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New Killer to Top Cancer by 2050—and We're to Blame

Medicine-resistant infections will spike dramatically: study

(Newser) - We've already been warned about an "antibiotic apocalypse." Now a new study says medicine-resistant infections will take more lives annually than cancer does by 2050 unless action is taken, CNBC reports. According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance , deaths caused by drug resistance will rise from 700,... More »

Obama Wants $100B Business Tax Break

President pushes to extend R&D credit for creating US jobs

(Newser) - Hot on the heels of his $50 billion infrastructure proposal , Barack Obama will call for a $100 billion business tax credit on Wednesday, administration officials tell the Washington Post . The proposal would increase and make permanent a research and development tax credit, in an effort to reward firms that develop... More »

Obama Budget Winners and Losers

Education, R&D are up, oil and gas companies down

(Newser) - The 2011 fiscal budget says much about the state of the country—and the state of the president. "Like any politician, he’s focused on rewarding friends and not enemies," write Eamon Javers and James Hohmann for Politico . A look at this year's winners and losers: Winners
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R&D Dollars Flow Even as Revenues Slump

Firms see innovation as key to post- recession success

(Newser) - Revenues may be plummeting, but US companies spent as much on research and development in 2008’s fourth quarter as they did in 2007's, the Wall Street Journal reports. Analysts point to products like the iPod, introduced during the last recession, as proof that continued R&D outlay can lead... More »

Pfizer in Talks to Buy Wyeth

Sources say drug maker plans $60B acquisition of rival Wyeth

(Newser) - Pfizer is seeking to create a Big Pharma behemoth with the acquisition of rival Wyeth, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal. The deal, expected to be worth around $60 billion, would make Pfizer—already the world's biggest drug company—big enough to redraw the map of the industry, although sources... More »

Our Economic Cure? Innovation

Innovation, and making it more efficient, can turn gray skies blue

(Newser) - Democrats and Republicans do have something in common: Both parties are wrong on how to resuscitate the flat-lining US economy, Michael Mandel argues in BusinessWeek. Tax cuts or increased government spending aren’t the cure. “Innovation is the best—and maybe the only—way the US can get out... More »

The Latest in Outsourcing: Crowdsourcing

Businesses using competitions for manpower

(Newser) - If you want something done right, have a bunch of strangers do it for you. That’s the ethos behind “crowdsourcing,” a trend that has companies turning to the masses for a host of jobs normally done in-house – from writing code to designing products to conducting market... More »

Robots Battle for Championship

Tokyo's 12th Robo-One Grand Championship match

(Newser) - Robots battled for the title of world champion Saturday at Tokyo's 12th Robo-One Grand Championship match, where amateur-built bipeds competed to stay on their feet. With companies giving up on consumer robotics projects due to high costs, "the future of robotics depends on amateurs," the chairman of the... More »

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