Health

Valeant to Buy Bausch & Lomb for $8.7 Billion

[THE NEW YORK TIMES] Bausch & Lomb, the eye care company, agreed on Monday to sell itself to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International of Canada for about $8.7 billion, sidestepping the lengthier process of an initial public offering. Under the terms of the deal, Valeant will pay $4.5 billion Read More

Business

Modern Etiquette: The power of business networking

[REUTERS] There’s an old adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That adage couldn’t be more appropriate in today’s competitive job market. And networking (especially when you’re employed) can be the key to staying employed and staying on a clear career track. Read More

Business

U.S. trails Europe on paid vacation time

[THE WASHINGTON POST] Oh, to be Austrian. On a weekend when thoughts officially turn to summer, fruity cocktails and ways to skip work, it is an apt time to remember: Not everyone is able to laze around on Memorial Day. Or looking forward to a Read More

World

China and U.S. Urged to Work More Closely

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With China and the United States on track to become each other’s largest trading partner by 2022, leaders of the nation’s two largest economies need to work more closely to remove barriers that hamper trade between Read More

Business

Local Businesswoman Continues to Meet Needs of Black Girls Through Doll Line with New Chocolate Skin Addition Read

[NNPA News Wire Service] Special to the NNPA from the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint SAN DIEGO – CEO of World of EPI, Dr. Lisa Williams, recently announced the new addition of DIVAH Taylor to the Positively Perfect doll family.  Launched a few years ago, Positively Read More

World

Fierce Fighting Between Sudan Troops and Rebels

[Associated Press] Sudanese government troops clashed with rebels in the conflict-wracked state of Southern Kordofan near the border with South Sudan, and each side claimed Monday it inflicted heavy losses on the other. The clashes erupted Sunday in the Dandor area, 500 kilometers (300 miles) Read More

World

Mexico Special Police Unit to Search for Missing

[Associated Press] Mexico’s government says it has created a special investigative unit to search for missing people. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says the unit will include 12 federal investigators and a group of federal police agents as support. He said Monday the unit will Read More

Sports

Rutgers Stands by New AD Despite Abuse Allegations

Rutgers is standing by its incoming athletic director despite allegations she humiliated and verbally abused players during her coaching days, with the embattled president of the prominent university saying he is looking forward to her first day on the job. It’s the latest in a Read More

Sports

Woods to Play in New $7 Million Turkish Open

(Reuters) – World number one Tiger Woods is to compete in the inaugural Turkish Open in Antalya in November, the European Tour said on Tuesday. The $7 million event at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek will form part of the new Final Series on the Read More

Politics

AUDIO: Adrian Peterson ‘Not With’ Gay Marriage Despite Having Gay Relatives

[NESN] Sunday night marked a milestone for gay rights, as Robbie Rogers made his debut with the L.A. Galaxy, becoming the first recognized openly gay athlete in a major American sport. Earlier in the day, however, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson reminded everyone that tolerance Read More

Politics

Black Mayors Rally to Reclaim their Organization

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With some embarrassing internal issues addressed and its sights set firmly on expanding its global impact, the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta this Thursday. The theme of Read More