Study shows surge of emergency room visits since introduction of rideshare e-scooters — ScienceDaily

A Henry Ford Health System physician is sounding the alarm on the rising number of injuries caused from riding electric scooters, calling it a growing public health concern.

In a study of e-scooter injuries, Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, says a review of emergency visits in the last three years shows e-scooter injuries have increased significantly with many of them related to head and neck injuries. The study describes how the types of injuries which include concussions, fractures, contusions and abrasions, lacerations and internal organ injuries have changed since the introduction of e-scooter rideshare systems to the public in September 2017.

The study’s break down on the type of injuries shows that head and neck injuries made up nearly 28% of the total injuries. Results were also broken down by age groups and showed that from 2009 to 2017, patients who

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Xilinx Shares Surge on Reports of $30 Billion AMD Takeover



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Xilinx Shares Surge on Reports of $30 Billion AMD Takeover

Xilinx Inc. shares surged the most in nearly a year Friday following a report from the Wall Street Journal that the San Jose-based tech group could be bought by its chipmaking rival Advanced Micro Devices. .

The Journal said the pair were in advanced merger talks that could value Xilinx at more than $30 billion, a 16% premium to the group’s closing price on Wall Street last night. Xilinx’s data-center chips have become much more valuable since the coronavirus pandemic triggered a surge in work-from-home dynamics that have pressured companies around the world to improve their technology and storage capabilities.

AMD, meanwhile, has seen its share price rise nearly 90% so far this year, taking its market value past $100 billion, a move that gives the chipmaker substantial firepower — despite a small net cash position of just

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TSMC Leads Chipmakers’ Sales Surge Ahead of New iPhones

(Bloomberg) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reported a stronger-than-expected 22% rise in quarterly sales, buoyed by orders from its largest customers including Apple Inc.

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The world’s largest contract chipmaker saw revenue for the three months to September climb to a record NT$356.4 billion ($12.4 billion), up from NT$293 billion a year earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations based on monthly sales data disclosed by TSMC. Fellow Taiwanese chipmakers United Microelectronics Corp. and MediaTek Inc. on Thursday also reported strong sales, suggesting a broad recovery in the industry.

TSMC in July raised its 2020 outlook, saying that revenue this year will grow by more than 20% in dollar terms. Sales for the first nine months of the year suggests that Apple’s main iPhone chipmaker is on track to meet its growth forecast as the Covid-19 pandemic fueled demand for home computing equipment.

The company’s business typically revs up in the

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PREVIEW-Samsung likely to post 35% surge in Q3 profit as smartphone sales recover

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SEOUL, Oct 7 (Reuters)Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s 005930.KS September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd HWT.UL, analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35% to 10.5 trillion won ($9.07 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently accurate. Revenue likely rose 3%.

While Samsung’s overall chip business was muted, analysts said orders from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei likely propped up sales. Huawei is likely to have built stockpiles before U.S. sanctions from mid-September prevented it from buying chips made using U.S. technology without a license, analysts said.

Last year Samsung’s chip business accounted for roughly

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35% to 10.5 trillion won (£7.04 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently accurate. Revenue likely rose 3%.

While Samsung’s overall chip business was muted, analysts said orders from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei likely propped up sales.

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Samsung likely to post 35per cent surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, analysts said.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul. Picture taken January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35per cent to 10.5 trillion won (US$9.07 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently

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Will coronavirus surge in the winter? Experts don’t know yet

About 2,400 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates made a startling discovery: A respiratory disease known as the “Cough of Pernithus” appeared to come and go with the seasons, causing influenza-like outbreaks in ancient Greece in the wintertime before subsiding for much of the rest of the year.

Hippocrates’ observations became the earliest known reference to the seasonal nature of an infectious disease. Since then, scientists have noted numerous other diseases that peak in certain seasons — measles in the spring and influenza in the winter, for instance. Now, as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, researchers are eager to learn whether it will follow a seasonal cycle.

So far, there’s no firm evidence that environmental conditions tied to the changing seasons have any influence on the transmissibility of Covid-19. Yet health officials have warned that a second wave could be looming as the Northern Hemisphere inches into

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New Homes Sales Continue Their Surge in August | Economy

In what is shaping up as one of the brightest spots in the pandemic-ravaged economy, sales of new homes rose 4.8% in August to a seasonally adjusted 1.011 million units.

Meanwhile, July’s sales were revised upward to 965,000 units from the previously reported rate of 901,000, according to the Census Bureau.

The torrid pace has not been matched since September 2006, just as the housing bubble was exploding, leading to the Great Recession. That was driven by a fury of sub-standard lending on the part of the nation’s largest banks.

This time, experts say the market is largely being driven by two factors: a shortage of available housing inventory and extremely low interest rates. The bureau said there is slightly more than 3 months average supply of new homes for sale.

“Already, more new homes have sold in 2020 than did in all of 2019,” Danielle Hale, chief economist at

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Stocks seesaw after new home sales surge

U.S. equity markets sought direction on Thursday as new home sales outpaced expectations.and after Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured the country there would be a peaceful transition of power should President Trump lose in the upcoming election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 37 points, or 0.14%, while the S&P 500 was down 0.04% and the Nasdaq Composite edged up 0.05%.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 26705.72 -57.41 -0.21%
SP500 S&P 500 3234.89 -2.03 -0.06%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 10643.17099 +10.19 +0.10%

All three indexes were under pressure earlier after Trump said on Wednesday evening that he would have to see what happens because the “ballots are a disaster.”

Early Thursday McConnell said the inauguration will proceed as it always has.

“The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated

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shares surge in market debut

Shares of GoodRx, a company that finds users prescription drugs at a discount, jumped 40% in its public debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq. 

The stock began trading at $46 per share, up from its IPO price of $33 per share, boosting its market cap to about $17.6 billion. Shares were up as much as 50% early Wednesday afternoon, trading under the symbol “GDRX” on the NASDAQ.

Founded in 2011 by Facebook veteran Doug Hirsch and software entrepreneur Trevor Bezdek, GoodRx offers users a free list of discount cards and coupons to cut down costs of their prescription medication. The company collects fees from the pharmacy benefits managers it works with.

It’s the latest tech company to go public in a busy month for IPOs, following Snowflake, Unity and Amwell. Data analytics company Palantir is expected to go public in a direct listing on Sept. 30. GoodRx revealed in its filing

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