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NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, led by technology

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 2:07 p.m. Major indexes are sinking again as traders continue to unload stocks, extending dismal streak for the stock market. Friday’s sell-off erased more than 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its weekly drop to more than 1,000. Technology … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, led by technology

HONG KONG | Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?

HONG KONG — Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for “editing” genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life. The young scientist, … Continue reading HONG KONG | Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?

BERLIN | Germany’s CEBIT computer show scrapped after 32 years

BERLIN — Organizers say they are scrapping the annual CEBIT computer show in Germany, an event that has drawn tech enthusiasts to Hannover for more than three decades. Deutsche Messe AG said Wednesday that technology has become so ubiquitous that its presentation at other trade fairs has reduced demand for the 32-year-old CEBIT. The event … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany’s CEBIT computer show scrapped after 32 years

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mostly higher following Wall Street recovery

SINGAPORE— Share prices were mostly higher in Asia in narrow trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Wall Street’s recovery from steep losses helped boost sentiment despite discouraging data from the United States. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.7 percent to 21,646.55 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.4 percent to 26,070.33. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mostly higher following Wall Street recovery

TOKYO | Global shares advance, cheered by Wall Street buying spree

TOKYO — World shares saw moderate gains on Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street sustained investor optimism into the new week, despite continuing worries over trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,047.56 in early trading, while Germany‘s DAX was at 11,383.30, up 0.4 percent. Britain’s FTSE100 added 0.4 … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares advance, cheered by Wall Street buying spree

WASHINGTON | Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

WASHINGTON— The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

A prominent athenahelath investor and a private equity firm will spend about $5.7 billion on the medical billing software maker and take it private. Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital said Monday they’ll pair athenahealth with a company Veritas bought earlier this year, Virence Health. Athenahealth stock owners will receive $135 in cash per share, … Continue reading Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer