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WHO: Maternal deaths falling worldwide

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

BBC: New figures show that maternal deaths worldwide have dropped by 45% since 1990.

 

Office Depot shares up 20%

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Forbes: News that the retailer will close 400 stores by 2016 sent Office Depot shares soaring.

 

World facing polio health emergency

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

BBC: The World Health Organization declared the spread of polio as an international public health emergency.

 

Coca-Cola drops flame retardant ingredient in sports drink

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Monday, May 05, 2014

TIME: The company will no longer use brominated vegetable oil, which has been linked to a flame retardant, in its Powerade sports drink.

 

Study: Young blood rejuvenates older animals

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Monday, May 05, 2014

CBS: Older mice who were given blood and blood proteins from young mice showed improved muscle and brain function.

 

U.S. added 288,000 jobs in April

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Friday, May 02, 2014

WSJ: The unemployment rate in America dropped to 6.3%, the lowest since September 2008.

 

CDC: Five things cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths

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Friday, May 02, 2014

CNN: Five conditions cause nearly 900,000 deaths per year in America: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, stroke and unintentional injuries, like car accidents or medication overdoses.

 

Dems rally over GOP's block of minimum wage bill

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

CNN: Senate Republicans blocked a measure that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

 

Facebook reveals anonymous logins

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Forbes: Anonymous Logins will allow users to hold back from sharing their personal information with ad networks.

 

MIT undergrads to get bitcoins in the fall

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TIME: All 4,528 undergraduates will receive $100 in bitcoin to spend with the goal of creating a functioning "cryptocurrency ecosystem."

 

WHO: Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat'

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BBC: The World Health Organization poses resistance to antibiotics as a "major global threat" to public health.

 

U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reuters: The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes dipped to 82.3, the second-highest reading since January 2008.

 

Stop using Microsoft IE until bug is fixed

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CNET: The U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft fixes the bug.

 
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