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  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    | 09/23/14 05:14 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at...
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  • More insurers to offer health law plans next year

    | 09/23/14 04:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services department...
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  • Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

    | 09/23/14 03:31 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller...
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Economy

  • Treasury: New tax changes to stop inversions

    Treasury: New tax changes to stop inversions

    By Joseph Lawler | 09/22/14 07:00 PM

    In a highly anticipated executive action, Lew said the Treasury Department was taking "initial steps that we believe will make companies think twice" about moving their headquarters abroad for tax...
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  • US existing home sales fall in August

    US existing home sales fall in August

    | 09/22/14 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally...
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  • US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    | 09/22/14 09:36 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco. The Dow Jones industrial average fell...
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