Microzap technology keeps bread fresh for 60 days, researchers say

12/01/2012

A Lubbock, Texas-based company called Microzap has developed a method to keep bread edible for 60 days, BBC News reported. Typically, bread goes moldy in about 10 days.

Ranbaxy halts production of generic Lipitor

12/01/2012

The US Food and Drug Admin. announced today that Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., India’s biggest drug-maker, has halted production of its generic version of the cholesterol-lowing drug Lipitor, the Associated Press reported.

As US considers shift to dollar coin, what about the two thirds of bills held abroad?

12/01/2012

The sour economy and looming fiscal cliff have economists and politicians throughout the US investigating any way the government can save money, driving some Mint officials to suggest an unusual course of action: phasing out the dollar bill.

Villagers in Nigeria strike gold

12/01/2012

Editor's note: Nigeria's Gold Rush is a two-part series. Read about how the mining is killing children here.

Chinese government v. farmers: the fallout

12/01/2012

Tensions between Chinese farmers and the government over land grabs has been rising for some time now.

Japan releases $10.7bn to support the economy

12/01/2012

The Japanese government has approved a stimulus package worth 880bn yen ($10.7bn) in an effort to revive the country’s growth ahead of the upcoming general election.

Germany gives green light to €44bn package to Greece

12/01/2012

Germany’s lawmakers have agreed to forgive some of its loans to Greece. Fears that the country’s default would hurt the whole EU bloc overshadowed an almost a €17bn price tag for Germany.

Carlsberg buys out Russia´s Baltika

12/01/2012

Carlsberg subsidiary Baltic Beverages Holding Aktiebolag has bought out the final few independent Baltika shareholders increasing its stake in the company from 96.88% to 100%.