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TSX ends higher as Potash clears low bar

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, helped by Potash Corp beating lowly expectations and heavyweight banking stocks making small gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 20.86 points, or 0.14 percent, at 14,554.25. Eight of its ten main sectors notched gains. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chris Reese)  More »

Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher in a choppy session on Thursday, powered by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine limited gains. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was unchanged to end unofficially at 16,501.65. The S&P 500 gained 3.22 points or 0.17 percent, to 1,878.61. The Nasdaq Composite added 21.372 points or 0.52 percent, to close at 4,148.338. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)  More »

Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's move might inspire others, some believe, but only modestly. "It could become a bit of a trend when you see a name like Apple decide to split the stock," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities. Polcari said Priceline Group Inc, the most expensive single stock on the S&P 500, is a prime candidate.  More »

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.  More »

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness. The tsetse fly is the only insect that transmits the disease, w...  More »

Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says. "Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 perce...  More »

TSX ends higher as Potash clears low bar

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, helped by Potash Corp beating lowly expectations and heavyweight banking stocks making small gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unoff...  More »

Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher in a choppy session on Thursday, powered by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine limited gains. Based on the latest available data,...  More »

Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears they may have been burning fetal tissue at a plant that converts waste to ener...  More »

Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's ...  More »

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