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Dunkin' Donuts has agreed to remove a whitening agent called titanium dioxide, commonly a source of nanomaterials, from all powdered sugar used in its donuts. The move follows pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, which put a shareholder proposal asking Dunkin' to reduce the risks of using nanomaterials in its food products.


Germany's industrial production grew for the fifth straight month in January signaling that growth is gaining a foothold in the biggest euro area economy, although orders data cast doubt over recovery. Industrial production grew 0.6 percent in January from December, which was the fifth consecutive rise, data from Destatis showed Friday.


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates, according to the results of a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.


Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session on a nervous note, as traders await the jobs report. The overbought markets have been showing some slackness in taking further leg up in recent sessions. With the ADP private payrolls coming in softer, expectations may be muted.

scott-jeb-030515.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates, according to the results of a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
Obama-capitol-071612_04Mar15.jpg Despite receiving support from some Democrats, Senate Republicans were unable to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday.
The rate of children born via in vitro fertilization, or IVF, is continuing to rise in the U.S., according to a new story from researchers at the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. The society collects data on IVF attempts and births across the U.S. each year and found 2,000 more success births in 2013 than the preceding year.
The Asian stock markets rose broadly on Friday after the European Central Bank upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone and laid out its plans for bond purchases to combat deflation. ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday said the ECB would purchase 60 billion euros of public and private sector...
Fortune has once again named Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) as the best company to work for, with Twitter Inc. (TWTR) also joining the annual list for the first time. This is for the sixth time and for the fourth consecutive time that Google has ranked No.1 in the Fortune's annual list of "100 Best Companies...
Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole at the heart of an ultraluminous quasar in the distant universe. The newfound cosmic monster is said to be the largest and brightest ever black hole, which dates back to a little more than 6 percent of the universe's current age of 13.8 billion years. Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe that contain supermassive black holes.
The U.S. government is setting up a new central agency to deal with cybersecurity threats around the country, according to media reports. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be tasked with integrating intelligence from various agencies and distributing information more broadly to...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) on Wednesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved use of Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer with progression on or after platinum-based... More
Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to do everything to bring to justice those responsible for the death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on a bridge next to the Kremlin late on Friday. An opposition march which...
EA-SimCity-030515.jpg Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the Maxis studio behind videogames such as SimCity and Spore. Electronic Arts said that the changes will not impact its plans for the Sims, adding that the first expansion pack for the Sims 4 will come soon, with additional updates and content in the pipeline.
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