BioTime (BTX)/Asterias (AST) Conclude Recruitment for SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Trial of AST-OPC1 for SCI Aug 31, 2015 01:08PM

BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) announced today that subsidiary Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., (NYSE: AST) a biotechnology company focused on the emerging field of regenerative medicine, reported that the third patient was successfully dosed at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial evaluating activity of escalating doses of AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) in newly injured patients with sensory and motor complete cervical... (continue reading...)

Google (GOOG) Brings Android Wear to Apple iPhones Aug 31, 2015 11:55AM

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) posted the following to its official blog on Monday:

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every day with watch faces from artists and designers? With Android Wear you can do all of that. And now,... (continue reading...)

Microsoft (MSFT) Announces Xbox One Elite Bundle Aug 31, 2015 11:40AM

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) posted the following to its official Xbox blog on Monday:

Games and gamers are at the center of everything we do and we’re always looking for ways to offer the best ways to play on Xbox. Today we’re thrilled to unveil the Xbox One Elite Bundle, the ultimate gaming experience that comes fully loaded and jam packed with premium features to take your gaming to the next level. In addition to a matte finish, the Xbox One Elite Bundle includes a... (continue reading...)

Car bomb damages Italy's ENI joint venture in Libyan capital Aug 31, 2015 11:39AM

By Ahmed Elumami

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A car bomb went off in Libya's capital Tripoli on Monday in front of the headquarters of Mellitah, an oil and gas joint venture between Italy's ENI and Libyan state oil firm NOC, witnesses said.

Residents said there were no casualties. A Reuters reporter said there were smashed windows and damaged doors.

In a text message, an ENI spokesman played down the extent of the damage. "Nobody wounded... (continue reading...)

Mechel OAO (MTL) Enters $1.4B Loan Restructuring Aug 31, 2015 11:12AM

Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL) reports signing agreements on restructuring its loan with Gazprombank (AO) totaling 1.4 billion US dollars and 33.7 billion rubles (approx. 507 million US dollars*).

The group's enterprises – Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant OAO, Mechel Coke OOO, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant PAO, Urals Stampings Plant OAO, Southern Kuzbass Coal Company OAO, Yakutugol Holding Company OAO and Trade Port Posiet OAO – act as borrowers on the loans.

The loan... (continue reading...)

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