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  • US clinics say not best place to check for Ebola Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the suburban Boston urgent-care practice where he went to briefly shut down...

  • *Clashes in Mong Kok protest hotspot early on Sunday. HONG KONG, Oct 20- A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Hopes of easing the worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain...

  • New England raking in millions from leaf peepers Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. "We wanted to get out in the fresh air and see the colors while it's still warm," said Christopher LeBeau, who drove from Connecticut to hike Mount Monadnock. Lingering warm weather is causing leaves to stay on the trees longer in New England.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 31 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the "Inequality of Economic Opportunity in the United States" conference in Boston- 1230 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe and ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio discuss bank regulation- 1045 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell...

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Taking a page from his last job, Eaton Vance's new Chief Equity Investment Officer bets that reorganizing his analysts into new teams will boost performance. Since joining the Boston company in April from Goldman Sachs, Edward Perkin has regrouped Eaton Vance's 27 stock analysts into teams meant to develop investment ideas that match the...

  • *GE, Honeywell climb after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. stocks extended their rebound from this month's bruising selloff on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best day in over a week, as worries about the U.S. earnings outlook eased, but the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight week of declines. Honeywell shares gained 4.3 percent to $90.06 after results.

  • *Fed Chair delivers broad social critique of rich-poor gulf. BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said the growth of economic inequality in the United States was not in keeping with American values and she hinted at a range of steps that could address it. "The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly...

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of economic inequality in the United States "greatly" concerned her, and suggested in a detailed speech on the politically charged issue that Americans should ask whether it was compatible with their values. With global financial markets rebounding from days of frenzied selling,...

  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich and everyone else narrowed slightly during the Great Recession but has since accelerated, Yellen said in a...

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of income and wealth inequality "greatly" concerns her, suggesting in a detailed speech on the politically charged issue that Americans should ask whether it was compatible with U.S. values. "The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me,"...

  • More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Frustrated over a negotiating stalemate, more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, with picket-wielding employees demanding that the telecommunications company return to the bargaining table. But striking workers who staff call centers and maintain the region's...

  • Unions to go on strike against FairPoint Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont announced they were going on strike early Friday after a failed attempt hours earlier to re-engage the company in negotiations. The unions have offered "significant concessions" but the company wasn't interested, said Peter...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Measuring the point at which investors have exhausted their selling in a market downturn is an inexact science at best, and at its worst akin to sticking a finger in the air to judge shifting winds. For months, worries about European economy and the conflicts in the Middle East and between Russia and Ukraine didn't shake the bullish conviction as...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the economy or monetary policy during a visit on Thursday to a Boston- area job development and education facility. The Fed chair visited the Connect facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts ahead of a Friday conference on income inequality. She spoke with officials and clients of the facility...

  • Fed Reserve Chair tours Boston-area job center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    CHELSEA, Mass.— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been using her first year in the role to draw attention to employment issues, visited a local career center on Thursday to hear from residents about the challenges of finding jobs in today's labor market. The central bank's first female head is in Massachusetts to give the keynote address at the Federal...

  • BOSTON, Oct 16- Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months. Morgan Stanley strategists said this week that their model portfolio through Monday had trailed the S&P by 3.6 percentage points due to bad bets on technology stocks, including GT Advanced Technologies, the...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • *Caution after disappointing China, U.S. inflation readings. NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, although Wall Street managed to peddle back from its steepest lows, and safe-haven government debt prices rose after U.S. and Chinese inflation data fanned worries about a global slowdown. A key gauge of Wall Street anxiety hit its highest level since...

  • *Russell 2000 index ends 1 pct higher. Small-caps and energy shares, which have been among the market's weakest performers, provided some of the late-day support, with the Russell 2000 index ending up 1 percent and the S&P energy index up 0.4 percent. Adding to the day's worries, a second nurse in Texas tested positive for the Ebola virus, a week after Thomas Eric...

  • TORONTO, Oct 15- Canada Goose Inc, a maker of luxury winter down jackets, expects double-digit sales growth going forward and is forecasting revenue this year to be well over C $200 million, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. The Toronto- based manufacturer, which started in a small warehouse in 1957, has grown to about 1,000 workers and is known for its...