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  • Kenya: Doctors strike over poor health care Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:03 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Kenya-- Doctors in Kenya's public hospitals on Wednesday spent their 17th day on strike to protest the dilapidated state of public health care. Emergency rooms in some of Kenya's public hospitals frequently don't have gloves or medicine, and power outages sometimes force doctors to use the light from their phones to complete a procedure.

  • Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20 billion supplement industry.

  • Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was a study leader and will discuss results Wednesday at a conference of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Fla..

  • Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- For decades, one tiny county in the rolling hills of Ohio's rural reaches was a depressed farm community saddled with double-digit unemployment. Now, Carroll County boasts more active oil and gas wells than any other in the state, and the tax dollars are flowing right along with the crude and natural gas.

  • Recent oil and gas tax proposals in the states Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    _ ALASKA: Governor's proposed oil tax cuts failed to gain approval. _ FLORIDA: Oil production taxes reduced to offset technological costs of extraction. _ IDAHO: Replaced an existing oil tax with a 2.5 percent conservation tax on the market value of all oil and gas produced.

  • How ADP's jobs report compares to US government's Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Asian stocks post modest gains as US data awaited Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:11 PM ET

    The U.S. Labor Department will release employment data for September on Friday. Markets in mainland China and South Korea were closed for public holidays. "Holidays in China and hesitancy ahead of Friday's US jobs report will keep market activity restrained today," analysts at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong said in a report.

  • Oracle CEO to experiment on his Hawaiian island Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison envisions his recently acquired Hawaiian island becoming a "little laboratory" for experimenting with more environmentally sound ways to live. Ellison's ambitions include converting sea water into fresh water on the 141- square-mile island of Lanai.

  • ADB slashes growth forecasts for developing Asia Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:34 PM ET

    The ADB said growth in developing Asia, which includes giant emerging economies such as India, China and Indonesia, will slow to 6.1 percent this year from 7.2 percent last year and only partly rebound to 6.7 percent in 2013. It had previously forecast growth of 6.9 percent for 2012 and 7.3 percent for 2013. The forecasts don't include Japan, an advanced economy.

  • NY appeals court orders bail for philanthropist Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- An opera-loving philanthropist convicted of a multimillion-dollar fraud will soon be freed from prison on bail after a federal appeals court signaled on Tuesday he might be succeeding in proving his case deserves a second look.

  • 7 crew arrested in Hong Kong sinking after 38 die Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:58 PM ET

    HONG KONG-- Police arrested seven crew members from two boats that collided in Hong Kong waters, killing 38 holiday revelers, but offered no explanation about how the vessels ran into each other on a clear night in one of the safest and most regulated waterways in Asia.

  • AA pilots expect contract talks to resume Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    DALLAS-- American Airlines and its pilots' union have agreed to resume stalled contract negotiations. Thomas Horton, CEO of American parent AMR Corp., which is operating under bankruptcy protection, said Tuesday he was pleased that "intensive bargaining" was scheduled to begin this week.

  • News Summary: AA blames loose seats on clamps Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    SLIPPING AWAY: American Airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats on at least two planes to come loose in recent days. MORE INSPECTIONS: After first saying it would inspect the seats on eight Boeing 757 planes, American said Tuesday it would check 47 planes that have the same model of seat in coach cabins.

  • Chanel heads up imaginative, spirited day of shows Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    PARIS-- "Don't take things too seriously," said Karl Lagerfeld standing next to a towering wind turbine inside Paris' Grand Palais, "especially not fashion." The iconic house's fun, young collection headlined the penultimate day of Paris' spring-summer 2013 show.

  • Chanel head up imaginative, spirited day of shows Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:49 PM ET

    PARIS-- "Don't take things too seriously," said Karl Lagerfeld standing next to a towering wind turbine inside Paris' Grand Palais, "especially not fashion." Chanel's veteran designer, with trademark humor, thus summed up an important message of this Paris season.

  • Theravance in partnership on gastroparesis drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Theravance Inc. said Tuesday it formed a partnership with Italian drugmaker Alfa Wassermann SpA to develop its gastrointestinal disorder drug velusetrag. Theravance said the companies will work together on mid-stage clinical testing of the drug.

  • Wet Seal says key sales measure fell in September Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:22 PM ET

    FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.-- The Wet Seal Inc. said Tuesday that revenue from its stores open at least a year fell nearly 13 percent for September. Wet Seal said this measure fell 12.6 percent at its namesake stores, which target teenagers, and fell 13.6 percent at its Arden B stores for young women during the five-week period that ended Sept. 29.

  • Sourcefire CEO Burris retires for health reasons Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:21 PM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md.-- Computer network security company Sourcefire Inc. said Tuesday that CEO John Burris, who is being treated for colon cancer, is retiring effective immediately. Sourcefire said Martin Roesch, founder of the company and chief technology officer, will continue to act as interim CEO while it looks for a permanent replacement for Burris.

  • Education chief wants textbooks to go digital Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:11 PM ET

    It's not just a matter of keeping up with the times, Duncan said in remarks to the National Press Club. South Korea, which consistently outperforms the U.S. when it comes to educational outcomes, is moving far faster than the U.S. in adopting digital learning environments.

  • Gambling exec: Time short for US online poker regs Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- With billions of dollars at stake, the head of the gambling industry's main lobbying group sounded a pessimistic note Tuesday about the prospect of Congress passing Internet regulatory laws this year.