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US Olympic Committee creates infectious disease advice group

The United States Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it will create an Infectious Disease Advisory Group to help identify and establish best practices regarding the mitigation, assessment and management of infectious disease. “The health and safety of our athletes, and our entire delegation, is our top priority,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in a statement. “I’m grateful to the ... Read More »

Hospital performs 1st uterus transplant in the US

Thierry Dosogne | Getty Images Doctors performing a surgery Surgeons in Cleveland have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, an Ohio medical center said on Thursday. The 26-year-old patient, who was not identified in order to protect her privacy, was in stable condition after nine hours of surgery on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital said. ... Read More »

Lenovo to launch a ‘more innovative, more attractive’ phone in US in Q3

Lenovo has plans to launch what it is calling a “more innovative, more attractive” smartphone in the United Sates later this year. This was revealed Chief Executive Yuanqing Yang in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. © ChinaFotoPress The said device will be from the Chinese company’s Motorola division, Yang revealed. If you recall, Lenovo recently said that ... Read More »

US energy M&A hits 5-year low as oil patch enters ‘survival mode’: Report

Dealmaking in America’s oil patch plunged to a five-year low in the fourth quarter as corporations preserved cash in the face of falling crude prices and tight capital markets. The U.S. energy sector announced 42 deals worth $50 million or more for a total of $31.6 billion in mergers and acquisitions in the closing months of 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone Zoom finally goes up for pre-order in the US, shipping on February 1

After more than a year since its initial introduction, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is now actually close to becoming available in the US. The handset has so far been released in Taiwan, and it was recently revealed to be making the jump to the US sometime in February. That hasn’t changed, but starting today you can pre-order one if you ... Read More »

Cashin: US could slip into a recession

Worried about the U.S. economy? UBS’ Art Cashin said you should be. “If corporations start to pull back and say ‘I don’t want to advance anything; I don’t want to hire anybody,’ we could slide into a recession,” Cashin told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” on Tuesday. Earnings season unofficially began last week, with Alcoa posting mixed quarterly results. Since then, a ... Read More »

Most US Toddlers Hooked to Smartphones, Tablets: Study

Almost all children under age four in the US have used a device like a tablet or smartphone, a new study finds. The kids are using them at younger ages, according to the study. Parents surveyed in the study said tablets are the most popular mobile devices for children, and kids as young as one-year-old use them more than 20 ... Read More »

The Federal Reserve moves towards a rate rise this year

The US Federal Reserve is moving towards an interest rate rise later this year. It would be the first increase since the rate was cut to near zero during the 2008 financial crisis. However, the bank said conditions in the labour market and inflation did not yet warrant an increase. In a press conference the Fed chair Janet Yellen said ... Read More »

Nokia is going to buy Alcatel

The U.S. Department of Justice has given a green light to Nokia’s deal to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies said on Wednesday. “Early termination of the U.S. antitrust waiting period takes us one important step closer to the closing of the pending transaction,” they added in a statement. The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by ... Read More »

US Opens Probe Against Infosys, TCS for H1-B Visa Violations: Report

The US government has opened an investigation against two of the biggest Indian outsourcing companies for possible violations of H1-B visa rules, according to a media report.The Department of Labour has opened the investigation against Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for “possible violations of rules for visas for foreign technology workers under contracts they held with an electric utility Southern ... Read More »