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GlaxoSmithKline to scrap individual sales targets

LONDON (AP) — British drug company GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it would stop paying doctors to promote its products at speaking engagements and scrap individual sales targets, months after its ethics were challenged by a bribery scandal in China.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

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Ancient Stonehenge gets modern-day revamp

STONEHENGE, England (AP) — After thousands of years, Stonehenge has had a makeover. But visitors may initially feel something is missing: the prehistoric monument itself.

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Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck — really extraordinary luck — you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island.

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Do vitamins block disease? Some disappointing news

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors.

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Judge's word on NSA program won't be the last

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue.

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Budget deal splits GOP leaders in House, Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders are criticizing a bipartisan budget deal, parting ways with their House counterparts who shepherded the measure through that chamber last week.

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Futures head higher for second day as Fed gathers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are heading higher again as the U.S. Federal Reserve opens its highly anticipated two-day policy meeting, the last of the year.

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Germany's Merkel starts 3rd term in new coalition

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament elected Chancellor Angela Merkel to a third term as the leader of Europe's biggest economic power on Tuesday, nearly three months after an awkward election result forced her to put together a new governing coalition.

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