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‘Trump Bump’ Lifts Stocks, Giving President a Win for First 100 Days

In his first 100 days as president, Donald J. Trump may have found much of his agenda stymied, like a health care overhaul and a hotly contested immigration order.But he can at least point to the biggest stock market rise of any president since the 1980s.In Mr. Trump’s first 100 days, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has risen about 5 percent,...

Movers: Trump Bump, Time Inc. and Exxon

We’re following major developments in the markets throughout the day. Check below for the latest updates.Trump BumpIn his first 100 days as president, Donald J. Trump may have found much of his agenda stymied, from a health care overhaul to a hotly contested immigration order.But he can at least point to the biggest stock market rise of any president...

Your Money: As College Deadlines Near, Families Wonder What They Can Pay

Your MoneyBy RON LIEBERThis month, the New York State Legislature made the state the first in the nation to make tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities free for many full-time undergraduates from families with income under $100,000 per year. The cutoff will rise soon to $125,000.For all the program's limitations — including the...

Trump Buoys Stocks, Giving President a Win for First 100 Days

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is up about 5 percent since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the best start to for a president since the elder George Bush.Read More

Honda Ends Fiscal Year Strongly But Issues Cautious Guidance

Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC) reported earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 on Friday, April 28.Read More

Legal

Key Insurance Coverage Trends and Decisions in the United States

Key Insurance Coverage Trends and Decisions in the United StatesBy Scott M Seaman, Hinshaw & CulbertsonScott Seaman explores the most significant trends and developments that the US insurance market has experienced over the past year, including landmark decisions and the growing prevalence of cyber claims and data privacy matters. At least anecdotally,...

Two Who’s Who Legal-Listed Partners Join Gibson Dunn in Houston

Two Who’s Who Legal-Listed Partners Join Gibson Dunn in HoustonFriday, 28 April 2017Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher recently announced the arrival of six partners to their newly opened Houston office from Baker Botts.The new partners include Who’s Who Legal-recognised Doug Rayburn and Hillary Holmes, who was commended in Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016...

AIA Estoppel in US District Court

AIA Estoppel in US District CourtBy Kenneth R Adamo and Eugene Goryunov, Kirkland & Ellis LLPThe America Invents Act (AIA) created three post-grant patent challenges: IPR, CBMR and PGR. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent Office conducts these challenges and the conclusion of each challenge is accompanied by estoppel, at...

The Importance of Proper Claim Construction to the Patentable Subject Matter Determination in the United States

The Importance of Proper Claim Construction to the Patentable Subject Matter Determination in the United StatesBy Patricia A Martone, Law Office of Patricia  A Martone PC"No matter what the technology, the best practice for patent owners faced with a section 101 challenge is to emphasise the use of classic claim construction procedures in resolving...

Brexit: An Overview

Brexit: An OverviewBy Laura Devine, Laura Devine SolicitorsLaura Devine navigates the current uncertainties surrounding Brexit and discusses its implications on the UK immigration market. On 23 June 2016 the British electorate voted 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent to leave the European Union. The next day, as was widely reported, “What does it mean...

Deals

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Mourant Ozannes advises East African mining company on LSE main market listing

Mourant Ozannes' Guernsey corporate team has advised on the successful admission to trading by way of placing of Rainbow Rare Earths Limited (Rainbow Rare Earths), an East African mining company, on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.Rainbow Rare Earths, incorporated and registered in Guernsey and administered by Artemis Trustees Limited,...

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Microsoft Co-founder Pledges $30M Towards Housing For Seattle’s Homeless

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has just changed the lives of hundreds of people by pledging $30 million to permanent housing for the homeless of Seattle. The funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation – in addition to $5 million contributed by the city – will go towards the construction of The post Microsoft Co-founder Pledges $30M Towards...

Teen Who Lost Arms Becomes Unlikely Basketball Hero

This 13-year-old boy doesn’t let his condition keep him from doing what he leaves – even if it means playing basketball with no arms. Jamarion Styles lost most of his arms from a disease he had as a baby. Despite always wanting to shoot hoops with the other kids at The post Teen Who Lost Arms Becomes Unlikely Basketball Hero appeared first...

Whole Foods Is Mothering A Goose in its Parking Lot

A Whole Foods in Littleton, Colorado is giving people another good reason to waddle down their aisles. After noticing a pair of geese hovering around the same isle of grass out in their parking lot for a few days, store employees kept watch and, sure enough, three eggs were laid. They The post Whole Foods Is Mothering A Goose in its Parking Lot appeared...

50-Year-old Drug Saves Thousands of Moms After Childbirth

An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to this new major study. The drug, called tranexamic acid (TXA), works by stopping blood clots from breaking down. The global trial of 20,000 women found The post 50-Year-old Drug Saves Thousands of Moms...

Watch Stag Climb to Elderly Woman’s Window Twice a Day For a Snack

This 80-year-old woman may not be Snow White – but she’s enchanted quite a wild friend to keep her company in the woods. Every day of the winter season, Mette Kvam leans out her window with homemade cookies and biscuits in order to feed her friend Flippen: a massive wild The post Watch Stag Climb to Elderly Woman’s Window Twice a Day...