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Health Care

  • WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    | 08/01/14 11:44 AM

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization...
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  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    | 07/31/14 09:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the...
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  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    | 07/31/14 08:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the...
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Economy

  • US markets retreat for a second day

    | 08/01/14 12:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was no reprieve for investors Friday as the U.S. stock market retreated for a second day. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners following disappointing results from...
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  • US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

    | 08/01/14 12:20 PM

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains and General Motors' sales were up 9 percent over last July....
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  • Another decline for US stock market

    | 08/01/14 12:04 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets are moving lower, extending a major sell-off from the day before. Energy stocks fell the most after Chevron reported weaker oil and gas production. Exxon Mobil had...
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