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Russia warns of Mideast suffering if U.S. strikes Syria

Russia says a U.S. strike on its only Mideast ally would violate international law.<p>As U.S. ships and British warplanes neared the shores of its last remaining ally in the Middle East, Russia warned again Tuesday that any military intervention in Syria would have "catastrophic consequences" for the …

Apple Expected to Increase Marketing Presence Abroad with Low-Cost iPhone

Apple announced on Tuesday that it will start selling a lower-end, less costly version of the iPhone in an effort to find new markets in the U.S. and …

Women and yogurt: what's the connection?

When war is seemingly looming, the environment is heading for disaster, we're growing brains in jars and everyone is spying on everyone else, it's vital that we don't lose track of the more important things in life. Like yogurt. And, perhaps more crucially, why is it supposedly only women who eat …

Amgen To Buy Onyx In $10.4 Billion Deal

There's been a major acquisition in the drug industry. Amgen Inc, the world's largest biotechnology company is buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals. The deal is valued at $10.4 billion. Amgen has high hopes for Onyx's cancer drugs.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>NPR's business news starts with a major …

Low Inflammation May Be Why Some People Who Are Obese Are Metabolically Healthy

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for a whole host of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Yet, not everyone who is obese will go on to develop these conditions, and are in fact "metabolically healthy." And now, a new study may explain why: inflammation.<p>Researchers …

10 Uses for Mostly Useless Chemical Elements

Gold. Titanium. Oxygen. Some elements get all the glory. But even the least practical residents of the periodic table can find a purpose.<p>They're the elements with the big atomic numbers. The ones from the far reaches of the periodic table who rarely get mentioned in the same breath as elemental …