Titan Pharmaceuticals Begins Phase 1/2 Trial of Ropinirole to Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Titan Pharmaceuticals Begins Phase 1/2 Trial of Ropinirole to Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Titan Pharmaceuticals (TTNP) said the first patient has been treated in a phase 1/2 trial of the company’s ropinirole implant to treat the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Ropinirole is for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and restless leg syndrome. It is commonly used in conjunction with L-dopa to help control serious motor complications and dyskinesias that occur in patients after several years of L-dopa treatment. The […]

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Ryder System Completes Acquisition of Dallas Service Center, Inc.

Ryder System Completes Acquisition of Dallas Service Center, Inc.

Ryder System (R), a commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain company said Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of all outstanding equity of Dallas Service Center, Inc., a truck repair facility located in Dallas, Texas. The acquisition is expected to be nominally accretive to earnings in 2017. Ryder expects additional earnings in future years from synergies as well as improved productivity and safety. The acquired operation is adjacent […]

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Consumer Stocks Keeping Pace With Today’s Markets

Consumer Stocks Keeping Pace With Today’s Markets

Consumer stocks were pointing higher this afternoon, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 showing a more than 0.5% advance while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were increasing nearly 0.5%. In company news, Destination Maternity Corp (DEST) rose more than 11% on Thursday to a session high of $1.94 a share after the specialty retailer late Wednesday urged shareholders to vote in favor […]

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Anthem and Boehringer Ingelheim Initiate Largest Pragmatic Clinical Trial in World

Anthem and Boehringer Ingelheim Initiate Largest Pragmatic Clinical Trial in World

Anthem (ANTM) shares drifted marginally lower after the companty said the first patients were enrolled in Airwise, a pragmatic clinical trial in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to study how commonly prescribed medicines may reduce the occurrence of exacerbations of COPD. The research is a collaboration between Anthem, its research subsidiary, HealthCore, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim, a company with a long history of leadership in respiratory research worldwide, according to […]

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USD/CAD Drifts to Three-Session Low Under 1.2100

USD/CAD Drifts to Three-Session Low Under 1.2100

USD/CAD has drifted to a three-session low under 1.2100, returning focus to Friday’s 28-month low at 1.2062. Action Economics said that they continue to recommend trend following. The Canadian employment report last Friday was supportive of the Bank of Canada’s path to normalize monetary policy. The BoC hike of last Wednesday was the second tightening of the cycle, following the quarter point hike of July, and came earlier that markets […]

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