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  • DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever. The case has stirred attention and concern that someone with Ebola had been able to fly into the United States...

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- The United States said on Wednesday it will begin enhanced screening of travelers from West Africa arriving at five of the country's largest airports as it increases efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak. The enhanced screening will start at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday and be extended next...

  • More Ebola screening to begin0 at five US airports Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    However, the focus is still on stopping the epidemic in West Africa, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Frieden, said in Atlanta. At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said the additional layer of screening would begin at New York's JFK International and the international airports in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and...

  • Company recalls floor mats fitting GM trucks Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    DETROIT— A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedals. Omix Ada of Suwannee, Georgia, says the recall covers Cabela's Custom Fit, Line-X Truck Gear, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain and Tread Lightly mats. The plastic mats fit...

  • Georgia. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port. Georgia has $266 million ready to spend and Deal didn't want to wait on Washington to...

  • Slower growth for US home prices in August Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices increased in August, yet the pace of these gains continues to slow, helping to improve affordability for would-be buyers. Prices rose 6.4 percent in August compared with a year ago, Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday. But CoreLogic's monthly figures aren't adjusted for seasonality, such as buying that occurs in warm...

  • Agco lowers 3Q, full-year earnings forecasts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    DULUTH, Ga.— Agricultural equipment maker Agco is cutting its third-quarter and full-year earnings forecasts, sayings its results are expected to be hurt by weaker sales in all regions, lower production and foreign currency translation. Agco now foresees third-quarter earnings between 60 cents and 65 cents per share. For the full year, Agco now expects...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • Oct 6- After nearly a week in hospital, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States began to receive an experimental therapy initially developed to treat other viral diseases, according to the Dallas hospital where he lies in critical condition. On Monday, however, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Duncan began receiving a...

  • The drug, called brincidofovir, was developed by Chimerix Inc. The patient, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, remains in critical but stable condition, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said. The patients included two at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, with ZMapp produced by San Diego- based Mapp Biopharmaceutical and one at...

  • Oct 6- Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Idaho, Georgia, Connecticut and Florida also ranked high on the list of increased givers. Utah residents gave the biggest...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise on sturdy jobs data Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Treasury to sell $61 bln new debt next week. NEW YORK, Oct 3- Treasuries yields increased on Friday after U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, more than economists had expected. "The headline was stronger than expected," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • $3.6M mansion: Your own 'field of dreams' included Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET
    This house for sale has been called “the field of dreams.” And after seeing what’s included on the property, we think you’ll agree with the name.

    This house for sale has been called “the field of dreams.” And after seeing what’s included on the property, we think you’ll agree.

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where the hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more...

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where a hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more people...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- As many as 80 people had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, a significant jump from the 18 cited earlier, NBC News reported on Thursday. The Dallas County health and human services said 80 people came into contact with the Ebola patient or his family, NBC reported Thursday.

  • Stern Advice-Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401 accounts to buy homes.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 1- Canada has shipped small amounts of its experimental vaccine for the Ebola virus to hospitals in Geneva and Atlanta, Georgia for possible use by exposed health care workers, Canadian chief public health officer Greg Taylor said on Wednesday.

  • CANADA SHIPPED SMALL AMOUNT OF EBOLA VACCINE TO GENEVA HOSPITAL, EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA FOR POSSIBLE USE-CANADIAN OFFICIAL.