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555 words • advanced • 3 years ago
sales, business
"Reports that the maker of the life-saving naloxone nasal spray has hiked prices by as much as 100 percent in recent months have some first responders furious. Rightly so. Though we have long been reporting on the overdose crisis, it wasn’t until th..."
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638 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Miami (AFP) - Autism affects one in 45 children in the United States, almost twice the rate from a few years ago, said a survey Friday that uses a new approach to assess the frequency of the developmental disorder.The latest figures may reflect a mor..."

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243 words • advanced • 4 years ago
"A woman walks by a sign advertising sugary drinks in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a high rate of obesity and diabetes in 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration tried to preserve a ban on large sugary drinks. Getty Images Obesity isn’t just ..."

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"A woman passes an advertisement outside a fast food outlet last year in Bristol, England, when the government debuted a TV ad to promote healthy eating in England. Getty Images Countries that take aggressive measures to fight the global obesity epi..."

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548 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
"Brussels (AFP) - The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola called for more aid to eradiate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels Tuesday.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirlea..."
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678 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"Washington (AFP) - A sluggish global economy, the Greek debt crisis and continuing fallout of the Ebola epidemic will take focus beginning Thursday when top finance officials gather for the World Bank and IMF Spring meetings.With high unemployment fe..."
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429 words • intermediate • 10 years, 1 month ago
oilgas
TED
In this moving talk, documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn shares unforgettable images of the human impact of AIDS in Africa.
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3356 words • intermediate • 11 years, 5 months ago
business
TED
Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong.
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528 words • intermediate • 4 years ago
"Washington (AFP) - The World Bank said Tuesday that the fallout from the deadly Ebola pandemic will push Guinea and Sierra Leone into recession next year.With the disease still not under control in West Africa, the cost to the two countries plus less..."
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607 words • intermediate • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Paris (AFP) - Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.On current trends, one in three young..."
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545 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"ByErick F. CondeCJ Contributor Rust is not an issue you would usually associate with your coffee. However, for farmers here in the Dominican Republic along with many other countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, coffee rust or roya del ..."
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639 words • advanced • 3 years, 11 months ago
"Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund is under mounting pressure to cancel the debts of the three poor West African countries hit hardest by Ebola, as their economies stall under the fallout from the disease.The calls for a debt alleviat..."

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339 words • intermediate • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Geopolitical events often make traders and investors nervous, and this will lead to volatility in the financial markets. However, history shows these events generally don't have a sustained impact. "We reviewed the data and it seems that the large ma..."
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347 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
sales
"Don’t laugh now, but as the dengue epidemic continues to take its toll, a cure has been found, contained in a capsule containing the essence of a weed that goes by the hilarious name of tawa-tawa. From every 100 kilos of leaves, stem, and roots, only..."
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244 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"BOGOTA, Colombia – The spread of Zika will have a modest drag on economies in Latin America, with tourism-dependent Caribbean nations most at risk, the World Bank (WB) said Thursday. It made $150 million immediately available to help fight the virus...."
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281 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"Loading ... Liberia's state oil company has announced that it is laying off all its personnel as part of a revamp plan aimed to save the company from final collapse amid plummeting global oil prices. The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) said..."
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"British prime minister David Cameron has penned a piece for the Guardian today, with one basic message: don't blame me if the economy tanks before the election. He's flagging up all the big concerns for the global economy: Six years on from the fina..."
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329 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
sales
"This is the Arcimoto SRK, a street-legal, all-electric trike that can go up to 80 miles per hour: ArcimotoI took the SRK for a test drive at CES, the huge tech trade show, on Friday, and after spinning around the parking lot of the iconic Las Vegas d..."

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295 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
business
"Kenya will extend its tourism marketing reach in China to woo more visitors, the country's tourism agency said Monday. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) acting CEO, Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi, told Xinhua that their previous marketing efforts had been concentrat..."
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267 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Hackers are worrying continuity managers more than other dangers. Cyber-attacks are now regarded as the top threat to business continuity, according to a study by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). An annual survey by the firm showed that fou..."
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