Archive February 2017

Phelps urges U.S. lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform

Phelps urges U.S. lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform

Published 28/02/2017

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps reacts as fellow witnesses testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about anti-doping policy in international sport, in Washington February 28, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Michael Phelps urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to push for a reform of the global anti-doping effort in sport after a career in which the Olympic great said he was never confident he was competing against clean athletes.

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Hedge funds are cutting their fees: surveys

Published 28/02/2017

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Obamacare plans` drug spending rose faster than other plans in 2016: Express Scripts

Obamacare plans` drug spending rose faster than other plans in 2016: Express Scripts

Published 28/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as ''Obamacare'', outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on October... REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo

Spending on prescription drugs for health plans created under the Affordable Care Act increased last year at a rate more than three times that of other commercial plans and most government-run plans managed by Express Scripts Holding Co.

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FDA approves Lexicon Pharma`s carcinoid syndrome diarrhea drug

FDA approves Lexicon Pharma`s carcinoid syndrome diarrhea drug

Published 28/02/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc's oral drug to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, a condition that develops in patients with gastrointestinal tumors.

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Late actor Heston`s insult of judge helps upend murder conviction

Late actor Heston`s insult of judge helps upend murder conviction

Published 28/02/2017

Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston speaks at a news conference viataped telecast August 9, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California in this file photo. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A decades-old feud between a Philadelphia judge and the late actor Charlton Heston may have helped a Pennsylvania man get his 1998 murder conviction overturned on Tuesday.

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For nursing home residents, activities associated with thriving

For nursing home residents, activities associated with thriving

Published 28/02/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents who have a range of activity options may be more likely to thrive than their peers who don'

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Laser technique sheds light on pivotal Chinese feathered dinosaur

Laser technique sheds light on pivotal Chinese feathered dinosaur

Published 28/02/2017

The reconstructed body outline of the bird-like feathered dinosaur Anchiornis using laser-stimulated fluorescence images is pictured in this undated handout image obtained by Reuters February 28, 2017. Xiaoli Wang, Michael Pittman et al/Handout via REUTERS

A technique using high-powered lasers to reveal hidden soft tissue alongside bones in fossils is giving scientists insight into one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life: small feathered dinosaurs taking flight as birds.

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Volatility, inflation risk are compelling investments in `17: Pimco

Volatility, inflation risk are compelling investments in `17: Pimco

Published 28/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: A police officer keeps watch in front of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, U.S., October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Risks of both rising stock market volatility and inflation coupled with substantial underpricing on both fronts make both areas compelling investments for 2017, Pacific Investment Management Co said on Tuesday.

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Chinese investors looking to postpone closing of AC Milan deal

Chinese investors looking to postpone closing of AC Milan deal

Published 28/02/2017

Chinese fans of AC Milan sing before their team's International Champions Cup friendly match against Inter Milan in Shenzhen, China July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

The Chinese buyers that committed to the acquisition of prized Italian soccer club AC Milan are looking to further postpone the closing of the deal, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Vikings decline 2017 option on Adrian Peterson

Vikings decline 2017 option on Adrian Peterson

Published 28/02/2017

Jan 3, 2016- Green Bay, WI, USA- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) walks from the field following the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Minnesota won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by...

(The Sports Xchange) - Adrian Peterson's days with the Minnesota Vikings might be over.On Tuesday, the Vikings announced they would not exercise the

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