News archive from 2 February 2012

FDA panel to discuss Arena obesity drug in 2nd quarter

(Reuters) - An FDA advisory committee will meet in the second quarter to discuss Arena Pharmaceutical Inc's experimental obesity drug following the company's recent resubmission of an application seeking its approval, Arena said on Wednesday. Arena's...

 

Romney supports automatic hikes in minimum wage

EAGAN, Minn.-Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, conservatives...

 

Obama helps woman with husband's resume

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama may help Jennifer Wedel's husband find a job. Whether he gets her vote is another question. Two days after Obama talked with Wedel during an online town hall and offered to take a look at her unemployed husband's...

 

SunRail concessions could help pay for train

Each stop on the planned SunRail commuter train through Central Florida is a potential concession stand, but what gets sold and for how much remains unknown. The even bigger unanswered question for SunRail officials is if there would be enough money...

 

Study gives new clues on how Alzheimer's spreads

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Alzheimer's disease appears to spread in a predictable pattern, infecting brain cell after brain cell as the disease spreads along linked circuits known as synapses, according to a new study. The findings, published on Wednesday in...

 
Nikki Renee Anders puts the stories in pictures

Nikki Renee Anders puts the stories in pictures

Somewhere out in the mossy tumbles of an Icelandic meadow, a mischievous creature has popped three bulbous blue heads out of the earth, bobbly unicorn horn first. On a nearby hillock, other alien forms bloom: a pale family of pointy teardrops and an...

 

Feds argue for graphic images on cigarette packs

WASHINGTON - The federal government fought an uphill battle today to convince a skeptical judge that tobacco companies should be required to put large graphic photos on cigarette packs to show that the habit kills smokers and their babies. Cigarette...

 

Greeks unsettled by demands of a frustrated Europe

ATHENS - For Greeks who have watched their taxes skyrocket, their wages plunge and their prospects flatline, news of the latest austerity demands from European leaders came like the punchline to a bad joke. If the Mediterranean country does not...

 

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals postpones IPO

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals today postponed its $166 million IPO due to poor market conditions, according to Renaissance Capital, an IPO tracker. The Cambridge company, which first filed to go public in July, planned to sell 16,666,667 shares of common...

 

Feds argue for graphic images on cigarette packs

WASHINGTON - The federal government fought an uphill battle today to convince a skeptical judge that tobacco companies should be required to put large graphic photos on cigarette packs to show that the habit kills smokers and their babies. Cigarette...

 

Florida eyes school bus ads for extra money

Florida school districts mired in budget woes might soon get a new fundraising option - selling ad space on their fleets of yellow school buses. Ads on school buses are illegal in Florida now, but two bills making progress in the Legislature would...

 

Facebook files plans for long-awaited public stock offering

NEW YORK — Facebook is updating its status from a private to public company. The shift is occurring as the Internet social network filed its long-awaited plans for an initial public offering of stock. The documents filed Wednesday say Facebook hopes...

 

Heidi Klum gushes about Seal in pre-split interview

"I don't know why we work, my husband and I. We just do. We are black and white - yin and yang," says Heidi Klum in InStyle U.K.'s March issue in an interview obviously conducted before the "Project Runway" star and singer Seal --...

 
Nets sign ex-Bulls guard Bogans

Nets sign ex-Bulls guard Bogans

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --- Seeking to bolster their defensive performance, the New Jersey Nets signed free agent and former Chicago Bulls guard Keith Bogans on Wednesday. Per team policy, contract terms were not disclosed. "Keith will give us...

 

Taco Bell linked to recent Salmonella outbreak: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Taco Bell chain has been identified as the Mexican fast-food chain behind a recent Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people in 10 states, Food Safety News reported on Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease...

 

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