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WASHINGTON (AP) — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new Ebola "czar" got to work trying to pull together a coherent national response to the deadly disease.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) — Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a broad decline in energy prices. The CPI had dropped 0.2 percent in August and economists had expected a flat reading in September. U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on the slightly firmer reading, while the dollar rose modestly. ...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A December trial date has been set for the couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls from a roadside produce stand last summer in northern New York.
W.R. Grace & Co. profits dipped 3.2 percent in the third quarter even as sales rose. The Columbia chemical maker reported net income of $74.5 million, or 99 cents per share Wednesday. That was down from $77 million, or 99 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago. Net sales at W.R. Grace (NYSE: GRA) rose 11 percent in the third quarter, however. They were up to $856.4 million from $771.3 million a year ago. Net profits still dropped as the company reported higher expenses during the quarter.…
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a very slightly higher open on Wednesday, with buyers largely taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013. Major indexes jumped about 2 percent on Tuesday, lifted by strong corporate results, especially in the tech sector, and a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was considering buying corporate bonds. The S&P 500 has gained 4.2 percent over the past four sessions, putting it about 3. ...
By Swetha Gopinath (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected profit as margins rose for the ninth straight quarter in its plastics business, its biggest, due to low raw material costs. Shares of the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales rose 3 percent to $49.55 before the bell. Dow's performance plastics unit has benefited as the shale boom in the United States has kept prices of raw materials such as ethane and naphtha low, giving it an edge over the oil-dependent European petrochemicals industry. ...
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the last."
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7.8 million, up 28 percent from the 6.1 million announced on Tuesday. ...
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7.8 million, up 28 percent from the 6.1 million announced on Tuesday. ...
Here's what's happening today: 1. Malala Yousafzai visited Philadelphia yesterday to talk education and share the candid advice she gave President Obama. 2. Real Estate: Why Concord Township, looks like the new King of Prussia. 3. Penns ylvania Hospital is getting a new executive director. 4. If you can manage the arts culture in Detroit, you can manage it anywhere. Now a Detroit native will lead Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. 5. Man suing Comcast for $1M after customer service fight,…
(Reuters) - A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported. The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, obtained by the newspaper and published online late on Tuesday, said a microscopic examination of his hand tissue showed particles "consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm. ...
The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's warning that the law could be detrimental to the city.>
As companies nationwide begin to set up budgets for 2015, one line item seems to be a problem for some companies -- fines related to the Affordable Care Act. If you remember, companies that employ at least 100 people will start taking on fines in 2015. Now, it seems that companies are looking to insurance brokers-slash-law experts to find ways to avoid the fines and keep costs down. One popular option seems to be enrolling employees in Medicaid, and why not, since the federal and state governments…
In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot. The bullet went through her head, neck and shoulder. She was 15. She woke up about a week later in a U.K. hospital, far from her home in Pakistan. It was a miracle she survived. Today, Yousafzai is able to talk proudly about her dream — the very same dream that she almost died for; the dream of seeing every child have the right to an education. Yousafzai, 17, who recently was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, talked candidly to a packed room of about 1,500 at…
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
By Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Fixed income investment firm Pimco's global banking specialist, Philippe Bodereau, expects 18 banks will be seen to have failed the European Central Bank's stress test of 130 regional lenders when results are published by the ECB on Sunday. Bodereau, who manages $4.3 billion in the Pimco GIS Capital Securities Fund, said in an interview on Wednesday the failures would likely include some German and Austrian cooperative and public sector banks, as well as weak regional lenders in the southerm periphery. ...
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