Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter is cutting 9% of its workforce – about 350 jobs – after reporting a sharp slowdown in revenue growth. In the three months to September, revenues rose 8% to $616m. That was better than forecast, but lower than the 20% rise in the previous quarter. The number of average monthly […]

Oklahoma fugitive sought after for double murder

Oklahoma fugitive sought after for double murder

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Vance is wanted in connection to a string of shootings a double slaying A manhunt is under way for an Oklahoma man who is suspected of killing two relatives and appeared to have a hit list targeting several more people. Michael Dale Vance Jr has been wanted since Sunday […]

Care home murders case leaves Woodstock, Ontario, reeling

Care home murders case leaves Woodstock, Ontario, reeling

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Wettlaufer leaves court with police A string of alleged murders of elderly nursing home residents has left a Canadian town in southwestern Ontario struggling with old wounds. On Tuesday, former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight patients under her […]

UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors

UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors

Image copyright Thinkstock The UK’s first national sperm bank has stopped recruiting donors less than two years after its launch, it has emerged. The National Sperm Bank said it was unable to fund further donor recruitment, having successfully only taken on seven men. It was set up in October 2014 with a government grant to […]

Toddlers ‘should get heart risk test’

Toddlers ‘should get heart risk test’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Doctors check for FH using a heel prick blood test Toddlers should be screened for an inherited form of heart disease when they have their routine jabs, experts suggest. A team from Queen Mary University of London checked 10,000 one-year-olds for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Suzanne Sheppard, who has FH – […]

Vet has animal tuberculosis scare

Vet has animal tuberculosis scare

Image copyright Jonathan Cranstone “If this is it, what am I going to do with my remaining few months?” wondered vet Jonathan Cranston while lying in a hospital bed. He’s one of more than 100,000 people who catch tuberculosis from animals each year – an issue the World Health Organization says has been ignored for […]

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

Image copyright SPL One of the most demonised patients in history – Gaetan Dugas – has been convincingly cleared of claims he spread HIV to the US, say scientists. Mr Dugas, a homosexual flight attendant, gained legendary status in the history of HIV/Aids when he became known as Patient Zero. But a study, in the […]

Doctors’ low morale ‘puts patients at risk’

Doctors’ low morale ‘puts patients at risk’

Image copyright Thinkstock Poor morale among doctors could put patients at risk, the General Medical Council has warned. The doctors’ regulator said there was “a state of unease within the medical profession across the UK that risks affecting patients as well as doctors”. Conservative MP Dr Dan Poulter told the BBC that doctors are under […]

Here’s Why the Qualcomm-NXP Deal Makes Sense – Fortune

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf sat out last year’s merger mania in the semiconductor market, even as his company’s core smartphone chip business slowed. But with expectations rising for a deal this year, Mollenkopf may have hit on one of the savvier acquisitions in the industry. By adding NXP Semiconductors for a total of $47 billion […]

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Decline by Most Since February – Bloomberg

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Decline by Most Since February – Bloomberg

Orders for U.S. business equipment fell in September by the most in seven months, indicating corporate investment is having trouble gaining traction. Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft dropped 1.2 percent, erasing a 1.2 percent August gain that was stronger than previously reported, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. The median forecast of economists surveyed […]