9:55 a.m. Aug. 19, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Illumina's stock suffering biggest selloff in a year after warning of fines for closing GRAIL merger too soonShares of Illumina Inc. tumbled 9.8% in afternoon trading Thursday, enough to pace the S&P 500's decliners, after the life sciences tools disclosed that it is likely to be fined for completing its acquisition of GRAIL Inc. while the European Commission was still reviewing the merger. The stock was headed for the biggest one-day drop since the 10.9% plunge on Aug. 7, 2020 after . Illumina said late Wednesday that it completed the GRAIL merger, which was . In an late Wednesday, the company said its decision to proceed with the completion of the acquisition "during the pendency of the European Commission's review," the EC was likely to seek to impose a fine of up to 10% of Illumina's consolidated annual turnover. The company said the EC, as well as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory authorities, may seek other fines, but it plans to "vigorously defend" against any fines. Illumina's stock has still gained 19.1% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has tacked on 7.0%.
4:53 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020
- By Jonathan Burton
Jim Steyer: Only a breakup of Facebook and controls on social media can reduce disinformation and lies on the internet Neither Big Tech’s response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense MediaNeither Big Tech’s internal response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense Media.