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An abundance of events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2020 on Feb. 29. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons and zebra stripes, paint their faces,…
Signant Health and Propeller Health are connecting their systems to help improve asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients’ adherence to inhaled medication and symptom control. Signant said it will connect its TrialMax electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA) platform to Propeller’s digital health platform for asthma and chronic COPD. eCOAs collect data electronically in…
In May 2019, sales of medical cannabis in Arkansas commenced. Since this time, the state has earned $40 million in cannabis sales revenue. Of that amount, $10 million was pulled in during the first six weeks of 2020; based on data published by the state on Friday, February 7. According to state figures, the amount…
A new partly-submitted study – “Do Firms Get High? The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Firm Performance, Corporate Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Activity” – suggests that state-level cannabis legalization has had desirable creative and financial repercussions on for-profit corporations. This conclusion was drawn up by a group of researchers at the University of Iowa. The team…
A surge of “green” jobs could soon be emerging throughout Eastern Cape, South Africa. The news comes following the approval of a cannabis college by the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Approval means that construction of the educational institution can now commence. South Africa’s cannabis college is expected to be located in the…
Ontario might have already legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, but not everyone has access to legal bud just yet. The second-largest province in Canada, which is home to 2.8 million people, comprises numerous communities that have opted out of retail cannabis sales. In fact, approximately a fifth of Ontario’s population is not currently able to…
Gaining a degree in cannabis is actually a real thing nowadays, with the latest college to offer a “green” course sprouting out of Colorado. Students at Colorado State University’s Pueblo campus will have the opportunity to gain a Bachelors in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry; starting this fall. A statement confirming that CSU’s cannabis course had…
— Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) reported a fourth-quarter 2019 loss of $0.17 per share versus a profit of $0.02 per share expected. — Time charter revenues fell by 18% to $51.5 million versus $50.52 million expected. This was due to the sale of two vessels in December 2018 and six vessels in 2019 as…
The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) created significant shareholder value over the years, leveraging the rapidly expanding market for online advertising. The company, a market leader in the innovative concept of programmatic advertising, has played a key role in transforming the way the ad world functions. The stock closed the last session sharply lower, as…
— Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported Q1 2020 earnings of $1.63 per share, vs. $1.26 expected. — Worldwide net sales and revenue fell 4% to $7.63 billion, vs. $6.42 billion expected. — Net sales of Equipment Operations dropped 6% to $6.53 billion. — Net sales of Agriculture & Turf fell 4% to $4.48 billion.…