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`FarmVille` creator Zynga forecasts bookings below estimates

`FarmVille` creator Zynga forecasts bookings below estimates

Published 09/02/2017

The Zynga logo is pictured at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo

Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O), which created the online game FarmVille, forecast current-quarter bookings largely below analysts' estimates, weighed down by a seasonally weak advertising business as well as declines in its web business.

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U.S. court blocks Anthem-Cigna merger, dealing blow to consolidation

U.S. court blocks Anthem-Cigna merger, dealing blow to consolidation

Published 09/02/2017

The office building of health insurer Anthem is seen in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's (ANTM.N) proposed $54 billion merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp (CI.N), derailing an unprecedented effort to consolidate the country's health insurance industry.

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Apple CEO Cook `optimistic` about UK`s future after Brexit: BBC

Apple CEO Cook `optimistic` about UK`s future after Brexit: BBC

Published 09/02/2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves at the end of an Apple media event in Cupertino, California, U.S. October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook told Prime Minister Theresa May the company was optimistic about Britain's future after it leaves the European Union, the BBC reported on Thursday.

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Senators question Kaleo` $4,500 tag on opioid overdose treatment

Senators question Kaleo` $4,500 tag on opioid overdose treatment

Published 09/02/2017

U.S. Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-MO) speaks on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill on Thursday asked Kaleo Pharmaceuticals to justify the more than 550 percent surge in the price of its device to treat painkiller overdoses, becoming the second senator to question Evzio's $4,500 price tag.

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False alarms delay future mammograms, linked to later diagnosis

False alarms delay future mammograms, linked to later diagnosis

Published 09/02/2017

By Gene Emery(Reuters Health) - Women who are told that their suspicious mammogram was a false alarm are more likely to delay their next scheduled ma

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Swedish statistician and `edutainer` Hans Rosling dies

Swedish statistician and `edutainer` Hans Rosling dies

Published 09/02/2017

A file photo from September 07, 2015 shows Swedish statistician Hans Rosling. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS

Swedish academic Hans Rosling, a doctor and statistician who captured a worldwide audience with his witty style and original thinking on topics like population growth and development, has died at the age of 68.

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Lundbeck gives up on Alzheimer`s drug, rival to Axovant pill

Lundbeck gives up on Alzheimer`s drug, rival to Axovant pill

Published 08/02/2017

Two remaining late-stage clinical trials testing an experimental Alzheimer's drug from Denmark's Lundbeck have failed, scuppering hopes for the medicine and underscoring the difficulty of developing such treatments.

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Exclusive: SpaceX to hit fastest launch pace with new Florida site – executive

Exclusive: SpaceX to hit fastest launch pace with new Florida site – executive

Published 07/02/2017

An exterior of the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Space Exploration Technologies Corp, better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company's president told Reuters on Monday.

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Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Published 06/02/2017

Officials spray maize plants affected by Armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Mandela

Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

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Exclusive: Boeing`s space taxis to use more than 600 3D-printed parts

Exclusive: Boeing`s space taxis to use more than 600 3D-printed parts

Published 03/02/2017

Product Development Engineer Jigar Patel works with a CAD image of a thrust reverser cascade in development at Oxford Performance Materials Inc., the maker of more than 600 parts to be used on Boeing's new Starliner manned spacecraft, in South Windsor, Connecticut, the maker of more than 600 parts to be used on Boeing's new Starliner manned spacecraft, in South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S., January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Boeing Co has hired a small company to make about 600 3D-printed parts for its Starliner space taxis, meaning key components in the United States manned space program are being built with additive manufacturing.

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