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Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. declined last week on a seasonally adjusted basis as purchase and refinancing applications waned, shows data by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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The European Central Bank's asset purchases are proceeding as planned and will continue until there is a sustained shift in the inflation path, the ECB President Mario Draghi said Wednesday. He also reaffirmed the bank's view that Greece should remain in the euro area, as crucial talks between the country's government and creditors are due to take place in Brussels later in the day.

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Former President George W. Bush's time away from office seems to have had a positive impact on the way he is perceived by Americans, according to the results of new a CNN/ORC poll. The poll showed that 52 percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of Bush.

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After moving notably higher earlier in the session, stocks have given back some ground in recent trading on Wednesday. The pullback reflects the recent volatility on Wall Street, with traders seemingly reluctant to make significant moves.

ObamaBush-060315.jpg Former President George W. Bush's time away from office seems to have had a positive impact on the way he is perceived by Americans, according to the results of new a CNN/ORC poll. The poll showed that 52 percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of Bush.
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NSAhq-060215.jpg After several delays, the Senate voted Tuesday to approve legislation to bring an end to the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program. The Senate voted 67 to 32 in favor of the bill known as the USA Freedom Act, which now heads to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.
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OECDecooutlook-030615.jpgThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development downgraded the global growth forecast for this year and next citing low-growth equilibirium of low investment, high unemployment and subdued productivity. In the semi annual report released Wednesday, the Paris-based think-tank lowered the world growth forecast for this year to 3.1 percent from 3.6 percent predicted in November.
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Using contact lenses may increase the risk of foreign bacteria spreading within the eye, according to a new study from researchers at NYU's Langone School of Medicine. For the study the researchers collected swab samples from nine contact lens users and 11 non-users. They then analyzed the microbe content of all the samples.
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Indian shares fell sharply on Wednesday, as concerns around below-normal monsoon and expectations that the RBI will have limited room to cut interest rates in the coming months kept markets under severe selling pressure for the second day running. After flagging concerns on monsoon and inflation yesterday,...
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Automakers on Tuesday reported mixed U.S. vehicle sales results for the month of May, which included the Memorial Day weekend but had one less selling day compared to the same month last year. General Motors Co. and FCA US, LLC each reported higher vehicle sales for the month, while Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. both reported declines.
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About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices, according to the findings of a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study. The use of such devices was not linked...
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PGNX) announced that the European Commission has approved Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation... More
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has called a general election for June 18, nearly three months ahead of schedule. Announcing the election date at a news conference Wednesday, she said "The choice is clear, the time is right." Some of...
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2K and Firaxis Games announced Monday that XCOM 2 is currently scheduled for release in November 2015. XCOM 2 is the sequel to the Game of the Year award-winning strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is currently in development for Windows-based PC,...
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08/27/2015AMGNEvolocumab (BLA)FDA decision on Evolocumab for the treatment of high cholesterol
08/27/2015AMGNEvolocumab (BLA) FDA decision on Evolocumab for the treatment of high cholesterol
08/27/2015BMYOpdivo (sBLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for expanded use in treating previously untreated patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.
08/22/2015ALKSAripiprazole lauroxil (NDA)FDA decision on Aripiprazole lauroxil for the treatment of schizophrenia
08/22/2015ALKSAripiprazole Lauroxil (NDA)FDA decision on Aripiprazole Lauroxil for the treatment of schizophrenia
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