Four pumpkin recipes for Halloween

Bonfire pumpkin pie with harissa (pictured above) Prep 20 min Cook 1 hr Serves 8 For the tomato sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp ground coriander 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes Pinch of salt 1 tbsp soft brown sugar 1 small pumpkin or 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and deseeded 3 large parsnips, scrubbed and trimmed 2 red peppers, deseeded 1 red onion, cut into wedges 2–3 tbsp harissa 2 tbsp olive…

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Brainstorm Health: Aetna CEO on CVS Deal, Amazon Pharmacy, Halloween Candy

Yesterday’s report by the Wall Street Journal that CVS Health was “in talks” to buy health insurer Aetna sent ripples through much of the healthcare realm. The combination of CVS Health, the seventh-biggest company in the U.S. by revenue, with Aetna (No. 43 on the Fortune 500) would, if it were to go through, create a corporate behemoth with $240 billion in annual revenue across a wide swath of the healthcare continuum, from retail pharmacy and benefit management to insurance. As a rule, any creation of a new behemoth generates buzz. But this time, there has been equally…

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Creepy clown sightings no laughing matter as Halloween nears

Sightings across the United States of creepy clowns with red lips and fixed smiles have become anything but a laughing matter and have cast a menacing tone as Halloween approaches. Since late August, the trend of trying to scare unsuspecting people has grown with scary-looking clowns lurking in woods, appearing on dark roads or driving in cars, some brandishing knives. The spine-chilling sightings have been reported in states ranging from California and Minnesota to South Carolina, New Jersey and New York and have generated the hashtag #IfISeeAClown and @ClownSightings on…

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