Dollar Towers Above Rivals, Posing Fresh Threats to Financial Markets

A  prolonged dollar rally is pressuring U.S. corporate earnings, hitting commodity prices and threatening to deepen a selloff in emerging markets. The U.S. currency has continued to grind higher this year despite an escalating trade fight with China and broadsides from President Trump, who has complained that the dollar’s strength is curbing growth. Last month,…

Foundation Medicine Names Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer

Foundation Medicine, . today announced the appointment of Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer, effective August , . Dr. Hegde will oversee clinical product development, cancer genomics, and early stage research, as well as regulatory and quality assurance, to accelerate advancement of the Company’s leading comprehensive genomic profiling portfolio. She will assume scientific leadership…

Slow Medicine: Advocating for New PrEP Recommendations

New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF recommend offering pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection in persons at high risk of HIV acquisition. The new recommendations received a category A endorsement — indicating that there is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial. Despite advances both in the…

Object & Thing launches in New York as alternative to traditional art and design fairs

A former Frieze artistic director has established a new art and design fair in New York that offers exhibitors fewer restrictions and lower prices. Object & Thing took place at Scott in Brooklyn s East Williamsburg neighbourhood last weekend, coinciding with major events TEFAF and Frieze. Established by Abby Bangser, who was previously artistic director of Frieze…

The same casino games — a different reality

After playing casino games in a real casino, you get used to the game tables, croupiers and strangers around you. A playful atmosphere, lets you enjoy your time. Land based casinos are like portals to escape from gloomy surroundings and fight boredom. Having in mind the fun that land based casinos create, no wonder why…

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman reacts 2019 All-Star Game selection

LONDON — Yankees manager Aaron Boone had good news for closer Aroldis Chapman on Sunday morning, well before they sealed a sweep of the Red Sox in MLB’s inaugural London Series. Chapman had been named to his sixth All-Star Game. “Very happy,” Chapman said via team translator Marlon Abreu. “Very excited about it. I think we’ve…

Multidomain architecture is part of Cisco’s formula for the programmable network

Chief information officers and air traffic controllers have a lot in common. At any given time, controllers at the world’s busiest airports must account for planes in the sky trying to land, planes seeking to take off, the positioning of aircraft on the runways, and external factors, such as wind or bad weather. Today’s CIO…

U.S. Recession Fears Spike As Market Sentiment Shifts In ‘Dramatic Fashion’

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the Monetary Policy Strategy, Tools, and Communication Practices Conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The conference includes overviews by academic experts of themes that are central to the Federal Open Market Committee FOMC 2019 review. Photographer: Taylor Glascock 2019 Finance LP…

Vaden Health Center pharmacy to become Walgreens at Vaden

Stanford students and their dependents with a sprained ankle or a case of the sniffles will soon have a new option from which to pick up medical supplies or prescriptions: Walgreens at Vaden. The nation’s second-largest drugstore pharmacy chain will operate Vaden’s pharmacy beginning June 24, Vaden’s executive director and Student Affairs Associate Vice Provost…

Priority Review Vouchers Have Helped To Improve Access To Drugs Targeting Neglected Diseases

FILE – This April 28, 2010, file photo shows the GlaxoSmithKline offices in London. On July 20, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth, File ASSOCIATED PRESS The Food and Drug Administration’s FDA Priority Review Vouchers PRVs for neglected tropical diseases NTDs…