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(MENAFN - AFP) US consumer sentiment held steady in July, helped by soaring stocks and undeterred by global worries over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.

The Board's monthly consumer confidence index stood at 97.3, down from 97.4 in June, with a rise in consumer views of the current situation in the economy.

That was ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The US Federal Reserve opened a two-day meeting on interest rates in Washington Tuesday as policy makers appeared divided over the dangers facing the world's largest economy.

Observers said the Fed was almost certain to maintain rates at the current target 0.25-0.5 percent, which it set in December.

But should policy makers report improved economic performance, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.

A team of insect experts led by Professor Habte Tekie at the University of Addis Ababa began their investigation after noticing that mosquitoes bite humans and ...

(MENAFN - AFP) European stock markets diverged in jittery trade on Tuesday as investors mulled mixed earnings and weak oil prices on the eve of a US interest rate decision.

London rose 0.3 percent as dealers also awaited Wednesday's British economic growth data and next week's Bank of England interest rate call.

Frankfurt stocks added 0.2 percent after solid gains ...

(MENAFN - AFP) McDonald's' "All-Day Breakfast" fueled firm sales gains in the second quarter despite weak growth across the fast food industry, the company reported Tuesday.

But net earnings continued to suffer from the costs of selling off company-owned restaurants to franchisees in a multi-year strategy to trim overhead costs.

Net income for the quarter to June 30 ...

(MENAFN - AFP) France will pump 3 billion euros into state-controlled electricity company EDF, shareholders decided Tuesday, two days before it is expected to give the final green light to the controversial construction of two nuclear reactors in Britain.

At an extraordinary meeting, shareholders approved a 4-billion increase in share capital, of which the French state, which ...

(MENAFN - AFP) South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

Researchers at Imperial College London used data from around the world to track the height of young adults between 1914 and 2014 in over 200 countries ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Caterpillar said Tuesday it planned additional job cuts in the second half of 2016 as sluggish conditions in energy and mining weighed on second-quarter earnings.

Caterpillar, which manufactures industrial equipment for energy, mining and construction companies, said it expects higher costs due to restructuring and job cuts as it cited global economic uncertainty ...

(MENAFN - AFP) New York oil prices slid Tuesday to a new three-month low, as the market was dogged by resurgent fears over stubborn oversupply.

At about 0800 GMT, prices for benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude quoted in New York dived as low as $42.59 per barrel, while Brent crude approached a similar level at $44.28.

The market was weighed down by reports ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Millions of children will suffer disproportionately from the failed harvests and devastated livelihoods left behind by the El Nino weather phenomenon, Save the Children warned Tuesday.

El Nino affects rainfall patterns and causes both drought and flooding. As it recedes the Pacific cooling trend known as La Nina is set to begin.

"Children face protection ...

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