Former Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele said Agang SA, a political movement she founded three months ago, has attracted 10,000 volunteers and is set on toppling South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in next year’s elections.
A brambling from Beijing, a wild bird from Korea and a duck from China’s Zhejiang province probably helped spawn the new flu variant that’s killed 11 people, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found.
Bill Ackman, founder of activist hedge-fund manager Pershing Square Capital Management LP, said he would avoid investing in Hewlett-Packard Co. because the cost of evaluating the company would outweigh the benefits.
Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of robots used in 367,000 U.S. operations last year, is facing accusations in lawsuits that it put patients at risk by marketing the machinery to doctors without providing adequate training.