Confirmation that a second Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola is raising questions over whether the hospital and federal health officials really have a handle on containing the virus.
The government says the deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office.
The federal government ran a budget deficit of $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: American Electric Power Co. fell $.41 or .7 percent, to $54.31.
Shares of some top staffing companies are down at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A fell $.32 or 2.0 percent, to $16.04.
Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. unchanged at $33.84.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $6.24 or 1.2 percent, to $500.11.
Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Allergan fell $5.93 or 3.3 percent, to $176.06.
Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX fell $.40 or 1.2 percent, to $32.21.
Just in time for Halloween, the man known as “Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones” may have unearthed the grave of one of the undead. On Oct. 9, archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov announced that he discovered what he called a “vampire grave” that contains a skeleton with a ploughshare – an iron rod used for a plough – driven through its chest, the Telegraph reports. The grave dates back to the 13th century and was discovered at Perperikon, an ancient Thracian city in southern Bulgaria.
CSX railroad's top executive says regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service.
General Motors Co's global sales rose 2 percent in the third quarter, driven by strong demand in the two largest auto markets in the world, China and the United States.
A new Wal-Mart service, InstaWatch, is giving customers who buy physical DVDs and Blu-Ray discs another way to watch some of them online.
Two Brazilian companies are raising their bid for banana company Chiquita to approximately $658 million.