RPT-INSIGHT-U.S. IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups NEW YORK, Dec 1- A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion. The next battle will be at the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed to consider a new religious challenge to contraceptives coverage under President...
| By: Jilian Mincer
U.S. oil companies' restructuring plans founder as prices plunge WILMINGTON, Del, Dec 1- When Samson Resources Corp filed this year's biggest energy-related bankruptcy in September, the oil and gas company said it had a deal to emerge from Chapter 11 protection by year-end. In the past 16 months, the price of oil has sunk to around $40 per barrel from about $100, ending years of elevated crude prices that fueled oil companies'...
| By: Tom Hals
Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding NEW YORK- A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the group. The Global Energy Balance Network, led by a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, initially came under fire in August after The New York Times reported on the group's funding by...
Source: The Associated Press
GRAINS-Wheat struggles on improved U.S. crop rating, soy up for 2nd day SINGAPORE, Dec 1- Chicago wheat futures were little changed on Tuesday after dropping for the past four sessions as an improvement in U.S. winter crop condition weighed prices. Soybeans rose for a second session to their highest level since early November on bargain buying while corn gained more ground. *Soybeans gained on bargain buying after falling to a...
TV anchor seeks to be Cambodia's political peacemaker to avoid conflict Hun Sen has warned Cambodia could descend into civil war if Sam Rainsy's party wins an election in 2018, while Rainsy has called for vigilance to prevent self-styled strong man Hun Sen using the deteriorating political climate to postpone elections. Soy Sopheap entered Cambodia's turbulent political arena in 2013 to act as peacemaker between the two...
| By: Prak Chan Thul
Trade to go: Amazon The "Halftime Report" traders give their trade for the second half.
| By: Stephanie Landsman
Obama, Putin talk at summit: #awkward U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine during a meeting Monday.
Giving and getting grief: For the rich, increasingly common In recent months, a hedge fund billionaire was denounced for his $400 million gift to the already wealthy Harvard University, David Geffen took flak for gifts that plaster his name on a Manhattan concert hall and a Los Angeles school, and the wife of a Wall Street banker was roasted for trying to put her name on a small Adirondacks college. "We've always had this very...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press