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AstraZeneca raises forecasts after seeing off Pfizer

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year on Thursday, showing resilience after seeing off a $118 billion takeover approach from rival Pfizer two months ago. Second-quarter sales and earnings both beat expectations, helped by several one-off factors,...(more) 



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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

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Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread...(more) 



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J&J seeks return of device seen as possibly raising cancer risk

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(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it plans to ask doctors to return its power morcellators, a controversial surgical device that may inadvertently spread cancer in women being treated for uterine growths called fibroids. J&J's Ethicon unit in April suspended sales and distribution of...(more) 



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Yum says China food safety scare hurting KFC, Pizza Hut sales

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(Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said a television expose showing improper meat handling by one of its Chinese suppliers caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at its KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants over the past 10 days. "If the significant sales impact is sustained,...(more) 




House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit...(more) 



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U.S. working on plan for future F-35 incidents: Air Force

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military officials hope to prevent the kind of confusion that followed a recent engine failure that grounded Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets for more than three weeks, the U.S. Air Force's top officer said on Wednesday. Chief of Staff...(more) 



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On Location: Portland, Ore.: Nothing Fancy

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A couple downsized with a mission: to turn their entire home into a family room. 




U.S. House passes $17 billion veterans healthcare bill, 420-5

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $17 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding much of the cost to the federal deficit. The compromise measure was reached on Monday between House and Senate negotiators...(more) 



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Currents: Road Test: Finding Art That Speaks to You

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If you have blank walls and no idea how to fill them, there’s a service to put you in touch with your inner art connoisseur. 



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Currents: Deals: Bargains at Canvas, Bobby Berk and Broadway Panhandler

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Sales on French presses, furniture and miscellaneous home goods. 



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Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves West Africa

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By David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus....(more) 



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Boîte: The Moonlight Mile in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Classic rock, craft beer and more than 150 American whiskeys to lure you to this watering hole. 



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