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  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    | 08/30/14 11:18 AM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out...
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  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    | 08/30/14 07:10 AM

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by...
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  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    | 08/30/14 03:27 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring....
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Economy

  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    | 08/30/14 08:01 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday....
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  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    | 08/29/14 05:54 PM

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P...
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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    | 08/29/14 05:04 PM

    Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days. Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports...
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