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The Story Changes: Ebola Is Now "Aerostable" And Can Remain On Surfaces For 50 Days

When it comes to Ebola, the story that the government is telling us just keeps on changing. At first, government officials were claiming that it was very difficult to spread the Ebola virus. Some of them were even comparing it to HIV. We were given the impression that we had to have “direct contact” with someone else’s body fluids in order to have any chance of catching the virus. But of course that is not true at all. Now authorities are admitting that Ebola is “aerostable”, that it can be...

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In Liberia, Ebola Survivors Find They Have Superpowers

Yesterday, Dr. Darin Portnoy, a family doctor from the Bronx, completed his first rounds on his own in a Ebola contamination zone on the grounds of a treatment center in Paynesvilles, about 250 miles southeast of Monrovia, Liberia. He’s been impressed from the start by the efficiency of the clinic,

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Obama: 'Women deserve better'

President Obama, in a last-ditch effort to secure votes for Democrats ahead of the November midterm elections, assailed Republicans for their approach to women’s issues, urging conservatives to approve equal-pay measures, an increase in the minimum wage and more generous paid time off. “We have to do better, because women deserve better,” Obama said at Rhode Island College in Providence. “The idea that my daughters wouldn't have the same opportunities as somebody’s sons,” Obama added, that’s...

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Smokers unfazed by price hikes lift ITC net 9% | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Smokers unfazed by price hikes lift ITC net 9% - Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd, which derives half of its revenues from cigarettes, has successfully weathered the impact of excise duty hike, passing it on to consumers in August and proving once again that crave for the smoke is still price in-elastic. But can it face the challenges of putting up ghastly graphic health warning soon to be made mandatory? Cigarette revenues grew 14.15% at Rs 4,250 crore while operating profit rose 19.5% during...

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Meanwhile, The French Are Revolting...

Amid record unemployment, even recorder youth unemployment, and politicians willingly breaking EU treaties (with apparently no consequences), it appears - just as in the US - police brutality in France was the straw that broke 'Le Camel's back. As RT reports, another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week. Overnight...

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Who Will Suffer From A Leveraged Credit Shakeout?

Marty Fridson, CIO at Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, has been a leading figure in the high-yield bond market since it was known as the "junk bond" market — and he sees as much as $1.6 trillion in high-yield defaults coming in a surge he expects to begin soon... “And this is not based on an apocalyptic forecast,” he warns.

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How to Get Your $3 Burrito From Chipotle Today

Happy Halloween! Here at Slate's Moneybox, we are always in favor of getting into the holiday spirit with a Halloween costume. But if you aren't much for festivities, here's another reason to dress up: It's your ticket to a $3 burrito at Chipotle. Once again, Chipotle is bringing back its...

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Testing the Eurozone’s Safety Net

On October 14, the European Court of Justice convened to begin assessing the German Constitutional Court’s ruling that the European Central Bank's “outright monetary transactions” scheme is illegal. This is a dangerous time for OMT – the eurozone’s most potent crisis-management tool – to be called into question.

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"Troubling Trend" NATO Warns Russian Military Aircraft Incursions Worst Since Cold War

Over the last 2 days, more than two dozen Russian military aircraft, in four groups, were tracked and intercepted conducting aerial maneuvers around Europe, according to NATO. As The Wall Street Journal reports, this activity is on a scale seldom seen since the end of the Cold War, prompting NATO jets to scramble in another sign of how raw East-West relations have grown. "There is a troubling trend... of sabre rattling" warned The White House, noting that NATO has intercepted over 100 incursions...

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