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10:54 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Norwegian Air Is at Rock Bottom. It’s Not Time to Buy Yet. The low-cost carrier and pioneer in cheap long-haul flights filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2020.
9:04 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch
Norwegian Air Shuttle losses climb on impairmentsNorwegian Air Shuttle ASA said Friday that it plans to publish a detailed plan supporting the future of the company next week, as losses mounted in the fourth quarter amid hefty impairments. During the quarter, the low-cost carrier filed for protection from creditors in Ireland--a process known as examinership--giving it time to restructure, and proposed a restructuring that will see it cut debt and raise new capital.
1:12 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Icon agrees to acquire PRA Health Sciences in cash and stock deal valued at about $12 billionIcon PLC, a provider of outsourced drug and device development to the drug and medical device industries, said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire PRA Health Sciences Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $12 billion. Under the terms of the deal. Icon will pay $80 per share in cash plus 0.4125 shares of Icon stock for a roughly 30% premium over PRA's closing price Tuesday. PRA shares jumped 17% premarket on the news. "PRA's mobile and connected health platforms and real world data and information solutions together with ICON's Accellacare site network, home health services and wearables expertise, will be combined to deliver differentiated decentralised and hybrid trial solutions to meet growing customer needs," Icon said in a statement. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter, to be "highly accretive" to Icon earnings in the first year after close and to boost them by 20%-plus after that. The combined company will be headquartered in Dublin and continue to be led by CEO Steve Cutler, and CFO Brendan Brennan. Icon shares were not active premarket, but have gained 27% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%.
2:08 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Medtronic profit falls less than forecast, while revenue rises above expectationsMedtronic PLC reported Tuesday fiscal third-quarter profit that fell less than expected, while sales rose more than forecast. The medical technology and services company's stock slipped 2.0% in premarket trading, after rising 2.1% on Monday. Net income for the quarter to Jan. 29 fell to 1.27 billion, or 94 cents a share, from $1.92 billion, or $1.42 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share declined to $1.29 from $1.44, but topped the FactSet consensus of $1.15. Sales rose 0.8% to $7.78 billion, matching the FactSet consensus. Among the company's business segments, cardiac and vascular sales fell shy of expectations, while minimally invasive therapies, restorative therapies and diabetes sales rose above expectations. The company did not provide financial guidance given uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our Q3 results reflect that our business is well on the way to returning to growth, with sequential improvements in both revenue and earnings, despite the impact of the COVID resurgence on procedure volumes in late December and January," said Chief Executive Geoff Martha. The stock has gained 4.3% over the past three months through Monday, while the S&P 500 has advanced 8.4%.
10:55 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
Good Vaccine News Help Boris Johnson Lift England out of Covid Restrictions U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday detailed his road map to gradually lift pandemic-related restrictions in England.
5:34 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Boris Johnson outlines road map to take England out of lockdownU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to detail in Parliament the path to gradually lift COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions in England.
10:32 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
We were friendly with our neighbors for decades, until recently. One day, they introduced us to their financial adviser… ‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground’‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground.’
5:51 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Ahead in the vaccination race? Pound taps $1.40, partly on optimism over U.K.'s pandemic progressThe pound is rising on Friday, as investors shake off weak retail sales data and look ahead to potential lockdown restrictions easing next week. That isn't helping the FTSE 100, though.
5:42 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks break losing streak, led by HermèsThe Stoxx Europe 600 is poised for a modest weekly loss, in a week that has seen a focus on bond yields and oil prices. U.S. stock futures are flat to lower.
9:34 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch
NatWest outlines plans for Ireland exitNatWest Group PLC said Friday that it plans to begin a withdrawal from Ireland over the coming years, after a strategic review of Ulster Bank concluded the lender wouldn't achieve sustainable long-term returns.
11:29 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Facebook aims to debunk climate-change myths, slipping into ‘arbiter of truth’ role Zuckerberg shunnedFacebook will debunk recurring myths posted on its site about climate change, a move similar to the information push it has tried around COVID-19.
7:07 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Callum Keown
Young, healthy adults will be paid £4,500 to be deliberately infected with COVID-19 in new trialA COVID-19 trial that will see healthy young people paid £4,500 to be deliberately infected with coronavirus has been given ethics approval in the U.K.
9:18 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch
Hays profit, turnover slump due to pandemicHays PLC said Thursday that pretax profit fell 78% in the first half of fiscal 2021 on the back of a fall in turnover and net fees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The recruitment company said that for the six months ended Dec. 31, pretax profit fell to 21.1 million pounds ($29.3 million) from GBP95.6 million in the comparable period a year earlier.
11:55 p.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks and U.S. equity futures struggle as investors watch bond yieldsEuropean markets struggled on Wednesday, with earnings disappointment from Kering and British American Tobacco, while U.S. Treasury yields remained in focus and stock futures were flat.
8:51 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Missing Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa re-emerges in videos at ‘jail villa’A daughter of Dubai’s powerful ruler who tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India has re-emerged in new videos published Tuesday, saying she doesn’t know if she’s “going to survive this situation.”
3:28 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID cases continue to fall, even with one-day death rate still above 3,000The number of global confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 104 million on Wednesday with the U.S. accounting for 26.4 million of that tally, as it recorded another grim day of more than 3,000 fatalities.
11:22 a.m. Jan. 31, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses to EUPharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday.
6:18 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
The new B.1.1.7 is a 'super-spreader' strain. Here's how the U.S. can control it, says Dr. Eric TopolOf all the news coming out about the virus that has wreaked havoc on our lives for the last year, the emergence of several possibly more infectious variants in different parts of the world is worrying.
4:14 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How Brexit is already taking its toll on the U.K. economyWith disruptions at European borders and supply chains perturbed by new tariffs, the U.K. economy has begun to show the negative economic impact of leaving Europe’s single market and customs union.
10:51 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
Drinks Giant Diageo Grows Sales on Strong U.S. Demand for Spirits Diageo said sales climbed in the second half of 2020, as demand for tequila and other spirits surged during the Covid-19 pandemic.
3:21 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: The GameStop Frenzy Hasn’t Ended. Here’s What Happens Now. GameStop catches the attention of lawmakers and regulators, Apple and Facebook post record quarters, but Tesla has a miss, Powell says vaccine rollout will be a “struggle,” and other news to start your day.
10:20 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Callum Keown
Boris Johnson 'deeply sorry for every life lost' as U.K. passes 100,000 COVID-19 deathsThe U.K. death toll from COVID-19 has passed 100,000, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply sorry” for every life lost and took “full responsibility” for the government’s handling of the pandemic.
10:53 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Liberty Global’s $100 Billion Deal Making Spree Is Paying Off Liberty Global Chief Executive Mike Fries’ aggressive global deal making spree has finally won some fans on Wall Street and among U.S. investors.
12:42 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Fang Block
Lady Mountbatten of Burma’s Family Collection Heads to AuctionApproximately 350 lots, ranging from jewelry to paintings, will be offered at Sotheby’s London in March
10:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Callum Keown
Goldman Sachs is very bullish about a recovery this year. Here's what could go wrong.Goldman Sachs analysts are bullish on the U.S. economy’s rebound in 2021, but said there were three big risks to the recovery.
9:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
12:59 p.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Biden set to reinstate coronavirus travel bans, add South Africa to list: reportsPresident Joe Biden will reinstate coronavirus travel restrictions against foreign citizens traveling from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of Europe on Monday, according to multiple reports, and will add South Africa to the list.
7:09 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Gap’s growth strategy relies on far fewer stores and a higher profile for AthletaGap aims to turn Athleta into a $2 billion brand by 2023, doubling sales
9:51 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers another 4,000 deaths in a single day as experts welcome Fauci’s return to White House podium Biden calls on Americans to ‘mask up’ for the next 100 daysThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 97.9 million on Friday and the U.S. death toll rose above 411,000, as experts welcomed the return to the White House podium of the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, after months of being sidelined by the previous administration.
10:55 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Pandemic Has Hurt Airlines. But Credit Suisse Thinks These 3 Stocks Will Fly. EasyJet, Wizz Air and Ryanair all have room to take off, according to Credit Suisse analysts.
5:57 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
World leaders welcome Biden, eager for improved relationsWorld leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed.
3:45 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Biden Rebuffs Trump Order to Loosen Covid Travel Restrictions Current U.S. travel restrictions are similar to those in place with slight variations throughout Europe.
3:20 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Netflix Reports Earnings Today. Can It Restart the Tech Rally? Yellen will call on lawmakers to “act big” to avoid a more painful recession, Biden to tighten travel restrictions, mutated strain of Covid-19 is “ominous,” and other news to start your day.
9:57 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch
Hammerson collects 41% of rents, pays down debtHammerson PLC said Tuesday that it has collected 41% of the rent due for the first quarter of 2021 and repaid a portion of its debts. The shopping-center operator said it collected 41% of the first-quarter rent in the U.K., 31% in Ireland and 46% in France. Full-year collections for 2020 have improved from 66% as of Oct.
9:34 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch
Experian sees strong year as organic revenue growsExperian PLC said Tuesday that organic revenue grew 7% at constant exchange rates in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 and that it expects to deliver a strong performance for the financial year. For the three months ended Dec. 31, the FTSE 100 credit-reporting agency said total revenue growth at constant exchange rates stood at 10%.
3:10 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Biden aide says air travel restrictions from Brazil, U.K., Europe will remain, despite Trump's orderPresident Donald Trump on Monday announced he will lift coronavirus travel restrictions for foreign citizens entering the U.S. from Brazil and much of Europe -- but the incoming Biden administration says it will leave the ban intact.
11:25 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Members of Trump's reelection campaign were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records showMembers of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters.
10:33 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Norwegian Air Scraps Long-Haul Network in Covid-19 Recovery Plan Scandinavia’s largest airline said it will focus on its Nordics business, operating a European short-haul network and cutting its fleet to around 50 aircraft.
6:19 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Jake Emen
Worldwise: Responsible Travel Expert Samantha Bray’s Favorite ThingsButter chicken, Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” virtual yoga, and more
5:58 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
With Netflix Earnings Coming Up, the Focus Is on Subscriber Growth Can the streaming service exceed its forecast of net new subscriber additions of 6 million for the quarter?
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