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Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a hold on enrolling new patients in clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending the company's shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. Patients already enrolled in the trials, currently in mid stage, will continue receiving the treatment, CytRx said.
Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the United States Food And Drug Administration has placed a partial hold on clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died. CytRx shares were down 10 percent in premarket trading. The patient received the drug, aldoxorubicin, under the company's expanded access program that makes promising drugs and devices...
*FTSEurofirst 300 up as PM Abe calls Japan election, delays tax rise. LONDON, Nov 18- European shares rose and bond yields fell on Tuesday on hopes that a snap election and delayed tax increase in Japan might lead to more economic stimulus measures, which also knocked the yen to its lowest since 2007.. The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar after Abe's...
Japan's economy unexpected fall into recession increases the likelihood of demands for further stimulus.
LONDON, Nov 17- Hedge funds have been badly wrong-footed by the slide in oil prices over the past five months, and by trying to turn their positions around have accelerated the rout. By the middle of June, hedge funds had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options contracts equivalent to almost 413 million barrels of crude oil, according to the U.S....
Dan Nathan explains what was behind the massive bullish bet.
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The S&P 500 has closed at a record high 39 times this year, despite concern over Ebola and conflict in Iraq and Ukraine.
Carter Worth of Sterne Agee says that poor Nasdaq Composite breadth points to downside ahead.
Asian indexes rallied on news that a link between Shanghai and Hong Kong's exchanges will move forward, opening the $2 trillion market fully to foreign investment.
Amid near-historic low interest rates, surging markets and record earnings, investors are finding few cheap stocks just one month after bargains were abundant.
IBM is down significantly since it reported earnings Oct. 20 amid concerns there are not many fast growth opportunities.
The euro dropped and European equities rose on dovish comments from European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, but how unconventional can he get on stimulus?
The GOP's takeover of the Senate is barely moving stocks. Major averages are mostly moving off of oil.