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Walgreens Closes Deal, Begins New Era In Global Pharmacy

Walgreens (WAG) closed its deal with Alliance Boots this morning, launching under a new holding company with its eyes on global expansion, a first for the retail pharmacy industry.<p>As part of the deal, the new Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) begins today trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker …

Dollar rises in thin trade, notches strongest year since 1997

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar ended 2014 with a gain of nearly 13 percent against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, its strongest year since 1997 and, according to most major banks, just a prelude to a further rise next year.<p>A money changer holds a stack of U.S. bills in Jakarta, …

Free Trade with Cuba? Not Anytime Soon

Diplomatic relations with Cuba!<p>Wow! Did anybody see that coming?<p>You’ve probably heard the political bickering about it, so there’s no need to get into that. Instead, let’s address the question that’s foremost in people’s minds: Can you buy Cuban cigars legally now?<p>Yes, but not easily. You’ll have …

The New Silk Road: A True "Win-Win" or a Perilous Future?

Walt Whitman described the locomotive as the "pulse of the continent." If his comparison holds true, then Thailand is about to get its first real bloodline to the rest of Asia. All thanks to China.<p>This December 19, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha signed a memorandum of understanding with …

The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

<b>George Lucas</b> and <b>Mellody Hobson</b><p><i>Filmmaker and Ariel Investments</i> <i>president</i><p>The attention really should be focused on federal judge <b>John Darrah</b>, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.<p>The nonprofit group Friends of …

One State Is Still Enforcing Its Anti-Sodomy Law

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An investigation by <i>The Advocate</i> revealed a Baton Rouge sheriff's office has been arresting gay men …

Gay People Are Still Being Arrested For Violating Unconstitutional Sodomy Laws

Undercover officers in Baton Rouge, La., have been soliciting gay men in parks to go have sex elsewhere and then arresting them. None of the cases have been prosecuted because even the local prosecutor says no laws have been broken.<p>This is a law that is currently on the Louisiana books, and the …

About Half U.S. States Will Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

With most state legislatures wrapping up their budget discussions, about half of U.S. states have agreed to go along with an expansion of their Medicaid health insurance programs for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis.<p>About 27 states “definitely will not expand …

Nokia left frustrated by Microsoft's slow Windows Phone progress

Microsoft might be rolling out fixes and updates to Windows Phone 8 over the course of the year, with a bigger "feature pack" planned for 2014, but Nokia appears to be frustrated by the company's slow progress. In an interview with International Business Times, Nokia VP of App development, Bryan …

Robert Mugabe says he will rule Zimbabwe for 'another five years' ahead of vote

A combatative Robert Mugabe insisted he would win Wednesday’s election and rule Zimbabwe for another term despite his advanced years, declaring: “I can box you. Ask me after another five years and I will fell you with one."<p>As new allegations emerged of vote-rigging, the 89-year-old president …

What the Pope Meant by His Gay-Priests Comment

Francis' quiet push toward inclusiveness continues.<p>As has become his trademark, Pope Francis is making changes without changing anything.<p>On the papal plane on the way back from Brazil, the pope took questions from the press corps (a sign that John Allen, of <i>New Catholic Reporter</i>, suggests is …

Sprint posts $1.6 billion loss as Nextel shutdown weighs on bottom line

Sprint is posting its Q2 financial results, and despite an 8 percent gain in wireless revenue over last year’s figure, it’s still posting a net loss of $1.6 billion — a 150 percent increase over its net Q1 loss of $643 million. Sprint says that the red ink is in large part due to the shutdown of …

White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities

WASHINGTON<p>--<p>Immigration legislation<p>pending in<p>Congress<p>would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the<p>Obama<p>administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on<p>Republican<p>opponents of the bill.<p>In a<p>White Housereport issued Monday, the …

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BP warns Gulf spill costs will exceed $42.4bn as compensation costs rise

BP’s bill for the Gulf of Mexico disaster is set to rise well above $42.4bn (£27.6bn), the oil giant warned on Tuesday, as it revealed it had just $300m left of funds it set aside to pay compensation.<p>BP raised its best estimate of the costs of the compensation deal it agreed last year by $1.4bn, to …

HTC’s Hardship Continues As It Predicts Operating Loss In Q3

No surprise: HTC’s run of declining quarters is predicted to continue. But the dip now looks set to push into the red in Q3. The Android mobile maker has just issued guidance for Q3, warning investors it’s expecting a loss of between 0 percent and -8 percent in the coming quarter. Its Q3 revenue is …

Android dominates the tablet market in Q2 2013, with 67% of global shipments

We already know that Android is, and has been for a while, the most dominant force in the smartphone market, but the tablet market is an area which has typically been a bit harder to crack. However, the latest research put together by <i>Strategy Analytics</i> shows that Android is also breaking away from …

Samsung Busted Boosting International Galaxy S4 Benchmarks

Powered by a new Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip, the international version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 boasts some impressive benchmarks — a graphical …

Bagged salad caused parasite outbreak, states say

Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska on Tuesday tagged prepackaged salad mix as the source for an outbreak of parasite-borne food poisoning in those states even as federal officials worked to see if the conclusion applies elsewhere as well.<p>Iowa's top food inspector, Steven Mandernach, said that …

FDA Issues its Strongest Warning on Anti-Malaria Drug Lariam

The anti-malaria drug has been used for years by the military and by international travelers. Mefloquine, sold as Lariam in the US, must now carry a "black box" warning on its label because of the drug's serious neurological and psychiatric side effects.<p>Dr. Remington Nevin, a former Army …

Windows 8.1 picks up steam as Microsoft stops selling Windows 7

A little more than a year after Windows 8.1 was made available, the update to Microsoft's PC operating system is finally seeing some progress.<p>The market share of PCs that run Windows 8.1 jumped to 10.9 percent in October, up from 6.7 percent in September and 7.1 percent in August, according to Net …

'Born in Jerusalem' passport case divides justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle Eastern politics infused the Supreme Court's arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in …

Investors drop $2.6 billion in big boost to Africa’s mobile networks

Africa’s mobile infrastructure just got a huge lift from the biggest round of funding the continent has seen in years.<p>IHS, a Nigerian phone tower company, said it received $2 billion in equity and $600 million in debt, according to Reuters. The company said the money will finance a major expansion …

Nexus 9 Review: Google’s First Lollipop Tablet Gets The Recipe Mostly Right

Google has a new Nexus tablet, and it’s made by HTC. The Taiwanese device maker has spent some time away from building tablets, so this return is significant not just because it’s a Nexus, one of Google’s stable of devices blessed with stock Android (and the first to ship with Android 5.0 …

Ernst 'greatly offended' by Sen. Harkin's 'attractive' comment, Taylor Swift comparison

Senate Republican candidate Joni Ernst told Fox News on Monday she was "greatly offended" after retiring Sen. Tom Harkin -- the Iowa Democrat she's hoping to replace -- suggested her looks are a factor in her surging campaign.<p>“I think it’s unfortunate that [Harkin] and many of their party believe …

Dollar’s advance vs. yen slows in Asia after recent sharp rallies

The dollar’s advances against the yen slowed in Asia Tuesday as its rapid rallies since last Friday prompted investors and traders to lock in profits.<p>…

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How To Keep Your Chest And Décolletage Looking Young

Maintaining the skin above the neck is a fulltime job, so it's easy to forget about what lies beneath. Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center Jeannette Graf offers her no-fail advice.<p><b>Sunscreen is key.</b> By nature, the skin on the chest is thinner and dryer than the …