Women with the gene mutation that led Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy last year may be more likely to survive breast cancer if they have both breasts removed after tumors are found, researchers said.
Heenan Blaikie LLP, a Canadian law firm that counted former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Pierre Trudeau among its employees, is closing after more than 40 years amid competition from larger rivals and a slump in mergers and acquisitions.
The Bank of Canada should overlook slowing inflation stemming from the arrival of large U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and focus on fighting tepid demand, Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem said.
International Business Machines Corp. amassed more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st straight year, helped by its push into big-data services, which glean insights by mining large quantities of information.
President Barack Obama today will order federal agencies to end hiring practices that put the long-term unemployed at a disadvantage and announce commitments to do the same from more than 300 companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and Ford Motor Co.