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The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite plunged 110 points, or 2.6 percent, to 4,127, its biggest drop in two months.

Other major indexes fell, but not nearly as much.

The S&P 500 index fell 23 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,865. The index traded at an all-time high earlier in the day.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 159 points, or 1 percent, to 16,412.

Coqu RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. plans to establish and operate a Molybdenum-99 medical isotope production facility, which would include two research-scale nuclear reactors.

There is a global shortage of Molybdenum-99, which is used in nuclear medicine to diagnose diseases such as renal disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Uganda: The Monsanto Menace
Monday, 27 January 2014 06:00

When you're good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto's specialty is killing stuff.

In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs, and Agent Orange.

FirstFrameAs New Orleans braces for its magnificent holiday season followed by the mega-extravangzas of Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and this year, the super of the super, the NFL Super Bowl, there is one question on the mind of many tourists:  How is the New Orleans city and region economy doing since it is now seven Christmases ago from the season following Hurricane Katrina?

 

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obama-romney-debateYou know you have a die-hard interest in politics when you want to see the national presidential debate, and it becomes a major commitment just to find a place to watch.  That was my case last week while I was in southern Turkey as the Turkish conflict with Syria was heating up.  I had limited television options and just could not tune into one of the U.S. national networks, or even CNN International.  And even if I could find a station, the time difference meant I would be watching at 3:00 am. No such stations beaming into Turkey could be found.  Apparently, we are not as important in this part of the world as many in Washington think.

 

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king-obamaThankfully the Democratic National Convention is over and there will be no more television images of women wailing at the sound of Barack Obama’s voice. Many convention delegates seemed to be in a trance while listening to the President's speech.   

Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, most viewers observed a rather uninspiring speech. In his address, Obama gave no specifics, only more platitudes about “citizenship” and “green energy” and other nonsense. 

 

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