The Daily Populous

Saturday December 15th, 2018 morning edition

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Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a new report that drove the company's shares down more than 10 percent Friday.

Reuters based its report on a review of documents and deposition and trial testimony.

Those involved discussed the problem but they did not disclose it to regulators or the public, Reuters' examination found.

The company released a statement Friday calling the Reuters article "one-sided, false and inflammatory.".

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits alleging its talc baby powder products contain asbestos and caused ovarian and other cancers.

A Missouri jury in July ordered J&J to pay $4.69 billion in a case involving 22 women and their families.

By Friday's close, J&J stock had fallen 10.04 percent, its worst day in more than a decade, when its shares closed down 15.85 on July 19, 2002. »

Being a father to school-aged daughter 'makes men less sexist'

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The team behind the work say the findings support the idea that men become more aware of the challenges facing women when they see the female experience of life up close through their offspring – something dubbed the “mighty girl” effect.

“Basically we are saying there is scope for changing attitude later in life,” said Dr Joan Costa-i-Font, co-author of the research from the London School of Economics.

While some previous research has suggested having daughters might shift a man’s attitudes, the new study looks at when this might occur. »

Staff Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Medal of Honor Recipient

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When he was discovered to still be a child, Edward was promptly discharged and returned to his parents.

Now having a spiritual military destiny, as soon as he was old enough, Edward enrolled in a Shanghai military school.

Next he fought in the Spanish Civil War as a corporal in the socialist Abraham Lincoln Brigade. »