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Microsoft is changing harassment policy Microsoft is changing harassment policy
- December 20, 2017

That requirement has now been waived. The change comes as Microsoft is supporting legislation that would ban such clauses from employment agreements at all companies . The company is removing language found in some of its employees' contracts that barred them from filing suit over workplace sexual harassment claims. (more...)
Turtle Freed From Web of Floating Cocaine Bales Turtle Freed From Web of Floating Cocaine Bales
- December 20, 2017

It also got an endangered sea turtle , which was trapped among the floating bundles of cocaine. The Coast Guard's cutter ship, named Thetis , was stationed in the eastern Pacific on a 68-day mission for the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team when a crew took a small boat November 19 to investigate the debris-filled spot in the ocean, according to the Miami Herald . (more...)
John McCain Heads Home to Recover in Arizona, Will Miss Tax Vote John McCain Heads Home to Recover in Arizona, Will Miss Tax Vote
- December 20, 2017

Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. He said: "But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote". McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, was admitted to a Maryland hospital on Wednesday and treated for several days for side effects from chemotherapy. (more...)
China's carbon market still ranks as world's biggest China's carbon market still ranks as world's biggest
- December 20, 2017

China is moving closer to launching the world's biggest carbon-trading market. Click the audio player above to hear the full story . Ma Jun, director of non-profit Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE), said that as China nears the rollout of a national carbon market, it should speed up public access of data on greenhouse-gas emissions, as promised previous year by the State Council - China's cabinet - in a key emission-reduction policy for the 2016-2020. (more...)
USA lifts ban on funding risky virus research USA lifts ban on funding risky virus research
- December 20, 2017

In other words, the threat of future pandemics can't ever be totally guarded against, whether or not we elect to study newly emerging viruses in a lab. "Nature is the ultimate bioterrorist and we need to do all we can to stay one step ahead" by conducting research "to help us better recognize and countermand these strains". (more...)
(NYSE:NYRT) Declares $1.00 Dividend
- December 20, 2017

Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 0 shares, indicating that NYRT's key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago. (NYSE:NKE) for 4,651 shares. It also reduced its holding in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 9,882 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,491 shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). (more...)
Cisco Sys INC (CSCO) Stake Maintained by Barclays Plc
- December 20, 2017

Pacad Investment Ltd who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $189.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $38.48. (NASDAQ:EBAY) or 114,231 shares. Meristem Llp accumulated 8,563 shares. NY's holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $13,053,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. (more...)
Bell Valor V-280 makes maiden flight Bell Valor V-280 makes maiden flight
- December 20, 2017

Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft has taken to the skies for the first time. The aircraft, which resembles Bell's V-22 Osprey that is assembled in Amarillo, is hoped to help net a huge contract for Bell to replace the military's aging fleet of helicopters with something that has more speed and range . (more...)
PDP lawmakers stage walkout as Reps resume with rowdy session PDP lawmakers stage walkout as Reps resume with rowdy session
- December 20, 2017

PDP had lost five of its lawmakers in the House to other political parties in 2017 alone. According to him, it has to come through resolution after the House has been convinced that truly, there is no crisis in the party of the defecting member. (more...)
Equity Research Analyst's Stock Ratings: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP), Cummins Inc. (CMI)
- December 20, 2017

About 827,048 shares traded. It has outperformed by 2.73% the S&P500. Of the 19 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track TRGP 8 of them rate its stock a hold. Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $58.62 million activity. Steele Gary sold $3.69 million worth of Proofpoint, Inc. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.37 million shares. (more...)
Baby girl born after spending almost 25 years as frozen embryo Baby girl born after spending almost 25 years as frozen embryo
- December 20, 2017

Benjamin and Tina Gibson gave birth to baby Emma Wren on November 25 from a donated embryo that was transplanted into Tina's uterus at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville earlier this year, CBS Baltimore reported . She was thawed in March 2017 where she was implanted into Tina's womb just two days later. The NEDC said in a news release that it has received donated embryos from all 50 states, as well as foreign countries. (more...)
FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss
- December 20, 2017

In a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc.'s Luxturna for a hereditary form of vision loss , marking the first time a gene therapy for an inherited disorder has been cleared in the USA for commercial use. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)
- December 20, 2017

Cheviot Value Management LLC now owns 2,928 shares of the company's stock valued at $218,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 178,993 shares. Alexandria Capital Ltd Com holds 85 shares. Hyman Charles D reported 164,579 shares or 1.56% of all its holdings. (more...)
American Red Cross to host blood drives American Red Cross to host blood drives
- December 19, 2017

This week the Red Cross will set up at various places around Albany to collect blood. B negative is particularly important because many patients with serious blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia need B negative blood. (more...)
The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say at the CDC The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say at the CDC
- December 19, 2017

You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola. (more...)
Physician: If you haven't gotten flu shot, now is the time Physician: If you haven't gotten flu shot, now is the time
- December 19, 2017

The U.S. Preventative Task Force even added that health care professionals don't need to ask about egg allergies at all when offering the flu shot to patients. Anaphylaxis - a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction - "can occur rarely after the administration of any vaccine to any patient at a rate of approximately 1 per million", according to research conducted by Dr. (more...)
Stephens Inc. AR Buys 18749 Shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Stephens Inc. AR Buys 18749 Shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS)
- December 19, 2017

It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500. Biondo Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in General Mills were worth $3,265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:RLGY). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company has 33,748 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Next Fin Gp Incorporated reported 150 shares. (more...)
Ranger International Management LP Buys 1390 Shares of AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
- December 19, 2017

The most recent shifts in number of shares owned by institutions came on September 30, 2017 when State Street Corp sold 3.15 million shares from its total ownership of 68.25 million. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 26. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Neutral" on Tuesday, May 3. (NYSE:ABBV) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 28. (more...)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)
- December 19, 2017

Hg Vora Capital Management Llc who had been investing in New York Times Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.03B market cap company. Nomura accumulated 91,815 shares. (NASDAQ: GILD ). Davenport Lc has 0% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD ) for 7,199 shares. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $36.34 million activity. (more...)
Virat Kohli asks Rohit Sharma for 'double hundred' handbook after marriage tips Virat Kohli asks Rohit Sharma for 'double hundred' handbook after marriage tips
- December 19, 2017

Anushka and Virat chose the greetings to be set in gold on acrylic with pastel hues and floral as the theme. Although Kohli has twice as many ODI hundreds as Rohit's 16, there has been very little to choose between the two since 2015. Now, the Mumbai batsman is gearing up to repeat the same in the three-T20I rubber starting tomorrow (December 20). However, the India captain had a special request to make to one of his closest friends. (more...)