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World Bank sees possible Ebola hit in billions of dollars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

Hot 'Foodies' List Highlights Best Bites in U.S.

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You don't have to cook in New York to get recognized for excellence.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Plot Revealed

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Marvel Studios has released a rough outline of what to expect this coming May from the highly-anticipated ???Avengers: Age of Ultron." The plot confirms a lot of the rumors floating around on the web, including that Iron Man himself might be in some way responsible for the mess that is the nasty Ultron.


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Scottish independence referendum pits friend against friend

This is no Braveheat patriotism moment, this is about giving Scotland the political power to decide the future of Scotland. 

Odile forces tourist evacuations in Mexico, targets Arizona next

Tropical storm on a path toward Southwest, which saw record flooding last week

Robert Gates: U.S. will need to put boots on the ground in ISIS fight

Former defense secretary shares concerns about president's strategy to defeat Islamic militant group

Disease takes root amid fetid India floodwaters

Doctors in flood-ravaged Kashmir warn "cholera and other plagues knocking at our doors"

Swedish store probing 'Sieg heil' receipts

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Swedish store probing 'Sieg heil' receipts
Ben HooperSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Swedish supermarket apologized after the Nazi message "Don't Come Back! Sieg Heil" was found printed on two ... more

Watch: Investor Wants DuPont to Split

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Activist investor, Nelson Peltz calls on DuPont to split into two separate companies, saying the move could help it save $4B annually.

Samsung does sitcom? Get ready for 'Best Future'

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Samsung does sitcom? Get ready for 'Best Future'
Tune into YouTube for the story of a "young Samsung," starring happy 20- and 30-somethings. There will be laughter. There will also be singing.>

Kohl's Holiday Hiring to Rise by a Third

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Kohl's plans to hire 67,000 workers nationwide for holiday 2014 season

World Bank sees possible Ebola hit in billions of dollars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if ... more

Allianz eyes sale options in Fireman's Fund revamp

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Allianz eyes sale options in Fireman's Fund revamp
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German insurer Allianz will overhaul and may sell parts of its U.S. property and casualty business Fireman's Fund after struggling for years ... more

Atlas V launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off boosting a classified satellite into space. The rocket put on a brief but spectacular show as ... more

iPhone 6: Is bigger really better?

The new larger iPhones have already set an Apple sales record for pre-orders. While the phones won’t be available in stores until Friday, a couple ... more

Digital Business Technologies Dominate Gartner 2014 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle

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Digital Business Technologies Dominate Gartner 2014 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle
By Hung LeHong and Jackie Fenn

Digging For Interactive Entertainment With Minecraft

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By James McQuivey

Why 'Yes' Is Now In IT Pros' Vocabulary

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Why 'Yes' Is Now In IT Pros' Vocabulary
Bring your own device (BYOD) is saving companies time and money. It's also changing the way IT departments work—as well as their reputation for standing ... more

Chris Froome heads Great Britain team for Road World Championships

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Chris Froome heads Great Britain team for Road World Championships
British team named for championships in Spain Armitstead leads strong six-rider womens squad Millar named captain for his final Great Britain race Millars career: Highs, ... more

Adam Scott Drops Steve Williams as His Caddie

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Williams, 50, had expressed a desire to scale back the number of weeks he spent on the road, a plan that did not appeal to ... more

Richie McGrath and Kate Walton face corruption charges over 57 races

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Richie McGrath and Kate Walton face corruption charges over 57 races
Scottish National-winning jockeys case set for November Both have been charged with passing on inside informationScottish Grand National-winning jockey Richie McGrath, together with former trainer ... more

Paul McGinley has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell

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Paul McGinley has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell
Ryder Cup pair are involved in court case Judge wants sides to engage in mediation Rory McIlroy needs break after FedEx excessThe European captain Paul ... more

Rugby World Cup diary: preparing for our All Blacks challenge | Mike Petri

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Rugby World Cup diary: preparing for our All Blacks challenge | Mike Petri
The USA scrum-half on balancing life as a dad and a teacher with preparing for the biggest challenge in The Eagles history when New Zealand ... more

California: Explore Marin County with inn-to-inn trekking

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California: Explore Marin County with inn-to-inn trekking
Fall is an ideal time to explore some of the Bay Area's most beautiful scenery, and Trek Inn Marin makes it easy with hikes led ... more

L.A. heat wave: Add lightning, heavy rain to today's extreme weather

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L.A. heat wave: Add lightning, heavy rain to today's extreme weather
From sweltering heat to heavy downpours and lightning storms, extreme weather will continue to plague the Southland on Wednesday as monsoonal moisture mixes with triple-digit ... more

Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq

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Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq
Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such ... more

Football: JSerra faces toughest nonleague game

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JSerra, which has never qualified for a Pac-5 Division playoff berth competing in the tough Trinity League, will get perhaps its toughest nonleague test in ... more

Study: Electric cars cheaper to insure than gasoline equivalents

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Study: Electric cars cheaper to insure than gasoline equivalents
Electric cars tend to be cheaper to insure, says a new study by online comparison-shopping program CoverHound Insurance.
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"Easy Ride" bike hitting auction block

One lucky fan will soon get to head out on the highway just like Peter Fonda

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' "legendary" book trailer

He does magic, takes shots, recreates the "Lady and the Tramp" kiss and more while promoting his new memoir

"Dancing with the Stars" eliminates first contender

Contestants learned their fates in the first results night of season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars."

Judd Apatow comedy "Love" heading to Netflix

The filmmaker has co-created a new series about love and relationships that will air on the streaming service

Lawyer: Thicke exploited in "Blurred Lines" suit

​Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability"

Swedish store probing 'Sieg heil' receipts

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Swedish store probing 'Sieg heil' receipts
Ben HooperSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Swedish supermarket apologized after the Nazi message "Don't Come Back! Sieg Heil" was found printed on two ... more

Brantly: 'Outbreak is Now Growing at an Exponential Rate'

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly tells NBC's Kelly O'Donnell that each day we delay action on the burgeoning Ebola crisis, means a possible loss of ... more

Merck licenses experimental psoriasis drug to India's Sun Pharma

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Merck licenses experimental psoriasis drug to India's Sun Pharma
(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said it had licensed its experimental psoriasis drug to Indian generic maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd for $80 million. ... more

World Bank sees possible Ebola hit in billions of dollars

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World Bank sees possible Ebola hit in billions of dollars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if ... more

Liberian president hopes U.S. Ebola pledge will spur others to help

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called a U.S. decision to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa a "significant moment" in the battle ... more