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U.S. airlines report strong third quarter profits

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By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Several U.S. airlines reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, with many topping Wall Street's earnings per share estimates. The results sent most airline stocks higher. The exception was United Airlines which fell 1.4 percent after it...(more) 



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Gay community under attack in Liberia over Ebola outbreak

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By Misha Hussain and Maria Caspani DAKAR/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leroy Ponpon doesn't know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian churches' recent linking of the two have made life...(more) 



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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

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DALLAS (AP) -- The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted.... 



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U.S. court upholds patents on Pfizer's cancer drug

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(Reuters) - A U.S. district court ruled in favor of Pfizer Inc in a patent lawsuit it filed against Mylan Inc alleging patent infringement on its cancer drug, Sutent, Pfizer said. Pfizer filed the lawsuit in June 2010 after Mylan attempted to market a generic version...(more) 



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Peace declared between Platini, Hayatou

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By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Peace has been declared between UEFA president Michel Platini and his African counterpart Issa Hayatou after the Frenchman reacted angrily to suggestions that he had interfered in the affairs of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF claimed in a...(more) 



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Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

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By Ben Hirschler and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa. While the issue will not delay the industry's ongoing work to accelerate production...(more) 



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North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns: tour operators

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By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday, because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the isolated country told Reuters. At least 4,877 people have died in the...(more) 



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Man Pleads Guilty After Faking 2 Year Coma to Avoid Court

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A man plead guilty this week after allegedly stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges. 




AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.... 



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Panama bars travelers from three Ebola-hit African countries

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama has banned entry of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African nations worst hit by the Ebola virus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The ban applies to anyone traveling from the three countries or people entering...(more) 



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Novartis reports positive results in spinal inflammation condition

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Thursday two late-stage trials showed its drug secukinumab improved symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating joint condition of the spine. The trials, which involved a total of approximately 600 patients, found Novartis' drug improved signs and symptoms of...(more) 



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Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study.  



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