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Ebola Threatening Chimp and Gorilla Population: The Apes Desperately Need Vaccine Too

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:23

A glaring fact that has surfaced in recent times is that Ebola is not only life threatening for humans but is deadly for the chimps and gorillas too. Right now, Ebola is greatest threat that is questioning the survival of chimpanzees and gorillas.

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Including Ocean Fish in the Diet of Pregnant Women Can Prove to be More Beneficial than Harmful

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:20

In case you are pregnant and the fear of mercury contamination is keeping you away from eating ocean fish, then you may need to reconsider your diet plans.

 A new study which was published on January 21, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) has come up with some evidence which shows that benefits of including ocean fish in the diet far outweighs the risks that are linked to the exposure of mercury.

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Stay Order Overturns Ban on Gay Marriage in Alabama

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:25

The Attorney General of Alabama has asked a federal judge to put a stay on a ruling which reversed the ban which Alabama put on gay marriage. The advocates in favour of the cause cheered as this issue seemed to be a doubtful victory in the state which is considered extremely conservative.

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Gas Prices Fall Further: Now Available Under $2 per gallon

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:22

Sometime soon the drop in oil prices will surely end but for the time being it is a happy hour for the American drivers.

Since 2009, for the first time, most of the Americans are paying lower than $2 for a gallon of gasoline. Analysts were shocked three months back when the prices dropped under $3 and now the situation has become further frightful.

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FAA Warns U.S Carriers, E-cigs Could Pose Fire Hazard in Planes

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 09:22

On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration warned that E-cigs kept in the checked in baggage of the passengers could be a threat to the cargo compartment of airplanes as they may overheat or catch fire by accident.

FAA said recently that there were many instances when the heating element present in the e-cigarettes had by accident got activated, as a result overheating or causing a fire.

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Test Results Say Drinking Water Safe Following an Oil Spill in Yellowstone River, Montana

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 09:14

After an oil spill incident due to a breach in the pipeline last Saturday, the water of Yellowstone River in Montana was tested and the results found Williston's drinking water to be safe after the accidental spillage.

The ruptured in one of the Bridger pipelines resulted in a spill of approximately 40,000 gallons of oil which washed into the river near Glendive.

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After Suffering from Lung Infection King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia Dies

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:00

The royal officials announced that Abdullah bin Abdulaziz the Saudi King has died. He had been admitted to the hospital several weeks back.

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Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive has a Greater Than 40% Hike in Salary

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:57

Tim Cook, the chief executive of the technology giant Apple got a rise in his base salary by almost 43% last year in February, said the company.

The salary of Mr Cook increaser from$1.4m to $2m and the overall remuneration amounted to more than double to whooping $9.2m in 2014.

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Toyota Remains on Top for Auto Sales

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:55

This time too Toyota Motor Corp. remained the top most auto selling company and surpassed Volkswagen AG for a third successive year due to its strong number of deliveries of SUV's in the U. S.

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Netflix Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings That Matches Expectations

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54

The positive growth rate of Netflix and its robust fourth-quarter reports which were at par with the analysts expectations set its shares to soar 16%. In the afterhours trading the shares touched $404, surpassing the estimates of the beating analysts and matching the revenue expectations. On Tuesday the stocks of Netflix closed at $348.64.

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Virginia Not to Get a Raise in Minimum Wages Soon

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:02

A committee, on Monday, voted11-3 and killed a bill which was related to raising the minimum wage in Virginia, to $8 an hour which would gradually then be raised to $10.10 per hour.

The vote for Senate Bill 681 "pass by indefinitely", means that it is possibly dead for at least this legislative session. The Republicans voted to slay the measure where as the Democrats were in favour of keeping it alive.

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For Marijuana Business ‘For-Profit’ Is Not the Only Business Model says New a Study

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:53

A newly released study says that the biggest argument in the legislative debate that is related to legalizing the sale of marijuana will centre around the issue whether the profit making companies will or won't be allowed to put up different marijuana products for sale.

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Oil Spill in Montana Shut Down Pipeline

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:51

On Sunday, the officials of Montana said that a breach in an oil pipeline spilled about 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive. However they said that they are still not aware about any threats which the spill might pose to the public health or safety.

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Elections in Greece to Decide the New path for the Troubled Economy

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:12

Next week its election time in Greece. The nation could be heading towards its first step to move out of the euro zone or getting ready to take on the European Union into a spiteful debt war which could be unnerving for the investors of the sovereign bond globally.

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AT&T to Report its Q4 Earnings on January 27; Expects $10 Billion In Pre-tax Loss

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:11

On January 27, AT&T is supposed to report its earnings for the fourth quarter. The company is expected to report a massive amount of charges amounting up to $10 billion as pre-tax losses for the quarter. Most of the losses are related to its pension plans and the retiree benefit schemes amounting to a total of $7.9 billion.

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Iran Postpones Visit of Foreign Minister to Saudi Arabia

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:09

The visit of the Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif to Saudi Arabia was postponed due to a discord between the two nations over Riyadh's unwillingness to trim down the oil production rate said the deputy foreign minister of Iran for Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday.

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In 4Q, AT&T to record Billions as Charges Related to Pension

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 14:14

On Friday, AT&T said that the company will see $7.9 billion noncash, pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter, which is connected to a modification done with the assumptions that linked to its pension plan.

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Disney CEO Robert Iger has a Big Leap in Compensation Package

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 14:13

Robert Iger, the CEO and Chairman of Disney had a big jump in his compensation in 201, to a whopping $43.7 million as the company had a smashing hit year.

On Friday, the Burbank, California based enterprise unveiled the compensation package during its annual proxy statement which was filed with the regulators.

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Hackers Post Fake News on Twitter Accounts of New York Post and UPI

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 14:10

Hacking is on the rise and this time it is no retailer or bank that is facing the music. On Friday, some New York Post Twitter accounts and United Press International along with the website of the news agency were hacked for a brief period.

Tweets containing some fake military as well as economic news were posted before being deleted after a while.

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BlackBerry Shares Climb 30% on Samsung Bid Rumours

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:12

On Wednesday, some rumours about Samsung approaching BlackBerry for sales deal shot up its shares nearly by 30%.

A report said that Samsung the South Korean firm has approached BlackBerry for buying the company in an offer of nearly $7.5 billion.

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