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  • Starwood (HOT) Boosts Mid-Market Brand Portfolio in Europe - Analyst Blog

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) is striving to expand its footprint across Europe, in both the developing and mature markets.

    Zacks57 mins ago
  • 'I'm going to die,' survivors recall Boston horror

    Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings choked back tears Wednesday as they told how a day of celebration turned into a horrific urban war zone of torn limbs and burnt flesh. Victims recalled smoke, chaos and terrified screams as they lay in excruciating pain fearing death from the deadly blasts…

    AFP
  • Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

    Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the capital Monrovia to cheers from…

    AFP
  • How to Get a Better Night's Sleep (Infographic)

    Here are some tips to help make your bedroom more sleep-friendly. (Hint: that light emanating from your smartphone isn't helping.)

    Entrepreneur
  • Resorts promise families the perfect getaway—from electronics

    Looking for a technology detox, more parents book vacations at family resorts touting limited Wi-Fi.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Small business owners scramble to prepare for new tax form

    Small employers are facing an unexpectedly onerous task: tallying their individual employees’ monthly health-care costs. Starting in 2016, under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 'Free Cruise' Robocalls Get FTC Crackdown

    The FTC said a telemarketing robocalling campaign called millions of consumers every day with sales pitches for cruises disguised as political surveys.

    Credit.com
  • AEG to add 755 rooms to Marriott complex at L.A. Live

    Sports and entertainment giant AEG will make a $500-million expansion to its Marriott complex at L.A. Live as the demand for hotel rooms rises in downtown Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles Times
  • No new Ebola cases in Liberia last week: WHO

    Ebola-ravaged Liberia has for the first time since last May gone a full week without reporting any new confirmed cases of the devastating virus, according to World Health Organization data. Liberia "reported no new confirmed cases" during the week to March 1, the UN health agency said in a report…

    AFP
  • Plumbers 'should report cold homes'

    Plumbers and heating engineers should join with GPs and care staff in tackling problems caused by cold homes, health experts say.

    BBC News
  • 'Cloud Atlas' author hails Japanese writer for window on autism

    David Mitchell remembers the day he read the memoir of a 13-year-old boy with autism -- hailing it a "revelatory godsend" that offered a window on the life of his own autistic son. Higashida was just five years old when he was diagnosed with severe autism. Like Dustin Hoffman's autistic character…

    AFP
  • Opho’s Keys Teaches You How To Play The Piano

    Those looking to learn the piano have a new option in the form of Keys, a smart keyboard you can connect to your phone to pick up new songs or to your computer to make your own.

    TechCrunch
  • Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio

    Fitbit has confirmed the acquisition of fitness training app maker FitStar today. As we reported last week:For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire…

    TechCrunch
  • Five Minutes With Nathalie Haddad, Founder And Managing Director Of Right Bite

    From being a nutritionist to being an entrepreneur, Nathalie Haddad describes her journey and her life as the founder of Right Bite.

    Entrepreneur
  • When wives take ill, divorce could be on horizon: study

    Marriages are more likely to end in divorce if the wife takes seriously ill, a US study has found. The research, detailed in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that divorce was six percent more likely if the wife fell ill, than if she remained in good health. In…

    AFP
  • Ebola vaccine tests to begin in Guinea on March 7: WHO

    The first large-scale trial of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Guinea at the weekend, the World Health Organization said Thursday, weeks after a similar test kicked off in neighbouring Liberia. The Phase III testing of the vaccine -- one of two that are in the most advanced stages of development --…

    AFP
  • Taiwan: New playground for Chinese tourists

    As Hong Kong mulls restricting the number of inbound Chinese travelers, Taiwan is stepping up efforts to court rich holidaymakers from the mainland.

    CNBC
  • McDonald's to cut back on chicken fed with antibiotics

    Fast-food giant McDonald's announced Wednesday it would stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, as worries grow over resistance to crucial drugs. McDonald's said it would work with poultry farmers to halt the use of what the World Health Organization has…

    AFP
  • Ski - Knee injury ends Rebensburg's season

    - Germany's top female skier Viktoria Rebensburg will miss the rest of the season after tearing the medial ligament in her left knee. The 25-year-old, who claimed giant slalom silver in February's world championships, suffered the injury while training and will need to wear a plaster cast for up…

    AFP