In a significant development, Microsoft Corp's (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO, Satya Nadella, has voiced concerns over the competitive landscape of content acquisition essential for training artificial intelligence (AI).
Nadella's remarks came during his testimony in a landmark antitrust trial in the U.S., where he highlighted the challenges posed by exclusive deals that tech giants, notably Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google, are securing with publishers.
AstraZeneca Plc (NASDAQ: AZN) has agreed to pay $425 million to settle U.S. lawsuits related to heartburn and stomach acid treatments Nexium and Prilosec.
The heartburn treatments have been under litigation, as some users said they caused kidney damage.
Sanofi SA (NASDAQ: SNY) struck a deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), to develop and commercialize the vaccine candidate for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (9-valent).
Sanofi will pay J&J's Janssen unit $175 million upfront and development and commercial milestones. Both will co-fund research and development costs. The vaccine is in late-stage clinical trials.
Following discussions with the FDA, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (NYSE: TAK) will voluntarily withdraw Exkivity (mobocertinib) in the U.S.
Takeda intends to similarly initiate voluntary withdrawal globally where Exkivity is approved and is working with regulators in other countries where it is currently available on the next steps.
Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) has kicked off the holiday toy shopping season by offering thousands of affordable, trendy toys and games under $25 across its broad assortment.
The retailer has also unveiled its affordable Bullseye's Top Toys list and new exclusives through collaborations.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) reported third-quarter FY23 sales growth of 6% year-on-year to $1.684 billion, missing the analyst consensus estimate of $1.70 billion.
Adjusted EPS of $0.65 was in line with the consensus estimate.
McCormick reaffirmed FY23 revenue growth guidance of 5% - 7%. The company expects sales growth to be driven primarily by pricing actions, which, in conjunction with cost savings, are expected to offset inflationary pressures.
ALX Oncology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ALXO) released prespecified interim Phase 2 data from its ASPEN-06 trial of evorpacept plus trastuzumab, Cyramza (ramucirumab) and paclitaxel for HER2-positive gastric/gastroesophageal junction cancer.
A confirmed overall response rate (ORR) of 52% was demonstrated for evorpacept in combination with trastuzumab + Cyramza + paclitaxel compared to 22% for the control group of trastuzumab + Cyramza + paclitaxel.
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Walt Disney Co's (NYSE: DIS) Disney+ is tightening its subscription sharing rules, as revealed in a notification to Canadian subscribers.
Effective November 1, the company will prohibit sharing subscriptions outside of one's household unless permitted by the service tier. Violating these terms may lead to limited or terminated access to the service.
Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is reportedly gearing up to elevate the production of its renowned 737 narrowbody aircraft to unprecedented levels by mid-2025, a move reflecting the surge in orders and the firm's rebound post the 737 MAX crisis.
This aspiration reinstates Boeing's earlier goal, which was interrupted in 2019 due to the global grounding of the MAX following two tragic accidents.
Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) successfully defended two pivotal patent claims linked to the main ingredient in its popular weight-loss and diabetes drugs, Wegovy and Ozempic.
Viatris Inc (NASDAQ: VTRS), via its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals, had instigated challenges aiming to pave the way for generic versions of these drugs but was thwarted by a decisive ruling from the U.S. Patent Office tribunal.
The Japanese government has sanctioned a substantial subsidy of ¥192 billion (approximately $1.3 billion) to enhance Micron Technology Inc's (NASDAQ: MU) Hiroshima factory to amplify the production of next-generation chips domestically.
Micron, a company rooted in Boise, Idaho, will utilize the funds to incorporate extreme ultraviolet lithography equipment from the Dutch firm ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML).
Airbnb Inc (NASDAQ: ABNB) is navigating through a tumultuous 2023, marked by host unrest, competitive pressures, and stringent regulations. The "Airbnbust" movement saw hosts expressing dissatisfaction publicly, while competitor Vrbo introduced a loyalty program, a feature Airbnb's user base has long desired.
In New York City, new regulations on short-term rentals have posed significant challenges, nearly pushing Airbnb out of a previously dominant market.
Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL) recently unearthed the presence of unauthorized components within some of its jet engines, joining the ranks of major U.S. airlines that have found fake parts in their machinery.
While the specific nature of these components remains undisclosed, they represent less than 1% of the over 2,100 engines in Delta's primary fleet.
Spotify Technology's (NYSE: SPOT) CEO, Daniel Ek, has reportedly voiced his concerns over the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence and the dominance of tech giants like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL)and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL).
Ek emphasized the dynamic nature of AI development but raised concerns that current regulations would become outdated because of the pace at which the technology was transforming.
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The latest film, "Dumb Money," recounting the infamous January 2021 GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) stock frenzy and the consequential downfall of Melvin Capital, has been greeted with enthusiasm and is seen as a classic underdog tale. However, a deeper examination reveals a contrasting narrative.
The film romanticizes a horde of retail investors gleefully watching Melvin Capital's Gabe Plotkin lose, but overlooks the likely financial loss endured by those who jumped on the GameStop bandwagon during its peak.
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