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 2017-04-24 17:01 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Exclusive: Fresenius nears deal to acquire Akorn - sources... +

German healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE & Co KGaA (FREG.DE) is close to acquiring generic drugmaker Akorn Inc (AKRX.O) in an all-cash deal valuing the company at more than $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday....

 2017-04-24 17:01 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Jimmy Choo shoe brand seeks well-heeled buyer... +

British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo is seeking offers for the company as part of a review of its strategic options to maximise shareholder value. As Ciara Lee reports, the firm, which is a favourite with celebrities and specialises in shoes and......

 2017-04-24 17:01 

Reuters

[ Business ]

German business morale defies political risks... +

German business morale brightens more than expected in April, hitting its highest in nearly six years. As Ivor Bennett reports, the IFO survey suggests company executives are more upbeat about the current state of Europe's largest economy....

 2017-04-24 16:56 

UPI

Astronomers find rocky super-Earth orbiting in habitable zone of nearby cool star... +

Researchers confirmed the presence of a rocky super-Earth orbiting within the habitable zone of a nearby M-type star....

 2017-04-24 16:49 

UPI

Richard Simmons thanks doctors, nurses and police following hospitalization... +

Richard Simmons has thanked hospital staff and the Los Angeles Police Dept. after he was hospitalized for three days to treat "severe indigestion."...

 2017-04-24 16:48 

UPI

Report: CB Malcolm Butler likely to stay with New England Patriots... +

The New England Patriots appear unlikely to trade cornerback Malcolm Butler this off-season....

 2017-04-24 16:47 

AFP

Macron, Le Pen vie to embody change in presidential run-off... +

Pro-Europe maverick Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday threw themselves into campaigning for France's presidential run-off, with Le Pen styling herself the true candidate of change in a race stacked in Macron's favour.The...

 2017-04-24 16:46 

Reuters

[ US ]

Ex-Goldman programmer wins right to appeal conviction... +

The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code....

 2017-04-24 16:46 

Reuters

[ US ]

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut... +

U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars....

 2017-04-24 16:45 

UPI

Gallup: 61% predict housing prices will rise in next 12 months... +

More than three-fifths of U.S. adults predict housing prices in their area will rise in the next 12 months, according to a Gallup poll....

 2017-04-24 16:40 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Get Started: Small business sales hit record in 1st quarter... +

SALES BOOM CONTINUES Small businesses remain hot commodities, with first-quarter sales of companies reaching the highest point recorded by BizBuySell.com. The internet marketplace tallied the number of transactions reported by business brokers nationwide....

 2017-04-24 16:38 

UPI

Thunder's Westbrook has another testy postgame presser... +

Russell Westbrook muted his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Sunday after a 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena....

 2017-04-24 16:37 

Reuters Canada

will.i.am to mix tech know-how with banking at Britain's Atom... +

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Atom has hired pop star will.i.am as a strategic adviser to its board as the app-based bank seeks to grow.Atom is the latest foray into digital technology for the rapper-turned-entrepreneur...

 2017-04-24 16:33 

UPI

This week in golf: Who is playing, how to watch, updates... +

Coming up in professional golf:...

 2017-04-24 16:31 

UPI

Raytheon receives $78 milllion contract for Sidewinder missiles... +

Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $77.8 million contract for sustainment of the Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile....

 2017-04-24 16:30 

Reuters

[ US ]

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute... +

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalt...

 2017-04-24 16:28 

UPI

Serena Williams writes to unborn baby: 'I can't wait to meet you'... +

Tennis pro Serena Williams penned a heartfelt post after announcing she's pregnant and expecting her first child with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian....

 2017-04-24 16:26 

UPI

Britain's Independence Party seeks burqa ban... +

Britain's UK Independence Party has issued a June 8 general election manifesto that calls for outlawing wearing burqas....

 2017-04-24 16:20 

Reuters

[ World ]

UK election cuts time for Brexit talks, key EU lawmaker says... +

The snap general election called by British Prime Minister Theresa May will reduce the already limited time available to negotiate a Brexit deal, an influential EU lawmaker said on Monday....

 2017-04-24 16:18 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Man punched repeatedly by Sacramento officer files lawsuit... +

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A lawyer for a Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento. The lawsuit alleges he was also abused i...

 2017-04-24 16:18 

UPI

Wandering pygmy goats take 'day trip' in officer's patrol car... +

A Maine police officer took a pair of wandering pygmy goats for a drive around town and snapped pictures of the animals until their owner could be found....

 2017-04-24 16:17 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Dad of Florida State star dies after gun fires at strip club... +

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off at a Florida strip club. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 55-year-old Darryl...

 2017-04-24 16:15 

UPI

Golf notebook: Tiger Woods may have found his fallback career... +

Tiger Woods underwent his fourth back surgery in 40 months last week, and if he never hits another shot in competition, Woods should have an excellent fallback profession as a course designer....

 2017-04-24 16:14 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Breakingviews TV: $24 bln of needles and tubes... +

Robert Cyran and Richard Beales discuss the rationale for Becton Dickinson's agreed purchase of U.S. medical-devices rival C.R. Bard given the weakness of the financial logic....

 2017-04-24 16:13 

UPI

Marvel stars Jon Bernthal, Tom Holland share screen in medieval monk movie 'Pilgrimage'... +

Jon Bernthal has nothing but high praise for Tom Holland, his young co-star in the medieval drama "Pilgrimage."...

 2017-04-24 16:07 

UPI

Hostage held by Colombia's ELN escapes after disarming militant... +

Colombia's National Liberation Army rebel group said hostage Voskanya Arcen Levoni, a Russian-Armenian wildlife trafficker, has escaped....

 2017-04-24 16:03 

UPI

Blake Shelton: Gwen Stefani romance is hard for some to understand... +

Blake Shelton said on "Today" that he gets why people can't "wrap their head around" him dating fellow "The Voice" coach Gwen Stefani....

 2017-04-24 16:02 

Reuters Africa

Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by spy-linked group... +

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favourite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence...

 2017-04-24 16:01 

UPI

San Francisco 49ers 'strongly considering' QB at No. 2 in NFL Draft... +

The San Francisco 49ers are "still strongly considering" taking a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in this week's NFL Draft....

 2017-04-24 16:01 

AFP

China basketball fans bid fond farewell to Stephon Marbury... +

Chinese fans penned hundreds of heartfelt social media messages of support on Monday for Stephon Marbury after learning the ex-NBA star would be dropped from his adopted team, the Beijing Shougang Ducks. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 1...

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