In a few days, no more “ISIS” on NASDAQ

Do you know that at this time a trader’s ticker on NASDAQ is “ISIS” ? Can you at least imagine what is in the mind of business people when they see this ? Ok, let’s clarify: this is not about the Islamic State but the confusion is possible. In fact it is only for a few days more because ISIS Pharmaceuticals changes its name. Ionis Pharmaceuticals will be the company name starting on December 22. Its stock exchange ticker symbol will be "IONS."

The “Kansas Shelter” project is waiting for an apocalypse

An uncommon entrepreneur, Mr. Robert Vicino from San Diego, is building “The Kansas Shelter”, the world’s largest subterranean doomsday resort. He wants to be prepared to offer 1500 spots in the perspective of a supposed apocalypse. This construction is a 2 million-square-foot bunker in the limestone caves at Atkinson and will be isolated with two-foot-thick steel and concrete doors.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Global Markets

Is the US and Global Markets Prime for Another Bust?

Today financial security seems to be at the tipping point for another major crisis. In both the US and the global marketplace it seems that the prime might be getting to a point where crisis is inevitable. In the past the market offered some security and people were able to sit back and relax. This has not been the case recently and there are so many factors that are pointing to a major economic issue happening in the very near future.

E-cigarette is a product with growing demand

Fact is even NBA players use e-cigarettes. This is a growing industry. Recently rumors are about a coming decision of big tobacco companies to use this actual big opportunity. Marlboro (Altria Group Inc) and Camel (Reynolds American) are the first expected to launch their own version of electronic cigarettes. So, “Mark Ten” from Marlboro will be on the market in the state of Indiana in Augist 2013, preceded by the “VUSE” e-cigarette from Camel, in Colorado, in July.