Month: March 2016

Despite Wall St. Wavering, Merger Market Is Largely Intact

By many measures, the markets should have made for a fairly weak quarter in deal making. Stocks wavered, making it difficult for buyers and sellers in the merger market to agree on a price. Declines in oil and natural gas left energy acquisitions relatively dormant. Financing, especially for more-troubled companies, was virtually shut down. And […]

The cult of religion and personality threatening Turkey's constitutional order

For more than three decades, Turkey has been an influential actor in the Middle East. A largely democratic Turkey enjoys complicated but strategic relations with the United States, Europe and Israel.  Several Turkish domestic and foreign policy issues have significant relevance for U.S. interests, especially given its location among Arab neighbors increasingly hostile to the West. One might assume that Turkey’s on again, off again […]

Menopause hormone clot risk lower for vaginal creams and skin patches

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2 teens arrested after Halifax Transit driver, second man attacked

Two teens face assault charges after police say a Halifax Transit driver and another man were attacked Thursday afternoon in Dartmouth. Around 4:50 p.m., a 46-year-old bus driver was walking to the Dartmouth terminal after finishing his shift when a group of around 10 youth confronted him, Halifax Regional Police spokesman Sgt. Gordon Graham said in a release.  Police allege […]