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Thermo Fisher Scientific to buy PPD for $17.4b

 
Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday it would acquire contract research firm PPD for about $17.4 billions.
 
 

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NEWS

Heathrow arrivals face six-hour queues for COVID-19 checks

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87% of U.S. drivers were engaged in various distracted driving behaviors
Japan's decision to dump Fukushima water into ocean justified, expert says
 

BUSINESS

Hong Kong most expensive location for expat accommodation

London rental market yet to feel full effect of COVID-19
Europe: Almost 60% of criminal networks engaged in corruption
Governor Kemp: $8.43 billion, 24,000+ jobs from economic development projects
Egypt seeks financial settlement with owners of Ever Given ship out of court
Angola mine to produce 20,000 carats of diamonds monthly
 

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POLITICS

Spain enacts earnings registry to reduce gender pay gap

Czech Republic: We'll take Denmark’s unwanted AstraZeneca COVID vaccine
European Commission in another new deal with Pfizer
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania wants to receive 500,000 doses of Sputnik V in early June
Holidaymakers visiting Malta can get up to €200 off their hotel stay
Spanish premier unveils $167b modernization plan
 

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Rite Aid Q4 adjusted EBITDA down significantly

UnitedHealth Q1 earnings from operations up 34.9%

Gusmer Enterprises to create more than 70 new jobs in Catawba County, North Carolina


COMPANIES

Abzena Holdings announces 325 jobs in Lee County, North Carolina

BioVersys receives €20 million in EU financing to support development of new antibiotics
Kimberly-Clark to bring jobs to Chicago's Fulton Market District
Turkish Airlines suspends Russia flights
DNB launches $1.3 billion bid for Sbanken
Packaging manufacturer Sharp bringing hundreds of new jobs to Lehigh Valley Region, Pennsylvania
 

CAREERS

SunPower appoints Regan MacPherson as chief legal officer

RoundPoint Mortgage appoints new executives
Procaps Group appoints Camilo Camacho as president
Mosaic Minerals appoints two to board
Gibson promotes Cesar Gueikian to brand president
HomeTrust Bancshares CHRO Anna Marie Smith assumes position
 

ECONOMY

White House analysts: Over next several months inflation to rise modestly

China commercial activity grew 29.2% in January-March period
UK economy returns to growth in February
Japan bank lending up 6.3%, producer prices up 1%
Australia building permits surge in February
ING: Hungary retail sales look tragic
 

EARNINGS

Blackrock Q1 earnings $1.20 billion

UnitedHealth Q1 earnings from operations up 34.9%
Bank of America Q1 net profit $7.56 billion
Bed Bath & Beyond Q4 EPS $0.40
JPMorgan Q1 profit up five-fold
Goldman Sachs Q1 earnings $6.71 billion
 

OP-ED

Is America going to lose its superpower status?

The challenge of Africa is not the same as Qatar’s. It is a lot harder
Africa can’t duplicate Qatar’s LNG experience but it can learn
When you’re a leader, business productivity means accomplishing what matters most
Fighting fraud from the top: Illegal activities have simple beginnings
Premier of Ontario is singing 'Cut!' song while patients are in hallways
 

AGRIFISH

Experts examine ways to reduce harvest and post-harvest food losses

UK sets provisional fishing catch limits for 2021
Fishing activity in Argentina had year-on-year growth of 12.3%
Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from areas in Germany and Poland
Australia: African swine fever could enter easily
U.S. February red meat exports below last year
 

LEADERSHIP

How today's world creates mentally weak persons and weak leaders

If 'bad' company pays for word of mouth, it can backfire
Should companies let employees choose their tasks? It depends
Use marketers if you want your startup to succeed
Satisfied employees don't always produce better audits
'Ugly' labels can increase purchase of unattractive produce
 

CRIME

U.S. Government and Illinois have agreement with ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery to reduce air pollution

Federal Court orders Alista Group, LLC and Florida man to pay more than $2.6 million in precious metals fraud
CADE levies fines of over BRL 88 million on cartel of wheel bearings
Oregon AG, Insurance Commissioner Mulready announce $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance
Ukraine: SBU exposes large-scale illegal mineral extraction in Odesa region
Hungary eliminated cartel on electricity market
 

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TRAVEL

Lakes of Band-e Amir, an incredibly stunning sight in the middle of nowhere

White Sands, a national park like no other
Songkran: Celebrate Buddhist New Year in one of Singapore's largest water parks
Fascination with the natural world: Yayoi Kusama exclusively at New York Botanical Garden
Seabourn receives approval from Greece to relaunch luxury cruises from July
Sri Lanka mountain with foot of Adam, Shiva or Sri Pada
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

New Ford Ranger MS-RT adds street appeal, coming to Europe in summer

Subaru debuts Outback Wilderness in North America
Bavaria Cruiser 41, fun on blue waters
Ford upgrades 2022 F-Series Super Duty in stylish and powerful way
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave: Ultimate high-performance off-road
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Bold and luxurious
 

DESIGN

Edra, super luxury sofas where nothing was spared to achieve maximum comfort

Aquazzura: Vertigo on the shoe heel
Shawls and ponchos: Simple pieces for maximum effect
Dornbracht from Germany, a unique shower experience
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, a watch enchanting both men and women
Leather sofas for timeless rooms
 

GADGETS

Garmin Dash Cam 66W, one of the best dash cameras out there

Focal Clear Mg headphones, performance and experience
Avantone Planar reference headphones, for most demanding audio use
McIntosh MT-10 turntable: Precise to the max
Xencelabs Pen Tablet: Drawing experience for professionals
$29,000 for a pair of loudspeakers? For Wilson Audio SabrinaX, yes, any day
 

HEALTH

Mass production of Iran's Razi-Cov Pars COVID-19 vaccines to come in late August

Cuba Mambisa nasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate considered safe
Brazil P1 COVID-19 variant mutating in dangerous direction
Denmark first country to completely stop using AstraZeneca vaccine
COVID virus infection could cause infertility in men
South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout
 

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