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Today’s Best Deals: Apple AirPods Pro, MacBook Air, and More

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It’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals from around the web includes a decent price drop on Apple’s AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $180 at Amazon and Walmart. That’s about $70 off Apple’s MSRP and about $15 off the average Amazon price we’ve seen for the true wireless noise-canceling earphones over the past few months. For reference, we did see them drop as low as $159 around Black Friday, but this deal matches the best price we’ve tracked for about two months.

We’ve recommended the AirPods Pro a number of times since they launched in late 2019. Though they’re getting up there in age, they continue to provide stronger active noise cancellation than most competing wireless earbuds, an effective ambient sound mode that layers outside noise under your music, and a balanced, neutral sound that still ranks among the best in the category. The ear pieces are light and comfortable and have an IPX4 rating for everyday sweat resistance. Apple now packages the AirPods Pro with a MagSafe Charging Case, an addition it made when it announced the third-gen AirPods last fall. And like all AirPods, the Pro pair brings a number of useful bonus features (“Find My” tracking, “Hey Siri” voice controls, quick device swapping) when used with other Apple devices.

The Pros are far less useful to Android users, to be clear. And at roughly five hours of continuous playback, their battery life is lacking. If you want a similar pair of noise-canceling Apple earphones that are better for working out, the Beats Fit Pro earned a spot on our holiday gift guide last month for packing many of the same benefits into a sportier design. Reports suggest that Apple plans to refresh the AirPods Pro with a new design later this year, too, though those may launch closer to the end of 2022. All that said, if you’re an iPhone user who wants a premium pair of noise-canceling earphones today, this deal is a good value.

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Truist Sees 350% Upside on This Cancer-Focused Biopharma Stock – Read Why

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Truist has initiated coverage on Verastem Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) with a Buy rating and $6.00 price target, equivalent to approximately 350% upside.
Analyst Srikripa Devarakonda notes that trading at about 2-times cash, the stock is “undervalued” given its programs in two cancers.
Devarakonda adds that the Verastem base case is supported by a $470 million unadjusted U.S. opportunity in the ovarian cancer program, “early but strong” clinical data, and positive expert feedback.
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“Peek Performance”: Apple’s Next Hardware Event Happens on March 8

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Apple will stream its next hardware event to the masses on March 8 at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern), the company announced today. Invitations have already been sent to the press—though the event will be yet another prerecorded, streaming-only presentation with no media in attendance. Apple marketing SVP Greg Joswiak tweeted the now-customary Apple-logo-centric teaser video that doesn’t actually tease anything.

We never know exactly what will be announced at any given Apple event, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the lineup will include a refresh of the budget-friendly iPhone SE and the first iPad Air update in a little over a year.

Rumors have also circulated about updated designs and new Apple Silicon chips for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the high-end Intel Mac Mini, the 27-inch iMac, and the Mac Pro are all still running Intel chips. The characteristically cryptic “peek performance” tagline does at least hint at new chips for one or more Macs, whether that’s a truly next-gen Apple M2 for thin-and-light laptops or an M1 Pro/Max-focused refresh for the more powerful desktops.

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Charles River’s Q4 Earnings Beats Street Expectation, Reaffirms FY22 Outlook

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Charles River Laboratories International Inc’s (NYSE: CRLQ4 sales increased 14.4% Y/Y to $905.1 million, beating the consensus of $888.27 million.

Acquisitions contributed 5.9% to consolidated fourth-quarter revenue growth. Organic revenue growth was 10.5%, driven by contributions from all three business segments. 
Adjusted EPS reached $2.49 higher than $2.39 posted a year ago and …

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