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  • Ebola deflating hopes for 3 poor African economies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...

  • Under strike threat, S. Burlington cancels school Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Schools in South Burlington were ordered closed as of Tuesday due to an impending strike by district teachers. Both Eric Stone, chief negotiator with the South Burlington Educators' Association, and school district officials said they did not expect to resolve their differences before a Tuesday morning strike deadline that had been approved...

  • Consumers are being misled by the "natural" label, said Urvashi Rangan, executive director of Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability. Consumer Reports said it had conducted a survey of more than 80 different processed foods containing corn or soy, the two most widely grown genetically engineered crops in the United States, to determine whether...

  • Oct 6- AT&T Inc informed about 1,600 customers that an employee gained unauthorized access to their personal data in August, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest in a flurry of data breaches in recent months. According to a letter posted on the website of the Attorney General of Vermont on Oct. 1, the company said the person may have obtained...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar surged on Tuesday after data showed inflation in the euro zone barely rose in September, with the U.S. currency on track for its biggest quarterly gain in six years, while world stock markets headed to their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross' abrupt departure from Pimco, the giant bond firm that he co-founded more than four decades ago, was preceded by months of clashes between the star investor and the firm's executive committee that got progressively worse, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross' abrupt departure from Pimco, the giant bond firm that he co-founded more than four decades ago, was preceded by months of clashes between the star investor and the firm's executive committee that got progressively worse, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • "They are trying to hold in the 1,980 s and not break that support and close below it," said Paul Mendelsohn, chief investment strategist at Windham Financial Services in Charlotte, Vermont.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- World equity indexes edged higher while the euro fell on Wednesday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi renewed a pledge to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period.

  • Sept 18- Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday. "I'd put them in a class of Facebook and Google with the scale they have, growth prospects and profitability," said Scot Wingo, CEO of e-commerce software provider ChannelAdvisor.

  • Sept 18- Major institutional investors such as BlackRock will likely receive the bulk of roughly $22 billion worth of Alibaba Group Holdings shares being sold in an initial public offering set to price later on Thursday, people familiar with the situation said.

  • Sept 4- Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King.

  • Sept 3- Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

  • Sept 3- Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

  • COLUMN-Natural gas can keep those motors running: Kemp Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 19- Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionise traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country's heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with high dividend-paying utility stocks leading gains and benchmark Treasury yields at a 14- month low, even as U.S. air strikes in Iraq added to a string of geopolitical uncertainties.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject.

  • 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.

  • Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.