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  • What's next after wild week for stocks?

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market needs to see a therapist. Temperamental, flighty, prone to violent mood swings, the market took investors on a wild ride this week. From one day to the next, even within a few hours, stocks swung from despair to optimism, deep losses to big gains. The...

  • Here's what's been happening in markets this month

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    What a difference a month makes. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Long-term interest rates headed higher, a sign that investors expected steady U.S. growth. A widely watched measure of volatility in the U.S. stock market was...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease...

  • Higher prices may leave bitter taste in chocolate lovers' mouths

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The news is not good for chocolate lovers. The cost of cocoa, a commodity that has risen in price by 50 percent since early last year, is getting another increase because of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the world's biggest cocoa-producing region. Reduced supplies and greater...

  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings...

  • NTSB: Train in crash going faster than it should

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WINSLOW, Ark. (AP) — A train that collided with a stalled passenger train in Arkansas was coming to its aid and was apparently going too fast, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark...

  • As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the casino company...

  • Regulators close small Maryland bank

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Maryland, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 15 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over NBRS Financial Bank of Rising Sun, Maryland. The bank, which...

  • Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a letter Friday to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart...

  • Anti-abuse label approved for painkiller Embeda

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved new labeling for another opioid designed to limit painkiller abuse. The FDA said Friday that Pfizer Inc.'s Embeda can have labeling indicating that it has properties expected to reduce abuse of the drug when it is crushed and...

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