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EA-SimCity-030515.jpg Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the Maxis studio behind videogames such as SimCity and Spore. Electronic Arts said that the changes will not impact its plans for the Sims, adding that the first expansion pack for the Sims 4 will come soon, with additional updates and content in the pipeline.

manufacturing-030411_05Mar15.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured goods unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders edged down by 0.2 percent in January.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has expressed deep concern over the recent spate of attacks against its volunteers and staff. In the last month alone, two volunteers and one staff member were killed in Sudan. Volunteers have been attacked in Myanmar, and in Guinea teams fighting...

The world may be at a "turning point" as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their...

Draghi-030515.jpg The European Central Bank will commence its bond purchases under an historic $1.1 trillion quantitative easing plan next week and expects the impact from it stimulus measures to return inflation to the euro area next year.

kenya-030515.jpg The Kenyan economy is set on a course for sustained growth in the years ahead, amid the falling oil prices and its 'accommodative monetary policy' to make it one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report published by the World Bank.

NonFarmProductivity-030515.jpg With output rising by less than previously estimated, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. labor productivity in the fourth quarter fell by more than initially reported.

lumber-030515.jpg Trouble is piling up for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. from different quarters, with a U.S. Senator calling for a federal probe into the specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, while two law firms said they have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for selling Chinese-made laminated wood floors containing dangerous levels of toxic formaldehyde.

JOblessClaims-030515.jpg In a somewhat troubling sign for the labor market ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended February 28th.

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO, with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières, Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness...

BattleShip-030515.jpg After 70 years, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his research team located the heaviest and the most powerfully armed Japanese battleship Musashi that sank during the World War II. The team has been mapping the bottom of the sea with various devices for the last eight years.

WHO-Guidelines-030515.jpg New guidelines released by World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a marginal reduction in daily sugar intake to boost health and stave off non-communicable diseases. The United Nations health agency recommends that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 percent or roughly 25 grams (6 tea

While Afghanistan remains a dangerous place with many challenges ahead, it's unlikely the Taliban have the ability to best Afghan forces on the battlefield or topple the government, the top U.S. general in the country told the US Congress. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Operation Resolute...

MarkLippert-030515.jpg U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul by a man demanding Korean reunification and end to US-Korea joint military drills. Lippert was speaking at a breakfast meeting when he was slashed on his face and left hand by a man with a knife, reports quoting South Korean police said. The US State Department said the Ambassador has undergone a surgery at a local hospital, and

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech at a breakfast meeting. The ambassador was slashed on his face and hand by a man demanding Korean reunification, reports quoting South Korean police said. Washington strongly condemned this...

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