Avon escapes board makeover, cuts deal with hedge fund

Wilting beauty products company Avon Products said an investor group led by Barington Capital has agreed to withdraw its bid to elect two opposing candidates to the company’s board in

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Why more and more in U.S. are returning to work

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are streaming back into an improving labor market as employers raise wages and hire less

Battle over big energy infrastructure heats up

Building electric power lines across long distances and state boundaries can be a daunting task for developers, as the best-laid

Stocks close slightly higher; Dow, S&P up 0.1%

Wall Street kicked off the new week with very modest gains as investors brace for a slew of economic reports,

Yellen: Fed to move ‘cautiously’ on rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday the central bank will move cautiously as it weighs interest rate hikes in

SunEdison shares tumble 55% on bankruptcy filing fears

Shares of renewable power firm SunEdison plummeted 55% Tuesday as it teetered on the edge of bankruptcy amid slumping oil

Yellen’s speech in New York pulls stocks out of early dive

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both closed at 2016 highs Tuesday after Federal Reserve

Consumer spending posts scant Feb. increase, personal income growth slows

U.S. consumer spending posted a tiny gain for the third straight month in February while income growth slowed sharply. Consumer

FBI hacks into terrorist’s iPhone without Apple

Although the government officially withdrew from its battle against Apple Monday, many observers sense the tech privacy war is just

Workers, firms differ on $15 minimum wage

A plan to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 has opened the biggest fault lines yet between

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Feds promote artificial turf as safe despite health concerns

Lead levels high enough to potentially harm children have been found in artificial turf used at thousands of schools, playgrounds and day-care centers across the country, yet two federal agencies

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Workers ‘squeezed’ by health insurance costs

Even when there’s good news for health insurance prices, workers still can’t catch a break. A slow-down in growth of

Shire to buy NPS for $5.2 billion

The pharmaceutical buying binge continues globally in 2015. Shire PLC, an Irish-based drugmaker, has agreed to acquire New Jersey-based NPS

McDonald’s tests healthy cafe

Even Ronald McDonald might have to do a double-take in this place. Yes, it’s run by McDonald’s, but this recently-opened

Medtronic in $43B deal for Ireland’s Covidien

The United States medical device manufacturer Medtronic announced on Sunday night that the company has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor

Obama says EPA carbon rules will help boost health, economy

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has said that his administration’s proposal to limit the power plant emissions,

scientist ask to withdraw stem cell studies

Scientist who claimed to have had a massive breakthrough in the study of stem cells have asked to withdraw their

high intensity workouts deemed best for losing weight

Intensity of your workout determines how soon you will shed that fat. Studies from around the world indicate that people

3d printed organs with blood vessels to be available soon

Harvard researchers claim to have made a massive breakthrough when it comes to artificial organs by creating tissues that are

nobel in physiology or medicine won by 3 us-based scientists

New York, October 08 (News-Light.com) – The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been won by three US-based scientists

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NASA finds evidence of recent flowing water on Mars

A NASA spacecraft circling Mars has found evidence of flowing water on the Red Planet’s surface — and in our time, not in some dim and more verdant past. New data reveal that Earth’s close neighbor boasts multiple seeps of

The world is skating on thin ice

The race to claim stakes in the melting Arctic is heating up. That’s because a quarter of the world’s energy reserves are at play Standing 12,000 feet high and stretching more than 1,000 miles, the Lomonosov Ridge very well might

Scientists Explain Key Wrinkle in Moon’s Formation

How did our moon come to be? The dominant theory holds that it broke off of the Earth when another planet collided with ours, about 4.5 billion years ago. But if that’s the case, it seems suspicious to scientists that

Science Just Got Closer to Elephant-Mammoth Hybrid

For the first time since the woolly mammoth went extinct, its genes are working again, Popular Science reports. Sure, it’s only in a lab; woolly mammoths haven’t wandered the planet for about 4,000 years. But the effort at Harvard has

IES Diagnostics, Inc. Identifies The Body’s Unique Immune Response To Lupus, Allowing Development of First Clinical Diagnostic Test

Crowdfunding campaign launched to expedite development of diagnostic tool for this elusive autoimmune disease Wayne, PA — IES Diagnostics, Inc. has identified the body’s unique, specific immune response (immune signature) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease affecting more

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