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Fabian Cancellara wins Rio time trial gold as Chris Froome takes bronze

• Froome unable to complete Tour de France and Olympic double • Cancellara home and wet by 47 seconds from Tom Dumoulin<p>Chris Froome’s ambitions to improve on the bronze medal he won in the men’s time trial at London 2012 were thwarted when he had to settle for another bronze behind Fabian …

Researchers Discover a Pomegranate Compound Could Increase Life Expectancy, Reduce Aging

Anyone of a certain age knows that if you overdo it physically, your muscles will be sore for far longer than when you were younger. After all, older …

Biology

Impala prepares hedge fund to bet on commodity rebound

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Impala Asset Management is forming a new hedge fund to bet on rising commodities prices, according to a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters on Thursday.<p>Impala, a $2 billion stock-focused hedge fund manager based in New Canaan, Connecticut, plans to launch the Impala …

Rio Tinto

The Bank of England is about to deliver one its most important decisions ever — here's what to expect

The Bank of England is on the brink of cutting interest rates to a new historic low on Thursday lunchtime in an attempt to try and fend off the coming storm in the British economy after the country's decision to leave the European Union.<p>On Wednesday, governor Mark Carney chaired the first meeting …

Mark Carney

'Italy is on the brink of a full-blown banking crisis'

Bad debts, or "non-performing loans," held by the banking sector total 360 billion euros, which is a remarkable 17 percent of all the outstanding bank loans in Italy and equal to about one-fifth of the annual Italian GDP.<p>It is also many times the level of bad debt held by Italian banks at the peak …

Austrian Economics

Leadsom promoted and Gove sacked as Theresa May overhauls cabinet

New prime minister elevates her one-time leadership rival but axes the justice, education and culture secretaries<p>Theresa May has unveiled a wholesale reconstruction of the cabinet, with Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan among the big names leaving the government and those promoted including Justine …

Unable to stop Syria's war, US offers Russia new partnership

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States on Thursday offered Russia a broad new military partnership in Syria, hoping the attraction of a unified campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida — and a Russian commitment to ground Syria's bombers — could end five years of civil war. If finalized, the …

Middle East