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BOJ shocks markets with surprise easing as inflation slows

A security guard salutes at the entrance of the Bank of Japan building in TokyoBy Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive monetary easing as economic growth and inflation have not picked up as expected after a sales tax hike in April. The jolt from the BOJ, which had been expected to maintain its level of asset purchases, came as the government signaled its readiness to ramp up spending to boost the economy and as the government pension fund, the world's largest, was set to increase purchases of domestic and foreign stocks. ...

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:49:23 -0400
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The couple went on an hour-long ride. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:46 -0400
New Zealand's Fonterra says China lifts ban on baby formula ingredients

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fonterra Co-Operative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, said the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the last two products that were embroiled in last year's contaminated infant formula scare. It said the ban on New Zealand producers exporting whey powder and base powder containing whey for infant formula to China has ended. The ban was imposed in August last year in the wake of the scare that whey powder had been contaminated with a bacteria that could cause botulism. ...

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:20:35 -0400
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

Kaci Hickox and boyfriend Ted Wilbur go for a bike ride in Fort KentBy Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:27:51 -0400
U.S. envoy to report temperature twice daily after West Africa visit

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power speaks at UNMEER's warehouse at its headquarters in Accra GhanaNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power returned to New York on Thursday after a brief visit to Ebola-stricken West Africa and will report her temperature twice daily to the New York state health department for the next 20 days. Traveling on a U.S. government plane, Power's delegation did not come in contact with any Ebola patients during a visit to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries worst affected by the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has killed some 5,000 people. Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's John F. ...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:10:58 -0400
Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:56:16 -0400
Game of Leukemia Fight

Game of Leukemia FightGOLF may be just a game for many, but for Jarrod Lyle it means much more. Whether we wear pink, yellow or any color, no matter what our cancer story is, we are all part of the same fight for ourselves and those we care about. I want to believe we share the same goal: to end every form of cancer and eliminate pain from our loved ones.At the...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:49:16 -0400
U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating Ebola patients for weeks, ever since two nurses in Texas became infected with the virus while treating Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who fell ill and died while visiting Dallas. ...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:31:08 -0400
5 Things You Should Stop Saying to People who are on a Diet

5 Things You Should Stop Saying to People who are on a DietAs someone who is always on some type of "diet" or structured nutrition plan, more often than not I hear all types of snarky remarks and unprovoked comments about my food choices. While I am not someone who takes much offense or is easily swayed by comments or suggestions, I know that there are others who fall into cravings and lose their...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:21:36 -0400
U.S. quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF

A Doctors Without Borders health worker takes off his protective gear under the surveillance of a colleague at a treatment facility for Ebola victims in MonroviaBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states for doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on aid work there, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday. In response to questions from Reuters, the group said it was discussing whether to shorten some assignments as a result of restrictions imposed by several states since one of its American doctors, Craig Spencer, was hospitalized in New York City last week with the virus. ...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:40:55 -0400
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