More U.S. adults may be trying to lose weight, after all

(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.

S&P flat as government shutdown threat, Fed decision loom

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.

Indivior to launch cheaper opioid addiction drug; maintains forecast

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.

Oil drops 4 percent on oversupply, equities sell-off

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.

Rahul Gandhi ratchets up pressure on PM Modi to waive farm loans

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.

Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against ‘another mistake’

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.”