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82-year-old woman with dementia gets memory back after changing her diet

A woman whose dementia was so severe she had to be hospitalised for her own safety regained her memory after changing her diet.<p>Mark Hatzer thought he …

Alzheimer's Disease

Wall Street will never have the courage to admit why Eddie Lampert failed

It would be nice if Wall Street could have an honest discussion about why Eddie Lampert's attempt to turn around Sears failed so spectacularly, and why he's now proposing to acquire what's left of the 125 year-old company's crown jewels.<p>But frankly, Wall Street doesn't have the stones for …

Wall Street

If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines.<p>People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will …

Renewable Energy

Vigorous exercise linked to increased risk of developing motor neurone disease, study suggests

Vigorous exercise may be linked to a heightened risk of developing motor neurone disease, a new study suggests.<p>The disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is sometimes known as the ‘Athlete’s curse’ because it affects a disproportionate number of sports people.<p>ALS, which impacts …

Motor Neurone Disease

Nasdaq Supports Return of Market Monopolies to Save Small Stocks

There’s a fresh push to give U.S. exchanges their monopolies back -- at least for small stocks where many fret trading is too low, damaging the IPO …

Stock Markets

How a reunion with birth parents led to incest and murder-suicide

DOVER, N.Y. — What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.<p>A …

Crime

The Man Who Could Eat Half the Profit in Fund Management

In June 2016, he laid bare the asset management industry's dirty little secrets: actively managed products haven't performed better than their …

Investing

This Woman's Kidney Fell into Her Pelvis Whenever She Stood Up: Here's Why

Generally, you can trust your organs to stay in one place. Sure, they may puff up with air or constrict to pump blood, but they do so in the same …

Medicine

Is Ulta Beauty Stock Suffering From Success Fatigue?

Uncovering the factors behind the recent market underperformance.<p>The <i>Industry Focus</i> crew recently debuted coverage of <b>Estée Lauder</b> (NYSE:EL), and an</b> …

Investing

TJX Stock Is Set to Soar as Bon-Ton Goes Bust

Bon-Ton's pending liquidation will create an opportunity for TJX to gain market share and accelerate its revenue and earnings growth.<p>After several …

Investing

There's Evidence The Contraceptive Pill Could Change The Shape of Your Brain

This could explain a lot<p>Research has suggested that the synthetic steroids delivered by the female contraceptive pill can shrink certain regions of …

Women's Health

The new hedge fund king

Image: David Yellen for Forbes<p>Peter Muller of PDT Partners: Stretching the boundaries of math and markets<p>On a recent rainy October evening, Peter …

Hedge Funds
Wall Street

United Airlines Just Announced It's Actually Reducing the Number of Seats on Some Planes (Yes, Reducing)

This is really quite surprising.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>This is strange.<p>I'm so used to airlines doing everything they can to squeeze more seats onto planes that I'm feeling a touch light-headed.<p>You see, FlightGlobal just …

United Airlines

Bryce Harper hit an incredible 406-foot home run with a broken bat

Bryce Harper is already known as one of the best players in baseball, but his home run on Monday night proved just how much strength the Nationals' right fielder has at his disposal.<p>Facing off against Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom in the first inning on Monday night, Harper broke his bat on a pitch …

Baseball

Here Are Salmonella Symptoms You Should Know About, Since Over 200 Million Eggs Were Just Recalled

Check your fridge immediately: More than 200 million—yes <i>million</i>—eggs have been recalled for potential salmonella risks, according to the Food and …

Environmental Health

Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces.<p>Officials said Monday that the investigation began after customers complained of rashes and other …

Los Angeles

Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study

There's encouraging news for cancer treatments that stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. A widely used immunotherapy drug appears to be useful in a greater number of patients with lung cancer.<p>The drug called Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, is already prescribed to a group of patients who …

Cancer

206 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina.<p>The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, …

Environmental Health

Depreciation Recapture on Rental Real Estate

Tax Planning Tips for Depreciation Recapture<p>Depreciation recapture can have a significant impact on your taxes<p>Updated December 10, 2017<p>Some capital …

Retirement

How Starbucks Went From PR Management to PR Disaster Over the Philadelphia Arrest Video

A video shows two black men being arrested at a Starbucks for apparently no good reason. Then Twitter erupts.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Perhaps Starbucks thought it could handle it.<p>After a video showing two black men being …

Customers

Police defend arrest of 2 men in Starbucks

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross is defending the actions of officers seen in a viral video arresting two men at a Starbucks. CNN affiliate KYW has the story.

Justice

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor

‘Is there an alternative to Facebook in the private sector?’ asked Sen. Lindsey Graham<p>In Zuckerberg’s testimony before a joint session between the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees today, the Facebook CEO was forced to confront whether his company was now effectively a monopoly. Concerns …

Internet

I'm a legal sex worker working in Nevada — here's everything you've ever wanted to know about my job

When Alice Little, a legal sex worker, gave Refinery29 a peek at her life in the form of a Money Diary last year, the post received more than 300 comments. People wanted to know how Little got into this line of work and what she studied in school, and they wanted to get to know her more as a person.<p>…

Employment

Teens have a new favorite fast-food chain

Chick-fil-A is the new fast-food queen of the teens.<p>The chicken chain ranked first in preferred restaurant brands among upper-income teens in Piper Jaffray's biannual survey, beating out chains including Starbucks, Chipotle, and McDonald's.<p>Chick-fil-A has long topped rankings of food quality and …

Fast Food

Here's My Top Stock to Buy in April

With the highest market share in its industry and strong, broad-based growth across its business, this software-as-a-service company looks like a …

Investing

China's president offers US possible trade concessions

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping set the stage Tuesday for a possible effort to resolve a worsening clash with Washington over technology and trade by promising to cut auto import taxes, improve intellectual property protection and boost imports.<p>Xi's pledges at a business conference came as …

China

China president's conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping's pledge Tuesday to open his country's market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled financial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.<p>Xi's vow to cut Chinese …

China

Woman caught with cocaine claims wind 'blew drugs into her bag'

A woman caught with cocaine in her purse told police the wind must have blown the drug into her bag.<p>Kennecia Posey, 26, was arrested on March 21 on possession charges in Fort Pierce, Florida.<p>According to a police, Ms Posey was one of two passengers pulled over by police for swerving in the road …

Crime