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Clinton pledges to stop 'excessive' drug price hikes

The company reduced the out-of-pocket costs of EpiPen for some patients last Thursday , but kept the list price at about US$600 (RM2,450), a move that United States lawmakers and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said was not enough.

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Justin Trudeau right to hit reset button on ties with China

The Canadian government has not specified how much money it would put into the bank. The prime minister has said there's no evidence to support the allegations. China agreed on Wednesday to delay introducing stricter rules on canola shipments from Canada while both countries work to end a months-long trade spat, offering an eleventh hour temporary reprieve for Canada's farmers.

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US Consumer Confidence Climbs to Highest Level in almost a Year

The median projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists was 97, with estimates ranging from 94.5 to 99.8. 30, 2016, the Conference Board releases its August index on US consumer confidence. It was also a series high dating back to September of 2015. The percentage of respondents stating business conditions are "good" increased from 27.3% to 30.0%, while those saying business conditions are "bad" was flat at 18.4%.

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Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

There's still no touchscreen either. According to a press release, the Charge 2 will estimate VO2 Max , which is a measure of the maximum volume of oxygen that an athlete can use. While this is smart in theory, it's confusing in practice. A flash of green means you've hit your goal for the day and yellow is associated with the silent alarm.

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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo Has Broken Back

As for 2016, Romo projects to return around the time Dallas plays host to the Cincinnati Bengals, at least based on PFT's projection. After the game, the Cowboys and Romo thought they had dodged a bullet. He immediately grabbed at his back, crumpled on the field while trainers sprinted from the Dallas sideline and images of Romo's injury problems from previous year immediately flashed to mind.

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Dollar rises following Yellen remarks on rate hikes

European and US equities markets were split on Friday after US Fed chief Janet Yellen suggested interest rates could rise in the near-term. Fischer added that the August jobs report out next Friday will factor into the Fed's decision. "While economic growth has not been rapid, it has been sufficient to generate further improvement in the labor market". A markedly stronger Euro in September, to the surprise of many forecasters, could mean another lurch lower in the GBP/EUR rate towards €1.15 ...

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Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

Yellen's seeming reliance on more quantitative easing was challenged at Jackson Hole by Marvin Goodfriend, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University and a former policy adviser at the Richmond Federal Reserve bank, who said he believed negative rates would be a far more effective policy tool.

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Florida remains in path of tropical wave

The system could become a tropical storm, or tropical depression, at any point during the next couple of days. The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter encountered tropical-storm level squalls while invesigation the low-pressure system Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center reported.

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Student workers can now unionize at private colleges

This decision sets the precedent that graduate students in research or teaching capacities at private universities should be able to form and join unions and collectively bargain with university administrations. Critics called the decision politically motivated, saying it will make it even tougher to cut costs and reform the country's higher education system.

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Clinton consolidates her position in three swing states

Super political action committees face no restrictions on how much money they can take from individual, corporate and union donors. It has now been 259 days since Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a press conference and the hashtag #WheresHillary is trending #1 worldwide on Twitter.

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I'll give my heart for gold: PV Sindhu

It may be mentioned here that Sindhu had beaten Marin 21-15, 18-21, 21-17 across 72 minutes in last year's Denmark Open final - her first win over the Spaniard in four outings. Enjoying the support of a decent Indian turnout at the venue, she dominated the game for the most part, conceding the lead only momentarily at the start of the second set.

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Britain to use sugar tax to fight child obesity, boost school sport

MP Sarah Wollaston said the plan showed "the hand of big industry lobbyists", but a minister said it was "ambitious". What's in the government's plan? The programme will be monitored by Public Health England, which will set targets for calorie and sugar caps.

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Melbourne tops global city rankings

The prestigious index is a survey of 140 of the world's best cities, with Melbourne emerging with ideal ratings for healthcare, education and infrastructure. U.S. cities have recently seen further declines in scores. According to its latest finding, liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities surveyed over the last 12 months.

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Boxing referees dropped but controversial results to stand

Conlan gave the judges the middle finger, ripped off his vest and went ringside for a vehement rant against AIBA. Conlan was irate after the ruling, hurling abuse at the judges as he clambered out of the ring and then calling AIBA "corrupt" in subsequent interviews, saying he would never compete in an AIBA bout again.

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Federal Judge Rules Against Kasich's Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

The group's attorneys argued the law was unconstitutional because it required, as a condition of receiving government funds, that recipients abandon their constitutionally protected rights to free speech and to provide abortion services. We will continue to provide great health care to the people of OH who come to Planned Parenthood everyday and need the services. "Politicians have no business blocking patients from the care they need - and today the court stopped them in their tracks", said ...

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United States Men Blow Out China By 57 In Olympic Basketball Opener

Kevin Durant , Draymond Green , Carmelo Anthony and more better be ready when U.S. takes on China on August 6. The US Team-led by Olympic veterans Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony-are the heavy favorites to win the gold medal once again.

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Alibaba's revenue beats estimates; mobile revenue soars

Online retail giant Alibaba has posted a 59 per cent increase in first-quarter sales to £3.7 billion, making it its highest quarterly sales growth on record since its flotation in 2014. The consensus estimate was for 30.17 billion yuan. Revenue from Alibaba's worldwide commerce wholesale business in the quarter was RMB1,432 million (US$216 million), an increase of 15% compared to RMB1,245 million in the same quarter of 2015.

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Record corn harvest forecast for Kansas

Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.06 billion bushels nationally, up 3 percent from a year ago, on a record 48.9 bushels per acre. According to the WASDE report, the season's first survey-based corn yield forecast, at 175.1 bushels per acre, is up 7.1 bushels from August's trend-based projection and above the record 171 bushels in 2014-'15.

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Tesla approaching final stages of R36 billion SolarCity buy out

On Aug. 1, Tesla reached a $2.6 billion deal with SolarCity , in what it calls "creating the world's only vertically integrated sustainable energy company". SolarCity also wants to leverage the network of Tesla's 190 retail stores and global presence to extend its reach. As well as being founder and CEO of Tesla, Musk is the chair and principal shareholder of SolarCity.

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Alibaba cloud computing arm to help foreign tech firms enter China

Alibaba Cloud has over 2.3 million customers, more than 500,000 of them are paying customers. Its new AliLaunch program makes use of its cloud computing platform and can help clients with joint ventures and marketing. The Global Technology Partners participating in Alibaba Cloud's marketplaces include SAP , SUSE , HERE, Hitachi Data Systems and several others.

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Oil dips on oversupply; calls for producer meeting met with scepticism

Refineries processed 16.6 million barrels daily, with gasoline production averaging 10.1 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabia kept its full contractual crude supplies to Asia for September, according to three officials at the region's refiners.

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Delta says 90 more flight cancellations; others predict more

The company faced widespread cancellations and delays after a power failure knocked out its computer system about 2:30 a.m. Monday in Atlanta (11:30 p.m. Delta Air Lines delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Monday after its computer systems crash. Airlines depend on huge, overlapping and complicated systems to operate flights, schedule crews and run ticketing, boarding, airport kiosks, websites and mobile phone apps .

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Three Koeberg managers suspended for drone crash and leaked documents

The problem with Eskom management is that they do not view the payment of salaries as an investment but as expenditure. Pasiwe said that the aim is to reach "some agreement" regarding wage demands. It is therefore foolhardy and unreasonable to expect these workers to bend over backwards to keep the lights of on for the country, when they can not afford the same electricity themselves, because of poor wages.

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Christie 'flat out lied' in bridge case

Christie insisted during a December 2013 news conference that senior staffers and Bill Stepien , his campaign manager, assured him that they were not involved in the scandal widely known as Bridgegate . District Court in Newark. Christie's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "I've made it very clear to everybody on my senior staff that if anyone had any knowledge about this that they needed to come forward to me and tell me about it, and they've all assured me ...

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Donald Trump stops the bleeding for a day — UPI/CVoter poll

His comments come in the wake of last month's ruling that North Carolina's law was restrictive and targeted black voters. Industries like defense and financial services are overrepresented in the state compared to the nation, so policies in those areas can have a disproportionate effect on CT.

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Phelps' formula after late-night finals: pound pasta, sleep

With son Boomer in attendance, Phelps did his kid proud, along with teammates Caleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian. Beach volleyballThe United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, and April Ross will be in action tonight.right, winning a point during a women's beach volleyball match against Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug.

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Hulu is killing its free tier

Ben Smith , Hulu's senior vice president and head of experience, tells The Hollywood Reporter significant upgrades to its paid models made the free service obsolete. The streaming platform is shifting its free content option to Yahoo View . That's the same arrangement viewers of the free Hulu service get now.

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Blue-chip bosses' £5.5m salaries boost May's call for crackdown

The findings, compiled by the High Pay Centre found median pay to FTSE 100 bosses was just under £4 million, 144 times the media pay of the average United Kingdom worker at £27,600. Only a quarter of FTSE 100 companies pay a Living Wage, according to the Living Wage Foundation. The average pay ratio between a chief executive and the average wage of their employees was 140 to one.

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Summer Olympics Gymnastics Qualifications, Live Coverage From

The top 8 gymnasts are selected for individual events , and the top 24 are selected for the all-around team. Will Naddour maintain his consistent performance and carry the USA team with his stellar pommel horse performance? Can fresh blood help the USA men's gymnastics team secure medals in Rio? Japan's Kohei Uchimura, defending all-around Olympic champion who has also won the all-around title at the last six world championships, will be the star of subdivision 1.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes His Final Bow in "Hamilton"

But emailing people with awesome news that they've won $10 tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton? All proceeds from the song will go towards Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando , an Orlando crisis management and mental health program.