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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

20.11.2019 | Julie Steenhuysen, Chris Kirkham | 716

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools.

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U.S. Fed approves merger between BB&T, SunTrust Banks

U.S. Fed approves merger between BB&T, SunTrust Banks

20.11.2019 | Katanga Johnson | 733

The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it approved a merger between BB&T Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc, sealing the biggest tie-up of banks since the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

20.11.2019 | Tom Hals | 802

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the addiction crisis.

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U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

19.11.2019 | Paresh Dave | 1008

Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.

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Exclusive: New York State Attorney General investigating WeWork - sources

Exclusive: New York State Attorney General investigating WeWork - sources

19.11.2019 | Greg Roumeliotis, Joshua Franklin, Koh Gui Qing | 894

The New York State Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating WeWork, according to two people familiar with the matter, adding to a mounting series of problems that have turned the workspace provider from a Wall Street darling to a pariah in a matter of weeks.

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Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

19.11.2019 | Jonathan Stempel | 741

Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless “Impossible” Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.

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EU to stop funding fossil fuels at end of 2021

EU to stop funding fossil fuels at end of 2021

18.11.2019 | Xi Lucy Shi | 889

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Thursday that it will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021.

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Germany makes measles vaccinations compulsory for children

Germany makes measles vaccinations compulsory for children

18.11.2019 | Cassandra Maas | 776

Germany lawmakers approved the Measles Protection Act on Thursday, making measles vaccinations compulsory for children.

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War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya

War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya

18.11.2019 | Owen Bowcott | 754

Myanmar is accused of mass persecution and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Muslim minority

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Turkey begins deporting Western ISIS fighters, promises more to come

Turkey begins deporting Western ISIS fighters, promises more to come

14.11.2019 | Patrick Eckerd | 739

Turkey announced Monday that they had begun repatriating captured foreign ISIS militants, beginning with the deportation of an American citizen and a Danish national.

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