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Leaked draft legislation in Ghana, described as the “most homophobic document the world has ever seen”, could bring in harsh prison sentences for queer folk and LGBT+ allies.
In February, biotech company Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ) made some noise when it announced it would acquire GW Pharmaceuticals, a drugmaker specializing in developing cannabidiol (CBD)-derived medicines. The cash-and-stock transaction, which closed in May, was valued at $7.2 billion and represented an almost 50% premium to GW Pharma's market value. While there are good reasons why Jazz Pharma decided to make this move, acquisitions don't always work as planned.
In many industries, quarterly earnings reports are key because they let investors know about a company's performance over the preceding three-month period. Thus, major moves in biotech stocks often have little to do with the financial details of their earnings.
Former world number four Kiki Bertens bid farewell to her career as a singles tennis player on Saturday after a tough three-set defeat to Marketa Vondrousova in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics. Bertens, who will end her career as the 21st-ranked player, told Reuters she had no regrets about bringing the curtains down, having made the decision in part due to a lingering Achilles injury for which she underwent surgery last year. In her best showing at a Grand Slam, Bertens reached the semifinals of the 2016 French Open before losing to Serena Williams.
The U.S. equity market has recently come under significant pressure, as a surge in COVID-19 cases seems to have shaken the hopes of a rapid global economic recovery. Here are three supercharged stocks that have the potential to give solid returns to retail investors in the second half of 2021. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is a major player in the global digital payments market, which is estimated to grow from a $5.44 trillion value in 2020 to be worth $11.29 trillion in 2026.
Chances are good you're counting on Social Security to be a source of support in your senior years. Unfortunately, if you're like many people, there are a few facts about this popular retirement benefits program you may be overlooking when you anticipate the role your benefits will play in your financial security. To make certain you're realistic in your expectations, three Motley Fool retirement contributors explain three key Social Security facts you can't afford to forget.
Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC) has been an amazing stock for long-term investors. In its S-1, Teladoc billed itself as "the nation's first and largest telehealth platform." Simply put, Teladoc is a website where people can visit with a doctor online.
The Tokyo Olympics will go down in history as a Games almost devoid of spectators, but cycling fans on Saturday got the rare chance to see the athletes in person on the first day of full-fledged competition. With the Japanese capital in its fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as infections surge, the organisers this month banned spectators https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-set-declare-state-emergency-tokyo-area-through-aug-22-minister-2021-07-08 from all but a handful of stadiums and asked the public https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tokyo-organisers-ask-public-stay-away-road-cycling-triathlon-events-2021-07-09 to stay away https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/japan-arranging-opening-ceremony-without-spectators-except-vips-paper-2021-07-06 from cycling, marathon and other outdoor events.
The future is renewables, but fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy. Should dividend investors focus on the future, or the present?
The world number one began his bid for a first gold medal with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Hugo Dellien.
The late actor stars in 'Off the Rails'.
Allegations that governments used phone malware supplied by an Israeli firm to spy on journalists, activists and heads of state have "exposed a global human rights crisis," Amnesty International said, asking for a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance technology.
Tonga struggled to assemble a team but still beat the Cook Islands 54-10 on Saturday in a qualifying match for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. With its Europe-based players unavailable, Tonga used 17 new caps in tests against New Zealand and Samoa this month, then named six more in its lineup to play the Cook Islands in Saturday’s Oceania qualifier at Pukekohe, south of Auckland. Tonga will go on to play whoever becomes Asian champion — Hong Kong, Malaysia or South Korea — in an Asia-Pacific qualifying match for a place beside South Africa, Ireland and Scotland at Pool B in France.
At the moment, none seems to be stirring more of a buzz than inflation. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 12-month inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was 5.4% in June 2021.
Carapaz is only 28 and he will win many more cycling races, but it is hard to imagine how this extraordinary day around Mount Fuji could be anything but the pinnacle
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Boris Johnson to end self-isolation rules for people who are fully vaccinated as the “pingdemic” continues to cripple the UK. Mr Johnson has planned a wider relaxation of the quarantine rules to end isolation for the double-jabbed and under-18s from August 16 if they prove to be negative for coronavirus. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Labour mayor teamed up with industry bodies including UKHospitality and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the capital’s branch of the Federation of Small Businesses to demand change.
Here are three value stocks to buy for the second half of 2021. With such a low valuation relative to its peers, you might think that AbbVie would be struggling. The company's revenue grew 51% year over year in the first quarter of 2021.
Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178-million (£129m) launch services contract for NASA's first mission focusing on Jupiter's icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space agency said on Friday. The Europa Clipper mission is due for blastoff in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket owned by Musk's company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said in a statement posted online. The contract
Spurs have also been linked with Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil.