Research assesses geographic distribution of new antibiotics following market introduction

There is a growing need for new antibiotics to help combat the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) with colleagues at the University of Oslo, and other organizations, between 1999 and 2014, only 25 new antibiotics representing More...

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By Loknath Das On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

President Donald Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year, according to three people familiar with the matter who are close to the president. Trump favors More...

By Loknath Das On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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US actively considering waivers on Iran oil sanctions

The United States is actively considering sanctions waivers for countries that are reducing their imports of Iranian oil, a U.S. government official said on Friday. The Trump administration withdrew from a deal More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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LafargeHolcim cuts full-year earnings forecast as costs bite

LafargeHolcim increased its sales outlook for 2018 but reduced its profit expectations as the world’s largest cement maker reported better-than-expected earnings during its third quarter. The Swiss More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, October 5th, 2018
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State Bank of Mauritius’s Indian branch is the third domestic bank to be the victim of a cyber-attack in 2018

On 3 October, SBM Group, the parent company of the State Bank of Mauritius, announced that its Indian operations had suffered a cyber-attack the day before, and that as much as $14 million could have been siphoned More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Trade War Update: China Old Economy Debt Burdened As New Economy Faces Tariffs

Customers with Xiaomi Corp. branded shopping bags look at smartphones on display inside a Xiaomi store in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, July 6, 2018. The tussle over Xiaomi’s high valuation and concern More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Erdoğan, Trump, and the Strongman Politics Devastating Turkey’s Economy

The Presidents of the United States and Turkey have recently been exchanging barbs—and economic sanctions—over an evangelical missionary imprisoned in Turkey. Photograph by Doug Mills / NYT / Redux The usually More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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The Trump Economy Is Strong. So Why Exaggerate?

It’s sunny out. We get it. Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images There’s no denying that, since Donald Trump was sworn in as president in January 2017, the U.S. economy has been doing quite well. Growth in real More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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UpWork Quarterly Index Reveals Top Skills in Demand from Freelancers

The freelancer market is maturing and businesses no longer have any misgivings about hiring someone from this workforce. The Q2 2018 Skills Index from Upwork has revealed the skill sets for freelancers are now More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Senate Passes National Defense Spending Plan with Key Provisions for Small Businesses

The 2019 defense budget was just approved for $716 billion, and some key provisions were added to support small businesses as they work with the Department of Defense. Small Business Benefits in the 2019 Defense More...