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Recently, Celgene (CELG) and its partner Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) announced that the FDA has approved enasidenib (AG-221) for treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). I wouldn't say there is a risk right now, but Novartis just recently received approval for its AML drug Rydapt.

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Bioverativ (BIVV) is a recent spin-off from Biogen Idec (BIIB), which focuses on rare blood diseases, primarily hemophilia.

Bioverativ is a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, research, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of hemophilia and other blood disorders.

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While the biggest companies are often likened to large ships that move in long sweeping paths rather than at sharp angles like smaller, more agile vessels, sometimes even the biggest battleships can advance with startling speed. Micron has been able to capitalize on that as a result of a stronger DRAM pricing environment, a better product mix, and lower cost-per-bit in both DRAM and NAND; and a large part of that is because more smartphone manufacturers are adding more DRAM to their devices.

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If you're in the market for a new role, there's a good chance you're hoping for a permanent gig.

Think about it: It's in a company's best interest to hire internally when new positions open, because there's less training and risk involved.

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported its financial results on Aug. 1 and released its accompanying quarterly filing (form 10-Q) just a day later.

In that filing, Apple gave quite a lot of detail beyond what the earnings press release provided and served to further supplement the commentary that management provided on the earnings call.

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Time for value? Given United Therapeutics’ high profitability, we expect that they will get over time a valuation more in line with their peers.

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Investing in medical device companies can be ridiculously profitable.

When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen.

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4 Reasons Not to Retire Early [0.13]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Many people dream of being able to retire early, envisioning trips to exotic islands, a house on the beach, or simply never using an alarm clock again.

For many people, though, early retirement isn't just a dream.

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In this Market Foolery podcast segment, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool One 's Bill Mann consider how much worse Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) looks presently, after a second quarter report that featured weak sales, low profits, a 75% dividend cut, and -- to top it off -- a guidance reduction. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor , has tripled the market.

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South Korea has become a focal point for geopolitical tension, because its neighbor to the north has made increasingly provocative moves with its nascent arsenal of missiles. South Korea plays a strong role in the economy of the Asia-Pacific region, and its manufacturing capacity has made it a key source of electronics and other important goods throughout the global economy.

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Think outside the style box [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 11:34 a.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

According to the Fall 2017 Pantone Fashion Color report for New York, this season is all about Grenadine red and tawny Autumn Maple. I like a pop of color, but I'm still keeping my traditional black and navy staples.

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Information technology services provider Gartner, Inc. As a result, information technology has become critical for all firms to support higher productivity, improve performance metrics and protect the enterprise from cyber-security threats.

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Dow ChemicalDOW and DuPont DD said that they have received all required regulatory approvals and clearances for their planned mega-merger. Moreover, shares of the new combined entity, "DowDuPont" will start trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "DWDP" on Sep 1.

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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.BGFV has plunged 14.6% since it came out with second-quarter 2017 results on Aug 1.

Big 5 Sporting reported adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share, up 18.2% from 11 cents earned in the prior-year quarter.

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The earnings season is at its tail end with about 420 S&P 500 companies having reported results till Aug 4. Reconfirming broad-based expectations of better-than- expected results, total earnings of these 420 firms (accounting for 86.7% of the index's total market capitalization) are up 11.6% year over year on 5.6% higher revenues, with 74.3% beating earnings estimates and 68.3% surpassing top-line expectations.

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Chevron, $CVX, made a high under 120 at the start of the year.

A Measured Move higher over the channel would give a target to 117.

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Despite recent negative news from gun manufacturers, the future for the industry remains bright. However, 2017 is clearly on track to be the second best gun sales year on record (despite the pulled forward sales in 2016), beating all of the Obama years except for 2016.

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NEW DELHI: The domestic equity market witnessed rangebound trade all through Monday, and NSE benchmark Nifty50 could not move beyond a 45-point range before eventually settling the day at around its five-day exponential moving average (EMA) of 10,056.The index made a small bearish candle on the daily chart and momentum indicator MACD saw a negative crossover, indicating that the index may stay rangebound in the coming sessions.The index opened the day at 10,074 and hit a high and low of 10,088 and 10,046, respectively. This suggests we will see more consolidation and the 10,114-10,150 zone remain the immediate resistance for the index,” said Milan Vaishnav, CMT, Consultant Technical Analyst at Gemstone Equity Research & Advisory Services.Vaishnav does not expect any meaningful and sustainable break out until the Nifty moves beyond these said resistance levels.“We can expect rangebound trade with a downward bias for a few more days,” he said.

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