Friday, March 22, 2019

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Tennis: Osaka enjoys rollercoaster win in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka endured a rollercoaster start to the Miami Open on Friday, advancing to the third round with a 6-0 6-7(3) 6-1 win over Belgian Yanina Wickmayer. After facing eight-times Miami champion Serena Williams in her first match last year, Osaka might have expected an easier opener on Friday…



Shortages of everything, and worries about relatives, for Mozambique flood survivors


Factbox – Apple’s media ambition: Original shows, news subscription

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news subscription platform at an event on Monday at its California headquarters. The iPhone maker is banking on growing its services business to offset a dip in smartphone sales. While the Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple’s new subscription…


Royal but regular: Will Harry and Meghan seek ‘normality’ for their baby?

LONDON (Reuters) – Wearing his army fatigues while on tour in Afghanistan in 2013 thousands of miles from home, Britain’s Prince Harry cut a relaxed figure as he told journalists: “I am one of the guys, I don’t get treated any differently.” Now with the birth of his first child expected next month, Queen Elizabeth’s…


Bring a hankie – heartwarming ‘Dumbo’ movie may also bring tears

LONDON (Reuters) – Bring a hankie to the new movie version of Disney’s flying elephant tale “Dumbo” because it may be a little dark for some people. The movie, a live-action remake of the 1941 animated Disney classic, is centered on a circus baby elephant who is ridiculed for having huge ears and, whose mother,…

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U.S. Customs details China pork seizure; importers could pay fine

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. border agents said they have seized 1 million pounds (453,592 kg) of food products from China this month, rather than 1 million pounds of pork as they had previously announced, as they work to keep out African swine fever. The containers seized also had noodles and tea bags that were used…


FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for type 1 diabetes

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc intended for use with insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, the companies said on Friday. The decision comes about two months after an FDA advisory panel failed to reach a consensus over whether…


Your health app could be sharing your medical data

(Reuters Health) – That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with a host of unrelated companies, some of which have nothing to do with healthcare, a new study finds. When researchers ran two dozen medication apps through their paces using a…

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JPMorgan Chase tests neuroscience-based video games to recruit interns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co is testing neuroscience-based video games to help recruit interns, as it seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce by broadening its candidate pool. The bank is piloting technology from pymetrics, a startup whose games help companies assess applicants’ social, cognitive and behavioral features, such as attention,…


Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain’s answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London’s High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. tech giant’s purchase in 2011 of the Autonomy software business he founded. The case is part of a dispute between HP and Lynch lasting more…


Nokia plays down compliance issues after shares drop

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia sought to play down the risks of an investigation into compliance issues at its Alcatel-Lucent business after its shares fell sharply on Friday. The Finnish network equipment maker flagged the issue in its annual report which was released late on Thursday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Nokia said it…


Europe needs private A.I. champion, German minister tells paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe needs to think about creating an artificial intelligence company that is able to keep up with global rivals, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Tagesspiegel newspaper. The paper on Friday quoted Altmaier as saying that technologies like autonomous driving were possible areas for such a company, adding that although Germany’s carmakers…


Europe must build world’s best batteries to save jobs: German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Europe was under pressure in the race to set up production of battery cells for electric cars in order to keep up with China or the U.S., Tagesspiegel newspaper reported on Friday. “We can only prevent massive job losses if we build the world’s best batteries…



Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sun bears, the smallest of the world’s eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most of their time alone outside mating season, foraging for fruit, rodents, birds and insects in Southeast Asian tropical forests. But, scientists said on Thursday, they also possess an unexpected social skill that puts them…


Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program: sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday. Reuters reported last month that NASA has warned Boeing and rival contractor SpaceX of design and safety…