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Heavy drinking among Americans has increased sharply, while women showed a sharp escalation in binge drinking than men, according to a major study of alcohol use in the U.S. In many U.S. counties, a quarter of the people or more, are binge drinkers, according to the study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.


After reporting a significant rebound in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that its consumer confidence index unexpectedly pulled back sharply in the month of April.


Legal arguments in a potentially historic case regarding same-sex marriage got underway Tuesday morning at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide as well as whether states must recognize same-sex marriages that take place out-of-state.


After moving slightly higher at the open, stocks have come under pressure over the course of early trading on Tuesday. The major averages have pulled back into negative territory, adding to the losses posted in the previous session.

clinton-042715.jpg Facing increased scrutiny following the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Clinton Foundation has acknowledged mistakes on its tax returns in recent years.
Lynch-042315.jpg More than five months after her nomination was announced, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. The Senate voted 56 to 43 in favor of Lynch's nomination, with just ten Republicans joining with Democrats to confirm her as the nation's top law enforcement official.
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Scheiderman has filed suits against two indoor tanning facilities claiming that there is "nothing safe" about their services. The suits came down against Portofino Spas and Total Tan and he also plans to file suit against Beach Bum Tanning and Planet Fitness. "Make no mistake about it: There is nothing safe about indoor tanning."
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Tuesday, with sentiment suggesting nervousness over the upcoming 2-day FOMC meeting that kickstarts later today. Earnings news has been mixed, although as expected Apple turned in stellar quarterly results.
Ford Motor Co. Tuesday reported decreased profit for the first quarter, as revenue declined from the prior year. The company noted that launch of the F-150 and Edge drove lower market share and lower dealer stock increases in North America. Strong dollar also impacted the quarterly results. Further, Ford reconfirmed its 2015 pre-tax profit guidance of $8.5 billion to $9.5 billion.
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.
Sanofi (SNY) announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization in Europe for Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL), a next-generation basal insulin for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus... More
While it was good that the U.K. economy keeps growing, the recovery should not be taken for granted, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said on Tuesday after official data revealed that the pace of growth halved in the first quarter of the...
AmazonBusiness-042815.jpg Online retail giant Amazon.com (AMZN) has launched a new marketplace called Amazon Business, which helps online business shoppers exclusively to buy 45 business-specific categories, including office, IT, MRO, tools, scientific and food & beverage. Amazon said the new market place "ignites more B2B customers for sellers."
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07/26/2015AMGNKyprolis (sNDA)FDA decision on Kyprolis for the treatment of relapsed multiple myeloma
07/24/2015REGNPraluent (BLA) FDA decision on Praluent for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
07/24/2015REGNPraluent (BLA)FDA decision on Praluent for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia
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
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