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VTech to Acquire U.S.-based LeapFrog Enterprises for $72 million

Companies | Saturday February 6, 2016 8:20AM ET
LeapFrog Enterprises
VTech Holdings and LeapFrog Enterprises entered into a merger agreement whereby VTech will acquire LeapFrog.

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Harold S. Geneen"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."

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COMPANIES

VTech to Acquire U.S.-based LeapFrog Enterprises for $72 million
Saturday February 6, 2016 8:20AM ET
LeapFrog EnterprisesVTech Holdings and LeapFrog Enterprises entered into a merger agreement whereby VTech will acquire LeapFrog.


EARNINGS

Dow Corning net income increased 10%, sales down 9%
Saturday February 6, 2016 4:52AM ET
Dow CorningDow Corning Corp. announced a 10 percent increase in net income in 2015, despite a 9% decrease in sales resulting from a strong U.S. dollar.

POLITICS

Brazilian and African governments discuss investments
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:15AM ET
Fernando FurlanA series of topics were discussed between the executive secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Fernando Furlan, and ambassadors from 15 African countries in Brasília.

ECONOMY

U.S. productivity falls 3% in Q4, more than expected
Saturday February 6, 2016 6:50AM ET
U.S. productivityLabor productivity in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to the Labor Department.

AGRIFISH

Rice prices in Myanmar climb ahead of Chinese New Year
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:32AM ET
Myanmar riceDue to high demand on the eve of the Chinese New Year, traders are selling more rice on the China border instead of within Burma, causing the price of the staple grain to rise at home.

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Health

Rare diseases   An uncommon tumor that does not spread to other organs

Acoustic neuroma, a slowly-growing tumor

Saturday February 6, 2016 8:07AM ET
Acoustic neuromaAcoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a rare condition when a tumor develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. It can cause hearing problems and, if left untreated, serious medical conditions.
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Central Appalachia 60% flatter due to mountaintop mining
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:05AM ET
Central AppalachiaDestroying nature   The first study to examine the impact of mining
Forty years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 60% flatter than they were before excavation, says a research by Duke University.

Gadgets

Sonus Faber's Elipsa red loudspeakers are an elliptical innovation
Friday February 5, 2016 6:48AM ET
Elipsa redLoudspeakers   A 3 way floorstanding vented box
Elipsa red, a 3 way floorstanding vented box loudspeaker from Sonus Faber, was created with the elliptical design of the cabinet to obtain acoustic scenery with extraordinary breadth and depth.

Design

Mix styles to stay in style
Saturday January 30, 2016 2:37PM ET
Eclectic interiorsEclectic interiors   Mixing styles is an interesting way to get something new
If you are looking for your own interior style, maybe it's time to think about mixing different styles into one. Why not start with the bathroom?

Travel

Bayfield, Wisconsin: Where water meets land and sky
Saturday January 9, 2016 11:31AM ET
Bayfield, Wi.US Midwest   On the shores of Lake Superior
Bayfield, Wisconsin, has it all: from scenic views and lazy afternoons, to apple celebration festival, casino and snowy dog races. That small town of some 530 inhabitants living on 0.87 square miles manages to attract tens of thousands of visitors every year, living a fuller life than many bigger cities.

Sea, Land, Air

The 330e brings together BMW's dynamics, speed and low fuel consumption
Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:30AM ET
BMW 330ePlug-in hybrid   From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds
With its plug-in hybrid drive system, the new BMW 330e combines the dynamic flair and the promise of unbeatable efficiency over longer distances.

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