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ACC: AstraZeneca’s Farxiga shows benefit in heart failure patients regardless of prior treatment

AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 diabetes med Farxiga is chugging ahead to a pioneering FDA approval in heart failure patents with or without Type 2 diabetes––a first in its class. As it awaits that nod, Farxiga has shown it can also be effective in treating heart failure patients regardless of other therapies they are receiving.  Farxiga reduced the risk […]

Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson- CoinDesk

“I think the right lesson to draw from all of this is that a global order needs to be based on a distributed operating system, not on a centralized architecture…” – Niall Ferguson In this wide ranging conversation CoinDesk’s Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson about our disrupted […]

How a Flurry of ‘Digital Dollar’ Proposals Made It to Congress

The “digital dollar” took just eight days to get into Congress. Advocates for digitizing coronavirus relief payments began working with Congressional staffers earlier this month to outline how the Federal Reserve could potentially distribute funds to unbanked individuals quickly as the country’s economic downturn worsened. Morgan Ricks, an associate professor at Vanderbilt Law School, told […]

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How a young family can make the best use of an insurance payout

Even so, you may also want to consider paying down a portion of your mortgage. A lump-sum amount—even a modest $10,000 or $20,000—put toward the mortgage principal can significantly reduce the amount of interest one pays in total on the life of the mortgage. Making a mortgage prepayment provides a huge psychological boost, too. Katie […]

Caterpillar Withdraws 2020 Guidance, Partially Shuts Down Operations

Caterpillar Inc (CAT) said it is withdrawing its 2020 financial guidance and is temporarily shutting down operations at some of its facilities as a result of the coronavirus-induced economic crisis. “The magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extent of any impact on Caterpillar’s business, financial position, results of operations or liquidity, which could be […]

How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market in Canada?

Photo created by jcomp – www.freepik.com To say the events of the past few months have had an unprecedented impact on how our society functions would be an understatement. As the threat of the COVID-19 global pandemic grows across Canada and all levels of government enact policies to stop community spread via social isolation, millions […]

Roger G. Ibbotson: What Works in Asset Allocation

Roger G. Ibbotson is among the best-known scholars and practitioners in the field of asset allocation. I had the privilege of working with him at Ibbotson Associates. I spoke with him on the subject a while back and thought the present was a good time to share some of his insights. What follows is a […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

ACC: AstraZeneca’s Farxiga shows benefit in heart failure patients regardless of prior treatment

AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 diabetes med Farxiga is chugging ahead to a pioneering FDA approval in heart failure patents with or without Type 2 diabetes––a first in its class. As it awaits that nod, Farxiga has shown it can also be effective in treating heart failure patients regardless of other therapies they are receiving.  Farxiga reduced the risk […]

Coronavirus delays Bluebird Bio gene therapy Zynteglo’s EU launch, U.S. filing

First it was the manufacturing process. Now, the novel coronavirus has forced Bluebird Bio to further delay treating patients with its gene therapy Zynteglo in Europe. On Thursday, Bluebird said it’s now expecting to dose the first commercial patient with Zynteglo (LentiGlobin) in Germany in the second half of 2020, rather than in the first half of the […]

Xellia starts sterile injectable production at once vilified U.S. plant 

After nearly five years and significant investment, commercial production is again underway at a plant that was once the poster-child of pharma production quality failures. Following a January inspection, the FDA has given its nod of approval for Xellia Pharmaceuticals to start manufacturing at the sterile injectables plant in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Bedford. […]

India denies the export of the drug Trump keeps touting for COVID-19

The FDA suspended a drug import ban on India’s troubled Ipca to unleash its large capacity for a drug that might help against COVID-19 but the agency’s largesse may be foiled. India’s commerce department is cutting off exports of the malaria drug to the U.S. and other countries.  Shipments of hydroxychloroquine will be released if […]

Blockchain

Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson- CoinDesk

“I think the right lesson to draw from all of this is that a global order needs to be based on a distributed operating system, not on a centralized architecture…” – Niall Ferguson In this wide ranging conversation CoinDesk’s Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson about our disrupted […]

How a Flurry of ‘Digital Dollar’ Proposals Made It to Congress

The “digital dollar” took just eight days to get into Congress. Advocates for digitizing coronavirus relief payments began working with Congressional staffers earlier this month to outline how the Federal Reserve could potentially distribute funds to unbanked individuals quickly as the country’s economic downturn worsened. Morgan Ricks, an associate professor at Vanderbilt Law School, told […]

Gold-Backed Stablecoins Race to Keep Up With Crisis-Driven Demand

Gold-backed crypto tokens continue to rise in price as sourcing gold itself during the coronavirus-induced downturn is reportedly getting more difficult. Demand for Paxos Gold (PAXG) and Tether Gold (XAUT), two of the most liquid gold-backed token projects, has surged this week. Both blockchain-backed tokens each represent a legal entitlement to one ounce of gold […]

Crypto-Friendly Bank Revolut Launches in the US

Mobile bank Revolut has launched in the U.S., with an eye to offering its cryptocurrency services sometime in the near future. The London-based challenger bank announced Tuesday that U.S. customers could now register for an account and sign up for a payment card. Deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to […]

A directory listing for active private placement offerings

Greenway

Raising $5,000,000

Led by the team from DelFresco Pure, this cannabis company boasts an illustrious track-record of growing and distributing. Check out the pre-IPO opportunity before Greenway goes public.

Terms

$0.50 per share

Frontier Wellness Management

Frontier Wellness Management is raising funds to finance an expansion into Spain’s watershed cannabinoid market. Investors now have the opportunity to purchase stock in Frontier Wellness Management before it’s listed on a public exchange.

Prime Meridian Resources

PMR is a resource mining company operating in Minnesota and Michigan. They became publicly traded in April, 2019, and are building value through rapid development.