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Why rare diseases are big pharma’s latest obsession

The global pharmaceutical industry has long leaned on blockbuster drugs for common ailments like high cholesterol, arthritis and erectile dysfunction for the bulk of its profits. But the looming expiry of patents in the US on many of these drugs, along with slowing approval rates for new mass …

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The New AT&T Commercial Celebrates People Being Addicted To Their iPhones

At this point, it has become <i>almost</i> socially acceptable to stare at your phone, regardless of your location or any conversation you might be having. AT&T knows this, and they're not here to help.<p>The ad below is for AT&T Next, a relatively new payment plan in which users can trade in their phone or …

Smaller Kodak releases earnings, turns a profit

It's the first earnings report since Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection in September.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. ended bankruptcy and restarted life as smaller, far less indebted and — by at least one measure — profitable company.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based printing technology company …

Singapore Airlines profits jump almost 80%

<b>Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a 78% rise in net profit for its second quarter.</b><p>Asia's second biggest carrier was boosted by the sale of aircraft, spare engines as well as increased passenger traffic.<p>The firm posted a total net profit of $128.6m (£80.9m) for the quarter, up from $72.1m a year …

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Hulu in talks with Time Warner, Comcast, and others about possible cable bundling deals: WSJ

Hulu officially appointed its new CEO last month, and it appears the company may now be pursuing a new business strategy as well. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that the streaming video service is in talks with several high-profile television providers about potential bundling deals that could …

Sainsbury's reports 9% rise in half-year profits - BBC News

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Wall Street's nightmare: Warren

NEW YORK — There are three words that strike terror in the hearts of Wall Street bankers and corporate executives across the land: President Elizabeth Warren.<p>Anxiety over Warren grew Monday after a magazine report suggested the bank-bashing Democratic senator from Massachusetts could mount a …

How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off

<i>This story is part of an ongoing project on commuting in America.</i><p>What's known as the "last mile" of a commutecan be the Holy Grail for many city transportation planners. How do you get people from their major mode of transportation – like a train station – to their final destination?<p>Perhaps your …

Why Sequoia Bet $19 Million On Berlin's Wunderlist

Sequoia Capital has invested $19 million in 6Wunderkinder, a Berlin-based creator of the popular productivity app, Wunderlist.<p>Sequoia chairman and billionaire investor, Sir Michael Moritz already backs Dropbox and Evernote, and thinks Wunderlist, a mobile tool for collaboration and task-management, …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Making of ACA management failure

In the days after HealthCare.gov went live, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough quietly dispatched Jeff Zients, a favorite West Wing fixer, to assess the operation and report back.<p>When Zients did, President Barack Obama learned the project was in worse shape than suspected — riddled with …

Japanese Personal Finance App Moneytree Raises $1.6M To Expand Into The U.S.

Moneytree, a personal finance iOS app, has received $1.6 million in seed funding led by DG Incubation (Digital Garage’s investment branch), with participation from private investors, including senior executives from PayPal, MasterCard and Morgan Stanley. The Tokyo-based startup will use the …

The Psychology Of Why Being Really, Really Weird Can Get You Hired

Lady Gaga and foundational psychological theory help unlock the ways a little eccentricity can land you at the top of the “hire” pile.<p>Do us a favor and look at the below set of words:<p>apple<br>• truck<br>• necklace<br>• tomato<br>• glass<br>• dog<br>• rock<br>• umbrella<br>• butter<br>• spoon<br>• Lady Gaga<br>• pillow<br>• pencil<br>• chocolate<br>• desk<br>• banana<br>• bug<br>• soup<br>• milk<br>• tie<p>Which …

Bitcoin Prices Are Going Insane

This morning, the bizarre digital currency known as Bitcoin hit another all-time high, ticking $402 on the Mt. Gox exchange.<p>It hasn't stopped.<p>Now it's at $429.9, $55 or 15% more than its price just 24 hours ago.<p>On Tuesday, the Winklevoss brothers, who are Bitcoin bulls, gave a pep talk about it …

Johnson & Johnson Reaches $4 Billion Settlement Over Hip Implants

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the coming days, Johnson & Johnson is expected to announce that it has reached a settlement over …