Mixed open as crude oil retreats

The markets opened mixed with the Dow slipping 11 points to 20,928 as crude oil prices retreated. Nasdaq gained 19 points to 6,066.

On the upside

Medical Transcription Billing (Nasdaq: MTBC) successfully developed Health Information Exchange interfaces for interoperability between its clinical platforms and leading hospitals.

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) partnered with Bloomberg to stream a new 24/7 live news service.

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) announced the general availability of the Cloudera Data Science Workbench, its self-service tool for data scientists.

On the downside

The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. closed First NBC Bank Holding (Nasdaq: FNBC).

The Food and Drug Administration requested additional information from Intra-Cellular Therapies (Nasdaq: ITCI) related to certain nonclinical animal toxicology findings of lumateperone.

Aeterna Zentaris (Nasdaq: AEZS) reported disappointing results from a ZoptEC Phase 3 clinical study of Zoptrex in women with locally advanced, recurrent or metatastic endometrial cancer.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index added 2 points to 2,386. Bitcoin gained $14 to $1344.

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