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→  September 30, 2015

Ten women will be chosen to undergo Britain’s first ever womb transplant operations after approval was granted for a clinical trial of the pioneering treatment. A special committee at Imperial College London has given the green light following the birth of a baby boy after a transplant in Sweden last year. More than 100 women […]

→  September 29, 2015

Minimum Wage Advocates Get Blunt Lesson in Economics 101 Minimum wage advocates are receiving a blunt lesson in Economics 101 this week courtesy of the free market. Efforts to mandate a $15.00 minimum wage in cities like Seattle and Los Angeles—which is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and off public assistance—seems to have […]

→  September 29, 2015

NEW YORK Billionaire investor activist Carl Icahn ramped up criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, warning about the unintended consequences of ultra low interest rates on the economy and financial markets. “They don’t understand the treacherous path they are going down,” Icahn said in an interview with Reuters, in which he also declared his support […]

→  September 29, 2015

Cargill is a private firm, the world’s biggest agricultural trading house. It plans to sell 3 hedge fund businesses to employees, and bring two others back into Cargill from Black River. More details at the FT (which is gated): Cargill to wind down $7bn hedge fund arm Also at Reuters (not gated) Article source: http://news.forexlive.com/!/worlds-biggest-agricultural-trading-house-to-dump-its-hedge-funds-20150929