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Daughter of Korean ferry tycoon detained in France

PARIS, France – The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month's ferry disaster was detained in custody in …

Boeing 787 receives U.S. approval for extended operations | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday approved extended operations for Boeing’s (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner, a move that will allow a wider range of routes and that marks a vote of confidence in the high-tech jet at a time of renewed scrutiny.<p>The Boeing 787 …

Square Now Offering Cash Advances to Small Businesses | Fox Business

Mobile payments processor Square today announced Square Capital, a merchant cash advance service for small businesses.<p>News of Square Capital’s pilot program leaked earlier this year. While Square spokesperson Faryl Ury declined to share exact figures, she says the company has already extended “tens …

New Valeant bid for Botox maker Allergan 'disappointing,' analyst says

Valeant on Wednesday boosted its cash-stock offer to buy Irvine company and Botox maker<p>Allerganto $58.30 a share, raising the cash portion by $10, in a deal now worth about $50 billion.<p>The Canadian company offered its second, improved bid in the hostile takeover of the Southern California company. …

Biotechnology

Investor greed putting financial stability at risk, warns ECB

Search for higher returns on investments creates risk of "sharp and disorderly unwinding", warns European Central Bank<p>The hunt for higher investor returns in a low-interest rate environment has created a growing risk of a "sharp and disorderly unwinding" that could throw the eurozone back into …

Economics

S&P 500 falls shy of a record, breaks four days of gains | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 snapped a four-session winning streak on Wednesday to end just shy of a third straight record closing high.<p>A man walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square, August 23, 2013 . REUTERS/Andrew Kelly<p>The benchmark index had gained for four straight …

World Cup 2014: Stephen Hawking's theory for England victory in Brazil

Professor Stephen Hawking presents his findings on the optimal conditions for England success at the World Cup in Brazil and how Steven Gerrard and team can score the perfect penalty.<p>World-renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has taken a swipe at "ballerina" Luis Suarez after producing a …

Soccer

Fewer polar bear cubs are being born in the Arctic islands, survey finds

Rapid reduction of sea ice level due to climate change hitting population as hunting ground recedes<p>The proportion of polar bear females around the Arctic islands of Svalbard who gave birth to cubs crashed to just 10% in 2014, according to a small scientific survey of the animals. It follows a …

Mars volcano may have been site for life

Geological landforms spotted on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano suggest that lakes could have existed there just 210m years ago. In geological terms, this is the recent past. On Earth at that time, the earliest dinosaurs were evolving as part of the late Triassic period.<p>No one is suggesting …

A Little Bird Either Learns Its Name Or Dies

I've been wondering lately, do animals invent names? As in names for themselves? Names for each other? I've always thought that what we do when we call ourselves "Ralph" or "Laura" is unique, something exclusively human. But it turns out that's wrong. Other animals have name-like calls that they …

The pliosaur which could smell like a crocodile and swallow a cow in one bite

Researchers have uncovered new details about the life of the pliosaur which roamed the earth in the Upper Jurassic era, 200 million years ago.<p>CT scans by scientists at the University of Bristol discovered that the reptile’s snout contained intricate nerve systems and it had a very keen sense of …