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Feb 11, 2010

BBC E-mail: European bank data ban angers US

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** European bank data ban angers US **
Washington is angered as Euro MPs block a key agreement that allows US anti-terror officials to monitor Europeans' bank transactions.
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The New York Times: Afternoon Updates, February,11, 2010


AFTERNOON UPDATE


TOP STORIES

Iran Controls Protests and Defies West on Nuclear Fuel
By ALAN COWELL and MICHAEL SLACKMAN
On the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s president sent forces onto the streets to break up protests and taunted the West by claiming progress on uranium enrichment.

New Poll Shows Support for Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
By DALIA SUSSMAN
But the wording of the question in a new New York Times/CBS News survey demonstrates the way people respond to polls.

Europe Commits to Action on Greek Debt
By STEPHEN CASTLE
Leaders have agreed on a statement but left the details to be worked out by finance ministers Monday. 



Business
Somewhat Reassured About Greece, Wall Street Rises
By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
Investors grew more confident that the simmering debt crisis in Europe would be resolved.

FirstEnergy to Buy Allegheny in $4.7 Billion Merger
By DEALBOOK
FirstEnergy agreed on Thursday to buy Allegheny Energy for $4.7 billion in stock, 

creating a giant electricity provider with customers spread across the Midwest
and Mid-Atlantic.

BMW Hopes to Catch the Upswing
By JACK EWING
The redesigned 5 Series marks the beginning of a major model push that BMW hopes 

will enable it to reclaim its spot as the best-selling premium automaker in Europe.

Viacom Posted Profit Increase in 4th Quarter
By TIM ARANGO
Surpassing analysts’ predictions, the media giant attributes some of the increase to cost

cutting and DVD sales.

Dodd Kick-Starts Financial Reform Talks
By SEWELL CHAN
The chairman of the Senate banking panel enlists support from Senator Bob Corker,

Republican of Tennessee.

More Business News

Reuters Health Report February 11, 2010










WHO to decide whether worst over in H1N1 pandemic
Medicines not working? There's an app for that
Feeding tubes may be overused in demented patients
Stuttering linked to cell waste recycling genes
Scientists find clue to anxiety drug addiction
Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain
Low IQ among top heart health risks, study finds
Childhood cancer survivors at increased heart risk
Single-shot of drug cures leishmaniasis: study
Secondhand smoke raises TB risk: study

WHO to decide whether worst over in H1N1 pandemic
February 11, 2010 07:46 AM ET
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will convene its emergency committee later this month to examine whether the H1N1 flu pandemic has peaked, its top influenza expert said on Thursday.

Full Article
Medicines not working? There's an app for that
February 11, 2010 09:39 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers are starting to get into bed with information technology companies as they struggle to prove the value of their medicines to governments and insurers.

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Feeding tubes may be overused in demented patients
February 10, 2010 05:19 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether or not a person with advanced dementia winds up with a feeding tube inserted down their throat may have more to do with economic concerns than his or her wishes, suggests a new study out in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).

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Stuttering linked to cell waste recycling genes
February 10, 2010 05:06 PM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three genes linked to a rare metabolic disorder may also cause some cases of stuttering, researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that could lead to a new treatment for the speech condition.

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Scientists find clue to anxiety drug addiction
February 10, 2010 01:19 PM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Valium-like drugs use the same potentially addictive "reward pathways" in the brain as heroin and cannabis, scientists said on Wednesday, findings which may help in the search for non-addictive alternative anxiety drugs.

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Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain
February 10, 2010 03:17 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gentle manipulation from an osteopathic doctor may relieve late-pregnancy back pain that frequently hinders bending, lifting, or walking, findings from a small study hint.

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Low IQ among top heart health risks, study finds
February 10, 2010 11:12 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Intelligence is second only to smoking as a predictor of heart disease, scientists said on Wednesday, suggesting public health campaigns may need to be designed for people with lower IQs if they are to work.

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Childhood cancer survivors at increased heart risk
February 10, 2010 04:46 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain types of treatment are at dramatically increased risk of dying from a heart-related condition later on, new research shows.

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Single-shot of drug cures leishmaniasis: study
February 10, 2010 05:08 PM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - A single large infusion of the Gilead Sciences drug AmBisome cured nearly every case of the deadly parasitic infection visceral leishmaniasis, researchers reported on Wednesday in a study from India.

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Secondhand smoke raises TB risk: study
February 10, 2010 04:43 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking has long been known to boost tuberculosis risk, and a new study from Hong Kong suggests that being exposed to someone else's tobacco smoke also increases the likelihood of contracting the disease.

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