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U.S., North Korea Offer Dueling Accounts of Talks Breakdown

“Ri said North Korea proposed that U.S. and North Korean technicians jointly dismantle plutonium, uranium-enrichment and other nuclear material-making facilities at Yongbyon in the presence of U.S. experts” reports realclearpolitics.com. But North Korea challenged that account, insisting it had asked only for partial sanctions relief in exchange for shutting down its main nuclear complex.Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that U.S. sanctions on North Korea would not be lifted until that country committed to, if not concluded, complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. Source: realclearpolitics.com

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The CEO of a $210 billion pharma company says that US drug prices are working against patients. One chart explains why.

“The list price is actually working against the patient,” Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said, referring to the expensive, public “list” price of US drugs” writes Emma Court for businessinsider.com. US drug prices are high.Asked whether a change to the rebate system would lead them to lower list prices, some of the seven executives present at the hearing said yes, unequivocally.As part of the Tuesday hearing, Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt provided a rare look behind the curtain of drug prices, with a detailed breakdown of the company’s US sales last year. Source:…

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The market has rallied back to a crucial level — here’s a breakdown of its chances to breakout

“In other words, the market has made an impressive run, right to a key proof point” writes Michael Santoli for cnbc.com. The market has shrugged off evidence of an economic and earnings slowdown — but have investors already priced in positive outcomes on trade policy and Federal Reserve that remain uncertain?.  Source: cnbc.com

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This market can’t go sideways for long, so get ready for a breakout or breakdown

“Since its December selloff, the market has made a remarkable but questionable (more on that later) rebound to its 200-day moving average” writes Michael Sincere for marketwatch.com. In other words, first see how the market reacts as the S&P 500 straddles the 200-day moving average.One thing is for sure: The market cannot go sideways for long, so prepare for a breakout or breakdown in the near future. Source: marketwatch.com

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Brexit breakdown could be bullish for U.S. stocks

“Consider the two stock market sentiment indices I calculate based on the average recommended exposure level of around a hundred monitored short-term stock market timers” writes Mark Hulbert for marketwatch.com. Stock market timers haven’t been this gloomy since late June 2016, after the U.K.’s Brexit referendum.Both readings indicate that short-term stock timers are making aggressive bets that the U.S. stock market will decline.The first reflects recommended exposure to the broad stock market (as represented by the Hulbert Stock Newsletter Sentiment Index, or HSNSI), and the second reflects exposure to the…

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Here’s how to get your Spotify Wrapped 2018 breakdown

“Not to be left in the dust is Spotify, which just released its Spotify Wrapped feature” reports fastcompany.com. But if you want the full Wrapped experience, you can navigate to spotifywrapped.com, where Spotify made an entire visualization of all the time you’ve spent on it.Essentially, Wrapped is just a list of the most popular audio content you listened to over the last year.It lists the top artist you listened to, how many hours you spent on the app, podcasts you liked, etc. Source: fastcompany.com

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