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Recent Biotech Pullback A Game of Risk

“The biotech sector as measured by the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) has fallen by nearly 5 percent in recent weeks” writes Michael Kramer for investopedia.com. In this case, the XBI represents a basket of biotech stocks.Goldman Sachs added some positive sentiment Wednesday after adding biotech heavyweight Biogen (BIIB) to it is Americas Conviction list, according to MarketWatch. Source: investopedia.com Share This:

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The continuing lag in construction jobs hurts blue-collar workers

“Well into one of the longest expansions in U.S. history, construction jobs are still below their pre-downturn peaks” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. But this is about 821,000 jobs fewer than the pre-recession peak reached in the spring and summer of 2006.Surprisingly, 191,000 construction jobs were added nationally in between July 2016 and last month.A report from the Economic Policy Institute shows 1.9 million fewer people working in construction and manufacturing, despite the economy adding 8.2 million jobs in the private sector.From January 1990 to January 2000, the sector…

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The energy sector has tumbled 16 percent this year — is it time to buy?

“The energy sector was the only negative sector in the session (and one of two negative for the year, along with telecommunications)” writes Richard Bord for cnbc.com. More pain is ahead for this year’s worst-performing sector, according to strategists who see oil prices dragging energy stocks even lower.Between now and Halloween, he said, oil demand in the U.S. will likely decline by between 800,000 and 1.3 million barrels per day.”Certainly, the fundamentals are pointing toward lower oil prices.Some individual energy names still have decent dividend yields, Gilbert said, and have…

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Superior dividends and great valuations: why investors should consider oil stocks

“Wittmann added that these oil companies offer superior dividend yields at great valuations and adds that the sector is attractive right now” writes Mohd Jailanee Othman for cnbc.com. While the global oversupply of oil continues to weigh on crude prices and suppressed stock prices for oil companies, the sector offers attractive value to investors, experts argue.Crude oil prices are stuck in the range of $45 to $60 a barrel, according to Wittmann, but he thinks there is great value in the stocks of the super major oil companies.”The sector has…

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The best hedge funds at picking tech stocks like these 10 names the most

“The best hedge funds for technology stock picking are betting on China, social media and gaming” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Some hedge funds, however, have outperformed those stellar gains and expect a few high-profile names to rise further.Hedge funds such as S Squared and Contour scored high in technology stock picking using research firm Symmetric.io’s proprietary indicator called StockAlpha. Here’s the full list of the funds 10 favorite stocks:. The measure compares the performance of equities found in more than a thousand hedge funds’ quarterly filings with that of…

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If The BJP Is Clear The Government Can’t Provide Public Goods, Why Collect Taxes?

“Gadkari is either completely uninformed about the role of the State in public health in a democracy, or he doesn’t care” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.in. Universal Health Care (UHC), in which the State guarantees and delivers free, cashless health services to its people, is the ideal that the world is moving towards.In Thailand, it’s mostly the public sector, whereas in France and Canada, it’s the private sector.If a government cannot provide basic services such as health, water, public infrastructure and education that are inevitable for the survival of its…

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Clarkson sees break in storm that has lashed shipping sector for years

“Shipbroker Clarkson is beginning to see a break in the storm that has been battering the shipping industry for years” writes Alan Tovey for telegraph.co.uk. The FTSE 250 company posted a rise in revenue and profits in the six months to June 30, and chief executive Andi Case said there were at last early signs that the market could be improving. “Between 85pc and 95pc of all goods travel by sea but the market has suffered from a fundamental oversupply of ships for years,” said Mr Case.The industry has been…

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Merkel rival takes aim at car chiefs

“On Saturday, Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign with a stinging attack on German car chiefs, pressing them to innovate better to secure jobs, and win back trust lost thanks to the diesel emissions scandal” reports theguardian.com. Martin Schulz, the main challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election, has accused the country’s car industry executives of putting the sector at risk by failing to plan for the future.Seeking to restore the industry’s reputation, politicians – though not Merkel herself – and car bosses agreed earlier this month to…

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Blockchain is the Future of Healthcare

“No one has built a large-scale blockchain ecosystem for the healthcare sector to date” writes unknown author for newsbtc.com. There are plenty of opportunities for blockchain in the healthcare sector.Blockchain technology will play a critical role in this transition over the next few years.A blockchain-powered healthcare ecosystem would raise the bar as far as interoperability is concerned.The healthcare sector is prone to disruption these days. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Cybersecurity could make an appearance in NAFTA talks

“But, he writes, “At the same time, the objectives omit many global tech sector priorities for NAFTA modernization.”” writes Charlie Mitchell for washingtonexaminer.com. He noted 41 priorities that ITI has identified for the NAFTA talks, and says the administration has fully picked up only 16 of those as formal negotiating objectives.The technology sector is trying to nudge cybersecurity and other tech issues a little higher up on the priority list for next week’s launch of the North American Free Trade Agreement modernization talks in Washington. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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