Wall Street ticks up in choppy trading after mixed bank results

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes inched higher in choppy trading on Wednesday as investors digested a mixed bag of quarterly earnings reports from major U.S. banks.

FILE PHOTO: Traders wear masks as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Goldman Sachs edged up as strength in its trading business helped quarterly profit surge 94%. Bank of America shed 4.0% after it missed revenue estimates and Wells Fargo declined 4.6% as its profit fell short of forecasts.

The S&P 500 banks index dropped 1.3% as the third-quarter earnings season took off amid improving expectations over the extent of the drop in overall profits for S&P 500 firms. Analysts now expect earnings to fall 18.9% from a year, according to

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU) Management on Q1 2021 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) Q1 2021 Results Earnings Conference Call October 13, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Sisi Zhao – Director, Investor Relations

Stephen Yang – Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Tian Hou – T.H. Capital

Felix Liu – UBS

Jin Yoon – Newstreet Research

Mark Li – Citi

Alex Xie – Credit Suisse

Sheng Zhong – Morgan Stanley

Lucy Yufrom – Bank of America Securities

Alex Liu – China Renaissance

DS Kim – JPMorgan

Tommy Wong – China Merchant Securities

Liping Zhao – CICC

Operator

Good evening and thank you for standing by for New Oriental’s FY 2021 First Quarter Results Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. After managements prepared remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. Today’s conference call is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.

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GoMeyra Launches Real-Time, Cloud-Based LIMS for Medical Laboratories to Process Same-Day Lab Test Results

Revolutionary software program features first-of-its-kind apps to track test results allowing for quicker returns to work, school and travel, and increased peace of mind

GoMeyra, an innovative new software company dedicated to providing revolutionary tech solutions for medical laboratories, announced today the launch of a customizable cloud-based lab information management system – GoMeyra LIMS.

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GoMeyra LIMS was developed as a solution to alleviate bottlenecks and increase efficiency challenges inherent in laboratory workflows. (Photo: Business Wire)

Recognizing the tremendous pressure labs are experiencing to turn around COVID-19 test results, GoMeyra LIMS was specifically designed and developed as a solution to alleviate bottlenecks and increase efficiency challenges inherent in laboratory workflows. By bringing together the bioinformatic expertise of world-class scientists with enterprise-level software engineers, GoMeyra is an unparalleled digital solution for medical laboratories.

The result – this groundbreaking LIMS platform is

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Lithia Schedules Release of Third Quarter 2020 Results

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) announced its third quarter 2020 earnings will be released before the market opens on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A conference call to discuss the earnings results is scheduled for the same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

How to Participate

The conference call may be accessed by telephone at (877) 407-8029. To listen live on our website or for replay, visit www.lithiainvestorrelations.com and click on webcasts.

About Lithia

Lithia Motors, Inc. is a growth company powered by people and innovation with a 5-year plan to profitably consolidate the largest retail sector in our country. They are a leading provider of personal transportation solutions in the United States and are among the fastest-growing companies in the Fortune 500 (#6 on 10-Year EPS Growth, #4 10-Year TSR in 2020). By providing a wide array of products throughout the entire lifecycle of the consumer’s vehicle ownership experience, they

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ISU vs. TTU Live updates Score, results, highlights, for Saturday’s NCAAF game

Through 1 Quarter

The Texas Tech Red Raiders need a win to get to even, but right now it could go either way. They and the Iowa State Cyclones are all tied up at 7. Texas Tech’s offense has come from several players so far.

Who’s Playing

Texas Tech @ No. 24 Iowa State

Current Records: Texas Tech 1-2; Iowa State 2-1

What to Know

The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-1 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Iowa State and Texas Tech will face off in a Big 12 battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, the Cyclones have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.

Iowa State decided to play defense against itself last week,

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Georgia Tech vs. Louisville Live updates Score, results, highlights, for Friday’s NCAAF game

Game Recap

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a rough outing against the Syracuse Orange two weeks ago, but a little bit of home cooking seems to have fixed things right up. The Yellow Jackets had enough points to win and then some against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, taking their game 46-27. That result was just more of the same for Georgia Tech, who also won the last time these teams played (Oct. 5 of 2018).

QB Jeff Sims had a stellar game for Georgia Tech as he passed for two TDs and 249 yards on 21 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 64 yards. RB Jahmyr Gibbs was in the mix, too, providing Georgia Tech with two touchdowns.

Louisville’s loss came about despite a quality game from QB Macale Cunningham, who passed for two TDs and 229 yards on 33 attempts in addition to rushing

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Preliminary results of two large immune therapy studies show promise in advanced cervical cancer — ScienceDaily

Preliminary results from two independent, phase II clinical trials investigating a new PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1)-based immune therapy for metastatic cervical cancer suggest potential new treatment options for a disease that currently has limited effective options and disproportionately impacts younger women.

David O’Malley, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James), presented the preliminary study results at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020 on Sept. 18. O’Malley was the lead presenter for both trials, which were sponsored by Agenus Inc.

Each study involved more than 150 patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer from cancer treatment centers across the United States and Europe. All patients were previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy as a first-line therapy. The two independent but consecutive phase II trials tested a new immune-based agent

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Results suggest retrieval of cellular powerplants via an energy feedback loop sustains communication — ScienceDaily

Our thoughts, feelings, and movements are controlled by billions of neurons talking to each other at trillions of specialized communication points called synapses. In an in-depth study of neurons grown in laboratory petri dishes, National Institutes of Health researchers discovered how the chattiest of some synapses find the energy to support intense conversations thought to underlie learning and memory. Their results, published in Nature Metabolism, suggest that a series of chemical reactions control a feedback loop that senses the need for more energy and replenishes it by recruiting cellular powerplants, called mitochondria, to the synapses. The experiments were performed by researchers in a lab led by Zu-Hang Sheng, Ph.D., at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

The team studied synapses that use the neurotransmitter glutamate to communicate. Communication happens when a packet of glutamate is released from presynaptic boutons which are tiny protrusions that stick

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India’s drug authority approved paper-strip Covid-19 test that could return results within hour

India’s drug authority last month approved a paper-strip test for Covid-19 that shows results in less than an hour, the head of the government institute that invented the test told CNN on Monday.



a person in a blue dress: A resident is tested for coronavirus in Mumbai.


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A resident is tested for coronavirus in Mumbai.

The test, called FELUDA—an acronym for FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay—was named after a popular Indian fictional detective. It intends to “address the urgent need for accurate mass testing,” according to a statement from TATA Sons, which manufactured the test.

The kit could be manufactured for self-testing in the future, according to Agarwal, but the prototype being developed currently is only intended for testing in labs.

The FELUDA test follows a similar rapid test kit developed in the US this spring. Both tests use a gene-editing technology called CRISPR to detect the virus in a patient’s RNA. The US Food and Drug

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Duke vs. Virginia Tech: Live updates, score, results, highlights, for Saturday’s NCAAF game

Game Recap

The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the Duke Blue Devils when the two teams previously met in September of last year, but they didn’t allow Duke the same satisfaction this time around. The Hokies walked away with a 38-31 victory Saturday.

Virginia Tech’s RB Khalil Herbert was on fire, rushing for one TD and 207 yards on 19 carries. Herbert’s longest run was for 60 yards in the fourth quarter. Another playmaker for Virginia Tech was WR Tayvion Robinson, who returned a punt -17 yards to the end zone in the first quarter.

RB Deon Jackson hadn’t helped Duke’s cause all that much against the Virginia Cavaliers last week, but the same can’t be said for this matchup. The losing side was boosted by Jackson, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. That’s the most rushing touchdowns Jackson has had all year.

The win improved Virginia Tech’s record to

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