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November 29, 2017 Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO saysSource: Reuters
LONDON - One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said...
Source: Washington Post
Jerome “Jay” Powell, President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, told senators Tuesday that he thinks regulations on Wall Street banks are “tough enough,” a remark that made Democrats cringe. Much like a Supreme Court...
November 29, 2017 EU negotiator hopes for deal on Brexit bill by mid-DecemberSource: Washington Post
BERLIN — The European Union’s chief negotiator in talks over Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc said Wednesday he hopes to reach agreement on a financial settlement before an EU summit in mid-December but that the two sides are...
November 28, 2017 Hackers Linked To Dangerous Chinese Group Charged With Stealing 400GB Of Data From SiemensSource: Forbes
Three Chinese nationals were charged with cybercrime offences today, accused of hacking three companies - Moody's Analytics, Trimble and Siemens - to steal gigabytes of sensitive data and trade secrets. T
November 28, 2017 Germany swings EU vote in favor of weed-killer glyphosateSource: Reuters
BRUSSELS - Germany defeated its key EU ally France in a very tight vote on Monday to clear the use of weed-killer glyphosate for the next five years after a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.
November 28, 2017 Clean air target 'could be met more quickly' (UK)Source: BBC
Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says.
November 28, 2017 Uber is going to have to explain to Congress why it hid the 2016 data breach that affected 57 million usersSource: Recode
Uber is facing fresh questions from the U.S. Congress after it initially suppressed details about a data breach that affected more than 57 million of its drivers and riders in 2016.
November 28, 2017 Here’s What’s Really Going On With Saudi Arabia’s New Crown PrinceSource: Buzzfeed
For decades a sleepy, conservative monarchy, Saudi Arabia has been upended by its new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and has joined Iran and Turkey as a disruptive, ambitious, and unpredictable Middle East power that could...
Source: Washington Post
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said he ordered a 30-day hiring freeze and a delay of rule-making and other actions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on his first day as boss of the consumer watchdog.
November 22, 2017 The 2018 Fortune Crystal Ball: 59 Predictions for the Year AheadSource: Fortune
To help you discern what’s coming next, we’ve mined the forecasts, predictions, and projections from countless sources and polled Fortune’s in-house experts to bring you this look at the coming year.
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