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Obama-102314.jpg Following news of a shooting at the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa, President Barack Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to express the American people's solidarity with their neighbors to the north.
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DonYoung-102314.jpg Alaska Congressman Don Young, R-Ak., is once again making headlines with comments linking the state's high suicide rate to an increase in government assistance. Young told an audience at a senior center on Wednesday that the suicide problem didn't exist until there was "largesse" from the government.
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BoE-102214.jpgBank of England policymakers decided to leave its key rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month as a majority of members noticed increased risks from slowing global economy, especially in euro area. Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent.
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A new study shows that black women who undergo in vitro fertilization are only about half as likely to become pregnant as white women. The study, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting in Honolulu, showed that about 31 percent of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 percent of black patients.
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a notably higher opening on Thursday, with sentiment reflecting a return of optimism. Earnings news, though mixed, has largely been encouraging. Earlier in the global trading, a private survey showed that Chinese manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly faster pace. Private sector activity data from the eurozone also suggested an improvement.
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Automaker General Motors Co. on Thursday reported an 82 percent surge in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting strong operating performance in North America and China. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter beat analysts' expectations.
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Mango, one of the most popular tropical fruits, is said to be an excellent source of fiber, copper as well as vitamins C, A, folate and B6. Widely known in India as the King of Fruits, mango has many health benefits associated with it.
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With "Fury" likely to fall from the number one position, Keanu Reeves-starring action flick "John Wick" will be looking to ride excellent reviews to the top of the box office this weekend, though it will have to surpass the opening of horror release "Ouija" to do so. Even without any star power, "Ouija" looks to be in good position with a PG-13 rating and an easy to understand concept.
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