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Amgen fined in the U.S. over 'improper advertising'

The pharmaceutical company Amgen has been fined by U.S. authorities in relation to the advertising of its products. The settlement is $71 million.

Ukraine rebels pay pensioners in dollars

Donetsk - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels in battle-scarred Donetsk said Friday they had started paying dollars to pensioners who have been cut off from Kiev's social benefits despite serving valiantly in Soviet-era wars.

The cost of scientific fraud revealed

According to a new study, each science paper exposed as incorrect and which is subsequently retracted because of research misconduct costs taxpayers roughly $400,000.

Truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster slams into bridge

Westwood - On July 1, 2014, a truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster crashed into the East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts. The incident occurred around 4:50 a.m.

Human genomes can be sequenced for $1,000

The cost of sequencing human genomes continues to fall. The company Illumina has said that its newest sequencing system can churn out whole human genomes for $1,000 apiece.

'Dirty money' - how our banknotes are covered with pathogens

The phrase “dirty money” may have different meanings, but in terms of microbiology, a surprisingly high percentage of bank notes carry high numbers of pathogenic bacteria.

Millions of dollars worth of Cocaine seized at Miami airport

About $2.7 millions dollars worth of cocaine that was hidden in luggage has been seized by Federal customs agents at Miami International Airport.

Investors dump euro, buy dollars

The euro is falling fast as European leaders desperately try to find a solution to their debt problems, causing a move to U.S. dollars.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

Loonie Takes a Dip

The Canadian dollar took a slide mostly due to investor fears over slumping oil prices- falling 1.3 cents US to 96.02 cents.

Iran to OPEC: Form Joint Bank and Stop Oil Sales in Dollars

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants its OPEC members to stop oil trading in U.S. dollars and form a joint bank. It needs a majority to approve this request.

Ahmadinejad: US Dollar worthless piece of paper

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said OPEC’s members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other than the U.S. dollar, which he calls a “worthless piece of paper."

Taj Mahal, India says no thanks to US Dollars

The US dollars is losing its exchange value significantly compared with the Indian currency, Rupee, so the Indian authorities will no longer accept US dollars from the tourists at major cultural sites in India like Taj Mahal.

U.S. Mint goof creates 'Godless dollars'

An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including "In God We Trust," and are fetching around $50 apiece online.

Ontario Drivers Pay Second Highest Car Insurance Rates In Canada: Study

You can't drive without it. You can't always afford it. And now a new study shows you why. Research by the Fraser Institute indicates Ontario drivers pay one of the highest amounts for auto insurance in the country.

Seinfeld loses real estate dispute

After Jerry Seinfeld's real estate broker failed to show he and his wife a home, he decided to look at the home himself--and closed the deal.

PlayStation 3 sells on eBay for 15,100 dollars

A buyer in Britain won an eBay auction for one of Sony's newly launched PlayStation 3 game consoles with a bid of 15,100 dollars.

Time Magazine to raise price by $1

Cost per issue will now be $4.95

Dollar's Birthplace Struggles With Dark Image

JACHYMOV, Czech Republic (dpa) - The birthplace of one of the world's mightiest currencies - the U.S. dollar - is a rundown town in a lonely corner of the Czech Republic.Once rich and busy, Jachymov has fallen on hard times.Today visitors would have to...

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