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  • Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

    A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.
  • Aetna and Coty are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
  • Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ a love letter to sick dad

    he can be overly outgoing and oblivious when others are uncomfortable -- and ashamed of their apartment, where clothes, clutter and his half-finished projects cover every surface.
  • What is trans fat? A look at different kinds of fats

    The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.
  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

    The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the use of heart-clogging trans fats over the next three years, calling them a threat to public health.
  • Big shareholder backs drugmaker Mylan’s growth strategy

    Mylan’s biggest shareholder is backing the generic drugmaker’s plan to remain a stand-alone company as it fights a takeover bid from larger rival Teva Pharmaceutical. Abbott Laboratories also says it will vote its nearly 15 percent stake in Mylan in favor of that company’s proposed Perrigo acquisition bid, which is valued at around $34 billion. […]
  • South Korean schools reopen despite widespread MERS fear

    The death toll in South Korea's MERS outbreak increased Tuesday even as schools reopened and people recovered from the virus.
  • Man who overcame MERS dies in Germany of lung infection

    A German hospital says a 65-year-old man who survived the Middle East respiratory syndrome but was left weakened has died of a lung infection.
  • In east Ukraine psychiatric ward, war deepens mental wounds

    Whenever the bombs fell, the men and women in the psychiatric ward would huddle in terror around fellow patient Valentina Izotova, a stout, maternal-looking woman, and she would read to them from her favorite book. They hardly understood a word, but her voice soothed them.
  • Thieves break into Ohio pet rescue, swipe 7 rare pythons

    An Ohio pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend.