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January 15, 2019 3:37 PM Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices. As a part of the deal, the companies will focus on virtually connecting people with Walgreens stores and provide services on therapeutic 254

December 30, 2018 2:28 PM Journalists To Drop New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square

Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech. The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the Times Square 37

December 23, 2018 3:34 PM Tesla cuts Model 3 prices in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has slashed prices on its Model 3 electric car in China. According to the California-based electric carmaker’s Chinese website, prices of certain Model 3 cars were cut by up to 7.6 percent. The starting price for a Model 3 in China now is 499,000 yuan ($72,000). It was the third time in the last two months that Tesla has adjusted 74

December 5, 2018 10:38 AM Alibaba signs agreement with Belgium for e-commerce trade hub

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with the Belgium government to launch an e-commerce trade hub, which will include investments in logistics infrastructure. The project is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), and Belgium is the first European country to join the project following 59

November 21, 2018 1:23 PM Nigeria must not forget value of experience in hunt for AFCON gold

Within a space of three days, Nigeria sealed qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, and then began preparations for the competition with an international friendly against Uganda in Asaba. Failure to qualify for the last two editions of the flagship continental tournament since their 2013 title-winning feat has seen almost an entire generation 35

October 24, 2018 12:03 AM Union Pacific to cut 475 jobs in first wave of planned reductions

(Reuters) - Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) said on Tuesday it would cut 475 jobs in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020. Union Pacific, which connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States, in April warned it was unlikely to achieve its profitability 55

October 19, 2018 2:11 AM Court dismisses Australian watchdog's appeal against Pfizer ruling

(Reuters) - Australia’s competition watchdog said on Friday the High Court dismissed its special leave application to appeal a court’s decision on whether Pfizer Inc’s local unit used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sought leave to appeal against 64

October 13, 2018 12:11 AM US diplomat death in Madagascar being ruled a homicide; suspect in custody, officials say

Kevin Webb, who was a human resources officer assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar (pictured) since July 2017, was found dead in his apartment on Sept. 22 in the capital city. (mg.usembassy.gov) The death of a U.S. diplomat at an apartment near the American Embassy in Madagascar is being investigated as a homicide, officials said. Kevin Webb, who was a human 152

October 8, 2018 10:28 AM Turkey puts import quotas on steel: WTO filing

GENEVA (Reuters) - Turkey will introduce quotas on the amount of steel it imports from Oct. 17, with an additional 25 percent duty levied on any imports above the quotas, it said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Monday, blaming a surge in imports. It said it had begun investigating the case for emergency “safeguard” measures in April 46

September 27, 2018 3:44 PM Man Arrested for Breaking Down Airport Door, Running for Plane After Arriving Late for Flight

(LONDON) — An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down. Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take off for Amsterdam, at around 7 a.m. Declan Harvey, who was at the airport, said he could 49