The Upshot
  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX rose $.20 or .6 percent, to $31.49. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.18 or .2 percent, to $72.50. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Aquasition Corp. fell 16.8 percent to $7.07. NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 16.6 percent to $27.29. SinoCoking Coal and Coke ...

  • 'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead
    'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead

    Rome (AFP) - As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers reportedly rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years".

  • Avanir Pharma soars on agitation drug study

    Shares of Avanir Pharmaceuticals soared Monday after the company reported positive clinical trial results for a drug that is designed to treat agitation in Alzheimer's disease patients. The company said ...

  • Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids
    Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

    By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat “superbugs,” doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital examined past studies...

  • Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official said Kiev had agreed on the provision of weapons and military advisers from several members of the U.S.-led alliance. Four of the five countries named, including the United States, denied this. ...

  • Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers rebels self-rule
    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers rebels self-rule

    Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian lawmakers ratified a landmark EU pact Tuesday that steers the ex-Soviet state closer to the West, and pledged autonomy for pro-Russian rebels waging war in the east.

  • Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing
    Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

    Kabul (AFP) - A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.

Follow Yahoo! News