“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.
Coalitie Erbij foundation asks everybody to continue investing in people that feel lonely in the cold months after the busy month of December.
Paying a visit or sending a card helps against the loneliness. Via eenzaam.nl people can send a digital card. Coalitie Erbij formed by Zonnebloem, Salvation Army, Humanitas, Mezzo, MOgroep, National Ouderenfonds, Resto VanHarte and Sensoor makes a fist against the growing loneliness in our country. Director Arie Ouwerkerk sounds the gong.
Stocks closed lower today led by retailers after a report showed consumer spending slowed on holiday goods. President Obama cut his Hawaiian vacation short to work on budget negotiations, while investors remained doubtful a deal could be reached in time to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. The Dow closed down 24.49 points to 13,114.59.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in October, reinforcing the view the domestic real estate market is improving and should bolster the economy in 2013. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 0.7% in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, stronger than the 0.5% rise forecasted by economists.
A report that tracks consumer spending on popular holiday goods, The MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, said that sales in the two months before Christmas increased 0.7%, compared to last year, while analysts were looking for holiday sales to grow 3 to 4%. ...
Two Tomorrow Fund “kids” (patients) will be among our guests. RJ Parrillo is a 10 year survivor (now age 16) and was chosen to ring the bell. Nicholas Campanella (age 16) is just completing chemo after a second relapse and also plans to be on the podium. If possible, perhaps they can share the podium to ring the closing bell.
About The Tomorrow Fund:
The Tomorrow Fund was founded in 1985 to ease the traumatic financial and emotional effects of childhood cancer. Our founders - a group that included doctors, child life specialists, and parents of children with cancer - recognized that, in addition to the very best medical care, children with cancer and their families need financial and emotional assistance to cope with the overwhelming challenges of this insidious disease.
Breakfast Bites: Equities are trading higher this morning after a better than expected increase in the home price index and on “fiscal cliff” optimism after news broke that President Obama was cutting short his vacation to resume debt crisis negotiations in Washington
US CaseShiller 20 city home price index rose by +4.3% during October improving from the +3.0% increase during September and reinforcing the view the domestic real estate market is improving and should bolster the economy in 2013
December Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity +5 vs. +9 in November
Preliminary data indicated that holiday shopping for the eight weeks through Christmas Eve increased just 0.7% from the year before, according to MasterCard's SpendingPulse unit, which was the slowest pace of growth since 2008. Online sales also showed muted gains, rising 8.4% from 2011
President Obama will leave Hawaii for the White House...