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  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans' anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to...

  • The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which a top health official said could come out as soon as Monday, were expected to...

  • Chipotle's profit tops expectations as sales surge Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    DENVER— Chipotle reported a profit Monday that topped Wall Street expectations as sales continued to surge. The better-than-expected performance comes as traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald's and Burger King have struggled to boost sales in the U.S. Looking ahead to 2015, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it expects sales at established...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through...

  • MONTEVIDEO, Oct 20- Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election. The reform is being followed closely across Latin America where the legalization or decriminalization of some...

  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form...

  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    DENVER— The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biffle says passengers on...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • US rig count down 12 to 1,918 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.. Oklahoma decreased by seven rigs, New Mexico was down four, Alaska was off two and Arkansas, California and North Dakota each dropped one. Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

  • Oct 17- Shares of fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings Inc jumped as much as 20 percent in their market debut on Friday as investors bet on the growing demand from businesses for ultra-fast Internet. The stock touched a high of $22.85 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $5.35 billion. The offering raised about $400 million after it was...

  • Zayo Group climbs in 1st day as public company Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Zayo Group Holdings Inc. are rising in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The bandwidth infrastructure services provider's shares priced at $19 each, below the projected range of $21 to $24 per share. The stock, trading under the "ZAYO" ticker symbol, added $3.35, or 18 percent, to $22.35 in Friday morning trading.

  • Goldman Sachs in talks to buy ETF provider: Sources Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

  • Hershey settles with Colorado edible pot company Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The Denver Post reports that a settlement reached in September requires TinctureBelle to stop using those names and Hersey's brown, yellow and orange coloring for its products. Information from: The Denver Post,...

  • Theater shooting judge allows emotional testimony Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case says he won't tell victims not to show emotion when they testify during the trial's penalty phase. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said Thursday defense attorneys' request to require victims to not show emotion while on the witness stand is unrealistic, offensive and insensitive.

  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The executive, Barry Biffle, declined to give figures but told The Associated Press that ticket sales were "not outside the bounds of normal booking ranges" for a midweek day.

  • National firms to steer Denver sheriff reform Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    DENVER— Two national consulting firms will help the Denver Sheriff Department as it tries to make sweeping reforms after a series of high-profile misconduct cases. Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that Chicago- based Hillard Heintze and Los Angeles- based OIR Group will study the department and lead a national search for a new sheriff.

  • Oct 16- Goldman Sachs Group is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York- based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation. In September, Goldman sought permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce a series of actively managed ETFs 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0RN1N7 3/ 4. However, if Goldman were...