Monthly Archive: December 2012

Weight Loss News : Jean Harris, ‘Scarsdale Diet’ doctor killer, dies 0

Weight Loss News : Jean Harris, ‘Scarsdale Diet’ doctor killer, dies

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Jean Harris, the patrician girls’ school headmistress who spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, “Scarsdale Diet” doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case...

Weight Loss News : Obesity declining in young, poorer kids: study 0

Weight Loss News : Obesity declining in young, poorer kids: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or “extremely obese” has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show....

Weight Loss News : Jean Harris, convicted of murdering “Scarsdale Diet” doctor, dies 0

Weight Loss News : Jean Harris, convicted of murdering “Scarsdale Diet” doctor, dies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jean Harris, a former girl’s school headmistress who was convicted and imprisoned for the 1980 murder of a best-selling diet doctor, has died, The New York Times reported on Friday....

Tech news : Apple to drop patent claims against new Samsung phone 0

Tech news : Apple to drop patent claims against new Samsung phone

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new Samsung phone with a high-end display after Samsung said it was not offering to sell the product in the...

Tech news : Silicon Valley entrepreneur Krikorian quits Amazon board 0

Tech news : Silicon Valley entrepreneur Krikorian quits Amazon board

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian has quit the board of Amazon.com Inc about a year and a half after joining to take up an unspecified role at the...

Tech news : Facebook Instagram use dived after photo fiasco: AppData 0

Tech news : Facebook Instagram use dived after photo fiasco: AppData

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram lost almost a quarter of its daily users a week after it rolled out and then withdrew policy changes that incensed users who feared the photo-sharing service...

Tech news : Apple loses another copyright lawsuit in China: Xinhua 0

Tech news : Apple loses another copyright lawsuit in China: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese court has fined Apple Inc 1 million yuan ($160,400) for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, the official Xinhua news agency reported...

Business news : Insight: Under siege, Japan central bank wakes up to political reality 0

Business news : Insight: Under siege, Japan central bank wakes up to political reality

TOKYO (Reuters) – Within a day of Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party sweeping to power in elections this month, elite bureaucrats in Japan’s central bank rushed to ready what amounted to a surrender offer....

Business news : Wall Street Week Ahead: Cliff may be a fear, but debt ceiling much scarier 0

Business news : Wall Street Week Ahead: Cliff may be a fear, but debt ceiling much scarier

(Reuters) – Investors fearing a stock market plunge – if the United States tumbles off the “fiscal cliff” next week – may want to relax. But they should be scared if a few weeks...

Business news : Housing, factory data point to momentum in economy 0

Business news : Housing, factory data point to momentum in economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contracts for U.S. home resales hit a 2-1/2-year high in November and factory activity in the Midwest expanded this month, suggesting some strength in the economy despite the threat of tighter...