Before You Drink That Soda, Read This
The title of this article (if titles could be ridiculously long) should probably read, “Before you drink that soda, energy drink, fake fruit juice or any other sugar-loaded beverage, read this.” The average American drinks 45 gallons of these beverages every year, and new research shows that we’re loading our bodies with an even worse combination of unhealthy ingredients than we think. A popular line repeated by the High Fructose Corn Syrup industry is “sugar is sugar,” meaning that HFCS is negligibly different than natural sugar, also known as sucrose. But a study conducted by the Childhood Obesity Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California claims this just isn’t so. In fact, beverages containing HFCS, including Coca-Cola , Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, Gatorade and Sprite, all contain 50% more fructose than glucose.
Fiat Investors Vote On Chrysler Merger To Ease Access To Cash, U.S. Investors
Fiat shareholders are expected to approve the Italian carmaker's merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler on Friday, a union aimed at boosting the world's seventh-largest auto group's appeal with foreign investors and paving the way for a U.S. share listing. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne completed the buyout of Chrysler earlier this year and is hoping to incorporate the two as a Dutch-registered combine, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He counts on the merger and the U.S.
Ackman Takes Blame After Hyped Herbalife Talk Flopped
Billionaire investor William Ackman called himself his "own worst enemy" in reviewing why last week's much hyped presentation on Herbalife Ltd.'s nutrition clubs failed to deliver the "death blow" he had originally promised. He said in the interview, "People were looking for the dead body and the smoking gun and instead what they got was a three-hour detailed regulatory presentation." In spite of the Herbalife bet, Ackman's $14.7 billion Pershing Square Capital Management is delivering strong returns this year, having gained 25 percent in the first half of the year which ranks it as the industry's top performing hedge fund.
AP Source: Tigers Acquire Ace Price From Rays
The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. A person familiar with the trade, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced, did not say for whom the left-hander was dealt for. The trade joins Price with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the last three American League Cy Young winners.
Taylor Swift On Her Role In The Giver
Taylor Swift is famous for pouring her feelings into her music, but the singer-who-wears-her-heart-on-her-sleeve had to set her emotions aside for her latest movie role. The 24-year-old pop star plays a woman with no emotions in the upcoming flick The Giver, in which she appears alongside an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård and Jeff Bridges. And considering we're used to a candid Swift who isn't afraid to be open with her fans, the part was definitely a challenge for the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer.
Burger King Cuts Ties With Supplier In China Food Safety Scare
Burger King Worldwide said on Thursday it would no longer buy products from OSI Group suppliers in China, where the fast-food hamburger chain has about 200 restaurants. OSI is the U.S. parent of Shanghai Husi Food, the factory at the heart of China's latest food safety scandal. The company said, "As a precaution, we have decided that we will no longer source any products from Husi or any of its related entities throughout China."
CIA Spied On Senate, Internal Review Finds
The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Five agency employees — two lawyers and three computer specialists— improperly accessed Senate intelligence committee computers earlier this year in a dispute over interrogation documents, according to a summary of a CIA inspector general report describing the results of an internal investigation. Then, despite CIA Director John Brennan ordering a halt to that operation, the CIA's office of security began an unauthorized investigation that led it to review the emails of Senate staffers and search them for key words.
Dorothy Wang Throws Shade At Fellow #RichKids Of Beverly Hills' Star: "Morgan Is A Handful On Flights"
Dorothy Wang certainly has been busy since season one of #RichKids of Beverly Hills ended, and with season two premiering this Sunday, we caught up with the young socialite to get the latest scoop on her love life and career, in addition to getting her take on the group's recent China trip! Viewers may last remember that Dorothy was getting into the real estate profession with the assistance of Brendan Fitzpatrick, and while she still is working in the industry, Dorothy has her sights set on even bigger things—including a personal jewelry line!
Argentine Default To Hit Brazil Factories, Uruguay Resorts
Argentina's debt default threatens to worsen trade tensions in South America, adding to the economic woes of Brazil in a tense election year and causing headaches in Uruguay as the Argentine economy looks likely to plunge deeper into recession.
Alibaba Invests $120 Million In Mobile Gaming Firm
Alibaba Group is backing another California startup, announcing a $120 million strategic investment in gaming company Kabam Inc. and a partnership to publish and distribute its free-to-play mobile games. The deal, which values San Francisco-based Kabam at more than $1 billion, comes after The Wall Street Journal reported Alibaba had held talks regarding a financing round for Snapchat.