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Swiss-GDP-090214.jpgThe Swiss economy stalled in the second quarter as the improvement in household spending was insufficient to offset the weakness in exports and investment in construction. Gross domestic product remained flat from the first quarter, when it accelerated to 0.5 percent, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said Tuesday. Economists had expected GDP to rise 0.5 percent in the second quarter.
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BiliCam, a new smartphone app, allows users to detect jaundice in newborn babies by simply snapping a picture. The disorder, often difficult to detect in newborns, is caused by insufficient elimination of the chemical bilirubin in the baby's system. Babies who do not sufficiently expel the chemical can often appear yellow; however, the discoloration isn't always apparent to the naked eye.
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Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. agreed Tuesday to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International, Inc. in cash and stock deal valued at $3.025 billion, including assumed debt. An additional contingent cash consideration of up to $50 million will also be payable to Prestige shareholders upon achievement of certain 2015 performance metrics.
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Falls are common in people with multiple sclerosis, and roughly half of these falls are said to result in an injury requiring medical attention. New research now suggests a promising tool to help people with multiple sclerosis reduce their risk of accidental falls. Guess what!
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With both "As Above, So Below" and "The November Man" struggling mightily to find an audience, "Guardians of the Galaxy" had yet another big weekend, topping charts for the third time in five weeks and propelling it past "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to be the top domestic draw of the year.
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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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