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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 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 when caring for patients infected with the virus. 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...

  • 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...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. In Texas, 43 people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. Forty-three people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended for dozens of people who came off watch lists in the United States on Monday, but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United...

  • V.F. misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    GREENSBORO, N.C. _ V.F. Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $470.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Analysts expected $3.57 billion, according to Zacks.

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories' Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Is it too late for IBM? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history.

  • Electrolux buoyed by US growth Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits. Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin told The Associated Press said he was "quite pleased with the result in what could be characterized as challenging macro conditions." Last month, Electrolux— ranked as the...

  • NC insurers press for higher homeowner rates Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowner's coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual insurance premium for his rural Pitt County home double to $2,000 since he and his wife Brenda...

  • Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat 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...

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 18- Bermuda suffered extensive power outages on Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the tiny island chain with rain and howling winds, but the tourist destination dodged catastrophic damage and death despite the direct hit. Only minor injuries were reported, Bermuda officials said. By mid Saturday, weather on the island had...

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 18- Power was out for nearly 30,000 customers in Bermuda, and many roads were impassable on Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the island with rain and howling winds through the night, but there were no reports of serious injuries or deaths. The strongest storm to sweep the subtropical British territory in a decade whipped Bermuda...

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 18- Power was out for tens of thousands in Bermuda on Saturday morning after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the island with torrential rain and howling winds through the night, but there have been no reports of serious injuries. Damage from the storm was believed to be widespread in Bermuda, a tourist destination and affluent insurance...

  • Hedge fund seeks board seats at Family Dollar Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. accepted an $8.5 billion cash and stock buyout offer from fellow discounter Dollar Tree in July. Family Dollar said previously that regulators are less likely to raise antitrust concerns in a deal with Dollar Tree. Elliott Management said that Family Dollar missed a chance to get Dollar General and Dollar Tree into a bidding war.

  • Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. Publix Asian Mix was sold at all its stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Customers who bought the product can return it to a Publix store for a full refund.

  • Chimerix gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Chimerix Inc. said Thursday that it has received FDA clearance to proceed with a trial examining the safety and effectiveness of its brincidofovir tablets in patients who have the virus. Chimerix did not immediately return requests for comment. Chimerix is working with the U.S. Department of Defense on developing the drug as a treatment against smallpox.

  • 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...