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Fed Set to End QE3, but Not QE Concept

October 29, 2014 - 8:10am
Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won’t be retiring the policy for good.

U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente

October 29, 2014 - 7:43am
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year.

Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency

October 29, 2014 - 7:34am
Three SEC investigations are exploring whether employees of CMS, the agency that oversees health spending, leaked news that ended up with Wall Street traders.

The High Cost of Quarantine

October 29, 2014 - 7:27am
The work of enforcing mandatory quarantines hasn’t been free. Expenses range from lost wages and police protection to transporting individuals and food delivery.

Pension Cuts Cost Democrat Union Support in Rhode Island

October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Anger over pension cuts for state employees is driving many union voters in Rhode Island to cross party lines and back a Republican for governor, one of several midterm races roiled by battles over public pensions.

New Jersey Hospitals in Spotlight

October 28, 2014 - 8:32pm
The experience of a nurse who complained about her quarantine in a makeshift tent inside a Newark, N.J., hospital after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is putting a focus on how the state’s hospitals will handle those exposed to the disease.

Joint Chiefs Urge Quarantine for U.S. Troops Back From West Africa

October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended on Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel institute a forces-wide isolation period for troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said.

Gov. Christie Raises Political Stakes in Ebola Debate

October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s unapologetic approach to tackling Ebola is reinforcing what voters already like—and dislike—about the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

Weak Durable-Goods Orders Stir Concerns on Growth

October 28, 2014 - 7:25pm
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell for the second consecutive month in September, the latest sign of uneven improvement in the economy.

Unmanned Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

October 28, 2014 - 5:07pm
A private, unmanned rocket carrying cargo to the international space station exploded six seconds after takeoff in eastern Virginia.

Google's Newest Search: Cancer Cells

October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm
Google’s X research lab is working on magnetic nanoparticles would seek out and attach themselves to cells, proteins or other molecules, monitoring for signs of cancer and other diseases.

Justice Ginsburg Tells Students She Pulls All-Nighters, Too

October 28, 2014 - 3:55pm
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a student audience Monday night that sometimes her life is just like theirs—when deadlines crash down, she has to pull an all-nighter.

Colleges Tracking When Students Work Out

October 28, 2014 - 3:49pm
Amid a building boom, schools mine data to justify their spending and tailor their offerings to undergrad demand.

Obama: U.S. Crucial to Ebola Response

October 28, 2014 - 3:25pm
President Barack Obama cautioned against imposing new measures that could discourage American doctors and nurses from traveling to West Africa to fight Ebola.

Homeland Security Steps Up Security at Federal Buildings

October 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security at federal buildings as a result of growing concern over lone-wolf terrorist attacks such as last week’s shooting in Ottawa.

Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say

October 28, 2014 - 1:50pm
Computer-security experts say they found what they describe as a sophisticated cyberweapon on a network at a U.S. firm harboring military secrets, and that the spy tool was built during Moscow working hours.

Kerry Pledges to Work With Canada Against Terrorism

October 28, 2014 - 1:35pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Canada’s capital to express the U.S.’s solidarity with Canada and pledge to work even more closely with its northern ally in the fight against terrorism.

A Rare Sight: Republicans Poised for Gains in New England

October 28, 2014 - 12:02pm
Not a single Republican represents a New England state in the House. But this year, independent analysts say Republicans have a shot at picking up as many as six seats in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal Clears a Hurdle

October 28, 2014 - 10:44am
Burger King Worldwide planned purchase of Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons cleared one regulatory hurdle when Canada’s antitrust watchdog gave the proposed tie-up the green light. The $11 billion deal remains subject to other approvals.

Christie: CDC Ebola Policy 'Incredibly Confusing'

October 28, 2014 - 8:13am
New Jersey Gov. Christie called the Obama administration’s new guidelines for isolating those exposed to Ebola “incredibly confusing,” and defended his state’s stricter policy requiring quarantines for health-care workers exposed to the virus.