug distributors. A group of top state lawyers in October announced the framework for…
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At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
| February 22nd | 2020  5:37AM
At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans. The rally in Modi's home state may help displace his association with deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002 that landed him a U.S.
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In Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
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| February 22nd | 2020  12:19AM
In Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans. The rally in Modi's home state may help displace his association with deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002 that landed him a U.S.
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Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end
Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end
| February 21st | 2020  10:43PM
Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday indigenous barricades that are blocking rail service across Canada and hurting the economy have to come down now. Trudeau said that court injunctions must be obeyed and that the situation is unacceptable and untenable and every attempt at dialogue has been made over the last two…
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Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year
Shinzo Abe
| February 21st | 2020  9:54PM
Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the virus outbreak that has spread from China to even remote parts of Japan has Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party playing defense. Abe has skated through numerous scandals since taking office…
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Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects
Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects
| February 21st | 2020  8:50PM
Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects
MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought together unions, environmentalists, students and representatives of Mexico's indigenous peoples, a mix that would seem a natural base for populist President…
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For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions
Cory Doctorow
| February 21st | 2020  8:06PM
For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community. Ethos Capital has offered $1.1 billion to buy the Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit corporation that runs the databases containing more than 10 million .org names registered worldwide.
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Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker
Tom Vilsack
| February 21st | 2020  7:52PM
Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will monitor Purdue Pharma to ensure the OxyContin maker does not revive an aggressive marketing effort that critics say overstated the benefits of its opioid painkillers and downplayed the danger of addiction. Purdue Pharma announced the appointment Friday as part of its federal bankruptcy proceedings.
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Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts
Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts
| February 21st | 2020  7:18PM
Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigations into a long-running practice whereby company employees opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals. Since the fake-accounts scandal came to light in 2016, Wells has paid out billions in…
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US lifts Brazilian beef import ban amid quality concerns
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| February 21st | 2020  6:37PM
US lifts Brazilian beef import ban amid quality concerns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has decided to once again allow raw beef products to be imported into the United States from Brazil, a move that has angered some cattlemen and food safety groups who are voicing concerns about the quality of the meat. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and…
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Morgan Stanley Asks E-Trade to Dance
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| February 21st | 2020  1:00AM
Morgan Stanley Asks E-Trade to Dance
With a plus 20% jump in its share price, E-Trade (NASDAQ: ETFC) was the standout performer in the S&P 500 on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced their purchase of the online broker for a cool $13 billion. Few will be surprised that E-Trade is getting picked up, given how quickly the big trading names have swallowed up the more niche…
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Deere Stock is Soaring, But is it Time to Pump the Brakes?
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| February 21st | 2020  1:00AM
Deere Stock is Soaring, But is it Time to Pump the Brakes?
Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was surging on February 21 after an earnings report that crushed expectations on the top and bottom lines. DE stock was up over 9% and trading at over $181 per share. The rally has pushed the stock into positive territory in 2020 for the first time since early January. Positive earnings reports can be a catalyst for stocks and DE is no different.
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Another Analyst Gets Bullish On Chewy
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| February 21st | 2020  1:00AM
Another Analyst Gets Bullish On Chewy
A Double-Tailwind Is Fueling Growth Another sell-side analyst has gotten bullish on Chewy, Inc (CHWY) and, frankly, I am not surprised. Chewy is an online retailer of pet care products and positioned at the nexus of two powerful trends. On the one hand, there is a surge in online shopping and eCommerce. Expected to grow at a double-digit compound annual…
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Ascent Wealth Partners: AMD's (AMD) Run-Up Could Meet With Big Drop; Buy at $38
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| February 21st | 2020  1:00AM
Ascent Wealth Partners: AMD's (AMD) Run-Up Could Meet With Big Drop; Buy at $38
The recent rally from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) (NASDAQ: AMD) showed up like the Spanish Inquisition; nobody expected it. The stock's value has doubled in almost four months, a huge run-up by just about any standard you care to name. There are signs, however, that the rally is starting to back off, and some, like Ascent Wealth Partners, are being…
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