Amgen Inc on Thursday reported a better-than-expected second quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast, as growth of newer drugs like cholesterol fighter Repatha and osteoporosis drug Prolia offset weakness in older products.
Asian shares were higher on Friday following gains on Wall Street overnight, as concerns over an escalating U.S. trade war with China took a breather.
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, breaking a four-session streak of gains after Washington’s threat to impose tariffs on an additional $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods fanned trade war fears, while a sharp drop in oil prices hit energy shares.
U.S. stock indexes opened higher on Monday, on track for third day of gains in a row, after last week’s strong U.S. jobs data helped investors brush aside trade concerns.
(Reuters) – Wall Street ended higher on Monday after a choppy session, with gains in Apple and other technology stocks offsetting worries about an escalating trade war between Washington and its trading partners.
(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday as a drop in oil prices dragged energy stocks lower, while the risk of an escalating tariff war between Washington and its trading partners continued to weigh on the broader market sentiment.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major stock indexes edged higher on Friday, as a surge in Nike Inc shares helped the quarter close out on an upswing while concerns over U.S. international trade relations ebbed.
(Reuters) – A surge in Nike’s shares and a rally in bank stocks on Friday set the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 on track for their best day in a little over three weeks.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An escalating trade dispute between the United States and other leading economies battered U.S. stocks on Monday, driving benchmark indexes lower by around 2 percent to their steepest losses in more than two months.
(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes dropped on Monday as a move to check Chinese investments in U.S. technology firms further raised tensions between the United States and its trading partners.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An overhauled telecommunications sector featuring most of the so-called FANG stocks could debut as Wall Street’s hottest bet when it kicks off in September, boosted by a rising wave of media and television acquisitions.
(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average turned negative for the year as a sharp escalation in U.S.-China trade dispute rattled the markets.
(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday on better-than-expected May retail sales data, while investors assessed the European Central Bank’s move to end its stimulus program and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s guidance on monetary policy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – All three major U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher on Monday as investors eyed the looming United States-North Korea summit on Tuesday in Singapore while shrugging off the weekend’s factious meeting of the Group of Seven nations.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street indexes rallied on Wednesday with help from financial stocks as investors eyed strong economic data and trade war fears took a back seat while the Nasdaq registered its third straight record closing high.
What an appropriate — and incredible — thing for the star of Sherlock to do!
News reports are coming out this morning about Benedict Cumberbatch allegedly fighting off FOUR muggers who were trying to rough up and steal money from a food delivery cyclist on a London street.
Cumberbatch is being called a hero for jumping out of his Uber upon seeing the attempted mugging, and fighting off the muggers before the cyclist was injured.
According to news outlets, the attempted mugging apparently took place just a couple blocks away from London’s Baker Street — the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes — when Cumberbatch was out for the night with his wife, Sophie Hunter.
The pair was in an Uber when they saw the four men begin to beat up and accost a Deliveroo cyclist who was out in the neighborhood delivering meals to customers.
According to Cumberbatch’s Uber driver, Manuel Dias, things escalated quickly (below):
“I was taking Benedict and his wife to a club — but I didn’t know it was him at first. I went to turn down into Marylebone High Street and we saw four guys were pushing around a Deliveroo cyclist. My passenger jumped out, ran over and pulled the men away. They turned towards him and things looked like getting worse, so I joined in. He stood there instructing them in the street, shouting, ‘Leave him alone’. It was only then I recognised Benedict. Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street. I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest. They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then I think they also recognised it was Benedict and ran away … He asked the rider how he was and when he said, ‘I’m OK’ Benedict just hugged him.”
Dias continued, too, obviously noting the shock of seeing such a major celebrity step into such a potentially dire situation like that one (below):
“Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured. The cyclist was lucky, Benedict’s a superhero.”
It isn’t clear when this happened; news outlets reporting the incident failed to provide dates, though London police are saying there was an incident on that exact street one night back in November, so that may have been this particular event.
Regardless… what an incredible story!!!
Good for you, Benedict!![Image via WENN.]