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Microbiome fund Health for Life Capital II hits first close

Health for Life Capital II™, which is the second iteration of one of the first microbiome-focused funds, has announced its first close after attracting $200 million in investment. The fund will support microbiome related medicinal research.

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to decide on dumping oil

Oslo - Norway will announce on Friday whether its sovereign wealth fund, which is the world's biggest and has been fuelled by petrodollars, will divest its oil and gas holdings in a decision keenly awaited by climate activists.

Global AIDS, TB fight needs more money: health fund

Paris - The fight against epidemics such as AIDS and tuberculosis needs greater funding and cooperation in order to wipe out the diseases, a leading aid group said Wednesday.

Bumble launches fund for investing in female founders

The popular dating and social networking app Bumble announced a new initiative Wednesday that will see it investing in women-led businesses.

Brussels defends eurozone overhaul despite divided EU

Brussels - The European Commission unveiled its vision of a rebooted eurozone on Wednesday, including the creation of a European version of the IMF, but stepped back from its more ambitious ideas amid misgivings from powerful Germany.

A waitress accused of adjusting customers' tips

A restaurant server has been accused of editing the tips that customers gave her with extra numbers, adjusting a $5 tip to $15 or even $25, affecting at least 20 of the restaurant users.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

Global warming initiatives paying big sums

Countries around the world open their wallets and try to pitch in for the climate fund. Falling short of their pledge of $10b, this controversial issue for developing countries might see a different insight.

Norway wants to turn its huge oil fund greener

Oslo - Oil-rich Norway moved Friday to target its huge sovereign wealth fund's investments more closely at boosting green businesses, but environmentalists said the proposals were not strong enough.

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.

UN fund planned to support families of staff killed in action

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a fund will be set up to provide assistance the families of United Nations personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.

Obama announces $100 million microfinance fund

A $100 million growth fund to kickstart ailing microfinance lending for small and medium businesses in the region was announced by President Obama at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain.

Funding For National Guard and Reservists In Florida Returning To The State

Florida had a fund created by the Legislature for Florida National Guard and Reserve troops to help out reserve families that were facing hardship because of the war. The $5 million in the fund has barely been used. It is now going back to the state.

Private Equity More Becoming Expensive

In 2007, the private equity industry’s aggregate management fees reached US$33 billion globally, according to London-based Private Equity Intelligence, Ltd. (Preqin).

Ontario Premier to Announce $600 Million Green Car Fund

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will announce a 600 million dollar fund to build green cars in Ontario. CAW's Hargrove pleased with the possibility. Now when is that election?

Government 'failing' to resource for nanoscience

Advisors warned the UK government they are not funding adequately for the research to develop nanotechnology.

$502,000 Donation for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Operation Uplink

More than 7,500 Doral smokers took part in the promotion, donating more than 5 million pack seals, resulting in a donation of $502,546.10.

National Security Advisor: Terrorists manipulating Indian stock exchanges

Terrorists involvement in stock exchanges revealed

Jackpot Winner to fund Mum and Dad's wedding

Who wants to be a Millionaire winner, wants to take care off his Mom and Dad's wedding with his winnings.

Canada giving $10M to fund Afghan police

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay announced $10 million in funding for Afghan police officers.
 

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