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UPGRADES
1. ARWR:$ARWR upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper. PT $5.50
2. CIEN:$CIEN upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill through $21 has room to $24 use 20 as a STOP

 

DOWNGRADES

 

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1. AMZN:Wow $AMZN
4. SQ:$SQ SQUARE downgraded to SELL at BTIG with a $30 tgt Bitcoin Trial Makes It Hip to Be SQ, But Stock’s Rally Overdone
7. MU:$MU – down pre mkt but at 16 year resistance lvl I’m not shocked.
11. NXTD:$NXTD cryptopayment and Blockchain still unfound
15. BMRN:$BMRN BioMarin Sells Second Priority Review Voucher for $125 Million

 

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3. OPEC Battle With U.S. for Oil Supremacy Nears Day of Reckoning

4. With Novartis closing in, Regeneron scraps Eylea combo drug in a major setback

Technology News
    Questions over the FBI handling of Fancy Bear broad hacking sweep date to March when agents arrived unannounced at Hillary Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn to warn her campaign about a surge of rogue emails.
    The expectation that the government is going to protect everyone and go back to everyone is false said Nicholas Eftimiades a retired senior technical officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency who teaches homeland security at Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg and was himself among the targets.
    Rob Butch Bracknell a military veteran who works as a NATO lawyer in Norfolk Virginia said an FBI agent visited him about a year ago to examine his emails and warn him that a foreign actor was trying to break into his account.
    Please share with the rest of us what else you find on a free internet will always be filled with competing narratives but reproducible data analyses can establish a ground truth and help cut through all of that.
    As it turns out the next two highest comments on the list Chairman Tom and unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed have already been picked out from previous reporting as possible astroturf as well.
    ² Full disclosure I was a summer law clerk for Commissioner Clyburn in and though I greatly admire her recent work championing net neutrality the opinions and POV in this post are my own.
    Please share with the rest of us what else you find on a free internet will always be filled with competing narratives but reproducible data analyses can establish a ground truth and help cut through all of that.
    As it turns out the next two highest comments on the list Chairman Tom and unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed have already been picked out from previous reporting as possible astroturf as well.
    ² Full disclosure I was a summer law clerk for Commissioner Clyburn in and though I greatly admire her recent work championing net neutrality the opinions and POV in this post are my own.
    Max Ventilla a Google executive who left the search giant to launch AltSchool in wooed parents with his vision to bring traditional models of elementary education into the digital age.
    Many parents remembered their surprise when in the spring of Ventilla announced onstage at South by Southwest that the startup would begin soliciting partners specifically other private schools interested in adopting the AltSchool model and licensing its software.
    A parent told Business Insider that she figured the startup which has poached talent from Google Uber Airbnb and Zynga would provide technology as a supplement to human instruction.
    chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to eliminate even the most basic net neutrality protections including the ban on blocking replacing them with a regime enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.
    From what we know so far rationale for eliminating the rules is that cable and phone companies despite years of healthy profit need to earn even more money than they already do that is that the current rates of return do not yield adequate investment incentives.
    Because he is killing net neutrality outright not merely weakening it he will have to explain to a court not just the shift from but also his reasoning for destroying the basic bans on blocking and throttling which have been in effect since and have been relied on extensively by the entire internet ecosystem.
    Questions over the FBI handling of Fancy Bear broad hacking sweep date to March when agents arrived unannounced at Hillary Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn to warn her campaign about a surge of rogue emails.
    The expectation that the government is going to protect everyone and go back to everyone is false said Nicholas Eftimiades a retired senior technical officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency who teaches homeland security at Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg and was himself among the targets.
    Rob Butch Bracknell a military veteran who works as a NATO lawyer in Norfolk Virginia said an FBI agent visited him about a year ago to examine his emails and warn him that a foreign actor was trying to break into his account.
    Max Ventilla a Google executive who left the search giant to launch AltSchool in wooed parents with his vision to bring traditional models of elementary education into the digital age.
    Many parents remembered their surprise when in the spring of Ventilla announced onstage at South by Southwest that the startup would begin soliciting partners specifically other private schools interested in adopting the AltSchool model and licensing its software.
    A parent told Business Insider that she figured the startup which has poached talent from Google Uber Airbnb and Zynga would provide technology as a supplement to human instruction.
    On both Thanksgiving and Black Friday the gap between mobile traffic and revenue is closing said Mickey Mericle VP of marketing and customer insights at Adobe.
    Black Friday and the subsequent pool of days that has spread around it are significant for consumers because they get a chance to buy items at a deep discount to their normal prices.
    They are significant for online retailers because they set the pace and are a bellwether for the rest of November and December traditionally the most important time of the year for their businesses to rack up holiday sales.
    Credit Illustration by Andrew Rae For decades after its Communist revolution in China was known as kingdom of The Flying Pigeons that swarmed the streets were not simply a cheap mode of transportation.
    All it takes is a smartphone to find the nearest bike via GPS to scan its QR code and open its smartlocks and to pay a minuscule fee usually cents or less per ride through a app.
    Continue reading the main story Cities around the world have embraced the sharing economy Seoul Amsterdam Milan but China is the first country to frame it as a While innovation be conjured on demand Beijing has financed incubators offered tax incentives formed think tanks and kept foreign competitors away.

 

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