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U.S. Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola, Nurses Say

The possible TB exposure by an infected patient care technician in El Paso and the first confirmed Ebola case in the U.S. at a hospital in Dallas underscore the need for hospitals to upgrade procedures, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee said.

U.S. Exports Rose to All-time High in August

The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the fourth straight month in August, falling to the lowest level since January as exports rose to an all-time high.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Dips Under 6 Percent

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

Hector Beltran Leyva, Alleged Cartel Kingpin, Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities on Wednesday arrested Héctor Beltrán Leyva, who allegedly ran a drug network that for years smuggled vast amounts of cocaine from South America to the U.S. and Europe.

Ebola Patient May Have Had Contact With 100 Americans

The number of people potentially exposed to U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has grown to 100, and his family has been issued a court-ordered quarantine.

Dalai Lama Plans Return to Tibet

The Dalai Lama said Thursday that plans are being made for a return pilgrimage to Tibet after more than 50 years in exile.

Teens Arrested in Chicken Attack

Four teenagers were arrested Thursday for the slaughter of 920 chickens with a golf club at a Foster Farms plant near Fresno, Calif.

Liberia to Prosecute Dallas Ebola Carrier

The man who brought Ebola to the U.S. will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday.

Ebola Could Become Airborne, UN Warns

The deadly Ebola virus could mutate to become transmittable via air, warned the chief of the UN's Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, on Thursday.

How Mutual Funds Moved Markets in Q3

After delivering solid and consistent returns through the first half of this year, most types of mutual funds faltered in the third quarter. It wasn't a disaster.

Kroger Seeks Part-time Workers

Kroger seeks to fill permanent part-time positions in every department in Michigan.

L.A. Hotels Threaten Fight Over Wage Hike

Ratcheting up their opposition to a new law requiring larger hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, representatives for the hotel industry threatened to sue L.A. over the ordinance.

Job Fair Coming to Sacramento

The Sacramento-based Job Journal will host one of its periodic HIREvents on Tuesday in Sacramento.

IMF's Lagarde: Improved Policies Needed

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the world is still mired in a disappointing economic recovery and will only be able to regain momentum through improved government policies.

Mysteries of U.S. Job Market Wait to Be Solved

Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, questions about the health of the U.S. job market have provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty.

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