(Reuters Health) – – Researchers said last year that the proportion of overweight U.S. adults trying to lose weight has been shrinking – but newly reanalyzed data suggest the proportion of adults trying to slim down actually grew slightly.
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The benchmark S&P 500 stock index ended little changed in a choppy trading session on Tuesday as the possibility of a partial U.S. government shutdown raised investor jitters ahead of a highly anticipated meeting of the Federal Reserve.
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British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it would launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment drug, while maintaining its full-year profit and revenue forecast, sending its shares up more than 20 percent.
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Oil prices fell 4 percent on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in stock markets as the outlook for global growth deteriorated.
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Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to write off farm loans to help growers reeling from lower food prices, ratcheting up demands for debt write-offs ahead of a general election that must be held by May.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve the day the central bank was due to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed’s board members not to “make yet another mistake,” and to “feel the market.”
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