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Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns

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By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears they may have been burning fetal tissue at a plant that converts waste to energy, officials said. Marion County said in a...(more) 

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Chicago health center confirms doctor killed in Afghanistan

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A Chicago pediatrician was among those killed in an attack on a Kabul hospital funded by the U.S. Christian charity Cure International on Thursday, a clinic where the doctor worked in Chicago said. "For nearly a decade, Dr. Jerry Umanos volunteered in Afghanistan to train medical...(more) 

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Lilly's disappointing sales put focus on drug pipeline

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(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, hurt by disappointing sales of its cancer and diabetes drugs, and its shares fell more than 3 percent.  

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Zimmer to buy Biomet in $13.35 billion deal

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(Reuters) - Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders. Zimmer will pay $10.35 billion in cash and issue...(more) 

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TSX set to open higher after results from Apple, Facebook

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April 24 - Canadian stock index futures inched higher on Thursday as upbeat earnings from heavyweights such as Apple and Facebook outweighed weak results from Potash Corp . June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.06 percent at 0715 ET. No major economic events...(more) 

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Futures gain on tech results, Apple soars in premarket

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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook. * Apple Inc in particular will be in focus a day...(more) 

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Lilly posts sales below estimates, trims profit forecast

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(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, hurt by disappointing sales of its cancer and diabetes drugs, and trimmed its 2014 profit forecast. Lilly said it earned $728 million, or 68 cents per share, in the first quarter. It...(more) 

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Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions

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(Reuters) - Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other conservative U.S. states that have placed restrictions on the procedure. A handful of states have in recent years enacted laws that place restrictions on the procedure, especially on late-term...(more) 

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Charles James and Me

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Four decades ago, a memorable night wearing a gown that will soon be seen by thousands. 

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Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. 

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TSX ends slightly lower as banks weigh, Valeant pulls back

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed slightly lower on Wednesday as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc shares pulled back after an acquisition-backed bump the day before and heavyweight banks also weighed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially ended down 22.58 points, or 0.16...(more) 

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AstraZeneca flags cancer advances, silent on Pfizer bid talk

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AstraZeneca highlighted progress with a new generation of cancer drugs that may revive its fortunes as it posted a 17 percent fall in core earnings per share on Thursday, reflecting patent losses on profitable older medicines. Britain's second-biggest drugmaker made no reference to a reported 60...(more) 

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