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Transplant service at 'breaking point'

Transplant service at 'breaking point'

Health
"She wanted life to go back to what it was before her kidneys shut down." Scot Radcliffe's wife, Gina Ravens, had been waiting four years on the transplant list for a lifesaving organ. The 62-year-old was receiving dialysis three times a week. Then, in the early hours of New Year's Day 2017, she got the call she was waiting for - a kidney had become available."It was like Christmas Day all over again for her," says Scot. "I was hooking her up to the dialysis machine when the call came in. She started unhooking herself, got dressed and off she went." Gina headed into hospital in Oxford. "She was all ready and they said that as soon as they found a bed for her, they would begin prepping her for surgery. They kept coming i...
Venmo had a breakout quarter and is at a 'tipping point' to finally make money for PayPal, CEO says

Venmo had a breakout quarter and is at a 'tipping point' to finally make money for PayPal, CEO says

Finance
Investors finally got what they were waiting for in PayPal's quarterly earnings: Good news about Venmo. The peer-to-peer payments app, which PayPal acquired along with Braintree in 2012, has struggled to make money for its parent company. Wall Street analysts highlighted the app's performance as a key metric to watch in Thursday's earnings report. Venmo didn't disappoint. It had a breakout third quarter with payment volume surging 78 percent to a total $ 17 billion. That's still a fraction of PayPal's total $ 143 billion in volume for the quarter, which missed analysts' expectations — but it's encouraging, PayPal's CEO says. ...