After days of preparation, Hurricane Ian on Wednesday began lashing Florida's Gulf Coast with powerful winds and drenching rain, prompting authorities to warn residents to hunker down as the eye of the Category 4 storm lurked just offshore.
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Moscow was poised on Wednesday to annex a swath of Ukraine, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint.
- MarketsDow, S&P 500 cling to gains on lower yields, Apple slides
The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes gained in volatile trading as easing Treasury yields gently lifted rate-sensitive growth stocks.
- Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsBiogen shares soar on landmark Alzheimer's data, lift rivals
Biogen Inc was set to add more than $10 billion to its market capitalization on Wednesday, as a surprise trial success of the experimental Alzheimer's drug it developed with Eisai was hailed as an unequivocal win by analysts.