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New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 21, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of CytoDyn Inc. ("CytoDyn" or the "Company") (OTCQB: CYDY). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.The investigation concerns whether CytoDyn and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. [Click here for information about joining ...
(Bloomberg) -- Asia stocks bounced after U.S. equities snapped a two-day drop on a rally in companies that stand to benefit the most from an economic revival. The dollar and Treasuries stabilized.Japan outperformed, while Australia and South Korea had more modest gains. U.S. futures edged lower. Earlier, most major groups in the S&P 500 rose, with raw-material, energy and financial shares leading the charge. The Russell 2000 Index, a gauge of small caps, climbed more than 2%, outperforming major benchmarks.Oil added to losses with an increase in U.S. crude inventories compounding concerns around a choppy global demand recovery.Traders are sifting through corporate results for signs on whether an anticipated jump in profits would bring with it forecasts for stronger growth. Equities had drifted lower on concern over a flare-up in coronavirus cases around the world that could jeopardize an economic rebound, particularly with stocks trading near their all-time highs.“There is strong potential for additional upside in stocks particularly as we move through the earnings season and we start to have more forecasts for what the year ahead is going to look like,” Erin Browne, Pacific Investment Management Co. multi-asset strategies portfolio manager, said on Bloomberg TV. “While certainly investors have priced in a lot in terms of normalization in certain segments of the market, I still think that there is room to run.” Meanwhile, the European Central Banks meets Thursday and its expected to keep its policy unchanged, confirming that asset purchases under its pandemic program will run at a faster pace until June. The meeting will be of particular interest after the Bank of Canada became the first major central bank to signal it will pare back asset purchases and move up its expected timeline for potential rate hikes.Here are some key events to watch this week:European Central Bank rate decision and President Christine Lagarde briefing on Thursday.U.S. releases new home sales data Friday.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures fell 0.2% as of 9:38 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 climbed 0.9%.Topix index rose 1.1%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.3%.Kospi index rose 0.3%.CurrenciesThe yen was little changed at 108.06 per dollar.The offshore yuan traded at 6.4899 per dollar.The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The euro was little changed at $1.2036.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was steady at 1.55%.Australia’s 10-year bond yield fell one basis point to 1.72%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.4% to $61.12 a barrel.Gold was at $1,792.81 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Philadelphia starters Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and Seth Curry all sat out Wednesday night's game against the visiting Phoenix Suns. Simmons is missing his second straight game due to a non-COVID illness and Harris is sitting out his third straight due to right knee soreness. Curry is out with a left hip flexor injury.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray underwent surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team announced Wednesday. Murray, 24, sustained the injury April 12 in a game against the Golden State Warriors. "He just came back," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after the game in which Murray went down.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 21, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Repro-Med Systems, Inc. (d/b/a KORU Medical Systems) ("KORU" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KRMD). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.The investigation concerns whether KORU and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. [Click ...
Leading stocks led Wednesday's rally, while Bitcoin plays such as Tesla and Square found 50-day support. Chipotle, Lam Research earnings beat late.
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(Bloomberg) -- Music-streaming service Spotify Technology SA and Match Group Inc., which operates online dating apps, accused Apple Inc. of squeezing software developers that depend on its App Store to reach customers by extracting monopoly profits and squashing competition.Executives from the two companies, along with Tile Inc., which makes a tracking device for consumers, urged lawmakers at a Senate hearing Wednesday to tackle the dominance of Apple and Google over the digital marketplaces where users download apps.Although Apple and Google hold a duopoly in the Western world’s app store ecosystem, much of the ire was directed at Apple, which charges big developers 30% of revenue, a cut that witnesses at the hearing said amounts to a “tax.”“Apple abuses its dominant position as a gatekeeper of the App Store to insulate itself from competition and disadvantage rival services like Spotify,” Horacio Gutierrez, Spotify’s chief legal officer, told lawmakers. The streaming service competes with Apple Music. Apple’s restrictions on developers, he added, “are nothing more than an abusive power grab and a confiscation of the value created by others.”App developers have complained for years that Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google force them to give up too big a portion of revenue collected from app sales. They also complain that rules governing app stores are overly strict and inconsistent. Gutierrez, for example, complained about what he called Apple’s “gag order,” a rule that prevents Spotify from telling app users they can sign up for Spotify at lower prices elsewhere. Executives also accused Apple of copying products from other developers and retaliating against partners that speak out against its practices.The hearing, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, is part of Congress’s expanding scrutiny of the power of technology companies. Democrats, and some Republicans, are pushing for changes to antitrust laws that would make it easier for competition watchdogs to bring cases against companies that they say are buying up -- and crowding out -- rivals.Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who chairs the antitrust committee, said Apple and Google are gatekeepers that have the power to decide how or whether apps can reach iPhone and Android users, even as they compete against apps with their own services.“Capitalism is about competition,” she said. “It’s about new products coming on. It’s about new competitors emerging. This situation, to me, doesn’t seem like that’s happening when you have two companies really each dominating in different areas.”Kyle Andeer, Apple’s chief compliance officer, and Wilson White, a senior director of public policy and government relations at Google, defended their companies’ practices.Andeer told senators that the App Store revolutionized software distribution by making it possible for developers to reach users in a new way. He said the commissions are lower than what was charged for software distribution when Apple introduced the App Store more than a decade ago, and that its tight controls over which apps are allowed are aimed at meeting privacy, safety and performance standards.Until now, congressional scrutiny has focused more on Google than Apple, and Google is already facing antitrust complaints on several fronts. A Justice Department lawsuit filed last year accuses Google of illegally maintaining a monopoly in web search. Texas and other states have sued over the Mountain View, California-based company’s digital advertising practices.But antitrust complaints against Cupertino, California-based Apple are piling up. They focus largely on the company’s App Store practices, which are now under investigation by the Justice Department, Bloomberg News has reported.Apple drew much of the criticism from lawmakers during Wednesday’s hearing. Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri accused the iPhone maker of cutting special deals with large companies like Amazon.com Inc. to keep them out of the market “while putting the squeeze and the lid on small competitors, all in service of keeping this gravy train of monopoly rents flowing.”Kirsten Daru, Tile’s general counsel, said Apple has exploited its power to harm Tile and give Apple’s competing product -- AirTags -- a leg up. Apple has refused to give Tile access to a chip in iPhones that would improve Tile users’ experience, even though AirTags have that access, she said.“If Apple turned on us, it can turn on everyone,” Daru added. “If Apple chooses to compete against developers on its platform, it should just do so fairly, and according to the same rules. Regulating a giant like Apple won’t be easy, but it’s just going to get harder as it gets bigger and more powerful.”Jared Sine, Match’s chief legal officer, told senators that a few years ago, the company wanted to make changes to its app in Taiwan aimed at boosting safety for users by instituting ID verification rules. Apple rejected the app, and when Sine contacted an executive at Apple about the decision, the person “disagreed with our assessment of how to run our business and keep our users safe.”“He added that we just should be glad that Apple is not taking all of Match’s revenue, telling me: ‘You owe us every dime you’ve made,’” Sine said.When Klobuchar asked if Match faced retaliation for testifying at the hearing, he said a Google employee reached out to the company last night to ask why Match’s testimony differed from previous statements it had made.“They could hurt us in little ways, they could hurt us in big ways,” Sine said about the app store. “We’re all afraid, is the reality, Senator.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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VersaBank ("VersaBank" or the "Bank") today announced the pricing of US$75 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% fixed to floating rate subordinated notes due 2031 (the "Notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to non-U.S. persons outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). In Canada, the Notes are to be offered and sold on a private placement basis in certain provinces of Canada in reliance upon one or more exemptions from prospectus requirements. The sale of the Notes to the initial purchasers is expected to settle on April 30, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and receipt of a confirmation of capital quality from the Capital Division of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada). The Notes will be fixed to floating rate subordinated notes (non-viability contingent capital) of the Bank.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuroPace, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPCE), a commercial-stage medical device company focused on developing products to treat and transform the lives of patients suffering from epilepsy, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. All shares of common stock are being offered by NeuroPace for total gross proceeds of $102 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. In addition, NeuroPace has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. NeuroPace’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on April 22, 2021, under the ticker symbol “NPCE”. The offering is expected to close on April 26, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. Wells Fargo Securities and SVB Leerink are also acting as book-running managers for the offering. Registration statements relating to the shares being sold in this offering have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and declared effective. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the final prospectus may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, via telephone: +1 (866) 803-9204, or by email at email@example.com; or from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, via telephone at +1 (866) 718-1649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. About NeuroPace, Inc. Based in Mountain View, Calif., NeuroPace is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on transforming the lives of people suffering from epilepsy by reducing or eliminating the occurrence of debilitating seizures. Its novel and differentiated RNS System is the first and only commercially available, brain-responsive platform that delivers personalized, real-time treatment at the seizure source. This platform can drive a better standard of care for patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy and has the potential to offer a more personalized solution and improved outcomes to the large population of patients suffering from other brain disorders. Investor Contact:Gilmartin GroupMatt Bacso, CFAinvestors@neuropace.com
The First Bancshares, Inc. ("FBMS" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, (www.thefirstbank.com) reported today net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.
Republican and Democrat senators criticise Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Las Vegas Knights goalkeeper Robin Lehner said the NHL told a "blatant lie" about changing its COVID-19 protocols. The league pushed back.
As Congress forges ahead with police reform legislation, Democratic operatives are warning lawmakers to steer clear of any defund-the-police rhetoric since it could hurt them in the midterms.Why it matters: President Biden and his fellow Democrats say Congress needs to pass the George Floyd Policing Act, which would ban chokeholds, prohibit no-knock warrants and generally make it easier to hold officers accountable for misconduct.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeFollowing Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is planning to reintroduce his police reform bill or a similar proposal in the coming weeks.But behind the scenes, it isn't clear any agreement on comprehensive legislation is imminent, Axios’ Alayna Treene writes.The big picture: While polls suggest the George Floyd legislation, which passed the House, is broadly popular, the nuts and bolts of changing how police departments operate will take place at the local level.Calls by activists to "defund" police departments can — and have — hurt Democrats in tight races, said Celinda Lake, a pollster who does work for the Democratic National Committee.“Voters want change,” she told Axios. “We need to clearly define the change we are for.”“You have voters that do not want to 'defund the police,' but they do want change in policing,” she said.“When individual politicians are accused of wanting to defund the police, unless they get out really aggressively in defining what they're for, then it does tend to have an impact.”Flashback: After Democrats lost House seats in November, some centrist lawmakers like Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) blamed anti-police rhetoric.“We [need to] look at the things that [the Republicans] say about us,” Spanberger said during a heated call with House Democrats, according to audio obtained by the Washington Post. “Because it works.”Not all centrists are worried about it."When it comes to issues of social justice, it’s way beyond politics," Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) told Axios' Kadia Goba on Wednesday. "It’s about people's lives and ensuring safe communities, and that law enforcement receives the support they need."Go deeper: Some progressive Democrats, like Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), want to go beyond the George Floyd Act and continue making the case to defund the police — which could complicate Democratic messaging.“Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” she tweeted last week. “No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.”What we’re watching: In Minneapolis, the City Council pledged after Floyd’s death to defund the police department, but that's run into a series of roadblocks and faces uncertain public support, Axios Local's Nick Halter writes from Minneapolis.Mayor Jacob Frey (D) has resisted efforts to dismantle or defund the police, and instead wants to reform the department. He is up for re-election in November, as are all 13 City Council members.While Frey is seen as a heavy favorite, many of the City Council members who made the pledge are being challenged from their right.The bottom line: "There’s no question that Republicans are eager to put Democrats in the 'defund/anti-policing' box,” said Matt Bennett, the co-founder of Third Way.“But it’s going to be hard to do that with the actual legislation.”More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Spotify, Tile and Match aired their grievances against the companies at a Senate anti-trust hearing Competitors claim to be subjected to high fees and copycat behavior in Google and Apple’s app stores. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters Apple and Google “hold data hostage” from small apps and force competitors to pay high commissions, stifling their ability to compete, a number of companies said in a US Senate hearing on Wednesday. The hearing before the Senate anti-trust committee offered a rare opportunity for smaller competitors – including Spotify, Tile and Match – to their air grievances against the tech behemoths before lawmakers. Representative for the companies spoke about their experiences within Google and Apple’s app stores, where they claim to be subjected to high fees and copycat behavior. The hearing came just a day after Apple introduced AirTags, a device that users can attach to items and track using an iPhone’s “Find My” software. AirTags has largely been seen as a direct copy of Samsung’s SmartTag and Tile Bluetooth trackers, which were founded 10 years ago. Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic senator and the chair of the antitrust subcommittee, said Apple and Google have used their power to “exclude or suppress apps that compete with their own products” and “charge excessive fees that affect competition”. “The only way apps can get to consumers is through one of these two platforms, which are owned by just two companies,” she said. “The best thing to do here would be to admit that we have a huge monopoly problem across the board, and put in some stiffer rules and standards to address it.” The lawmaker, who has introduced sweeping new antitrust legislation, also repeatedly noted that Apple does not allow companies in its app stores to tell consumers where to make purchases off of the app. Apple said its AirTags were an outgrowth of its “FindMy” app, which is used for locating lost Apple devices and to share user locations and was introduced in 2010, before Tile’s founding. Apple last month opened its operating system up to alternative item trackers and said that Chipolo, a startup competing with Tile and AirTags, is using the system. Tile’s general counsel, Kirsten Daru, testified Apple’s FindMy program is installed by default on Apple phones and cannot be deleted. “Apple has once again exploited its market power and dominance to condition our customers’ access to data on effectively breaking our user experience and directing our users to FindMy,” she said. Representatives from other companies including Spotify and Match, which owns the app Tinder, complained the requirement to share up to 30% of the in-app revenue and strict inclusion rules set by Apple and Google amount to anticompetitive behavior. Apple claims the revenue-sharing requirements it imposes are for safety purposes, and made similar arguments as to why non-app store apps are banned from iPhones. But when asked by Senator Josh Hawley, Apple’s chief compliance officer, Kyle Andeer, would not commit to spending all of the mandatory fees on security. The arguments from Apple were “frankly offensive,” said Evan Greer, the director of digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future, adding that consumers should be able to install whatever software they want on to their devices. “Apple’s stranglehold over what software can run on iPhones creates a choke point that governments have used to crack down on political dissent, target marginalized people like LGBTQ folks, and worse,” Greer said. “App store monopolies aren’t just a competition issue, they’re a human rights issue.” Reuters contributed to this report.
Parts of the bank had not fully implemented systems to keep pace with Archegos' fast growth when Archegos bets on a collection of stocks swelled leading up to its March collapse, the report said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Chief Executive Thomas Gottstein and Lara Warner, the bank's recently departed chief risk officer, became aware of the Archegos exposure in the days leading up to the forced liquidation of the fund, the report said. Credit Suisse declined to comment on the WSJ report.
Adolis Garcia and Nate Lowe followed the Gallo free pass with home runs, erasing a two-run deficit en route to a 7-4 win.