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Economic Scene: When Cutting Access to Health Care, There’s a Price to Pay

Eduardo PorterECONOMIC SCENESenators, the United States is a sick country.Four years ago, a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council set out to assess the nation’s health compared with that of 16 other rich nations. Americans, they found, had the second-highest mortality from noncommunicable conditions...

Global Cyberattack: What We Know and Don’t Know

A quickly spreading ransomware attack is hitting countries across the world including Ukraine, Russia, Spain, France and the United States, just weeks after a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry.”What We Know• Several private companies have confirmed that they have been hit by the attack, including the American pharmaceutical giant Merck, the...

New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and U.S.

Computer systems from Russia to the United States were victims of an international cyberattack on Tuesday in a hacking that bore similarities to a recent one that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide.As reports of the attack spread quickly, the Ukrainian government said that several of its ministries, radiation monitoring at the Chernobyl...

New Cyberattack Spreads From Russia to Britain

Computer systems from Russia to Britain were victims of an international cyberattack on Tuesday in a hack that bore similarities to a recent one that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide.As reports of the attack spread quickly, the Ukrainian government said that several of its ministries, local banks and metro systems had been affected....

A Closer Look At Bristol-Myers Squibb's Oncology Business

Cancer drugs (oncology business) account for nearly 60% of Bristol-Myers Squibb's valuation, according to our estimates. Empirically and fundamentally speaking, the stock’s performance is highly tied to clinical trial results and the uptake of the company’s new cancer drugs.Read More

Legal

Damage to the Thing Itself: The Complex Nature of the Complex Structure Theory

Damage to the Thing Itself: The Complex Nature of the Complex Structure TheoryBy Bill Perry and Samantha Wilson, Carter Perry Bailey LLPBill Perry and Samantha Wilson at Carter Perry Bailey explore the complexity surrounding the general principle of damage “to the thing itself” when it comes to liability claims. It is well established in English...

Expert Testimony and the Black Box in Autonomous Cars: Will It Pass Daubert and Frye Scrutiny?

Expert Testimony and the Black Box in Autonomous Cars: Will It Pass Daubert and Frye Scrutiny?By Sheila S Boston, David Kerschner and Diana Sterk, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLPSheila Boston, David Kerschner and Diana Sterk at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP discuss the significant role that event data recorders (EDRs) will have when it...

Canadian Product Liability Defence - Common Class Action Defence Strategies

Canadian Product Liability Defence - Common Class Action Defence StrategiesBy Gordon McKee, Blake Cassels & GraydonBlake Cassels & Graydon’s Gordon McKee analyses the recent shift in focus of defence strategies in Canada’s most prominent form of product liability litigation – class action cases. Many global companies with operations...

Brazilian Project Finance and Infrastructure Outlook: 2017 and Beyond

Brazilian Project Finance and Infrastructure Outlook: 2017 and BeyondBy José Virgílio Lopes Enei, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e OpiceIn this article José Virgilio Lopes Enei at Machado Meyer, Sendacz e Opice evaluates the current state and future outlook of the Brazilian project finance and infrastructure markets. Highlights of the infrastructure and...

Project Finance 2017: Q&A with Phillip Cornwell

Project Finance 2017: Q&A with Phillip CornwellPhillip Cornwell, Allens In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Phillip Cornwell at Allens discusses recent trends in the field including the effects of continuing low commodity prices on the project finance market, the development of infrastructure finance and alternative sources of financing. Which...

Deals

New Isle of Man enterprise development scheme deals completed

Nimbus Medical Holdings Limited has been awarded funding to support its InterCare® integrated technology platform, relocating its premises and creating new jobs on the IslandNew start-up Scout4’s app for construction workers has also received EDS investmentMore than £1.2 million of funding has been committed to help bring new businesses to the Island...

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Acq Lite

Police Hunt Ends When TV Station Spots Boy Napping on Roof

Earlier last week, a police hunt for a missing boy ended in an amusing way when a television station helicopter spotted the 11-year-old napping on the roof of his house. Parents of the boy had reportedly called the Miami, Florida police department when they believed their son to be missing. The post Police Hunt Ends When TV Station Spots Boy Napping...

Cop Apprehends Suspect – All While Dressed as Batman

Alleged theft is no laughing matter – but it is made slightly more lighthearted when the arresting officer happens to be dressed as Batman. Damon Cole, a Fort Worth, Texas police officer who dresses as superheroes for charity, was participating in a child safety event as the caped crusader at The post Cop Apprehends Suspect – All While Dressed...

Pit Bull Elected as Town Mayor in Landslide Election

Now THIS is the kind of election that we can get behind. A 3-year-old pit bull named Brynneth Pawltro has just been elected as the new mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky in a landslide election of 3,300 votes. Brynn reportedly managed to best several other candidates, including a donkey, a The post Pit Bull Elected as Town Mayor in Landslide Election appeared...

Dutch Households to Use Heat From Servers for Free Hot Showers

If you’ve ever sat with a laptop on your legs for a long period of time, then you must know how warm computers can get. Tech companies have spent millions of dollars trying to find innovative ways to keep data servers cool – but this is the first time that The post Dutch Households to Use Heat From Servers for Free Hot Showers appeared first...

FBI Helps Irish Family Recover Stolen Heirloom After 10 Years

After a precious painting was stolen straight out of their home 10 years ago, this Irish family has finally been reunited with their heirloom, thanks to the FBI and other specialists. In 1949, Irish couple Dr. Frank and Turid Malpress purchased one of the warmly-colored oil paintings of William Conor, The post FBI Helps Irish Family Recover Stolen...