CDC assesses Ebola epidemic in West Africa

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention briefs the media on the world's worst outbreak of Ebola, after scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital went on strike.  Full Article 

Bullish U.S. manufacturing, construction data bolster growth outlook 11:58am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing activity increased to its highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years in August and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, in further signs of vigor in the economy.

Somalia government soldiers patrol the area south east of Dusamareeb, March 19, 2014, as they prepare an offensive advance against al Shabaab militants, who have retreated into the central areas of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

U.S. attacks al Shabaab in Somalia

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.  Full Article 

A Burger King logo is pictured in the Brooklyn borough of New York August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Burger King has trimmed tax for years

LONDON - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.  Full Article 

Children play dominoes on a street in Havana, September 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

HAVANA - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.  Full Article 

A rent sign is seen in Riverhead, New York, March 22, 2012.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

NEW YORK - Investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.  Full Article 

An employee kicks a sandbag during a break inside the headquarters office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Steven Shi

Alibaba’s twelve-figure valuation

According to Breakingviews' analysis of Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce group could reach a market cap as high as $200 billion.   Full Article 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lawrence contacts FBI over nude photos

Actress Jennifer Lawrence asked authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. NBC News reports Apple iCloud accounts were hacked to get the photos.  Full Article 

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Ebola patient escapes Liberia quarantine, chased in market

Medical staff pursue a man infected with Ebola through a market near Monrovia, eventually surrounding him and bundling him into an ambulance as transfixed crowds watch. Deborah Gembara reports.