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Doctor who returned to NY after treating patients in West Africa has Ebola, 1st case in city

National News - 1 hour 37 min ago

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.


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Exclusive: Port squeeze threatens U.S. retailers' holiday stocking plans

Business News - 1 hour 45 min ago

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to retailers for the holiday season. The delays are affecting retailers including JC Penney Co , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp Nordstrom Inc , American Eagle , Ralph Lauren and Carter's , according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation. ...


Exclusive: Port squeeze threatens U.S. retailers' holiday stocking plans

National News - 1 hour 45 min ago

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to retailers for the holiday season. The delays are affecting retailers including JC Penney Co , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp Nordstrom Inc , American Eagle , Ralph Lauren and Carter's , according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation. ...


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Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

Business News - 1 hour 53 min ago

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to stagnant wages in advanced economies, has triggered debate over whether the Fed and its peers merely need to wait for a slow-motion business cycle to improve, or face a shift in the underlying nature of inflation after the global recession. ...


Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

National News - 1 hour 53 min ago

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to stagnant wages in advanced economies, has triggered debate over whether the Fed and its peers merely need to wait for a slow-motion business cycle to improve, or face a shift in the underlying nature of inflation after the global recession. ...


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