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Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

Peak Oil Is Dead

They're not alone.<p>Last month, the BNY Mellon's asset management subsidiary, the Boston Company, published a paper called "End of an Era: The Death of Peak Oil." AOL Energy's Peter Gardett pointed us to it.<p>In brief, peak oil theory argues that oil production will peak, then fall sending prices …

Facebook Survey Questions Reveal The Company's Biggest Fears

Facebook is taking a different approach.<p>After rolling out a major redesign of its "News Feed" a couple weeks ago, Facebook is now surveying users to see if they like it.<p>By chance, I was one of the users Facebook surveyed.<p>Clicking through it, I realized the survey questions reveal a lot about …

Italy’s failure to form a government doesn’t bode well for the euro

“Only an insane person would want to govern this country, which is in a mess and faces a difficult year ahead,” said Pier Luigi Bersani today, throwing up his hands. That—along with continuing concerns about Cyprus, where banks will open tomorrow after nearly two weeks of shutdown—frightened the …

Europe

Tidemark’s Infographics Could Change How Your Business Is Run

Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.<p>It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of …

Oil claws its way back above $96 to finish higher

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures staged a modest rebound from earlier losses Wednesday, clawing their way back above $96 a barrel to extend …

Is China’s transition working? Here are the five signs to look for

Yale University economist and famous China bull Stephen Roach has long argued that the country can shift its economic model from investment and exports to consumption-driven growth. China’s new leadership team, which took office only three weeks ago, has only made him more confident.<p>“I’m impressed …

China

Moody’s: Here’s what Cyprus’ exit from the euro zone would look like

Credit rating firm Moody’s is out with another quick note on the Cyprus situation, ahead of the planned reopening of the troubled island nation’s banks Thursday. The takeaway: The risks of Cyprus leaving the euro zone are on the rise. “While the risk of a euro exit by Cyprus is substantial, Moody’s …

Economy

Treasurys soar on Italy election turmoil

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasurys surged on Wednesday as a poor bond auction and political uncertainty in Italy sparked a flight to safety.<p>Yields on …

The Only 3 Indicators Of Chinese Monetary Policy That You Need To Watch

But there has been much confusion about what metrics to track. Should we be watching broad money supply, measures of credit like loan growth, total social financing (TSF) and so on, or interest rates.<p>In a new note, Bank of America's Ting Lu writes that the three best indicators of China's "monetary …

China shares tumble on wealth crackdown, other Asian markets slide on Cyprus contagion jitters

Chinese shares suffered their worst daily loss in nearly a month on fears over a crackdown on wealth products, while other Asian markets fell on eurozone contagion fears.<p>In China, the CSI300 index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen shares closed down 3.3pc at 2,499.3. The Shanghai Composite Index …