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Fed survey finds adverse impact from government shutdown

“The partial government shutdown, the longest in history, had an impact around the country, the beige book found” reports thebusinessjournal.com. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said that 10 of its 12 regions reported “slight-to-moderate growth” over the past two months.Some manufacturers expressed worries about weakening global demand for their products and adverse effects from President Donald Trump’s trade policies.At its January meeting, the Fed signaled that it was hitting pause on its rate hikes in light of a slowdown in global growth and…

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Deutsche Bank squeezes past crucial health checks but investor concerns still remain

“In 2016, Deutsche Bank saw its ratio drop to 7.8 percent, ranking it as one of the lowest in the health check” writes Martin Leissl for cnbc.com. Deutsche shares climbed a modest 0.2 percent in early deals after it registered a core tier 1 capital ratio of 8.14 percent at Friday evening’s test.”Banks with core capital ratios in the adverse scenario below 9 percent display a weaker, though still satisfactory, capital position,” de Guindos said. Source: cnbc.com

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CRISPR stocks plummet over study pointing to potential adverse effects

“Meanwhile, other scientists working with CRISPR are trying to downplay the findings, telling STAT that there have been no reported adverse effects similar to what the study describes” reports fastcompany.com. According to a new study released today in Nature Biotechnology, the DNA editing technique has been shown to produce unintended genomic consequences.CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-snipping technology that has been heralded as a potential way to treat cancer and other genetic diseases, may present more risks than originally thought. Source: fastcompany.com

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