Illumina's new supercomputer can sequence the genetic code of a human cell at a relatively low cost. It's a milestone of huge psychological importance for science.
US markets are set to rise at the open after Thursday's declines and ahead of data on housing starts and a consumer-sentiment survey.
JCPenney is both upgraded and downgraded, and Starbucks is upgraded to 'buy.'
US markets set for a higher open even as the Japanese Nikkei index nears bear market territory.
LeapFrog is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Beazer Homes is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The two companies were working together on DNA sequencing technology, but the pharmaceutical giant pulled out Tuesday.
Target initiated with a 'neutral,' and Microsoft upgraded to 'overweight.'
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
As fears rise over costs and higher tuition, some law schools advertise their own plans to cover loan replacements.
In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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