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Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivor 


(AP) — A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus.

J&J hikes 2014 forecast for a third time 


(AP) — Johnson & Johnson lifted its 2014 earnings forecast a third time after pharmaceutical sales helped the world's biggest maker of health care products trump analyst expectations for its recently concluded quarter.

Global luxury goods sales forecast to slow further 


(AP) — A tumultuous series of geopolitical events has slowed global sales in the luxury goods sector, according to a study presented Tuesday, while deeper, longer-term trends in the sector are being shaped by social media.

Late-day swoon sinks US stock indexes

(AP) — Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide.

Voiceprints being harvested by the millions 


(AP) — Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.

JC Penney names Ellison as its next CEO

(AP) — J.C. Penney's newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The beleaguered chain has shown signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but it still hasn't figured out how to lure shoppers back into its department stores.

McDonald's invites questions about its food 


(AP) — McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

Why drop in oil prices has downside for US economy 


(AP) — If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.

Ford hiring 850 workers for new truck

(AP) — Ford is hiring 850 workers to help build its new F-150 pickup truck.

GM ignition switch deaths rise to 27

(AP) — At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.