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  • Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. "It's definitely not something you smoke," said Jean-Luc Martre, a spokesman for Medicago, a Canadian company that's testing flu vaccines made with tobacco plants.

  • Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    New details about the development of the vaccines emerged this week as the World Health Organization declared it OK to use experimental drugs and vaccines as authorities try to contain the outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people.

  • Chiquita rejects new $611M takeover bid Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    Banana distributor Chiquita Brands says it is rejecting the $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group. Instead, it will focus on a combination with Fyffes of Ireland.

  • FairPoint evaluates 2 unions' contract proposal Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications said Thursday it had received a contract proposal from two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and had asked for time to evaluate it.

  • Ex-peanut plant head says he lied about salmonella Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.

  • Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    BEIJING— Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.

  • Aug 13- Health Care REIT Inc said it would buy Canada's HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in a deal valued at $950 million, including debt, to expand its presence in senior housing and post-acute care segments. In June, Health Care's rival Ventas Inc said it would buy American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc for about $2.6 billion.

  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Senate Democrats unleashed on Wednesday the first piece of a $9.1 million North Carolina advertising blitz that criticizes GOP hopeful Thom Tillis for making deep cuts to education spending and providing tax breaks for his wealthy friends.

  • Aug 13- Health Care REIT Inc said it would buy Canada's HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in a deal valued at $950 million, including debt, to expand its presence in senior housing and post-acute care segments.

  • Health Care REIT buys HealthLease for $950M Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Health Care REIT said Wednesday it will spend as much as $2.3 billion on a deal that could give it more than 100 additional properties in the U.S. and Canada in the next few years. Health Care REIT Inc. also announced a partnership with Mainstreet Property Group, which manages HealthLease.

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. Of the 8 million people who signed up for private coverage through President Barack Obama's law, more than 2 million at one point had discrepancies of some sort that affected their eligibility.

  • Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. And today he's an entrepreneur, the owner of Stuttering King Bakery, turning out batches of cookies, brownies and scones for cafes and businesses and groups that need catering.

  • Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.

  • Ga. plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. The first time he ever saw a positive test for salmonella was in August 2008, not long after he joined Peanut Corporation, he said.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months as investors bet on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while tensions in Gaza eased as a new 72- hour truce appeared to be holding.

  • Chiquita gets buyout offer from Safra, Cutrale Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about $611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group. The unsolicited bid disclosed Monday comes as Chiquita and Fyffes of Ireland were working on their own transaction.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose broadly on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as recent uncertainty pertaining to Ukraine and the Middle East appeared to ease, while Priceline rallied on its results.

  • US agency moves slowly on investigation requests Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times.

  • Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Samuel Lightsey is a key government witness against his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others.