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  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    | 08/28/14 07:21 PM

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health...
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  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    | 08/28/14 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that...
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  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

    | 08/28/14 11:39 AM

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations...
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Economy

  • Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    By Philip Klein | 08/28/14 06:47 PM

    Just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue.
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  • US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    | 08/28/14 06:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data...
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  • Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

    Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

    | 08/28/14 05:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "There are reasons...
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