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Why You Don't Have Ebola

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying a person almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting in the next seat on a plane?


Wild Day on Wall Street Ends With Dow Down

Investors dumped risky assets Wednesday in heavy trading and parked their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.


Internet Addiction Is Real: Survey

In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.


Fed Survey Finds Moderate Growth Across US

The U.S. economy was strengthening in most regions of the country in September to early October, helped by gains in consumer spending, manufacturing and commercial construction, according to the Beige Book survey.


What to Ask Before Renewing Health Insurance

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation.


Long-term Jobless Projects Get $170 Million in Grants

The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans.


Falling Oil Prices Could Spur Global Growth

The world seems to be awash in oil, with benchmark Brent crude that sold for $110 a barrel in June dropping to under $88 a barrel on Oct. 13. That could be good or bad, depending on the answers to four questions.


Mexico: Remains in Mass Grave Not Missing Students

The mystery into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico deepened when authorities announced that DNA testing on bodies found in a mass grave proved they are not those of the missing men.


What to Major in for Good Job, Good Pay

Computer engineers, data analysts, physician assistants, software developers and petroleum engineers are expected to become some of the most lucrative and highest demand professions in the next three years.


Finding the Passion for a 2nd or 3rd Career

People who want or need to continue working well beyond the traditional retirement age are finding creative ways to stay employed in not just one new career, but two, three or more.


Ebola: Latest Developments in U.S., World

The news of a second case of Ebola in the U.S. came a day after the head of the CDC said a nurse at a Dallas hospital might not have been infected if a special response team had been sent immediately after a Liberian man there was diagnosed with the disease.


Retail Sales Slow in September Despite Job Gains

U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.


US Producer Prices Dipped Slightly in September

Inflation was limited last month because of falling gasoline and food costs that have lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services.


U.S. Stocks Open Sharply Lower, Bond Prices Soar

U.S. stocks are sharply lower in early trading and bond prices are soaring as traders flee risky assets.


2nd Person Tests Positive for Ebola in Dallas

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.


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