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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Louisville cruised to a 99-40 win over Wright State on Saturday night in its first game since starting guard Antonita Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung.
OBSERVATION POST OUELLETTE, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the no-man's land separating North and South Korea came just hours after the North freed an American tourist the regime had been holding for more than a month.
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir) 400 mg tablets, a once-daily oral nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. Sovaldi’s efficacy has been established in subjects with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1, 2, 3 or 4 infection, including those with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria (awaiting liver transplantation) and those with HCV/HIV-1 co-infection. Recommended regimens and treatment duration for Sovaldi combination therapy in HCV mono-infected or HCV/HIV-1 co-infected patients follows:
DALIAN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of its sizzling Aloft® brand in Dalian, the financial center and leading port city of northeast China. Owned by Dalian Yifang Group Co., Ltd., which also owns The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel Dalian, Aloft Dalian is the sixth Aloft hotel to open in China, featuring 314 spacious, loft-like rooms, an urban design aesthetic, live music performances, and an active social scene.
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will take in a further 5,000 refugees from Syria, doubling its current offer of shelter for people fleeing the Arab nation's civil war.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says changes in Asia are remaking the world. He says we're at a rare inflection point where we have a chance to bend history.
BANGKOK (AP) — Chris Brummitt, Vietnam chief of bureau for The Associated Press, has been promoted to the new role of Southeast Asia news editor, responsible for text coverage and operations across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently played host to the 7 th International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2013. Smartmatic, the elections company, was there to share its experience of deploying technology and support services.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--Travelzoo has been named the “World’s Leading Travel Deals Website 2013” by the World Travel Awards organization. The prestigious award was received by Travelzoo Inc. ( TZOO ), a global Internet media company, at the 20 th annual World Travel Awards ceremony in Doha, Qatar.
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) today announced it has appointed Paula S. Larson, a global executive known for building high-performing organizations and employee development, to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Dec. 16. She succeeds James M. Sweet, who is retiring after nearly a decade of leading the company’s transformation efforts.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are showing concern that more signs of a growing U.S. economy could mean the Federal Reserve begins pulling back on its stimulus sooner than expected. The stock market fell for fourth straight day yesterday, its longest losing streak in more than two months. The Dow dropped 25 points. The S&P 500 fell two. But the Nasdaq edged up nearly a point. Futures point to lackluster trading at this morning's opening.
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in South Korea on the final leg of a three-nation tour of Asia.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Myanmar's president called Thursday for more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia after emerging from nearly two decades of economic sanctions.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new design and plans to go global.
KABUL, Afghanistan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--The Asia Foundation today released . In July, local pollsters interviewed a nationally representative sample of 9,260 Afghan men and women face-to-face in all 34 provinces. Afghans cite insecurity (30%), corruption (26%), and unemployment (25%) as the three biggest problems facing Afghanistan as a country. Afghans identified unemployment (27%), electricity (24%), and roads (19%) as the biggest problems locally. More than half of Afghans polled say that the outcome of the 2014 election will make a positive difference in their lives, but 81% are concerned about election day security. The 2013 survey is the Foundation’s ninth annual survey of Afghan citizens in all 34 provinces and is the longest-running poll in the country. Since 2004, over 55,000 Afghans have been interviewed. The findings were released today in Kabul, Afghanistan and Canberra, Australia.
BEIJING (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says China's recent, sudden announcement of a new air defense zone has caused significant apprehension in the region.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economy expanded at its fastest clip in nearly two years during the third quarter.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--Prophet, a strategic brand and marketing consultancy, has announced that Harry West joined the firm’s Innovation Practice as Senior Partner, effective immediately. West was most recently the CEO of Continuum, a leading design and innovation consultancy.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--Heartbeat Experts, the global leader in stakeholder management solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced 44 percent sales growth during first three quarters of 2013. Heartbeat Expert’s market access division propelled this growth reporting a sales increase of 600 percent during the same period under comparison. The company also reported adding fifteen new life sciences firms to their client list during that period.