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PepsiCo Inc.'s Pepsi-Cola has replaced Coca-Cola Co.'s Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. in 2014 as diet sodas continue to lose popularity, according to an annual industry report published Thursday. Meanwhile, overall soda consumption by Americans declined for the tenth straight year, but at a more modest pace compared to the preceding year.

Japan is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, setting the pace for an otherwise light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are February numbers for inflation, household spending, unemployment and retail sales. Inflation is expected...

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Pope Francis will visit the White House later this year as part of his week-long tour of the U.S., White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Thursday. Earnest said President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the pope to the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Asian stock markets are turning in a mixed performance on Friday, with investors treading cautiously on geopolitical concerns and as they digest mixed economic data from Japan.

Pope-Obama-032615.jpg Pope Francis will visit the White House later this year as part of his week-long tour of the U.S., White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Thursday. Earnest said President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the pope to the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.
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uscapitol-062509_26Mar15.jpg In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve legislation permanently blocking cuts in reimbursements for doctors that treat patients on Medicare.
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GermanConsumer-032615.jpgGerman consumer confidence is set to improve further to its highest level in more than 13 years in April, as weak euro and low inflation function as mini stimulus to the economy, survey data from the market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer sentiment index rose to 10 in April from 9.7 points in March. This was the highest score since October 2001.
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A newly discovered gene could hold the key to a specific form of severe autism found in some girls, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Institute of Genetic Medicine. The gene, called CTNND2, is central in the creation of the protein delta-catenin, which plays a large role in the nervous system.
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The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had finally halted the 10-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 400 points or 11 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index finished just above the 3,680-point plateau, although the market is looking at a soft start...
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Home price appreciation outpaced wage growth in 76% of U.S. housing markets during the housing recovery of the past two years, according to a new report released Thursday by real estate data firm RealtyTrac. The report also found home price appreciation across the U.S. outpaced wage growth by a 13:1...
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Scientist have unearthed fossil remains of monster salamanders that is said to have roamed the earth about 230 million years ago. The salamander, known as metoposaurus algvarnesis, is an animal that has a head like a toilet seat with hundreds of sharp teeth and the size of a car. The fossils of the...
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Proteon Therapeutics Inc. (PRTO), a company developing novel, first-in-class therapeutics to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases, announced positive results from a long-term analysis of more than three years of follow-up... More
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Thursday formally opened an election observation mission (EOM) a month ahead of the 26 April early presidential election in Kazakhstan. The mission's deployment follows an invitation...
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ps4-032515.jpg Sony has announced an update for its PlayStation 4 software that will bring an array of features to enhance the gaming experience.
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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
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN he treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or IBS-D
05/13/2015KYTHATX-101 (NDA)FDA decision on ATX-101 for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness
04/30/2015THRXBREO ELLIPTA (sNDA)FDA decision on BREO ELLIPTA for the once-daily treatment for asthma in patients aged 12 years and older
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