A type of chromium highlighted in the film "Erin Brockovich" causes cancer in lab animals when they drink it in water, and it could be harmful to people, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday.
Private equity firm Permira PERM.UL is in exclusive talks to buy more than half of famed Italian fashion house Valentino V.MI, it said on Friday, dimming the chances of a bid battle with U.S. rival Carlyle.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said on Friday first-quarter profit rose 12 percent as earnings surged in its insurance and utilities businesses. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska-based insurance and investment company rose to $2.
A stone's throw from a pristine beach where foreign tourists sip caipirinhas, relatives wait at a morgue to recover the bodies of nearly two dozen people, the aftermath of a typical weekend of violence in the port city of Recife.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mother Nature has always ensured that male births outnumber female ones, but the gap has been gradually narrowing over the past three decades in the U.S. and Japan, according to a new study.
Never mind the form and confidence of his players going in to the Cricket World Cup second stage this week, the Irish manager's big concern was that all his men could get time off from their day jobs to compete.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) - Bold 1960s prints updated Victorian-era black velvet as India's top fashion event opened on Tuesday with a collection of banded waists, pleated skirts and sensual tops.