U.S.-China trade talks extended amid some signs of progress

The United States and China will continue trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third day, U.S. officials said on Tuesday amid signs of progress on issues including purchases of U.S. farm and energy commodities and increased access to China’s markets.

World Bank sees global growth slowing in 2019

The growth of the global economy is expected to slow to 2.9 percent in 2019 compared with 3 percent in 2018, the World Bank said on Tuesday, citing elevated trade tensions and international trade moderation.

U.S. health care industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing

(Reuters Health) – Spending on health care advertising in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades as companies compete for their share of the world’s biggest health care market, a U.S. study suggests.

China gives long-awaited GM crop approvals amid U.S. trade talks

China approved five genetically modified (GM) crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months in a move that could boost its overseas grains purchases and ease pressure from the United States to open its markets to more farm goods.

Factbox: China approves new GMO soybean, corn and canola traits

China approved five genetically modified crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months, as representatives from the Asian country and the United States met in face-to-face talks to try to resolve trade disagreements.

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

(Reuters Health) – A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new study suggests.

More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

(Reuters Health) – A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in rural and low-income U.S. communities where the physician workforce is shrinking, a new study suggests.

New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.