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More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America’s Bedrooms

News Picture: More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — “Not tonight” seems to be an increasingly familiar refrain in America’s bedrooms, according to a new study that found people are having less sex than they previously did. Researchers surveyed more than 26,000 Americans, and found that …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday, helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses, while more major events were canceled or postponed. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street …

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Wall Street pounded by growth fears as Boeing slumps

Wall Street pounded by growth fears as Boeing slumps

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes tumbled on Wednesday as investors worried over the absence of immediate measures from President Donald Trump’s administration to counter the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., …

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Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, opening the way for him to potentially stay in power until 2036. Screens display the vote results during a session of Russia’s lower house of parliament, …

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U.S. health insurers to waive some fees, extend coronavirus coverage, Pence says

U.S. health insurers to waive some fees, extend coronavirus coverage, Pence says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Private U.S. health insurers agreed to extend coronavirus treatment coverage in all of their plans and waive co-payment fees for testing, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as the White House came under growing pressure to help those hurt by the outbreak. The number of cases …

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Top U.S. public health official expects coronavirus outbreak to worsen

Top U.S. public health official expects coronavirus outbreak to worsen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. coronavirus outbreak is likely to get worse, the country’s top public health official said on Tuesday, and Americans should assess their personal circumstances when deciding whether to cancel travel plans or avoid public gatherings. A man wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus takes pictures …

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Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991

Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than $1 on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the coronavirus cuts demand. FILE PHOTO: …

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Oil crashes after Saudi Arabia starts price war amid slumping demand

Oil crashes after Saudi Arabia starts price war amid slumping demand

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices plummeted around 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling prices and set plans for a dramatic increase in crude production next month, starting a price war even as spread of the coronavirus erodes global demand growth. Prices fell by as much as …

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5G phones are here, but America’s 5G is so bad it’s hard to see why

5G phones are here, but America's 5G is so bad it's hard to see why

5G will be the cause of transformative, disruptive changes across our world. At least, that was the promise. As fifth-generation wireless networks begin rolling out across the globe in 2020, though, the world’s richest economy feels further behind than ever in the race to deploy new spectrum and networks to …

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares struggle despite Fed cut; resurgent Biden boosts U.S. futures

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares struggle despite Fed cut; resurgent Biden boosts U.S. futures

* U.S. Treasury yields loiter near record lows * Dollar slides vs Asian currencies * S&P 500 futures rise as Biden resurgent in primaries * Asian stock markets: tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 By Tom Westbrook and Scott Murdoch SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, March 4 (Reuters) – Asian shares struggled to find their footing on Wednesday …

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