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Amgen says the experimental obesity drug has promising durability

LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Amgen Inc’s (AMGN.O) experimental obesity demonstrated drug promising durability trends in an early trial, paving the way for a larger mid-stage study early next year, company officials said ahead of a data presentation. on Saturday. The small Phase I trial found that patients maintained their weight loss for 70 …

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Mexico, US plan pitch by early 2023 to lure firms from abroad

MEXICO CITY, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Mexican Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Friday agreed to set out a plan by early 2023 for the relocation of companies from Asia to North America, Mexico’s government said. On her first visit to Washington since taking office in October, Buenrostro has …

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Norman Reedus in Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Spin-Off First Look

Joining the franchise spin-off trend, finally, is that Daryl Dixon series from The Walking Dead starring Norman Reedus. Here’s the first look at the cult icon reprising his role to keep the zombie universe that won’t die going. AMC president Dan McDermott told Entertainment Weekly that the new show—which is imaginatively titled The Walking Dead: …

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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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Vermont to allow religious schools to use state assistance after settling lawsuit

The lawsuits were filed by attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal group. Thomas McCormick, a longtime Vermont lawyer who works with the ADF Attorney Network, is serving as local counsel on behalf of the families and the Diocese of Burlington. On Wednesday, the US District Court for the District of Vermont …

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Florida man gets prison time for selling machinegun converting device to undercover agent

article View of several semi-automatic weapons on display Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Miami, where federal agents announced a crackdown on weapons smuggling to Haiti. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) A Jacksonville man was sentenced to five years in prison for selling a device designed to convert a weapon into a machine …

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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there has been little wider fallout from this week’s surge in redemption requests at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), it is being read by some as a warning sign. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set …

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‘No sacred cows’ as pipeline company TC Energy prepares for C$5 bln asset sales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2 (Reuters) – As TC Energy Corp (TRP.TO) prepares to unload C$5 billion ($3.7 billion) in assets next year, investors and analysts say the North American pipeline operator has plenty of options without touching its core gas business. Chief Executive Francois Poirier cleared up any ambiguities this week when asked how much …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

Nonfarm payrolls increase 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – US employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve …

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