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Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Announces Earnings Results

Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa holds 0.05% of its portfolio in PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) for 144,794 shares. (NYSE: MRK ) observed rebound of 6.35% since bottoming out at $58.29 on November 03, 2016. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, September 11 report. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Societe Generale given on Wednesday, April 6. Read More »

Bank of Canada interest rate holds steady at 1% - for now

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The bank, however, cautioned that its outlook "remains subject to substantial uncertainty about geopolitical developments and fiscal and trade policies, notably the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement". Federal Reserve. That unfavorable gap in yields helped push the loonie to a three-month low of C$1.2916 on Friday, taking it full circle to where it was before the Bank of Canada hiked in July for the first time in almost seven years. Read More »

Tennessee nurse sings to dying cancer patient, touches millions

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Before her release, Margaret's friend recorded a video of VUMC nurse Olivia Nuefelder singing her favorite song " Dancing In The Sky " by Dani and Lizzy. "Those lyrics right there bring me to tears", the nurse added. She said she later spoke on the phone to Smith, who was moved to a nursing home. After a procedure, she waited for a liver transplant, but doctors told her that her health was in poor shape for a transplant. Read More »

Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Arrested for Child Pornography

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LA Times reported that in the felony complaint, Bruce is accused of possessing at least 600 pornographic images of youth or children. Paddock, a retired millionaire accountant from Mesquite, Las Vegas , had no history of mental health, criminality or links to terrorism. Read More »

Show awareness of food allergies with a teal pumpkin this Halloween

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Unfortunately for those with food allergies the candy can be unsafe. Enforce a "no eating while trick-or-treating" rule, so that you have time to review all food labels. The Teal Pumpkin Project allows parents and kids to know which homes offer safe treats. "It's grown like insane", he said. "Those with food allergies will recognize teal pumpkins". Read More »

Love Jihad: Kerala girl Hadiya pleads help, says can be killed anytime

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She said, "You need to get me out. I will be killed anytime, I am sure", Hadiya - who is in the middle of the state's love jihad controversy - is seen saying in the video clip. Activist Rahul Eashwar had met the woman and her family in August and had earlier released a video excerpt of his conversation. "He pushes me, stamps at me", says the 24-year-old Hadiya in the video recorded in August. Read More »

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"

The Welch & Forbes Llc holds 483,418 shares with $35.05 million value, down from 498,939 last quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC increased its stake in AbbVie by 87.2% in the first quarter. That compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.36 in EPS on revenue of $7.0 billion. The company delivered positive earnings surprises in three of the trailing four quarters with an average beat of 1.68%. Read More »

Smoking Weed Leads To More Sex, Study Claims

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Given that the average couple has sex about once a week, Eisenberg said , the bottom line for partaking in a bong or blunt could add up to 20 more instances of sexual intercourse each year. To examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual activity , the researchers looked at survey results from about 50,000 people in the US who took the National Survey of Family Growth , a federal survey that collects information on family relationships, reproductive health and ... Read More »

ICICI Bank July-to-September Net Profit INR20.58 Billion Vs INR31.02 Billion

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During the second quarter, Yes Bank reported a net interest income (interest earned minus interest expended) of Rs 1885 crore, a growth of 33.5 per cent over previous year. Private sector lender ICICI Bank's second quarter profit fell 33.66 percent year-on-year to Rs 2,058 crore, but there was a big sigh of relief on asset quality and slippages front which came in far better than previous quarters. Read More »

Afternoon heart surgery 'is 50% more successful'

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The study consisted of four parts: an observational study looking at the association between time of day of surgery and outcomes; a randomised controlled trial to investigate whether there was a causal link between time of day of surgery and outcomes; a human tissue analysis to identify genes involved in the circadian effect on heart surgery; and a mouse model further investigating the biological mechanism and a potential therapeutic approach. Read More »

Watch Rajinikanth Robo 2 Audio Release Online

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Ahead of the film's music launch in Dubai on 27 October, the preparations, to make the event memorable and grand, are at their best. The film also stars Bollywood's Khiladi Akshay Kumar but in a negative role and reports suggest that it is India's most expensive film till date. Read More »

Pune ODI: Unchanged Kiwis elect to bat; Axar replaces Kuldeep

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Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who failed to live up to the expectations in the first game will be eager to fire, with the in-form Ajinkya Rahane waiting in the wings. On the other hand, New Zealand will be high on confidence after a comprehensive win. Martin Guptill and Colin Munroe who provided a fine start on Sunday would look for an encore. Read More »

Mega Carnivore Dinosaur Discovered In Southern Africa

Paleontologists have discovered a new huge carnivorous dinosaur from Southern Africa and named it Kayentapus ambrokholohali , a species from a group of giant two-legged dinosaurs called "megatheropod". "This discovery marks the first occurrence of very large carnivorous dinosaurs in the Early Jurassic of southern Gondwana - the prehistoric continent which would later break up and become Africa and other landmasses", said lead author Lara Sciscio , a postdoctoral research fellow at the ... Read More »

Fisher-Price recalls infant motion seats due to 'fire hazard'

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Seats affected by the recall have model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22. Fisher-Price has issued a recall of 6,500 motorized bouncy seats because of a possible fire hazard. About 63,000 of the motion seats were sold from November 2015 through October 2017 at BuybuyBaby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, officials said. Read More »

This New RNA Editing Technique Could Help Delete Some Diseases

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CRISPR/Cas9 is a molecular scissors that snips DNA. "These two papers have different ways to solve that problem". Development of the new base editor began when the team began a year-long effort to evolve a new enzyme that could convert adenine into inosine (I), a nucleotide that behaves similarly to G during DNA or RNA synthesis. Read More »

Conjoined twins separated, but critical

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Twins joined at the head are rare, occurring once in 25 million live births; it is even rarer for them to share the vein carrying blood back from the brain to the heart. A team of 40 doctors had successfully conducted the first operation. In the first phase of the surgery, surgeons had separated half of their brain and two-thirds of their skull. Read More »

IPhone X Review? Video Hands-On Surfaces Ahead Of Release Date

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So for Woz to say that the iPhone X isn't worth the jump over an iPhone 8 - which he also describes as a glorified iPhone 6 - is a damning, albeit quiet, indictment of where the iPhone has gone. iPhone X finally brings bezel-less displays to the iPhones. "It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID". Read More »

Insys Founder Charged in Bribe Scheme Linked to Fentanyl-Based Painkiller

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Kapoor was charged with allegedly leading a nationwide conspiracy to profit by using bribes and fraud to cause the illegal distribution of a Fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain. Attorney William Weinreb said in a press release. The stock dropped as much as 8 percent to $6.82. Kapoor is the billionaire founder and former CEO of the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics . Read More »

Start the conversation about breast cancer risk

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The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) located in Rockville, MD, is urging women with disabilities to ask themselves "when is the last time they were screened for breast cancer". ■ Smoking is a confirmed risk factor for many types of cancer. ■ There is an increased risk of breast cancer for women who have been using birth control pills for more than five years. Read More »

New mental health support to be offered to public sector workers

Poor mental health is also said to cost the United Kingdom economy £99 billion each year because people are off sick or less effective in their jobs as they're struggling with health problems. This supports research that Construction News conducted into the issue earlier this year. "With the direct support and financial investment from the United Kingdom construction industry and the British Safety Council, it has already started to make inroads into tackling the issues that the report so ... Read More »

Rabri Devi, Lalu Yadav Family Perform Chhath Puja, Patna Flocks To Ganga

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On Wednesday too, Rabri Devi and the rest of the family celebrated Chhath Puja , observing the second day of "Kharna". Mostly people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh use to celebrate Chhath festival as to pay obeisance to the sun. Chhath has gained in prominence and scale with growing clout of "Purvanchalis" in Delhi. The Delhi government has announced a public holiday on the occasion and all establishments including offices and schools of the North, South and East Delhi Municipal ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty mark record close; SBI drives gains

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According to market observers, the off-take in interest rate sensitive stocks along with those of metals, healthcare and oil and gas scrip kept the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE above the 33,000-points-mark. However, SBI , which zoomed 27.58 per cent yesterday, ended lower by 1.25 per cent. Among BSE sectoral indices, PSU index was the star-performer and was up 5.36 per cent, followed by banking 3.15 per cent, capital goods 1.51 per cent and infrastructure 0.75 ... Read More »

Baby foods and infant formulas found to contain arsenic and lead

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Products were revealed to include arsenic, lead, cadmium and acrylamide in a test carried out by The Clean Label Project, a non-profit organisation that advocates consumer transparency. Their full list can be seen here. A report published in June that analyzed 11 years of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data found lead in 20% of baby food samples - higher than other types of food. Read More »

N2bn fraud: Maina is a messiah, not fraudster - Family

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In a statement published on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu described Mr. Maina as "one of the monsters created by the former PDP government", and said that the opposition party therefore has no right to criticize the Buhari government over the matter. Read More »

Otto Warmbier' sanctions against North Korea Last Step before Word War 3

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American university student Otto Warmbier is brought off a plane in a coma at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, after being brought back to the United States after 17 months in North Korea, June 13. The Warmbier family said it was " extremely grateful " to lawmakers for naming the act in honour of their late son. "Since 2008, North Korea has conducted cyber-attacks and cyber-blackmail against civilian targets, attempted assassinations across worldwide borders, and sold arms to terrorist groups". Read More »

Boko Haram Fighters Ambush Nigerian Soldiers, Kill 8

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They were said to have immediately opened fire on the soldiers, killing eight of them and injuring others. "The boys (Boko Haram) had a field day". The soured further revealed that several soldiers were still missing at the time of taking stock of the destruction. Read More »

Akshay's Chopper ride with Shankar and Rahman

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Talking about his preparation for the character, Akshay Kumar said, "I just learnt my lines and performed". And just a day before the big night at Burj Al Arab, the cast director, Subaskaran Allirajah, Chairman of Lyca Productions were present to reveal details about the much-awaited sci-fi thriller. Read More »

124 people died, more than a thousand infected — Plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has sparked warnings for nine countries to be prepared of the possible spread of the plague after 1,192 suspected cases in the past two months in Madagascar. "Historically, the plague was responsible for widespread pandemics with high mortality". At advanced stages of the infection the inflamed lymph nodes can turn into open sores filled with pus. Read More »

Centre's point man equivalent to cabinet secretary, says Mehbooba Mufti

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Mehbooba said that our worker was killed and later his house was torched. "Our worker was killed and then his house was set on fire". The first incident of militants forcing their way into the houses of policemen came to the fore on March 8 when a group of ultras told family members of an SP-rank official in Shopian to ask their son to "quit the job or face consequences". Read More »

Suffolk DA Spota, Top Deputy Indicted for Alleged Cover-up

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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has been indicted for obstruction of justice after a federal probe into an alleged cover-up of police brutality committed by former Suffolk County police chief James Burke , a longtime friend of the District Attorney. Read More »

Genetically modified pigs bred with 24% less fat

Pictured are infrared images of 6-month-old pigs taken at zero, two, and four hours after exposure to the cold. Genetically modified leaner pigs are on the cards soon. Salmon is one exception to the rule, but genetically modified Salmon literally took decades to be approved for sale in the U.S., and still faces severe opposition from food safety and environmental groups. Read More »