Today in Science
Monsanto Co.’s undisclosed recruitment of scientists from Harvard University, Cornell University and three other schools to write about the benefits of plant biotechnology is drawing fire from opponents.
Chinese stocks in Hong Kong rallied, rebounding from the biggest quarterly loss in four years, as trading resumed after a holiday and the government stepped up targeted support for the economy.
European stocks rose, erasing their weekly retreat, following a rebound in Hong Kong as China stepped up targeted support for its economy. Gold headed for its largest weekly decline in two months before a U.S. payrolls report that may help determine when the Federal Reserve increases interest rates.
NASA announced scientists have discovered liquid water on Mars. Jim Green, NASA director of planetary science, explains at a news conference. (Source: Bloomberg)
Singapore schools reopened on Monday after pollution from Indonesian forest fires led to their first closure in 12 years on Friday, while Malaysia closed more education institutions as the air quality remains unhealthy in some areas near Kuala Lumpur.
The New Space Race
Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch overtook JPMorgan Chase & Co. to claim the top spot among U.S. equity-research firms, this year’s Institutional Investor’s rankings showed.
Leon Kalvaria, vice chairman of the institutional investors group at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., discusses health care deals. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
French private-equity firm Astorg Partners is exploring the sale of its specialty pharmaceutical company Ethypharm amid the boom in mergers and acquisitions in the health-care industry, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said his activist fund spent “an enormous amount of time working on” a potential investment in General Electric Co. before GE announced the sale of most of its real estate assets in April, and concluded it “wasn’t cheap enough.”
Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes discusses how they’re innovative blood tests can save lives with Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)