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Pfizer bids $100B deal for AstraZeneca

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Reuters: The U.S. drugmaker hopes to takeover Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

 

Factory jobs are shrinking everywhere

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Bloomberg: Data suggests that every economy around the globe has a declining number of manufacturing jobs.

 

Increase coffee consumption, decrease diabetes risk

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Friday, April 25, 2014

CNN: A new study suggests that increasing coffee intake may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

Lab-grown human skin could replace animal testing

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Friday, April 25, 2014

BBC: UK scientists say that human skin grown in a laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetic testing.

 

GM recalls affect profits

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

BBC: General Motors first quarter profits were hit by a $1.3 billion charge to cover the cost of a huge recall over defective ignition switches.

 

Science confirms paper money covered with infectious bacteria

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

TIME: A study of the bacterial content of dollar bills found that "money could function as a form of transmission."

 

First lady announces jobs website for veterans

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bloomberg: The government developed a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses.

 

Amazon signs deal with HBO

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Forbes: The deal will bring the network's original shows to Amazon streaming.

 

McDonald's U.S. Q1 profits decline

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Forbes: The fast food chain's net income fell 5% to $1.2 billion.

 

Americans question Big Bang theory

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CNET: A survey by the Associated Press/Gfk suggests that 20% of Americans believe in the Big Bang.

 

Skin cancer rates 'surge' since 1970s

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Monday, April 21, 2014

BBC: Cancer Research UK reports more than 13,000 people developing malignant melanoma each year, compared to the approximate 1,800 people in the mid-1970s.

 

Teen survives 5-hour flight in jet wheel well

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NBC: A 16-year-old boy survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away in a jet wheel well.

 

NASA discovers first potentially habitable planet

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Forbes: NASA's Kepler telescope uncovered an Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone."

 
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