Michael J. Forem

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CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco …

A Japan-India Anti-China Alliance? No. This Is About Economics

In today’s globally overheated and overloaded “security” dominated news, no international meeting seems to avoid being analyzed in terms of its significance for forging or strengthening “strategic alliances” and dealing with “threats.”<p>Today, Wednesday, September 3, India Prime Minister Narendra …

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing …

The most important charts to see before the massive August jobs report

All indications are that this Friday’s US jobs report for August is going to be a very, very big one.<p>The most recent consensus forecast shows that Wall Street economists expect that 220,000 jobs were created in August. (The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 6.1%.)<p>Here’s why everyone …

Markets

How Europe's borders changed over 2000 years

Multiple sclerosis could be 'switched off' by retraining immune system

Scientists believe they are close to developing a drug which could 'switch off' autoimmune diseases like Multiple sclerosis by training the body to stop attacking itself<p>Scientists believe they have discovered a way to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes by …

A Prosthetic Leg That Plugs Directly Into The Skeleton

Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.<p>There are a lot of fancy, high-tech prosthetics out there. Some can read electrical signals from the nerves and muscles of the remaining tissue, while others even interface with the brain to read a person’s intentions when she, say, …

Google announces $1.5 billion research center for its project to 'cure death'

Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's<p>The Google-backed life-extension company, Calico, announced today that it was partnering with Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant AbbVie to develop and bring to market new drugs targeting diseases …

Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

But the cumbersome experimental setup won’t replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.<p>So a team of neuroscientists sent a message from the brain of one person in India, to the brains of three people in France, using brainwave-reading equipment and the Internet. Yes, really.<p>The process is slow …

Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests.<p>After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the other one as well. Many patients believe that …

Cancer

New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification

A new species discovered off Australia may reshape the animal family tree.<p>A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal …

Nevada Appears To Have The Winning Hand For Tesla's Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and the Nevada governor’s office say there will be a significant economic announcement in Carson City, the state capitol, on Thursday. All signs point to Nevada winning the race among five states for Tesla’s $5 billion gigafactory.<p>Both Bloomberg News and CNBC reported the electric car …

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