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2014-07-23 08:27:38

Expanded range of BGC Partners over-the-counter data available via Eikon and Elektron with new market data distribution & access model NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners" or "BGC"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced a strategic agreement to expand customer access to...

Satya Nadella
2014-07-18 08:55:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft has announced that it will be cutting as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest workforce reduction in the 39-year history of the Redmond, Washington-based computer and technology giant, various media outlets have reported. According to Reuters reporter Bill Rigby, the cuts announced Thursday by new CEO Satya Nadella represent 14 percent of Microsoft’s total workforce, and the “larger-than-expected” layoffs come as the...

loggerhead sea turtle
2014-07-11 05:07:46

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), in conjunction with the Department of Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has designated two final rules for the critical habitat of the loggerhead sea turtle. The turtle is a threatened species, and their habitat includes the Atlantic Ocean and coastal beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. NOAA has...

Bitcoin Raid Nets French Police With $272,000 In Illegal Virtual Money
2014-07-07 10:25:16

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday it was announced that French law enforcement have dismantled an illegal Bitcoin exchange and seized 388 virtual currency units, according to the Reuters news agency. The seized Bitcoins had a reported value of 200,000 euros, or $272,700. This was reportedly the first such law enforcement operation conducted in Europe to investigate illegal selling of the virtual currency. Two people in the Riviera coastal cities of Cannes...

2014-06-26 12:31:19

Singapore Management University is Asia's first institution to use Converis, an end-to-end management solution to streamline workflow and maximize the impact of its research SINGAPORE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a decision by Singapore Management University (SMU) to adopt its Converis solution as the...

Hepatitis C treatment debate
2014-06-23 05:10:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new combination therapy could cut treatment time for hepatitis C to just four weeks, but quicker recovery comes with a steep price, as the new medication is said to cost roughly $1,000 per pill. According to Reuters reporter Bill Berkrot, the treatment involves an experimental antiviral drug produced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sovaldi, a drug produced by Gilead Sciences Inc. that has reportedly outraged insurance companies and...

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

rotavirus vaccine
2014-06-10 07:40:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has discovered that as the rotavirus vaccine has become more common, the amount of children who are hospitalized from rotavirus-related diarrhea has significantly decreased. Dr. Eyal Leshem of the CDC told Reuters reporter Kathryn Doyle, “We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years. The dramatic decline we saw at the...

2014-06-04 04:20:59

Inaugural competition will measure the global impact of each nation's scientific research to determine the world's research champion PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the inaugural Thomson Reuters Analytics World Challenge, a unique competition designed to measure the research impact of...

2014-05-23 16:23:02

NEW YORK, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the election of three new members to the company's Board of Directors at the company's annual meeting of shareholders held yesterday in Toronto. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/MM57185LOGO -- Sheila C. Bair (60) is a Senior Advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts, and currently serves as a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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