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Ride sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. often gets bad press for the behavior of its drivers, but this time around a driver has become a hero in Chicago. The 47-year old Uber driver, licensed to carry a gun, shot and injured a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of pedestrians in Logan Square on Friday night, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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The European Central Bank is exploring measures to reduce the Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek banks, reports said Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. ECB Staff have suggested an increase in the haircuts banks take on the collateral they offer for emergency funding from the Bank of Greece, both Bloomberg and CNBC said.

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With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.

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After ending the previous session notably higher, stocks are likely to see some further upside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 65 points.

Obama-whitehouse-042115.jpg With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.
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img2-042015.jpg Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Sunday he plans to stay in the Senate rather than run for Governor of West Virginia next year. In a statement, Manchin said he has seen signs of progress toward a greater sense of bipartisanship and an end to the gridlock in Congress.
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The FDA has announced plans for two days of hearings to review safety claims of homeopathic remedies. In recent years the agency has issued warnings to as many as 40 different homeopathic remedy makers warning them against claims for potential health benefits of their products. Health reporter Dr. Holly Phillips commented on the issue with "CBS This Morning" earlier this week.
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to higher opening on Tuesday, with sentiment still continuing to be upbeat amid the release of mixed earnings news. Meanwhile, strong earnings lifted the markets across the Atlantic, although a report showing a drop in German economic sentiment has tempered some of the buoyancy. The dollar is still firm, while the price of oil has seen a pullback.
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Property casualty insurance provider Travelers Companies, Inc. reported a 21 percent decline in profit for the first quarter, reflecting lower net investment income and underwriting gains. Results for the quarter missed analysts' expectations. In addition, the company's board approved an 11 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend and an additional $5 billion of share repurchases.
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It is a universally accepted fact that no tobacco product is safe, and this warning message is made mandatory on all tobacco products. But Swedish Match AB, the largest manufacturer of chewing tobacco, which claims that its "Snus" presents substantially lower risks to health than cigarettes, has been seeking to revise the warning label on the product.
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Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities due to possible contamination with the deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. More
The Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States have said that Sudan's election results cannot be considered a credible expression of the will of the Sudanese people. In a joint statement issued Monday, they regretted the Government...
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Windows10-042115.jpg It is now known that Microsoft Corp. will launch the much-awaited new version of its operating system, Windows 10, in July. The news was not announced by Microsoft, but was inadvertently revealed by the CEO of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Lisa Su.
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07/05/2015VRTXLumacaftor / Ivacaftor comboFDA decision on Lumacaftor / Ivacaftor combo in people with CF ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation
06/22/2015BMYOpdivo (BLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer after prior therapy
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN 550 mg tablets (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea
05/27/2015AMGNCorlanor (NDA)FDA decision on Corlanor to treat heart failure
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN he treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or IBS-D
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