Tuesday, 20 August, 2019


Wall St flat on earnings caution; Merck climbs

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat in early trading Monday as gains in drugmaker Merck were offset by investor concern over valuations. According to Thomson Reuters data, fourth-quarter earnings are expected to grow 7.3 percent over the year-ago period. read more... Read More »

4 hospitalized in W.Va. after chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in Charleston and into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday. read more... Read More »

Ariel Sharon, former Israel PM, is dead

Tel Aviv, Jan 11 (IANS) Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away Saturday after being comatose for eight years. He was the first prime minister of Israel to visit India. Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke in 2006 and slipped into a coma. In 2003, Sharon became the first Israeli prime minister to visit India. read more... Read More »

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