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Wall St. opens flat after consumer spending data

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NEW YORK(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened flat on Monday, in the wake of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector. 




Sourh Africa's Transnet in talks with Chinese banks for train finance

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's freight group Transnet is negotiating with Chinese banks to reduce financing costs for trains to be built by China's CSR Corp and China CNR Corp, the company's chief executive said on Monday. "We will go directly to the Chinese market," Brian...(more) 



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Streaming fitness videos leave no excuses for procrastinators

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By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - For people who are financially strapped, time challenged or on the road without a gym in sight, fitness experts say streaming videos can provide cheap or free workouts, leaving no excuses for even the most dedicated couch potatoes to...(more) 



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Canada's Mitel Networks to buy Mavenir Systems for $560 million

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(Reuters) - Canadian telecom services provider Mitel Networks Corp said it would buy mobile networking software maker Mavenir Systems Inc for $560 million in cash and stock. Mitel earlier tried to buy ShoreTel Inc but the smaller U.S. company rejected its raised bid of $574 million...(more) 



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Obamacare opponents should be careful what they wish for

a shared story    1 day 5 hours 48 minutes ago
Commentary: Supreme court decision nullifying health insurance subsidies would result in chaos. 



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Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule

a shared story    1 day 6 hours 48 minutes ago
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for...(more) 



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N. Korea to lift Ebola ban on foreign tourists: tour group

a shared story    1 day 7 hours 48 minutes ago
North Korea is set to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group said Monday. Koryo Tours, one of the handful of agencies running regular tours to the North, said it had...(more) 



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Companies' tests used in 'superbug' scope cleaning flawed: FDA

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The scopes were linked to the exposure of 179 patients to drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles and may have contributed to two deaths. In early 2014, following a superbug outbreak at a hospital in Illinois, the FDA asked Fujifilm Holdings...(more) 



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Africa's medicine men key to halting Ebola spread in Guinea

a shared story    1 day 9 hours 48 minutes ago
By Misha Hussain MACENTA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response....(more) 



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North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: source, tour firm

a shared story    1 day 12 hours 48 minutes ago
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is ending a four-month-long ban on foreign tourism over fears of the deadly Ebola virus, a source in regular contact with North Korean officials and a tour operator told Reuters on Monday. Koryo Tours, a China-based travel agency...(more) 



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Amgen says Kyprolis doubles progression-free survival vs Velcade

a shared story    1 day 15 hours 48 minutes ago
Amgen Inc's Kyprolis helped patients with relapsed multiple myeloma live twice as long before their blood cancer worsened compared to a regimen containing rival drug Velcade, according to an interim analysis announced by the company on Sunday. Kyprolis, the centerpiece of Amgen's nearly $10 billion acquisition...(more) 



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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

a shared story    1 day 18 hours 48 minutes ago
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.... 



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