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21st Century Fox Makes Offer for Sky

21st Century Fox Makes Offer for Sky

Rupert Murdoch is making another bid for the one that got away. The independent directors of Sky said certain material offer terms remain under discussion and "there can be no certainty that an offer will be made by 21st Century Fox, nor as to the terms of any such offer". Read More

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Jason Pierre-Paul to miss rest of regular season after hernia surgery

Jason Pierre-Paul to miss rest of regular season after hernia surgery

The Giants need Pierre-Paul during a hard closing stretch as they try to reach the postseason for the first time in five years. "We'll use an "all hands on deck" approach to fill his shoes", Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said. New York's revamped defense has had a major impact on the team's improvement in 2016, as the Giants have already won two more games (8-4) than they did a year ago. Read More

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Even occasional cigarette smoking can be deadly

Even occasional cigarette smoking can be deadly

The research also shows that those who smoke between one and ten cigarettes per day have an even higher risk of death than those who smoke one cigarette per day. Those who quit smoking at a younger age were also found to have lower disk for early death. When looking at the cause of death, the researchers found a concrete connection to smoking and the increase of lung cancer rate. Read More

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United States unemployment rate hit nine-year low in November

United States unemployment rate hit nine-year low in November

The 9.3 percent mentioned above is a broad measure of unemployment and underemployment, which includes those who have stopped looking and those in part-time jobs who want full-time positions. Many economists view the steady wage gains of recent months as a sign that a tightening labor market is allowing workers to demand more pay, increasing pressure on the Fed to head off inflation by hiking interest rates. Read More

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Careless VA Dentist May Have Infected Hundreds Of Veterans With HIV

Careless VA Dentist May Have Infected Hundreds Of Veterans With HIV

Joe Hoppe said that since he's seen the dentist in question for a year, he doesn't think he used dirty tools on objective, but at the same time he's left feeling scared and disappointed. "The most important part is the actual risk of infection is low here - it is out of an abundance of caution that we are doing this", said Gowan. Earlier this week VA officials at a hospital in Wisconsin announced they were notifying almost 600 veterans they may have been infected with HIV and other life ... Read More

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Canadian economy turns around to grow 3.5% in 3rd quarter

The Fort McMurray wildfires back in May of this year really messed with our economy, mainly because of the temporary shutdowns in oil sands production, the mass evacuations that ensued, and the overall disruption to employment in the area. Jean pointed to further growth in household spending and the 3.7 per cent increase for investment in non-residential structures - its first increase after seven consecutive quarterly declines. Read More

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National Football League players showcase their causes with custom cleats

National Football League players showcase their causes with custom cleats

The player cleats will be worn during Week 13 games and some players will use their cleats to raise awareness for their respective causes . The Cowboys and Vikings play Thursday night so those will be the first cleats you see this week. "One of the great NFL traditions is how our players passionately support important causes in their communities and around the globe every year", said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Read More

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Pederson, Rodgers had different paths after backing up Favre

Pederson, Rodgers had different paths after backing up Favre

Pederson never started a game in seven seasons in Green Bay while serving as Brett Favre's backup over two stints with the Packers . He made excellent catches in hard spots when Rodgers made ideal throws. He and the entire Packers team have been a far cry from what have been in recent years . Monday night was one. But the team must find a way to score on the ground with somebody besides Rodgers . Read More

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Zika babies can develop microcephaly in first year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been leading the Zika response in the United States and playing a major surveillance and research role in Brazil and other countries. Among these infants, 11 later developed microcephaly, according to the report, a collaboration between USA and Brazilian researchers. It may start with tingling or numbness, progressing to muscle weakness and co-ordination problems and unsteadiness. Read More

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Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US

Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US

In May, the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Seattle's new raised minimum wage law brought by franchise owners, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation. Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU in NY, said Trump won the election by promising jobs for voters who were not able to see a way toward success for themselves or their children. Read More

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Zika No Longer Health Emergency

But the virus has continued to spread. "There was no downgrading of this". Dr. Heymann said recommendations made in recent months were now being "internalized" W.H.O., which is based in Geneva. The study, published on Tuesday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease, was done by teams in Recife and Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil. Read More

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Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Her mother supported her daughter's decision to be frozen until a cure is found, but her father opposed, so the teenager turned to the courts to make the decision. A 17-year-old was euthanized. Her mother supported the girl's request but a letter the girl wrote to the judge is thought to have played a key role in the High Court's decision. Read More

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