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  • GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases

    BT Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), explains why it is developing new innovative health technologies to combat diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- General Electric Co would lose a $350- million deal to build locomotives for Angola, and perhaps billions of dollars more in future export opportunities, if Congress closes the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a senior GE executive told Reuters. GE, along with other major U.S. exporters including Boeing Co and business groups like the U.S. Chamber of...

  • *Goldman Sachs says ongoing oversupply to pull down prices. *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. Goldman Sachs said Brent crude prices were due for a downward correction after a recent rally that saw prices of the North Sea benchmark jump 50 percent since its mid-January lows.

  • *Goldman Sachs says ongoing oversupply to pull down prices. *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. Goldman Sachs said a recent rally that saw Brent prices jump over 40 percent since January was due a downward correction.

  • *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. SINGAPORE, May 19- Brent oil prices dropped on Tuesday on signs of weakness at the world's top energy consumer China, while U.S. crude futures edged up on rising demand ahead of the summer driving season. Brent futures were down 9 cents at $66.18 a barrel by 0413 GMT, after an almost 1 percent fall on Monday on...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- Nearly six million people with disabilities may benefit from new tax-free savings plans approved by Congress last year, but the accounts may not be as helpful or available as quickly as originally promised. After a decade of lobbying by disability advocates, Congress passed The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act in the final hour before...

  • LYNCHBURG, Va., May 16- Virginia's Sweet Briar College held what could turn out to be its final commencement on Saturday, as supporters battle to keep the 114- year-old institution from joining the ranks of all-women's schools that have shut down in recent years. In a decision that caught many by surprise, its board of directors announced in March that Sweet Briar...

  • YOUR MONEY-Do-gooders do better with matching gifts Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 13- When Nigel Glennie saw the images coming out of Nepal after the earthquake in late April, he just had to do something. When he heard that his company, Cisco Systems Inc, was offering a dollar-for-dollar match on donations, he figured his money could do twice as much. A number of major companies like Cisco announced lavish matches: Facebook Inc matched...

  • Virgin Group names leader of 'Sport' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Mary Wittenberg and Richard Branson to launch Virgin Sport.

    Mary Wittenberg of NYRR will join Virgin Sport, a branch of Virgin Group that aims to grow participation in running and cycling events.

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • Warren Buffett to auction another charity lunch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    May 5- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has once again agreed to have lunch this year with the winner of an auction to benefit a San Francisco charity. Past auctions have raised about $17.8 million, including a record $3,456,789 from an anonymous bidder in 2012. Last year's winner, Andy Chua of Singapore, bid $2,166,766. Other winners have included hedge fund...

  • KATHMANDU, April 29- Nepali officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response to a massive earthquake that has killed more than 4,700 people, as survivors stranded in remote villages and towns waited for aid and relief to arrive on Wednesday. Anger and frustration was mounting steadily, with many Nepalis sleeping out in the open under...

  • KATHMANDU, April 28- Nepal has told aid agencies it did not need more foreign rescue teams to come and help in the search for earthquake survivors, because its government and military could cope, the national head of the United Nations Development Program told Reuters. "The search and rescue will go on but the message they wanted us to relay was they have enough to...

  • Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross

    Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter. Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment. The news came a day after officials of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the two largest U.S....

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter. Representatives of Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment. The news came a day after officials of Comcast and Time Warner...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes cyber-threat information bill Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 22- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. "At some point, we need to stop talking about the next Sony, the next Anthem, the next Target, the next JP Morgan Chase and the...

  • April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...

  • LONDON, April 11- The Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters has left Iraq after he was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news channel in reaction to a Reuters report last week that detailed lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit. The April 5 post and subsequent comments demanded he be expelled from Iraq.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Walton family was putting 6 percent of the retailer's outstanding shares in a newly formed trust for possible sale to offset expected increases in its stake due to stock buybacks and to help fund charitable contributions. The Walton family, which founded the company more than five decades ago, owned 50.86 percent of...