Benzinga  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Stocks' September shenanigans continued last week as the S&P 500 lost more than one percent and although the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a triple-digit gain last Friday, a problem is surfacing: Increasingly bearish action in the...
Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
Aduro Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADRO) today announced the presentation of updated, interim safety and efficacy data from an ongoing Phase 1b clinical trial of its novel immunotherapy, CRS-207, in combination with standard of care chemotherapy in...
Reuters  Sep 26  Comment 
The S&P 500 erased an early Fed-driven rally to close down slightly on Friday, as a selloff in biotechs offset gains in banking shares.
Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
Prices plunge to cap a brutal week for biotech bulls.
MarketWatch  Sep 25  Comment 
U.S. stocks ended the week with a whimper, turning big opening gains into losses by the end of the session Friday. A sharp selloff in biotech and health-care stocks spread to broader markets. The S&P 500 closed less than a point lower at...
Motley Fool  Sep 25  Comment 
On a bad day for biotech stocks, bluebird bio gets shot down.
MarketWatch  Sep 25  Comment 
Call a doctor! The biotech sector is on the verge of suffering one of its worst weeks in years after Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton raised concerns about what she described as “price gouging” by health-care and biotech companies.
Yahoo  Sep 25  Comment 
U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday as biotech stocks plunged and investors digested Nike earnings.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 25  Comment 
The Dow industrials rose, capping a tumultuous week, though a renewed selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on broader indexes.


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