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Drug companies are teaching old drugs new tricks, and it could upend how we find new treatments for superbugs and a devastating lung disease

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In an age where innovative technologies like gene and cell therapy are transforming how we think about medical treatments, some CEOs are wondering what’s being left on the table. Business Insider spoke to three companies developing new uses for old drugs, and they told us now might be a good time to rethink what we […]

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‘Fortnite’ wasn’t the most talked about video game on Twitter in 2018, these Japanese roleplaying games dominated the conversation

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Twitter recently released a list of the most tweeted about video games of 2018. Japan tweets about video games more than any other country, and tweets from Japanese players pushed some unexpected games into the top 10. “Fortnite” is considered the most popular game in the world, but it wasn’t the most tweeted about game […]

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A partner at a $221 billion firm outlines how asset managers are sabotaging themselves and their clients — and unveils his plan to fix the industry

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Asset managers are failing their clients by focusing too much on the short term and charging high fees, said Stuart Dunbar, a partner at $221 billion Scottish investment firm Baillie Gifford. The industry makes too much money at the expense of its clients, but Dunbar outlined a few ways managers can change. Managers should focus […]

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Chefs, Truck Drivers Beware: AI Is Coming for Your Jobs

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Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published Thursday, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation — meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks […]

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Vin Diesel says a women-led ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off movie is in the works, and shares some details

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“Fast and Furious” franchise star Vin Diesel announced on Instagram that a women-led spin-off movie is in the works at Universal Pictures. Diesel revealed the writers for the movie: Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lindsey Beer “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser”), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Captain Marvel”). The first “Fast and Furious” spin-off, “Hobbs and […]

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$82 billion pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb just suffered a major setback in its hunt for a lung cancer treatment, but the drugmaker isn’t backing away from its controversial strategy (BMY)

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Bristol-Myers Squibb has been trying to prove that its existing cancer drugs can help patients with a common form of lung cancer — but the company just announced that it voluntarily withdrew its application to sell the drugs for this condition. The development is a major setback that could throw the $82 billion drugmaker’s cancer […]

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Uncharted Waters: Scientists to Explore Indian Ocean Depths

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Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. The ambitious expedition will delve into one of the last major unexplored frontiers on the planet, a vast […]

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CBS denied a Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana because it went against the network’s broadcast standards

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Although medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, you likely won’t see Super Bowl ads relating to it. CBS denied a proposed Super Bowl advertisement promoting the benefits of medical marijuana, according to The Washington Post. The network is airing the game on February 3. Acreage Holdings, a pro-marijuana investment firm, said its 30-second ad […]

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Venezuelan assets are rallying as the world’s biggest economies recognize Juan Guaidó as the country’s new president

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Venezuela’s credit markets are rallying after President Trump announced that he would recognise Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate head of state. Guaidó’s initial legislative challenge sent the country’s bonds to a five month high which has been surpassed today. Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela’s bonds also rallied sharply. Investors appear to have […]

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Elon Musk’s reported ‘rage firings’ sound like something you’d see on TV, but experts say firing an employee on the spot is usually a terrible idea

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In most workplaces in the US, a boss can technically fire an employee instantly. But experts say that’s a perfect recipe for retaliation from the employee, who could potentially sue the company. If the employee is underperforming, the boss should keep a paper trail in which they document the ways the employee is falling short. […]

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Australian City Adelaide Sets New National Heat Record

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Adelaide sweltered through the highest temperature ever recorded by a major Australian city on Thursday, peaking at a searing 46.6 degrees Celsius (115.9 degrees Fahrenheit) as the drought-parched nation heads toward potentially the hottest January on record. The South Australia state capital city of 1.3 million people beat its previous 80-year-old record of 46.1 C […]