Putin Has Painted Russia Into a Syrian Corner

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Russia has been unusually circumspect as a crisis in northern Syria simultaneously threatens to undermine its relations with Turkey and calls into question its support for Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship in Damascus. The Russian air force has been actively supporting the regime offensive that has displaced hundreds of thousands in Idlib, in northwestern Syria. Turkey, which…

3 “Strong Buy” Stocks With High-Yielding Dividends

Putting together a strong portfolio is more an art than a science. You have to balance share appreciation, potential upside, fundamental strength, and dividend yield to find the stock that will meet your needs. Do you want your investments to pay for themselves right away, or do you prefer a steady long-term gain? These are…

3 “Strong Buy” Stocks With High-Yielding Dividends

Putting together a strong portfolio is more an art than a science. You have to balance share appreciation, potential upside, fundamental strength, and dividend yield to find the stock that will meet your needs. Do you want your investments to pay for themselves right away, or do you prefer a steady long-term gain? These are…

7 U.S. Stocks to Buy on Coronavirus Weakness

The outbreak of China's coronavirus is a big deal. To date, it has infected over 30,000 people across the globe, and killed at least 638. Even if the disease stopped spreading today — which it won't — this outbreak will still go down as one of the most pervasive epidemics in modern world history.And yet,…

Red Flags Emerge in U.S. Stocks With Insiders Rushing to Sell

(Bloomberg) — The list of warning signs for the rally that pushed U.S. stocks to another record is growing longer.As the S&P 500 Index embarked on a torrid four-day advance, corporate executives and officers have stepped up selling shares in their own companies — so much so that there were five insider sales for every…

Turkish Jet Splits Open After Landing; Three Dead, 179 Injured

(Bloomberg) — At least three people were killed when a Turkish jetliner broke apart after landing in wet weather in Istanbul.In addition, 179 people were injured when the Boeing Co. 737-800 operated by Pegasus Airlines veered off the runway at Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, according to the Associated Press. Video…

China’s Drug Patent Grab Makes Coronavirus Scary for Pharma

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The coronavirus outbreak in China is already threatening to undermine the global economy. It may soon create a similar shake-up in the drug industry. I'm not talking about pharmaceutical companies’ attempts to develop a vaccine, but about intellectual property. Chinese researchers have applied for a patent on an antiviral drug candidate called remdesevir owned by Gilead Sciences…