- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Xilinx Inc. fell 14.3 percent to $41.26. Jakks Pacific Inc. fell 13.8 percent to $7.19. Kandi Technologies Group Inc. fell ...
- As Cereal Slips, a New Battle Over Breakfast Dollars
Starved for growth at other mealtimes, companies like Yum Brands Inc., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Kellogg Co. are battling to change how Americans start their day. "People are time-pressed in the morning and know exactly where they're going, and that doesn't vary much," said Alex Macedo, Burger King's North American president, in a recent interview. Of consumers who eat out at least twice a week, 30% say they do so for breakfast, compared with 40% for lunch and 50% for dinner, according to Bernstein.
- AP reporter witnesses condemned inmate's gasping
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- Taller, Fatter, Older: How Humans Have Changed in 100 Years
Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University. But the origin of these changes may be much deeper and more complex than that, said Stearns, pointing to a study finding that British soldiers have shot up in height in the past century. "Evolution has shaped the developmental program that can respond flexibly to changes in the environment," Stearns said.
- Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barak Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
- Hamas leader calls for humanitarian truce in Gaza
By Amena Bakr DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms. "We are very interested to have a humanitarian truce as we did last Thursday. We need the calm for a few hours to evacuate the wounded and assist in the relief... This means a real truce backed by a real relief programme offered to the people of Gaza," he said at a news conference in Qatar. The leader of the Islamist group, which controls Gaza, asked for the international community to help bring medicine, fuel and other supplies into the territory.
- Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border