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HS2 costs out of control, says review’s deputy chair

HS2 costs out of control, says review’s deputy chair

Business
There is "overwhelming evidence" that the costs of HS2 are "out of control" and its benefits overstated, the deputy chair of its review panel has said.Lord Berkeley said the high-speed rail line, linking London and northern England, is likely to cost over £108bn. A vocal critic of HS2, the Labour peer said he believed MPs had been "misled" about the price - set at £55bn in 2015.He has published a "dissenting report" on the project, but the government said it represented his personal view.Trains are due to start running on HS2 between London and Birmingham in 2029. However, Lord Berkeley says there is little prospect of that before 2031, and warns high-speed trains will not reach Manchester and Leeds until 2040.Lord Berkeley was t

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Health
Scientists are developing a once-a-month birth control pill that would gradually release the drug over the course of weeksBy LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical WriterDecember 4, 2019, 10:06 PM4 min read Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually releases the drug. The experimental capsule is still years away from drugstores, but researchers reported Wednesday that it worked as designed in a key test in animals. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing $ 13 million for further development of the once-a-month pill, in hopes of eventually improving family p
Ashes 2019: Late England wickets give Australia control of fourth Test

Ashes 2019: Late England wickets give Australia control of fourth Test

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fourth Specsavers Test (day three of five)Australia 497-8 dec: Smith 211, Labuschagne 67England 200-5: Burns 81, Root 71, Hazlewood 4-48England trail by 297 runsScorecardEngland face a huge battle to save the Ashes after Australia took three late wickets on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.Josh Hazlewood removed Rory Burns, Joe Root and Jason Roy to leave the home side 200-5, still 297 behind Australia's 497-8 declared. When Burns and Root were adding 141 for the third wicket, England were ma...
Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Finance
PeopleImages | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesStudents and their families are grappling with the cost of higher education, but here's one expense that might be a surprise: health care.The default option for many college students — especially if they're under age 26 — might be to remain on Mom and Dad's insurance, yet that may come with additional costs.For starters, will a parent's plan adequately cover a college student if he or she attends school out of state and has only out-of-network providers available? "If it's all out of network, it might be worth looking at other alternatives," said Scott Frank, a certified financial planner and founder of Stone Steps Financial in Encinitas, California.Before making changes to your medical coverage, assess your available options based on the monthly
China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- China's Foreign Ministry condemned the United States' decision to bar China Nuclear Power Corp and three of its subsidies from doing business with U.S. companies as an abuse of export control. On Wednesday, the United States added 17 entities to its Entity List including China's state-owned nuclear power company, according to the U.S. Federal Register. The Chinese entities were added to the list "because each of these four Chinese entities has engaged in or enabled efforts to acquire advanced U.S. nuclear technology and material for diversion to military uses in China," it said. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement Thursday that the move will not only hurt Chinese companies but American as well. By adding CGN and its subsidiaries to the list, "t...