• A look at new cases the Supreme Court to consider Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    A brief look at the new cases that the Supreme Court said Thursday it would consider during its 2014-2015 term, which begins Monday:. —Whether retailer Abercrombie& Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed. The Obama administration...

  • 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...

  • Supreme Court takes up housing bias case Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For the third time in recent years, the Supreme Court will consider taking away a powerful legal tactic the Obama administration and others have used to combat housing discrimination. The justices agreed Thursday to take up a Texas case that challenges the theory that certain housing or lending practices can illegally harm minority groups, even...

  • UPDATE 1-Dover Corp buys Accelerated Cos for $430 mln Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    Oct 2- Dover Corp, a maker of pumps and compressors, said it bought artificial lift pump maker Accelerated Cos LLC for about $430 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing U.S. shale market for well development. The deal is expected to reduce Dover's continuing earnings by 3 cents per share in the fourth quarter, but add 5 to 6 cents per share to Dover's...

  • 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.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. Van Tuyl Group says it is the biggest privately owned auto dealership group in the U.S. The company will be renamed Berkshire Hathaway Automotive...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- As many as 80 people were in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient at some point, Texas health officials told NBC, marking a significant jump from the 18 people authorities had said may have been exposed to the deadly virus. The health officials said 80 people may have come into contact with Duncan, NBC reported. David Lakey, Texas health...



  • Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Dallas woman bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old locked trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. Fran Berg, a member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, was the highest bidder for the items in an auction of World War II memorabilia Saturday by the Alaska Auction Co. in...

  • Ebola raises red flag over Texas     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    The U.S. Ebola patient was released from the hospital before his diagnosis and that has some worried about U.S. preparedness, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. However, an Associated Press analysis found significant problems, including large chunks of missing information and...

  • Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Thomas Eric Duncan left Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 19 aboard a Brussels Airlines jet to the Belgian capital, according to a Belgian official. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duncan sought medical care Sept. 25 in Dallas after falling ill the day before. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious...

  • Oct 1- An experimental cholesterol-fighting drug being developed by Esperion Therapeutics Inc lowered LDL levels significantly more than Merck& Co Inc's Zetia in a midstage clinical trial, Esperion said on Wednesday. The LDL reductions seen with the once-daily ETC-1002 pill were somewhat less than can be achieved by more powerful statins, such as Pfizer...

  • Oct 1- A new type of experimental cholesterol fighter being developed by Esperion Therapeutics Inc lowered LDL levels significantly more than Merck& Co Inc's Zetia in a midstage clinical trial, the company said on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Texas DSHS confident of Ebola containment     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the person with the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. is in serious but stable condition, and all of his contacts are being monitored.

  • Survivalists abuzz over Ebola in US Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Nurse Lucie Perardel puts on protective gear before entering a high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

    People in the preparedness community already have the supplies to handle a wide variety of crises, says Daisy Luther, who runs The Organic Prepper blog.

  • US Ebola spread won't be like Africa's: Experts Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, September 30, 2014.

    While one expert says there may be a "small outbreak" of Ebola, public health specialists agree that the U.S. is prepared to fight the disease.

  • Gov. Perry reassures Ebola under control     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying to reassure people Texas will contain the spread of Ebola after one patient has been diagnosed with the disease. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the patient was initially released after coming in on Friday with symptoms.