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  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    | 09/19/14 07:16 PM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the...
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  • FDA revises food safety rules due next year

    | 09/19/14 05:07 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new...
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  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    | 09/19/14 03:39 PM

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will...
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Economy

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Disrupting the student loan bubble

    By Adam Brandon | 09/20/14 05:00 AM

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in...
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  • As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

    As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

    | 09/19/14 05:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese...
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  • Greece: New bailout 'out of the question'

    | 09/19/14 04:57 PM

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year,...
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