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Lawsuit Accuses Xapo, Indodax of Negligently Holding Stolen Bitcoin

A crypto trader is trying to seize nearly 500 bitcoin from Xapo and Indodax through a new lawsuit that accuses the two crypto exchanges of harboring his stolen funds. Plaintiff Dennis Nowak, a German resident, and his counsel, longtime crypto lawyer David Silver, filed their demand for jury trial Monday in the U.S. District Court […]

AstraZeneca Seeks To Make 2 Billion Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With New Supply Deals

UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) announced on Thursday that it has signed supply deals for the capacity to produce 2 billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine should it prove to be successful. The drugmaker said it has reached a $750 million agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Gavi the vaccine alliance […]

AstraZeneca unveils massive $750M deal in effort to produce billions of COVID-19 shots

British drugmaker AstraZeneca has made clear its intent to rapidly scale production of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine hopeful despite a dearth of clinical data to support its use. Now, with an eye-popping deal worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, AstraZeneca is putting its money where its mouth is.  The British pharma has inked a $750 […]

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AstraZeneca Seeks To Make 2 Billion Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With New Supply Deals

UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) announced on Thursday that it has signed supply deals for the capacity to produce 2 billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine should it prove to be successful. The drugmaker said it has reached a $750 million agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Gavi the vaccine alliance […]

What to consider before transferring RRSP money to a company pension plan

Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Unsplash Q. A few years ago, I joined a public sector employer with a hybrid defined-benefit, minimum-guarantee pension plan that will allow me to move RRSP contributions made elsewhere, into the employer’s plan. I have been told that the transferred money would have to remain locked-in until I retire or […]

Do Alternative Investments Dampen Portfolio Volatility?

Devotees of alternative investments have for many years claimed that alt-heavy investors perform better than stock-and-bond investors and enjoy “volatility-dampening,” to boot. In a recent LinkedIn post, a senior CAIA Association executive reiterated this claim, saying: “The endowments that have allocated larger chunks to Alts materially outperform a 60/40 in the LT. More importantly, they […]

Coty Names Chairman Peter Harf As CEO To Steer Strategic Turnaround; Shares Pop 18%

Shares in Coty (COTY) jumped 18% as it appointed its chairman Peter Harf as CEO to help spearhead a strategic turnaround plan of its business. As part of the plan, the indebted cosmetics maker struck a deal to sell a majority stake in its retail and hair business to buyout firm KKR & Co. (KKR). […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

AstraZeneca unveils massive $750M deal in effort to produce billions of COVID-19 shots

British drugmaker AstraZeneca has made clear its intent to rapidly scale production of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine hopeful despite a dearth of clinical data to support its use. Now, with an eye-popping deal worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, AstraZeneca is putting its money where its mouth is.  The British pharma has inked a $750 […]

Pfizer, Merck, AZ, J&J and Moderna selected as ‘Warp Speed’ finalists: NYT

The Trump administration has selected its COVID-19 vaccine finalists for Operation Warp Speed, which aims to deliver safe and effective coronavirus vaccines to Americans by the end of the year, The New York Times reports. The finalists—from AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna—have a clear Big Pharma slant, with biotechs like Inovio and […]

Drugmakers struggle to meet demand for antidepressant Zoloft amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested pharma’s supply chain and spawned several drug shortages. Now, with mental health suffering, antidepressant Zoloft and its generics are in short supply. A number of drugmakers are having trouble keeping up with higher demand, while some can’t get their hands on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to make the medicine, the […]

Emergent BioSolutions, BARDA reach $628M deal to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine hopefuls

The U.S. government has shelled out big money to help develop a possible COVID-19 vaccine and boost manufacturing of COVID-19 drugs stateside. Now, in order to amp up production of its chosen vaccine hopefuls, the government will enlist a Maryland CDMO to get production quickly up to speed. Emergent BioSolutions has won a $628 million […]

Blockchain

Lawsuit Accuses Xapo, Indodax of Negligently Holding Stolen Bitcoin

A crypto trader is trying to seize nearly 500 bitcoin from Xapo and Indodax through a new lawsuit that accuses the two crypto exchanges of harboring his stolen funds. Plaintiff Dennis Nowak, a German resident, and his counsel, longtime crypto lawyer David Silver, filed their demand for jury trial Monday in the U.S. District Court […]

Latest Bitcoin Core Code Release Protects Against Nation-State Attacks

The 20th iteration of Bitcoin Core, the open source software powering the Bitcoin blockchain, was released Wednesday. Experimental software called “Asmap” was included to protect against a theoretical “Erebus” attack. An Erebus attack allows nation-states and/or large internet providers such as Amazon Web Services to spy, double-spend or censor bitcoin transactions. The patch would help […]

Iranian Lawmaker Says Bitcoin Should Be Central Bank’s Turf

An Iranian lawmaker wants his country’s central bank to take bitcoin seriously. Representative Mohammad Hossein Farhangi (Tabriz), speaking Tuesday before the nation’s parliament, called on the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati, to handle oversight of bitcoin, according to the Tasnim news agency.  Calling proper management of bitcoin a “good opportunity for […]

Market Wrap: As Bitcoin Steadies, Oil’s Turmoil Continues

Both bitcoin and oil were relatively calm Monday, but that when it comes to volatility over the past couple of months, it’s crude, the backbone of global industrialization, that’s seeing wilder swings as of late.  Bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,575 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT), gaining less than a percent over […]

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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.

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$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.