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  • Journalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa. Mukpo has been treated at the Nebraska Medical Center since Oct. 6, and doctors have said he could be released by the end of the week if tests confirm he is free of the...

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school— some on as little as $7.25 per hour. In one state, Illinois, the campaign to support the minimum wage would not actually raise the wage.

  • 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...

  • Werner meets 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Monday reported profit of $26 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 36 cents per share. Analysts expected $543 million, according to Zacks.

  • Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions. Several reports had surfaced recently that CSX Corp. had rejected a merger offer from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Both railroads declined to comment on the deal talk, but CSX CEO Michael Ward did say last week that the Surface...

  • CSX CEO says rail deals would face tough scrutiny Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX railroad's top executive said Wednesday regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service. CSX CEO Michael Ward said Wednesday the Surface Transportation Board would likely take a cautious approach to any railroad consolidation deals because there are...

  • CSX 3Q profit rises 12 percent, tops estimates Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX Corp. on Tuesday said its third-quarter profit grew 12 percent to $509 million as it hauled more freight amid an improving economy. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company reported profit per share of 51 cents, beating the 47- cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks says analysts expected $3.16 billion.

  • Hearings planned for Nebraska power line project Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Nebraska Public Power District plans to begin hearings along the route of its recently approved 345,000- vote transmission line through the Nebraska Sandhills while some ranchers and others decide whether to take their opposition to court. The Nebraska Power Review Board on Friday approved the $328 million project. "I think it's a tragedy for...

  • Small-business owners argue against wage measure Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups. The proposal would increase Nebraska's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour— the same as the federal minimum— to $9 an hour by 2016. Supporters from Nebraskans for Better Wages...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • Oct 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate rose by 10 basis points in the third quarter, while new construction accelerated to its second-highest quarterly rise since the fourth quarter of 2002, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report. New York remained the most expensive market in the country with effective rents registering $3,185 per month, a 47 percent...

  • New York, Oct 1- ADT Corp dominates sales of home security monitoring in the United States, its shares are up 27 percent since March and the size of its business market is tripling, as a non-compete agreement with its former parent expired this week. It claims 6.4 million customers, roughly as many as when it split from Tyco International two years ago.

  • Sept 18- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Hunt's Ketchup and Chef's Boyardee pastas, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said its consumer foods business was recovering. Net income rose to $484.5 million, or $1.12 per share, in the first quarter ended on Aug. 24 from $147.2 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.