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Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

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By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds,...(more) 

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AUDIO: Ebola improvement 'hard to judge'

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The man in charge of leading Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has told the BBC that things are improving. 

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Insurance broker Aon launches Ebola liability cover

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LONDON (Reuters) - (The story was corrected in the first and fourth paragraphs of Oct. 28 story to show Aon is based in Britain, and not the United States) British insurance broker Aon has launched Ebola liability cover for hospitals and other health care institutions, the...(more) 

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5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comAs we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals.A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies:...(more) 

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Hold U.S. envoy Power defends Ebola guidelines, warns on Guinea

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By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries while urging greater coordination to contain the outbreak in Guinea. There is a...(more) 

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Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would...(more) 

U.S. Medicare sets new hospital, doctor payments for 2015

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday. The Medicare health insurance program for the elderly...(more) 

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Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection

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PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon resident being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized, state health officials said on Friday. A woman being monitored after traveling to an Ebola-plagued nation registered a high temperature, causing health officials to order her hospitalized, the Oregon Health...(more) 

Former Adobe exec's start-up seeks to improve the mammogram experience

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Adobe Chief Medical Officer Melissa Dyrdahl hopes to bring a spa-like feel to the experience of breast cancer screenings. Her start-up, Ella Health, has opened seven mammogram centers across the United States, in places ranging from Toms River, New Jersey to...(more) 

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Republicans question preparedness spending after Ebola missteps

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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas Republicans, including Tea Party-backed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, sought to ratchet up the pressure on the Obama administration's Ebola response on Friday, by questioning its use of federal tax dollars for emergency preparedness. In a letter to Health and...(more) 

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Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear

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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. U.S. investors...(more) 

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Herbalife to pay $15 million to settle class action lawsuit

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By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing....(more) 

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