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  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Aug 7- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Fifth Third Bancorp Inc's mortgage unit will pay $1.52 million to settle U.S. government charges that it discriminated against some loan applicants by demanding letters from doctors to document income from Social Security disability insurance. Attorney Michael Moore in Macon, Georgia, said in a statement.

  • Aug 7- Intercontinental Exchange Inc on Thursday reported higher second-quarter earnings as the exchange and clearing house operator worked to integrate its $11 billion purchase of the New York Stock Exchange's parent company.

  • Aug 6- Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement on Wednesday that he plans to slap a one-year import ban on agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia is unwelcome news to U.S.-based makers of farm equipment.

  • *Operation "White Shield" begins in north Liberia. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 6- Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest.

  • *Operation "White Shield" begins in north Liberia. MONROVIA, Aug 6- Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease hit 932 in West Africa.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 5- Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia defied government orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets as West African governments struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak of the virus that has killed 887 people.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights.

  • *Jobs data soothes inflation worries. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. On Monday, prices rose for both intermediate and long maturities, with 3- year to 7- year maturities at center stage, according to Jake Lowery, portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • Aug 1- Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc said its influenza treatment failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, about two months after the company lost a key government contract supporting the drug's development.

  • Jason Mraz's first summer job? Sweaty, hard work Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 1- Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don't really know what they're doing. JASON MRAZ, SINGER AND SONGWRITER. "My dad was a fence contractor in Mechanicsville, Virginia, so my first paying gig was building fences.

  • UPDATE 1-Biota's flu drug fails mid-stage study Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Aug 1- Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental influenza drug failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in April pulled out of a contract to support the drug's development with $231 million, after which the company said it would stop work on the drug.

  • Outsourcing in-house work     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson travels to Augusta, Georgia to check out how one manufacturer is cutting costs and improving efficiencies in the workplace.

  • Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.

  • July 31- Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by higher hotel and flight bookings.

  • July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- More than 17,000 U.S. military personnel and other consumers will receive about $92 million in debt relief as part of a settlement over a lender's alleged improper practices, the U.S. consumer watchdog and 13 states announced on Tuesday.

  • July 29- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest courier company, slashed its earnings forecast for the year as it spends to boost capacity ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Atlanta- based company said it expects full-year adjusted earnings of $4.90- $5.00 per share.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- When Harvey Montijo first moved in with his wife Natalie, he remembers exactly how long it took to get into a tiff about household temperature. "Right from the get-go," remembers the 31- year-old orthopedic resident in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • July 29- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit as it added flights and raised fares. Net income rose 54 percent to $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, from $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier.