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Fri, Dec 13th, 2019
Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city government

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ransomware was detected after a suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday, officials said.

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant...

Weatherford Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring

HOUSTON , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International plc today announced that it has completed its financial restructuring and emerged from chapter 11 protection.

WFT : 0.37 (unch)
Large hospital system says it was hit by ransomware attack

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it.

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S....

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade deal

Wall Street closed out a listless day Friday with tiny gains and more record highs for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.

M : 15.18 (-3.37%)
Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether...

PTC Therapeutics Reports Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that on December 9, 2019 it approved non-statutory stock options to purchase an aggregate...

PTCT : 48.25 (+1.11%)
Reports: FTC may try to block Facebook from integrating apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's stock dropped almost 3% in regular trading after news reports suggested that the FTC may take antitrust action to prevent Facebook from integrating its disparate messaging...

McDermott Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice from NYSE

HOUSTON , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) ("McDermott" or the "Company") announced that it was formally notified today by the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE")...

MDR : 0.83 (+6.41%)
CARBO Announces Delisting from NYSE, Applies to Have Shares Trade on OTCQB Market

HOUSTON , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) ("CARBO" or "the Company") today announced that it expects its common shares will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange...

CRR : 0.43 (+2.38%)
Takeda Partners with MiTest Health to Launch Innovative Disease Risk Prediction Tool to Redefine Crohn's Disease Management

LEXINGTON, Mass. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. (TSE: 4502) (NYSE:TAK) ("Takeda") and MiTest Health LLC ("MiTest"), a pioneering health technology company, today...

TAK : 20.23 (-0.44%)
Hexagon's CEO Sells Shares - Remains Committed CEO and Long-term Shareholder

NACKA STRAND, Sweden , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexagon's President and CEO, Ola Rollén , on 12 December 2019 sold 300,000 shares in Hexagon AB. Ola Rollén remains a committed CEO...

HXGBY : 60.8900 (+4.93%)
Alerian Index Series December 2019 Index Review

DALLAS , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced the results of the December quarterly review for the Alerian Index Series. All changes will be implemented as of the close of business on...

RTLR : 16.75 (+0.72%)
ENLC : 5.22 (-8.26%)
SMLP : 3.38 (-6.37%)
ALYI - Alternet Systems Schedules Update to Review Outcome of London Meeting to Advance Electric Vehicle Initiative

DALLAS , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) today announced an update scheduled for next week on December 19 th , 2019 to review the outcome of the upcoming...

ALYI : 0.0061 (+24.49%)
Elmer's® Partners with Popular Digital Celebrities Collins and Devan Key on its Global Slime-Focused Digital Campaign

ATLANTA , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Elmer's® partnered with digital content creators to complete epic slime challenges in the "Elmer's What If?!" campaign. As a culmination of this successful...

NWL : 19.21 (-1.18%)
Abbott Raises Quarterly Dividend 12.5%, Increasing Payouts for 48 Straight Years

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today increased the company's quarterly common dividend to 36 cents per share – a 12.5% increase....

ABT : 86.35 (+0.44%)
HyperBlock Reports 2018 Year-End Financial Results

Company to Request Lifting of CTO

Mastech Digital Announces Research Coverage Initiated by Sidoti & Company, LLC

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mastech Digital, Inc. (NYSE American: MHH), a leading provider of Digital Transformation IT Services, announced today that Sidoti & Company,...

MHH : 9.26 (-2.53%)
Norway's Telenor drops Huawei for Ericsson in 5G contract

LONDON (AP) — Norway's biggest wireless carrier, Telenor, on Friday chose Sweden's Ericsson to supply part of its new 5G network, ending its cooperation with Chinese tech giant Huawei after a decade....

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