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Health Care

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    | 08/29/14 04:26 PM

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting...
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  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    | 08/29/14 02:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans....
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  • Stalemate between Nebraska insurer, hospital chain

    | 08/29/14 02:01 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives is set to expire Sunday after the two sides failed Friday to agree on rates. The failed...
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Economy

  • Build better teachers

    Build better teachers

    By Mona Charen | 08/29/14 03:52 PM

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.
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  • Stock market mixed in afternoon trading

    Stock market mixed in afternoon trading

    | 08/29/14 03:28 PM

    The stock market drifted mostly higher Friday afternoon, as investors weighed a mixed picture of the U.S. economy against better-than-expected company earnings. Trading was light ahead of the...
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  • Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    | 08/29/14 12:03 PM

    U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S....
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Technology

Environment & Energy

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914

    | 08/29/14 03:51 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 18 this week to 1,914. The Houston firm said Friday...
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  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    | 08/29/14 02:40 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and...
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  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    | 08/29/14 01:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic...
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