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FDA approves new opioid pain reliever designed to be hard to abuse

The<p>U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new form of the powerful and controversial pain reliever OxyContin that is designed to be more resistant to abuse, but experts warned the drug could wind up having the opposite effect.<p>Purdue Pharma's Targiniq ER combines a long-acting form of the …

Pharma

Content marketing: turn website visits into sales through the medium of video

Videos can boost sales, but SMEs need to think through their strategy. Jon Card speaks to experts and entrepreneurs • Why online video is the future of content marketing<p>As the trend for online shopping continues to skyrocket, website owners are ever more interested in what helps to convert a visit …

HSBC reaches $10 million settlement over foreclosure charges: U.S. Attorney

HSBC Holdings Plc has reached a $10 million settlement of allegations that it failed to oversee the reasonableness of charges it submitted to the U.S. government in connection with foreclosures, the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said on Tuesday.<p>The accord resolves U.S. claims under the …

T-Mobile customers billed for millions in scam charges - FTC

<b>Washington</b> --<p>T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.<p>In its complaint filed in a federal court in …

Delamaide: Another bank 'guilty' but not bankers

WASHINGTON – So corporations really are people – the only people, it seems, when it comes to getting convicted for financial crimes.<p>Federal and state authorities in the U.S. this week leveled a fine of nearly $9 billion against a French bank for violating U.S. sanctions on financial transactions …

Catholic Church May Be Nearing Big Shift In Approach To Same-Sex Couples And Divorced People

A new document from the Vatican may pave the way for baptizing the children of same-sex couples and allowing divorced people to receive communion.<p>VATICAN CITY — A document issued by the Vatican on Thursday could signal a substantial shift in the Catholic Church's approach to the family, including …

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Supreme Court strikes down Obama recess appointments

In a rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court struck down three of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as unconstitutional.<p>The decision Thursday gives the Senate broad power to thwart future recess appointments, but did not go as far as some conservatives hoped …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code

In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen. He fills a pot with water, tosses in the noodles, and sets them on the stove to cook. But this chef won't enjoy the fruits of his labor. That's because he's a robot who is learning to translate simple spoken …

Robotics

Bloodhound SSC: cockpit of 1,000mph car unveiled

Driver Andy Green says plan is to make history, push back laws of physics and inspire generation of scientists and engineers<p>Andy Green, RAF fighter pilot, record breaker and action hero, slipped off his shoes before clambering into the cockpit of Bloodhound, the supersonic car being handcrafted in …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

500 Startups is crowdfunding its new $100M fund, with help from SeedInvest

If crowdfunded investments become the norm for startups trying to raise capital, accelerator/investor group 500 Startups will definitely be at the forefront.<p>Today, 500 announced a new $100 million investment fund that will come in part from public fundraising.<p>News of 500 Startups’ new fund, its …