NYT: The country's second-largest wireless carrier is in talks to purchase the largest U.S. satellite television provider for at least $50 billion.
BBC: U.S. food firm Hillshire Brands purchased its rival, Pinnacle Foods, for $6.6 billion.
CBS: A study shows the rate is up 55% among all women.
Salon.com: McDonald’s says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday.
Reuters: Both companies are hashing out details and the envisioned deal could still fall through.
CNN: Fast food workers have been calling on their employers to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
BBC: A new study reports that rising levels of carbon dioxide worldwide will significantly affect the nutrient content of crops.
CNN: The Wall Street Journal Twitter account was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BBC: New figures show that maternal deaths worldwide have dropped by 45% since 1990.
Forbes: News that the retailer will close 400 stores by 2016 sent Office Depot shares soaring.
BBC: The World Health Organization declared the spread of polio as an international public health emergency.
TIME: The company will no longer use brominated vegetable oil, which has been linked to a flame retardant, in its Powerade sports drink.
CBS: Older mice who were given blood and blood proteins from young mice showed improved muscle and brain function.