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Obama1-091914.jpg President Barack Obama delivered a statement Thursday evening thanking members of Congress for voting to approve legislation granting the U.S. military the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.
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img2-091914.jpg A trio of Democratic senators has introduced new legislation that would revoke a tax-exemption for the National Football League if it continues to promote the Washington Redskins name.
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Draghi-092214.jpgThe European Central Bank remains ready to use additional unconventional tools to counter risks to the inflation outlook and to boost the euro area economy, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday. "The Governing Council remains fully determined to counter risks to the medium-term outlook for inflation," Draghi said in Brussels.
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More schools have begun stocking allergic reaction shots following a rise in the number of states mandating their presence. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, just two states - New Hampshire and Rhode Island - have no current or pending legislation regarding stocking epinephrine in schools. "An anaphylactic reaction can progress rapidly and can be fatal," Dr. Scott Sicherer said.
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Asian stock markets are mostly trading lower on Tuesday, with a weak lead from Wall Street and geopolitical concerns amid reports about fresh U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria weighing on sentiment. However, the downside is limited thanks to a report from Markit Economics that showed China's manufacturing sector to have expanded at an accelerated pace in September.
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German drug maker Merck KGaA said Monday that it agreed to buy Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $140 per share in cash, totaling $17.0 billion or 13.1 billion euros, establishing a major player in the life science industry. Merck expects the transaction to be immediately accretive to its earnings. Merck shares were gaining around 7 percent, and Sigma-Aldrich shares were gaining around 35.15 percent.
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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 more than $9,000 per site, sci-fi thriller "The Maze Runner" had no problem reaching its target audience over the weekend, easily moving to the top of the box office with a very strong overall weekend of $32 million. Also making an impact in its first weekend in theaters was "A Walk Among the Tombstones," as the Liam Neeson-starring thriller managed a so-so $13.1 million.
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Greece's manufacturing activity expanded in August, after declining in the previous month, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. Seasonally adjusted Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 50.1 in August from 48.7 in July. This marked the highest reading in three...
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