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Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Finance
Media and telecommunications stocks shot higher in aftermarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge ruled in AT&T's favor on its $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Time Warner shares traded more than 5 percent higher in aftermarket trading. The widely anticipated ruling comes amid pent up interest in forging combinations across the entertainment and communications industries. CNBC's parent company, Comcast, has been eyeing a $ 60 billion offer for the Twenty-First Century Fox studio and production assets that are currently part of a deal with Disney. ...
Higher temperatures linked to EU asylum figures

Higher temperatures linked to EU asylum figures

Science
Sharp increases in the numbers of those seeking asylum in the European Union have been linked to higher temperatures in agricultural regions of the world. Researchers found that when temperatures deviated from 20C in food growing areas of 103 countries, more people sought refuge abroad.Around 660,000 extra applicants would be expected each year by 2100, the authors say, if current temperature trends continue.The study appears in Science journal. Between 2000 and 2014, around 350,000 people applied for asylum in the European Union every year. The majority came from countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. In this study, researchers examine these numbers and assess the role of what they call "weather shocks" in pushing people to seek asylum. The authors find that the numbers increase if the t...
Study links fish consumption with higher IQ, better sleep

Study links fish consumption with higher IQ, better sleep

Health
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Kids who eat fish at least once a week score higher on IQ tests and experience better sleep, according to new research by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania.Omega-3s, fatty acids found in fish, have previously been linked individually to boosts in intelligence and improved sleep. But the latest study -- published this week in the journal Scientific Reports -- is one of the first to examine the relationship between all three variables."This area of research is not well-developed. It's emerging," Jianghong Liu, an associate professor of nursing and public health at Penn, said in a news release. "Here we look at omega-3s coming from our food instead of from supplements."The study included 541 children in China, ages nine to 11, 54 percent boys and 46 percent girls. ...
European Equities Mainly Higher as Oil Prices Gain Traction, Telecom Stocks Advance

European Equities Mainly Higher as Oil Prices Gain Traction, Telecom Stocks Advance

Finance
Shutterstock photoEuropean equity benchmarks were mainly higher in early trade on Wednesday as German producer price inflation advanced, oil prices gained traction and telecommunication stocks logged gains.In economic news, Germany's index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.6% in August compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year, according to Destatis, Germany's federal statistics office. In July 2017, the annual rate of change had been 2.3% and, compared with the preceding month, the overall index was up by 0.2% in August 2017.Oil prices were also on the rise despite data from the American Petroleum Institute (API), published on Tuesday, indicating that US inventories of oil rose last week. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures for delivery in Nove...
Lockheed Martin profits jump on higher F-35 jet sales

Lockheed Martin profits jump on higher F-35 jet sales

Business
Increased sales of the F-35 fighter jet have helped Lockheed Martin, the biggest supplier of defence equipment to the US military, to report better-than-expected profits.The F-35, formerly known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is being built by the US defence giant in partnership with other countries, including the UK.Lockheed Martin reported a 5% rise in second-quarter profits to $ 942m.The company also raised its sales and profit forecasts for 2017.The company said sales in its aeronautics business, its most important division, were up by almost 20% in the second quarter of the year. The F-35 programme is the US defence department's most expensive, something President Donald Trump singled out last year for criticism.The UK has so far ordered 24 of the jets, the first of which are due to go ...