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(MENAFN - AFP) Yahoo has been issued a subpoena in a New York state investigation into daily fantasy sports games, sources close to the case said Thursday.

The latest action clouds Yahoo's fantasy sports operations amid a legal battle by the office of the state's attorney general to shut down two other services, DraftKings and FanDuel.

"We can confirm that a subpoena ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The US Treasury announced new measures Thursday to block "inversion" mergers designed to let companies avoid US taxes, placing a possible obstacle to Pfizer's potential $150 billion mega takeover of Ireland-based Allergan.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said the aim of the new rules is to "further reduce the benefits of an inversion and make these transactions ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Greece's leftist government narrowly pushed a bailout reform vote through parliament Thursday, but saw its majority dwindle after axing two lawmakers who refused to support a home foreclosures bill.

The defections did not derail the vote as 153 government MPs in the 300-seat chamber still approved the bailout legislation.

But the government's parliamentary ...

(MENAFN - AFP) It may be scant consolation after what France has been through since last week's terror attacks, but its winemakers claimed Thursday that this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine is the best in a lifetime.

Connoisseurs love to look down their noses at the young wine from the Burgundy region, known more for the hangovers it can give rather than its quality, but this ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Finns may have a reputation for sometimes drunken and violent behaviour, but a new scientific study suggests their impulsive and reckless actions may be caused by a genetic mutation.

"When these people drink alcohol, their partly latent predisposition to impulsiveness is more likely to come out," Roope Tikkanen, a researcher at University of Helsinki who led ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A Russian regional governor on Thursday proposed an inventive way to try to convince hefty local residents to lose weight -- offering them prizes of tonnes of coal for slimming down.

Governor Aman Tuleyev of the country's main coal-producing Kemerovo region in Siberia told local lawmakers he had been inspired by an earlier plan in Dubai to reward people with ...

(MENAFN - AFP) European stock markets rebounded Thursday, hopping onto the coattails of a global rally after the Federal Reserve suggested a likely US interest rate increase in December on growing economic confidence.

Heightened security fears in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and caution ahead of an update from the Federal Reserve had pushed European markets lower ...

(MENAFN - AFP) At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Mamiche is catering to a line of customers in front of the beachside ice-cream stand he tends.

All looks balmy and typical -- except for one little detail: the stand's refrigerator, fan and lighting are not connected to the electricity network and there's no noisy generator.

Instead, solar panels ...

(MENAFN - AFP) US regulators on Thursday approved a type of genetically-modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for American dinner tables.

The Food and Drug Administration's decision came after years of controversy over the fish, which is an Atlantic salmon injected with a gene from Pacific Chinook salmon to make it grow faster.

The ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Junior doctors in Britain voted Thursday to stage their first "all-out" strikes in the history of the National Health Service (NHS) in a fierce pay row with the government.

Almost 28,000 junior doctors cast their vote, with 98 percent in favour of strikes and two percent against, the British Medical Association (BMA) said.

They will conduct a 24-hour ...

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