“I think a lot of innovation comes from smaller companies, this will be an even bigger trend in the future,” says Fibrocell CEO Pernock, whose own company is focused on treatments for skin diseases and conditions.
From The Trading Floor: Equities continue to trade in mixed to negative territory this morning on weak retail sales despite stronger than expected Manufacturing and Construction data.
Consumers spent an estimated $57.4B over the Thanksgiving weekend, down 2.7% from last year, the National Retail Federation has estimated. However, the number of shoppers increased to 141M people from 139M.
The Markit economics final November index of U.S. manufacturing increased to 54.7 from 51.8 the previous month.
ISM Manufacturing for November rose to 57.3 from 55.1 the previous month
Construction spending rose by 0.8% for October from a -0.3 during September
China's official manufacturing PMI, which focuses on larger state-owned enterprises, held steady at an 18-month high of 51.4 in November and topped consensus of 51.
Eurozone manufacturing PMI edged up to 51.6 in November from 51.3 in...
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 8 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points. U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose for a third month, as investors awaited the Institute of Supply Management’s report on manufacturing in the world’s biggest economy. Retailers will continue to be in focus, as today marks “Cyber Monday”- when post -Thanksgiving internet sales usually spike. Today’s internet sales will provide investors and economists with an early clue as to the strength of the U.S. holiday shopping season.
On the economic calendar today, the November PMI manufacturing index will be released before the market opens and a 54.3 is expected, unchanged from the month prior. Reports to be released after the market opens include, ISM manufacturing for November (55.0 expected) and construction...
On 25 November 2013, executives and guests of Viohalco rang the opening bell to celebrate the Company’s successful listing in Brussels on Euronext. “Today is a great day for Viohalco. Our European long term strategy and orientation are further strengthened and our historic ties with Belgium sealed. We strongly believe that Viohalco’s listing in Brussels today, will boost its visibility and enhance its access to international capital markets”. said Jacques Moulaert, Vice-president and Executive Director of Viohalco.
Viohalco, Greece's biggest metals processing group with sales of 3.3 billion euros last year, decided to move its headquarters and stock market listing to Belgium. Viohalco merged with a Belgian...
As an inspired 9-year-old Jip Maathuis wanted to do something for charity. He started selling chocolate letters for War Child. 500 letters, was the plan. He sold 10,000 that year. In the meantime he raised approximately 170,000 euro’s for War Child, an organization that helps children affected by war.
Jip sounds the gong together with War Child director Bernard Uyttendaele. Not as the little boy that wants to sell 500 letters, but as the 16-year-old entrepreneur that wants to sell 50,000. Because every sold letter means one more euro for War Child and during his trip to Uganda he has seen and experienced where it’s invested. Children are provided with education and learn to deal with the effects of armed conflict. The chocolate letters can be ordered until Monday afternoon at 12:00.
On Friday, November 29, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the Marine Toys for Tots Program while reminding the public that it's once again time to help bring the joy of Christmas to America's less fortunate children.
To mark the occasion, President and CEO Pete Osman will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
Through the gift of a new toy or book, the Marine Toys for Tots Program brings the joy of Christmas and sends a message of hope to America's less fortunate children at Christmas time. In spite of the economy, we...