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  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    | 08/28/14 11:43 AM

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States...
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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 11:16 AM

    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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  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    | 08/27/14 07:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant...
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Economy

  • Ukraine fears weigh on stocks in morning trading

    Ukraine fears weigh on stocks in morning trading

    | 08/28/14 11:20 AM

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine weighed on U.S. Thursday, helping push the major stock indexes lower in morning trading. An encouraging report on U.S. economic growth and the job market weren't...
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  • Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

    Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

    | 08/28/14 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price...
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  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    | 08/28/14 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had...
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