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Rising home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room.The trend, fueled by the two-year housing recovery, has helped spur many borrowers to take out a home equity line of cr ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and c ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. ...more

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The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In the bond market, prices fell and yiel ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEHertz Global Holdings Inc., down $1.23 to $30.33The rental car company withdrew its profit g ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery fell 8.5 cents to $5.50 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.75 cents lower at 3.675 a bushel; Dec oats were off .25 cent at $3.395 a bushel; while Nov so ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions a ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesd ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dol ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars t ...more