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Pregnant women exposure to pollution linked to risk of asthma

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:27

A new research study has shown that exposure to air pollution during pregnancy might be linked to the risks of asthma for the babies.

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UK public dissatisfaction rises with health service

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:25

According to a new survey, the public dissatisfaction for the UK's National Health Service is rising across the country.

The British Social Attitudes survey showed that the overall NHS satisfaction fell to 60 per cent during 2015 compared to 65 per cent in 2014. The dissatisfaction with the NHS rose by 8 per cent to 23 per cent during the same period, which is its highest rise since 1986.

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FAA Urged Airlines to “Reevaluate” Risks of Shipping Bulk Lithium ion Batteries

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:01

In the wake of new warnings, Federal Aviation Administration urged commercial airlines to "reevaluate" risk of shipping lithium ion batteries through cargo shipments in by air.

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Stan Kroenke Buys Iconic Waggoner Ranch, the Biggest Ranch in the US

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:53

On Tuesday, representatives of rancher Stan Kroenke, said an approval for purchasing the iconic W.T. Waggoner Ranch in north Texas was given by a judge for an unrevealed sum. Forbes lists Kroenke's net worth as $7.3 billion.

The iconic property is considered to be the biggest ranch in the U.S within a fence. For about a year and a half it was in the market for asking price of $725 million.

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SolarCity Misses Target for the Second Consecutive Quarter; Shares Dip Thirty Percent

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:48

On Tuesday, SolarCity Corp said it installed lesser number of rooftop solar systems in the Q4 for the second consecutive quarter, than expected. The company's shared dipped thirty percent as it warned that its growth will slow down in 2016.

The leading rooftop solar company in the United States deployed 272 megawatts of solar panels which did not match its forecast of 280 to 300 MW in the fourth quarter. SolarCity attributes some of the deficit to Nevada's December decision to roll back its favorable solar policy.

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Hugh Jackman recommends sunscreen, check-ups to fight skin cancer

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:43

Popular Australian, Hugh Jackman has urged people to wear sunscreen and have regular check-ups in order to fight skin cancer.

The actor has again undergone treatment for skin cancer this week. The 47 year old actor first had a basal cell carcinoma removed in 2013 as his wife had told him to get a mark on his nose checked by doctors. He has been treated several times since then. Experts said that basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and often develops on parts of the body that receives high sun exposure such as the face, neck and shoulders.

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Study shows public dissatisfaction rising with NHS

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:37

According to a new survey, the public dissatisfaction for the UK's health service is rising across the country.

The British Social Attitudes survey showed that the overall NHS satisfaction fell to 60 per cent during 2015 compared to 65 per cent in 2014. The dissatisfaction with the NHS rose by 8 per cent to 23 per cent during the same period, which is its highest rise since 1986.

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Gap Inc. Reports Drop in Sales for Three Key Brands in the Fourth Quarter

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 09:26

On Monday, Gap Inc. which operates Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy along with other brands, reported drop in sales in all three, for the fourth-quarter that included the crucial holiday season.

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U.N’s ICAO Agrees to New Aircraft Emission Standards for Reducing CO2 Emissions

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 09:22

On Monday, United Nations', International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), agreed to set the first emissions reduction standards for all commercial aircrafts which will come into effect for all new models over four years. However, according to environmental groups, the standards set for carbon dioxide reductions are not enough.

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FAA says Drone Registration Numbers Surpass Manned Aircraft Figures

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 09:17

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, in the United States currently there are larger numbers of registered drone operators compared to registered aircrafts that are piloted by humans.

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Duke Energy Corp Cleans Coal Ash Pits; Costs go into Billions

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:18

Duke Energy Corp, the Charlotte, North Carolina based electric power company, the largest in the United States will shift 1.5 million tons of coal burning residue to a contracted landfill almost hundred and thirty miles away in central Virginia. The company has built two miles of railroad track for connecting the excavation site to the existing railway tracks.

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BMO Capital Markets gave “Outperform” Rating to Buffalo Wild Wings Stocks

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:57

Stocks of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD), the Minneapolis, Minnesota based company is being followed closely by the investors. It began the day at 154.41 touching the highest for the day at 154.94 before dropping to a level of
134.95. At the end of the day, the stock traded at 142.08.

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New Jersey Files Lawsuit against VW over Diesel Vehicle Emission Fraud

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:44

New Jersey has joined Texas, New Mexico and West Virginia, filing a lawsuit against Volkswagen, the German carmaker for using misleading software that allowed its VW, Porsche and Audi diesel powered vehicles to avert permitted pollution levels. The models concerned were portrayed as low-emission vehicles when they were really not made that way.

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Leak at Indian Point Nuclear Facility in New York Causes Radioactivity in Groundwater

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 06:20

On Saturday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that the New York State will investigate the radioactive contamination discovered in the groundwater due to a leak in the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York.

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Sleeping with mouth open can increase acidity level

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:22

According to a new research, sleeping with mouth open can result in an increased level of acidity and effect teeth health.

The researchers said that sleeping with moth open can make it as acidic as a person has after drinking a glass of orange juice. They warned that this can promote decay and weaken teeth. The mouth's acidity level is typically neutral at a pH of about 7.

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92% five-year-old children are fully vaccinated in Western Australia

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:16

The authorities in the Western Australia have said that the proportion of five year children, who are fully vaccinated, have recorded a record level of 92.1 per cent as recorded in December.

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U.S President Barack Obama to Propose $2.5 Billion Community College Partnership Tax Credit

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:58

On Friday, Obama administration officials said that the U.S President will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit spread out over five years for businesses which invest in local community college program and hire graduates from the same. Community College Partnership Tax Credit, is what it is being called.

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Justice Department says HSBC has Reaches $470M Agreement with Federal Government and States, Related to Banking Abuses

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:54

On Friday, in an announcement the Justice Department said that HSBC has agreed to $470 million settlement with the federal government along with almost all states related to issues of mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses which the officials opine aided in deepening the financial crisis in the country almost eight years ago.

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CFM International said it Sold 2,154 Engines in 2015

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:51

On Friday, the maker of aircraft engines, CFM International said that last year, it has sold 2,154 engines valued at approximately $27 billion. The numbers include 1,418 LEAP engines and 736 CFM56 motors. The company also said, in 2015 it produced 1,638 CMF56 engines too. A joint venture General Electric Co and Safran SA, CFM, said its backlog of LEAP engines currently numbers to greater than 10,000 units , valued at $140 billion. The LEAP powers the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo jetliners.

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McDonald’s Fares Better in China Compared to Yum Brand’s KFC and Pizza Hut

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:56

McDonald's is gaining not only in the US market but in China too, keeping Yum Brand's KFC and Pizza Hut behind.

Both the fast food chains are trying to gain on the Chinese market which was hit by food safety scandals some years back. But it appears that McDonald's is catching up faster than its rivals. An analysis of sales data in same stores suggests McDonald's is keeping a greater pace.

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