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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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China bird flu fears hit Yum profits

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Yum Brands, parent company of the KFC food chain, says sales have fallen in China because of concerns over a new bird flu outbreak.

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (RBGLY: OTC Link) | Severe Flu Outbreaks Reported Across The Country’s Communities And Schools

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Russia lifts ban on British beef

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Russia agrees to lift a 16-year ban on importing British beef and lamb put in place after the BSE outbreak.

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Regulator has link to firm implicated in meningitis outbreak –

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Regulator has link to firm implicated in meningitis outbreak
The owners of New England Compounding Center, the Framingham company at the heart of a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, also own a related pharmacy in Westborough, one of whose executives is a board member and former president of the state
Fungal Meningitis: No Cases Reported In Lorain
Region not likely affected by tainted injectionsDaily Sentinel
Meningitis Outbreak Kills 12, Sickens 121Neon Tommy

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CDC: 13000 patients got dubious shot – Boston Herald

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CDC: 13000 patients got dubious shot
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By Chris Cassidy And Gary J. Remal Health officials nationwide are bracing for a massive surge in fungal meningitis potentially tied to a Massachusetts company's steroid as authorities said yesterday 13000 people received the suspect shot.
US meningitis outbreak: 13000 got steroid shotsFinancial Express
Two more in Md. diagnosed with meningitisBaltimore Sun
Meningitis and the problem of drug shortagesWashington Post

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Oklahoma hasn’t seen any cases in fungal meningitis outbreak –

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Oklahoma hasn't seen any cases in fungal meningitis outbreak
Federal officials said Thursday that 35 people in six states have been sickened from a steroid that was distributed to 23 states. Oklahoma was not one of those states. As news continues to spread about an outbreak of a rare form of meningitis,
Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Kills Five PeopleBloomberg
Board probed pharmacy tied to meningitisBoston Herald
Meningitis scare has patients on edgeCBS News
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Lonmin welcomes inquiry into its role in mine shootings

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South African president Jacob Zuma announces inquiry which left 44 dead at Lonmin mine

Mining firm Lonmin has said it welcomes an inquiry into the deaths of 44 people at its Marikana mines following a series of strikes in which investigators will see if the company is responsible for any of the deaths.

The announcement will not hit shares until tomorrow, as it was made after end of trading.

Shares closed up 27p at 639.9p.

South African president Jacob Zuma said he will appoint Commissioners to investigate what happened last week.

The inquiry will look at Lonmin’s conduct, in particular:

• whether it exercised its best endeavours to resolve any disputes which may have arisen between Lonmin and its labour force on the one hand and generally among its labour force on the other;

• whether it responded appropriately to the threat and outbreak of violence which occurred at its premises;

• whether the company, by act or omission, created an environment which was conducive to the creation of tension, labour unrest, disunity among its employees or other harmful conduct;

• whether it employed sufficient safeguards and measures to ensure the safety of its employees and property and the prevention of the outbreak of violence between any parties

The Commission will also examine Lonmin policies generally, including the procedure, practices and conduct relating to its employees and organised labour.

It will also investigate whether by act or omission, the company directly or indirectly caused loss of life or damage to persons or property.

Work has resumed on the mines near Johannesburg after six days inactive, with reports of around 30% of workers returning.

Lonmin has been struggling to maintain a clear position throughout the crisis, changing its mind on an almost daily basis.

After 34 workers were shot dead by police, the company said illegal striking rock drill operators must return to work the following day.

However, it changed its position a day later, giving an indefinite period for return so both sides could work together on a solution.

The company also initially said it would not need a rights issue despite admitting it would miss targets, but 48 hours later it changed its mind.

Chief executive Ian Farmer is in hospital with a serious illness, which might go some way to explaining the disorganisation.

In a short statement it said:

Lonmin welcomes the terms of reference announced by President Jacob Zuma for the Judicial
Commission of Inquiry on the Marikana tragedy, and will co-operate fully with the commission.

Worst Year for West Nile Is Expected, Officials Say – New York Times

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Worst Year for West Nile Is Expected, Officials Say
New York Times
The nation is heading toward the worst outbreak of West Nile disease in the 13 years that the virus has been on this continent, federal health authorities said Wednesday. But it is still unclear where and how far cases will spread.
US West Nile cases, deaths jump in latest weekReuters
Missouri, Illinois health officials tracking West Nile, salmonella
UPDATE 1-US West Nile cases, deaths jump in latest weekChicago Tribune
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Clinton: UN soldier brought cholera to Haiti

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Peacekeeper probably carried disease, but main cause of outbreak was poor sanitary conditions, says UN special envoy.

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Rescue under way after US storm havoc

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Crews search for survivors after tornado outbreak leaves at least 36 dead and destroys towns in Midwest and South.

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