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23 июля, 10:03

These Are the Healthiest Restaurant Chains You Should Eat At

Some of the healthiest restaurant chains in the country might surprise you. Did any of your favorites make the list?

23 июля, 08:10

Treasures of the Moscow Metro: 5 Red Line stations you shouldn’t miss

Sokolniki Entrance lobby of Sokolniki station. Source: Legion Media On May 15, 1935, the first train of the Moscow Metro set off from Sokolniki to Park Kultury. Sokolniki is named after the area, where hunting houses - in which were kept the Tsar’s falcons - were built in the 17th century. “Sokol” means falcon in Russian. Main hall of the Sokolniki station. Source: Alex 'Florstein' Fedorov (CC BY-SA 4.0) The square columns in the main hall of the station are covered with stunning grey and blue Ufaley Ural marble, and the ticket hall is decorated with Georgian marble. The entrance lobby is designed in a pseudo-antique style with bas-relief panels. This particular style is common in the Russian estates of the 16th to 19th centuries. Sokolniki metro station. Source: Antares 610 A model of the station was awarded a Grand Prix at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. Vorobyovy Gory A view of Vorobyovy Gory station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS This stop was built in 1959 on a bridge over a the Moskva River - the first station of its kind in Russia. It takes four minutes to walk from one end of the bridge to the other since Vorobyovy Gory is the longest metro station in Moscow, at 284 meters. Passengers at Vorobyovy Gory station. Source: Legion Media Since 2010, the metro has often been used as an exhibition hall. Porcelain, dolls, animal sculptures, and period costumes have all been displayed to the public. There have also been exhibitions dedicated to Russian achievements in sport and space exploration. Fashion exhibition at Vorobyovy Gory station. Source: Artem Geodakyan/TASS The room for the metro guard on duty is in an unusual location - it resides over the platform, like a captain's bridge on a ship. It’s a great place to soak up the view of the river and the Russian Academy of Sciences while waiting for your train to arrive - which won’t take long in Moscow. Okhotny Ryad Passengers at Okhotny Ryad station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS Opened in 1935, it became the largest underground station in the world. Okhotny Ryad has changed its name several times. It was once called “Imeni Kaganovicha” and “Prospekt Marksa.” Entrance lobby of Okhotny Ryad station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS The station’s entrance leads to one of the Moscow’s main streets – Okhotny Ryad, that stretches from Manezhny Square to Teatralny Square. Main hall of Okhotny Ryad staion. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS Known as the “heart of the metro” - the station is the closest to the Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre. Komsomolskaya Main hall of Komsomolskaya station. Source: Vostock-Photo This is the most beautiful metro station on the Sokolnicheskaya line. The station’s lobby was decorated by the famous Russian graphic artist, sculptor, and painter Eugene Lanceray. Panels of majolica tiles at Komsomolskaya station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS Panels of majolica tiles in the lobby portray the metro’s construction: Hard work underground. A series was planned to depict the different stages of the the underground system’s development, but only one was finished.   Passengers at Komsomolskaya station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS The semicircular lobby’s ceiling is supported by a massive column adorned with the hammer and sickle, stars, and ears of corn - all symbols of the Soviet Union. The capitals of the columns in the main hall also show the “KIM” emblem, which means “Communist Youth International” in Russian. Columns at Komsomolskaya station. Source: Nikolai Galkin/TASS Upon exiting Komsomolskaya, you will find yourself in Komsomolskaya square, also known as the Three Stations Square, because three rail stations are situated there: Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky. Chistye Prudy Entrance lobby of Chistye Prudy staion. Source: Vostock-Photo Until 1990 the station was called “Kirovskaya” in honor of Sergey Kirov, one of the main Soviet political leaders. There was a bronze bust of him at the end of platform, but it’s been removed. Passengers at Chistye Prudy station. Source: Reuters It’s one of the few metro stations with the old Soviet “METRO” sign above its entrance. The lobby itself was designed in the Constructivist style. During WWII, some of the General Staff and Anti-Air units were housed in the station. The trains never stopped at the station during this time. Chistye Prudy station. Source: Legion Media The entrance leads to Chistye Prudy, where Muscovites and visitors of the capital love to walk around the pond and tree-lined avenues.

21 июля, 23:43

Merck's Biosimilar Insulin Gets Tentative FDA Approval

Merck (MRK) secures a tentative FDA approval for its insulin candidate, Lusduna Nexvue, a biosimilar version of Sanofi's Lantus. The sanction is provisional owing to an ongoing litigation with Sanofi.

21 июля, 22:36

15 Crazy Kitchen Gadgets That Are a Complete Waste of Money

These crazy kitchen gadgets might seem useful, but in reality they’re ultra-specialized and better left on store shelves than in your home.

21 июля, 17:56

DuPont (DD) Warms Up to Q2: Another Earnings Beat Coming?

DuPont's (DD) cost-saving and productivity measures coupled with strong demand for new products should continue to lend support to its earnings in the second quarter.

21 июля, 16:33

PulteGroup (PHM) to Report Q2 Earnings: Will it Surprise?

Strong demand and good traffic bode well for PulteGroup Inc. (PHM).

21 июля, 08:11

That Makes It 10 in a Row!

That Makes It 10 in a Row!

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21 июля, 05:52

Trump crushes vial in product demonstration

President Trump on July 20 participated in a product demonstration by Corning, which is introducing a new type of glass drug vial.

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20 июля, 23:03

Trump's "Made in America" Week Prompts Corning to Announce 1,000 New Jobs

Trump's "Made in America" Week Prompts Corning to Announce 1,000 New Jobs

20 июля, 22:50

Remarks by President Trump at Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative Announcement

Roosevelt Room 3:05 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  Very exciting -- and exciting times at the White House.  A lot of things happening that are so great for our country.  I want to welcome Made in America Week.  This is what we call Made in America --right here, and they’re all here.  Some of the great business minds, businesses geniuses.  Congratulations fellas, that’s not a bad statement.  (Laughter.)  But they’re right here with us, and I’ll tell you it’s an honor to have them.  We’re continuing our celebration of American manufacturing, and it has been something very important to us -- Made in the USA, Made in America -- and our tribute to the skill, dedication, and grit of the American worker.  We’re showcasing products from all around the country that are stamped with the beautiful letters "Made in the USA."   Today I’m proud to welcome three more great companies -- we’ve had quite a few wonderful companies -- a little smaller generally speaking than yours, but every company is smaller than yours when you get right down to it to it -- to the White House for really a major announcement which you’ll be hearing:  Merck, Pfizer, and Corning.  These three companies are announcing that pharmaceutical glass packaging will now be made in America.  That’s a big step.  That’s a big statement.  We’re very proud of that.  Thank you very much, by the way.  And I know they wouldn’t have done it under another administration.  I feel confident.  These companies have formed a groundbreaking partnership to create thousands of American manufacturing jobs with this innovative new product.  It’s an incredible product.  Merck, Pfizer, and Corning are coming together to create an advanced pharmaceutical glass packaging operations, which include an immediate investment of at least $500 million and the creation of nearly 1,000 new jobs -- and quickly.   The initial investment will be spread across facilities in New York, New Jersey, and a new manufacturing plant in southeast of the United States -- they’re looking right now -- which Corning will be announcing in the coming months, and there’s some pretty good competition.  I know they’re going to make a great deal.   Eventually, the companies here today expect a total investment in this initiative to reach at least $4 billion and create some 4,000 American jobs.  And it’s very innovative on top of it.    This initiative will bring a key industry to our shores that for too long has been dominated by foreign countries.  We’re moving more and more companies back into the United States, and they’re doing more and more of these products.  And that would have been unheard of even a couple of years ago.   These companies have achieved a breakthrough in pharmaceutical glass technology that will be used to store and deliver injectable drugs and vials and cartridges.  This technology is not only great for American jobs and manufacturing, it’s great for patients who now will have access to safer medicines and vaccines.   It’s also great for the healthcare workers who can administer the drugs -- makes it much, much safer for them and safely without having any problems and worrying about vial-breaking, which, as I understand, is a tremendous problem that we’re not going to have anymore.    I know that Secretary Price and the FDA are committed to working with innovative companies like these.  We have tremendous excitement going on at the FDA.  Amazing things are happening there, and I think we’re going to be announcing some of them over the next two months.  We’re going to be streamlining, as we have in other industries, regulations so that advancements can reach patients quickly.  You’re going to see a big streamlining -- I think you already have.  To a large extent, you already have.  Very proud of that.    I especially want to thank Ken Frazier, Ian Read, and Wendell Weeks -- so three of the great, great leaders of business in this country -- along with all the great people at Merck, Pfizer, and Corning for believing in America and the American workers.  This announcement reflects a central theme of my administration that when we invest in America, it’s a win for our companies, our workers, and our nation as a whole. Every day, we are fighting to bring back our jobs, to restore our industry, and to put America first or, as you’ve heard, make America great again.  That’s exactly what we’re doing.  Some people have heard that expression.  It’s been fairly well-used, I think.   I want to thank you all for being here, and I want to thank you for your dedication to Made in America.  Really appreciate it very much, and I’d like to have you say a few words.  Come on up.  Thank you.  (Applause.)   END  3:10 P.M. EDT    

20 июля, 19:59

Fresh 52-week Highs on Flaming Hot Stocks - Dave's Daily Dive

These flaming hot stocks are breaking through to new highs every day

20 июля, 19:24

The Death Spiral Of Financialization

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Each new policy destroys another level of prudent fiscal/financial discipline. The primary driver of our economy--financialization--is in a death spiral. Financialization substitutes expansion of interest, leverage and speculation for real-world expansion of goods, services and wages. Financial "wealth" created by leveraging more debt on a base of real-world collateral that doesn't actually produce more goods and services flows to the top of the wealth-power pyramid, driving the soaring wealth-income inequality we see everywhere in the global economy. As this phantom wealth pours into assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate, it has pushed the value of these assets into the stratosphere, out of reach of the bottom 95% whose incomes have stagnated for the past 16 years. The core problem with financialization is that it requires ever more extreme policies to keep it going. These policies are mutually reinforcing, meaning that the total impact becomes geometric rather than linear. Put another way, the fragility and instability generated by each new policy extreme reinforces the negative consequences of previous policies. These extremes don't just pile up like bricks--they fuel a parabolic rise in systemic leverage, debt, speculation, fragility, distortion and instability. This accretive, mutually reinforcing, geometric rise in systemic fragility that is the unavoidable output of financialization is poorly understood, not just by laypeople but by the financial punditry and professional economists. Gordon Long and I cover the policy extremes which have locked our financial system into a death spiral in a new 50-minute presentation, The Road to Financialization. Each "fix" that boosts leverage and debt fuels a speculative boom that then fizzles when the distortions introduced by financialization destabilize the real economy's credit-business cycle. Each new policy destroys another level of prudent fiscal/financial discipline. The discipline of sound money? Gone. The discipline of limited leverage? Gone. The discipline of prudent lending? Gone. The discipline of mark-to-market discovery of the price of collateral? Gone. The discipline of separating investment and commercial banking, i.e. Glass-Steagall? Gone. The discipline of open-market interest rates? Gone. The discipline of losses being absorbed by those who generated the loans? Gone. And so on: every structural source of discipline has been eradicated, weakened or hollowed out. Financialization has consumed the nation's seed corn, and the harvest of instability is ripening in the fields of finance and the real economy alike.

20 июля, 18:19

Corning Acquires SpiderCloud, Expands in Wireless Market

The addition of SpiderCloud's E-RAN system will enable Corning (GLW) to offer indoor mobile solutions, which will ultimately expand its footprint in the wireless networking equipment market.

20 июля, 17:24

United Rentals (URI) Q2 Earnings & Revenues Beat, View Up

United Rentals Inc. (URI) comes up with better-than-expected results on solid volume growth, record time utilization and improved rate trend.

20 июля, 15:20

Valmont's (VMI) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Valmont Industries (VMI) delivered a profit of roughly $45.7 million or $2.01 per share in second-quarter 2017 surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.93.

19 июля, 21:04

Foreign Investment in U.S. Housing Surges: ETFs to Buy

U.S. housing sales to foreigners jumps nearly 50% in year-ended March 2017.

19 июля, 15:53

NVR to Report Q2 Earnings: Will the Stock Surprise Again?

Let's see if a positive housing scenario helps NVR, Inc. (NVR) beat estimates in Q2 earnings.

18 июля, 18:51

I Finally Tried Aldi. Here’s What I Loved (and Hated) About the Store

Aldi plans to win you over with ultra-low prices on everything from milk to meat, but does it really deliver quality foods for less? We decided to find out.

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18 июля, 09:02

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro: внедорожный смартфон с 5-дюймовым дисплеем

Представлен смартфон повышенной прочности BLU Tank Xtreme Pro, функционирующий под управлением операционной системы Android 7.0 Nougat. Аппарат имеет сертификацию IP68. Он способен выдерживать получасовые погружения под воду на глубину до полутора метров. Кроме того, новинка защищена от ударов и падений. Дисплей размером 5 дюймов по диагонали закрыт стеклом Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Экран обладает разрешением 1280 × 720 точек (формат 720р).

17 июля, 21:02

Frozen Desserts You Can Make Without an Ice Cream Machine

Many of your favorite frozen desserts require an ice cream maker, but not all of them. With these recipes, you can get by with just your regular appliances