Cigna, Regeneron, New York Times and Ferrari post earnings beats

Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you.

Cigna (CI) tops our list. The health insurer beat big on earnings and net income for its first quarter. The company’s CEO is forecasting accelerated growth for the year as it gets closer to wrapping up a merger with prescription manager Express Scripts (ESRX).

Also in health care, Regeneron (REGN) beating on earnings and net income for its first quarter. The biotech company reported net sales of its flagship eye drug Eylea grew 15% in the U.S. and 20% globally. It also cut a deal with Express Scripts (ESRX) to make a key cholesterol medication more affordable.

The New York Times (NYT) reporting this morning as well. The newspaper publisher beat on earnings and revenue for its first quarter. It also added 139,000 digital-only subscribers. That’s a nearly 26%  boost from the same period a year ago. Despite this growth, the company did report a 6% drop in digital ad sales.

And Ferrari (RACE) is speeding ahead. The sports car maker beat on earnings for its first quarter and confirmed its outlook for the year. The Italy-based car company attributed part of its boost to higher sales of its 12-cylinder models.

  • 'Stupid' law preventing Canada's re-engagement with Iran: retired envoy
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    'Stupid' law preventing Canada's re-engagement with Iran: retired envoy

    The real reason the Liberal government hasn't been able to re-establish relations with Iran is due to its adherence to a "stupid" Canadian law allowing the seizure of Iranian assets, says Canada's recently expelled ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Dennis Horak, who was expelled from Saudi Arabia in August after its rulers were incensed by a tweet from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, offered that blunt assessment as he shed new light on another controversial moment in Canada's Middle East relations. Six years ago, the previous Conservative government abruptly severed its diplomatic relations with Iran, shuttering its embassy in Tehran and expelling Iranian diplomats from Canada.

  • Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Brampton
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    Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Brampton

    Patrick Brown is down, but he may not be out yet. The embattled politician, who was forced to resign as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives months before the party won a majority government, is trying to resurrect his political career with a run for mayor in Brampton, a fast-growing city northwest of Toronto where over 70 per cent of residents identify as visible minorities. Brown faces an uphill battle against incumbent Mayor Linda Jeffrey, a former Liberal cabinet minister who has the support of high-profile politicians from major parties, including some of Brown's former colleagues.

  • 'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL
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    'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

    The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League is retiring. Jordin Tootoo, 35, made the announcement Friday afternoon in Brandon, Man., where he began his hockey career playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League in 1999.

  • 'The right thing to do': parents share Logan Boulet's story and decision to donate organs
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    'The right thing to do': parents share Logan Boulet's story and decision to donate organs

    More than six months after their son gave the gift of life after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Toby and Bernadine Boulet still can not believe the incredible impact that decision has made. Bernadine and her husband were guest speakers at the Kidney Foundation of Canada's Fright Night Fashion Gala Friday in Saskatoon. Across the country, Logan Boulet was hailed as a hero for donating his organs after he and 15 other people suffered fatal injuries in the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash.

  • Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child
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    Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child

    One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. "We're talking a lot more about things that used to be hidden or shameful but we need to talk about this epidemic," she said.

  • Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B
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    Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B

    Lotto fever was running high on Friday as the U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion US, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Powerball, which holds the record for the largest U.S. lottery prize of $1.5 billion in 2016, will hold a separate drawing on Saturday.

  • Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story
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    Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

    Bloomberg said it stood by its report, published earlier this month. “There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News in an interview with the online publication. "They need to do that right thing and retract it." Apple confirmed the accuracy of the BuzzFeed News report to Reuters but declined to comment further.

  • 2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University
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    2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University

    The London Fire Department is blaming a small fire in a Western University dorm room on careless smoking of marijuana — barely two days after the federal government legalized recreational marijuana.

  • 2 men defrauded Shariah-compliant mortgage-holders of millions of dollars, Crown tells trial
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    2 men defrauded Shariah-compliant mortgage-holders of millions of dollars, Crown tells trial

    The trial of two men charged with defrauding Muslim homeowners got underway in Toronto courtroom this week with the Crown accusing the defendants of bilking their clients of millions of dollars. Omair Kalair and co-accused Yusuf Panchbhaya are standing trial in Ontario Superior Court on numerous charges, including fraud, theft over 5,000 dollars, and laundering the proceeds of crime. This is Kalair's second trial on these charges.

  • Epcor lays out priorities in flood prevention plan
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    Epcor lays out priorities in flood prevention plan

    Epcor says it has completed a plan to mitigate flooding in Edmonton neighbourhoods based on results from a survey conducted this summer. Epcor favours a scenario it says reflects the priorities highlighted by Edmontonians in the survey. The second priority for the 1,500 respondents is ensuring the health and safety of people, and ensuring social services can still be accessed.

  • Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source
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    Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source

    The new fee goes into effect on Oct. 29 for any new smartphone or tablet models launched in the European Economic Area and running Google's Android operating system, the company announced on Tuesday. Companies can offset the charge, which applies to a suite of apps including the Google Play app store, Gmail and Google Maps, by agreeing to bundle Google's search and Chrome internet browser and feature them prominently. Under that arrangement, Google would give the device maker a portion of ad revenue it generates through search and Chrome.

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    SpaceX delays launch of three Canadian RADARSAT satellites until February

    There's been another delay in the launch of Canada's three Earth-observation satellites known as the RADARSAT Constellation. The satellites, which will use radar to locate ships and keep an eye on the Arctic, were scheduled to be launched from California by SpaceX in November, but they have been rescheduled to February. Mike Greenley, group president of MDA Corp., the builder of the satellites, said Friday the latest delay will not add to the cost.

  • USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
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    USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor's behaviour . The tentative settlement, which needs a judge's approval, will provide compensation ranging from $2,500 up to $250,000 to women who say Dr. George Tyndall abused them between 1988 and 2016, USC Interim President Wanda Austin said in a statement . About 500 current and former students have now made accusations against Tyndall and filed various lawsuits.

  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue bike path users can snack on the go thanks to public 'food forest'
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    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue bike path users can snack on the go thanks to public 'food forest'

    Ryan Young told CBC. Young initiated the project by applying for a grant from Tree Canada, a charitable group that promotes the planting and nurturing of trees throughout the country. Tree Canada is planting edible trees in 39 communities this year to encourage environmental health and education on food security, community involvement and beautification.

  • 'You empower each other': Mother-son team start childhood anxiety support group in Regina
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    'You empower each other': Mother-son team start childhood anxiety support group in Regina

    Sharon Pratchler and her 10-year-old son know what it's like to struggle to cope with childhood anxiety, and not know where to go for help. "It's very important to us, to tell other parents, they're not isolated, they're not alone," Sharon Pratchler said. Pratchler has also started a closed Facebook group, which she said has seen an explosion in interest not just in Saskatchewan, but beyond.

  • Doctors say 2018 flu vaccine is more effective than last year's
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    Doctors say 2018 flu vaccine is more effective than last year's

    It's flu season, and not only will tens of thousands of Canadians get sick with it, several hundred die from it every year. Doctors say even if you don't want the vaccine yourself, you should get it to help those around you. Eric Sorensen explains.

  • It's good to 'bee' here: Saskatchewan's honey business thriving
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    It's good to 'bee' here: Saskatchewan's honey business thriving

    The reasons people get into beekeeping are as varied as the plants the bees pollinate. Eaton has between 650 and 700 hives. About 350 of those are producing colonies, while the rest are nucleus hives — starter colonies building in population for the next year.

  • 'You feel like you're drowning': Why YouTube content creators are burning out
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    'You feel like you're drowning': Why YouTube content creators are burning out

    When Ottawa's Elle Mills was growing up, there was one thing she wanted to be: A YouTuber.

  • New collection of world famous Cape Dorset prints on display today
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    New collection of world famous Cape Dorset prints on display today

    Drawing is Cee Pootoogook's full time job.

  • South Regina residents fed up with water main work
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    South Regina residents fed up with water main work

    Bernie Zaharik has called Regina's Shannon Road home for almost 50 years. 

  • 'Youth are capable of so many things': Teens get empowered in Inuvik
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    'Youth are capable of so many things': Teens get empowered in Inuvik

    Youth from across the Northwest Territories and the Yukon came to Inuvik to discuss issues facing young people last weekend. It was the first time Bringing Youth Toward Equality (BYTE) held a leaders in training conference in the Northwest Territories. Attendees, which included guest speakers and BYTE employees,  talked about mental health, healthy relationships and safe partying.

  • All the pot stories from CBC P.E.I. this historic week
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    All the pot stories from CBC P.E.I. this historic week

    Purolator has the contract to deliver pot on P.E.I. and said it was confident it is ready. The Charlottetown Airport put up signs informing travellers they can take up to 30 grams of cannabis on domestic flights — they won't hassle you or even ask you about it. No pot on international flights though, even if consumption is legal at your destination — California, for instance.

  • Five things for the cannabis-uninitiated to know about bud
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    Five things for the cannabis-uninitiated to know about bud

    If you are heading to the local cannabis shop, some experts suggest you do a little homework. CBC Radio in Saskatchewan reached out to Jonathon Page, a botany professor and cannabis tester at the University of British Columbia, and Tim Cullen the CEO of Colorado Harvest Company for a newcomer's crash course on recreational cannabis,. Be careful and ask about the THC percentage.

  • See the migrant caravan from above
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    See the migrant caravan from above

    CNN captured footage of migrants gathered on a bridge, as some jumped into the river below.

  • Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan
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    Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

    Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island. China cut off contact with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government shortly after her inauguration in 2016 and has been ratcheting up diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan in a bid to compel her to agree to Beijing's insistence that the self-governing island democracy is a part of China. "I want to loudly say no to China," said 43-year-old demonstrator Ping Cheng-wen, who is self-employed.