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Yahoo facing more pressure from frustrated shareholders
Technology
Published in 15-12-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yahoo is facing shareholder pressure to pursue other alternatives besides a complex spinoff of its Internet operations while CEO Marissa Mayer struggles to revive the company's revenue growth. SpringOwl, a New York hedge fund, has sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board that calls for the company to lay off 9,000 of its 10,700 workers and eliminate free food for ...>>
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Seattle becomes first US city to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionize
Technology
Published in 15-12-2015
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Supporters erupted into cheers after the City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation, which is seen as a test case for the changing 21st century workforce. The measure requires companies that hire or contract with drivers of taxis, for-hire transportation companies and app-based ride-hailing services to bargain with their drivers, if a majority shows they want to be represented. Seattl ...>>

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Disposal of fetal tissue debated in court, Ohio Statehouse
Technology
Published in 15-12-2015
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Ohio officials from taking legal action against Planned Parenthood to enforce fetal tissue disposal rules, and Republican state lawmakers proposed new regulations for such disposal. DeWine's office found no evidence that Planned Parenthood made money from aborted fetuses, but his report released Friday instead criticized its ...>>
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Australia court: UK company misled consumers over painkiller
Technology
Published in 15-12-2015
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The Federal Court ruled that British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser deceived Australians by selling Nurofen painkillers that were marketed to relieve specific ailments, such as back pain, when all of the products contained an identical amount of the same active ingredient, ibuprofen lysine. "The Nurofen specific-pain range was launched with an intention to help consumers navigate their ...>>
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NIH takes another shot at studying environment, child health
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    752 Visits
Called ECHO, for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, the seven-year project will examine such interactions in pregnancy and early childhood, focusing on four areas of special public health concern: asthma and other airway disorders; obesity; neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and learning disability; and birth defects and other infant health outcomes. Rather than starti ...>>
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Melanoma experts optimistic about Jimmy Carter's progress
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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ATLANTA (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his latest brain scan found no evidence of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered this summer in his liver and brain. Carter said he will continue receiving regular drug treatments to help his immune system fight the disease. Doctors not involved with Carter's care said his medical team will perform regular s ...>>
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Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions PARIS (AP) Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks con ...>>
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Kerry joins Paris talks as UN warns of climate doom
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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LE BOURGET, France (AP) The United Nations secretary-general called for a clean energy revolution to avoid a "climate catastrophe" as talks on a global warming pact entered their final week Monday with crunch issues on money and burden-sharing yet to be resolved. Many Republicans question whether climate change is happening and oppose emissions limits out of concern that it would hurt U.S. indus ...>>
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Keurig, maker of single-cup coffee machines, is being sold
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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Keurig, the maker of single-cup coffee machines that sit on millions of kitchen counters, agreed to sell itself Monday for almost $14 billion. The buyers are an investment group led by JAB Holding Co., a private company with a growing java business. Buying Keurig will get JAB Holding closer to coffee market leader Nestle, said Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan, in a note to clients. Outside of coff ...>>
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NIH takes another shot at studying environment, child health
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    637 Visits
Called ECHO, for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, the seven-year project will examine such interactions in pregnancy and early childhood, focusing on four areas of special public health concern: asthma and other airway disorders; obesity; neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and learning disability; and birth defects and other infant health outcomes. Rather than starti ...>>
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Melanoma experts optimistic about Jimmy Carter's progress
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    273 Visits
ATLANTA (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his latest brain scan found no evidence of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered this summer in his liver and brain. Carter said he will continue receiving regular drug treatments to help his immune system fight the disease. Doctors not involved with Carter's care said his medical team will perform regular s ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    1047 Visits
Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions PARIS (AP) Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks con ...>>
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Kerry joins Paris talks as UN warns of climate doom
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    1012 Visits
LE BOURGET, France (AP) The United Nations secretary-general called for a clean energy revolution to avoid a "climate catastrophe" as talks on a global warming pact entered their final week Monday with crunch issues on money and burden-sharing yet to be resolved. Many Republicans question whether climate change is happening and oppose emissions limits out of concern that it would hurt U.S. indus ...>>
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Keurig, maker of single-cup coffee machines, is being sold
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    330 Visits
Keurig, the maker of single-cup coffee machines that sit on millions of kitchen counters, agreed to sell itself Monday for almost $14 billion. The buyers are an investment group led by JAB Holding Co., a private company with a growing java business. Buying Keurig will get JAB Holding closer to coffee market leader Nestle, said Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan, in a note to clients. Outside of coff ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
NIH takes another shot at studying environment, child health
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
    799 Visits
Called ECHO, for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, the seven-year project will examine such interactions in pregnancy and early childhood, focusing on four areas of special public health concern: asthma and other airway disorders; obesity; neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and learning disability; and birth defects and other infant health outcomes. Rather than starti ...>>
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