Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases

(Reuters Health) – Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of small pouches in the walls of the colon and it has become one of the most common reasons for gastrointestinal hospital admission in the United States, costing an estimated $2 billion each year, researchers write in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. “Diverticulitis is actually a very common disorder and it’s really become apparent that we need toRead More

Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong tribunal on Tuesday imposed a record fine of HK$400 million ($51 million) on the private banking unit of HSBC (HSBA.L) in a case related to the sale of Lehman Brothers-linked structured financial products between 2003 and 2008. HSBC headquarters is seen at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) had originally imposed a penalty of HK$605 million in 2015 on the bank for its failure to meet “principles-based regulatory standards” atRead More

Flynn’s lawyers split from Trump, signaling possible cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss the probe by a special counsel, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo Flynn’s lawyerRead More

Vanguard’s Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) – The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry leader Vanguard Group Inc as its passive products soar in scale. A common view is that while passive funds would face loses in declining markets, active managers could be better prepared because of factors like cash holdings or farsighted stock selection. Greg Davis, named chief investment officer of Vanguard in July, acknowledged some active funds would fareRead More

BRIEF-Comet Holding confirms FY outlook​

Nov 22 (Reuters) – COMET HOLDING AG: * ‍FOR FY CONFIRMS GUIDANCE OF SALES OF CHF 430-450 MILLION AND EBITDA MARGIN OF 14-16%​ * ‍EXPECTS TO REACH TARGETS FOR 2020 – SALES OF CHF 500 MILLION AND EBITDA MARGIN OF 16-18% AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, IN 2019​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters

Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

An Australian senator who is British by descent on Wednesday became the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore, a member of the Nick Xenophon Team minor party, said she discovered she was British while gathering evidence ahead of a Dec. 1 deadline for Australia-born senators to provide documented proof that they had not inherited the citizenship of an immigrant parent or grandparent. “I’m heartbroken by this news,” an emotional Kakoschke-Moore toldRead More

Trump pardons turkey in annual Thanksgiving tradition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, who has raised eyebrows by mulling his power to pardon as investigators probe possible ties between his 2016 election campaign and Russia, used his authority in a less controversial way on Tuesday to “pardon” a Thanksgiving turkey. Joined by his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, Trump entered the Rose Garden for the annual presidential tradition and granted freedom to a large white bird named Drumstick. Americans traditionally feast on turkey, stuffing and other delights on the Thanksgiving holiday, which takes place this comingRead More

Global shares mixed as German politics cloud sentiment – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

European share benchmarks drifted lower in early trading Tuesday as Germany’s president prepared to meet with party leaders hoping to broker a new government. The weakness in Europe followed an upbeat day in Asia, where Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index had its biggest gain in nearly two months. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.1 percent to 5,335.32 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX was down 0.1 percent at 13,044.78. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,380.53. U.S. shares were set to drift lower with Dow futures down lessRead More

U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday. “It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti’s most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely,” a senior Trump administration official told a briefing. Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. SourceRead More

BRIEF-Loblaw says ‍launched a fee-based subscription pilot program

Nov 20 (Reuters) – Loblaw Companies Ltd * Says ‍launched a fee-based subscription Pilot Program, PC Insiders; program availability is expected to expand in 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters