Two Ebola Vaccines Show Promise

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Two experimental Ebola virus vaccines appear to be safe, based on a trial with 600 people in Liberia, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Thursday.

Drug-Tied HIV Outbreak Sparks Emergency in Indiana

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public-health emergency in a rural southern county due to an outbreak of HIV that he said has reached epidemic proportions.

Balance of Power Shifts in Groceries

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Smaller companies focused on natural and organic foods are feasting on shifts in tastes among consumers distrustful of established food giants’ products and ingredients. And big retailers are egging them on.

Mercedes-Benz Plans a Pickup for Urban Cowboys

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German auto maker says its coming offering will appeal to existing pickup owners looking for greater luxury and comfort than now available from midsize pickups from Toyota, General Motors and others.

Google CFO Gets $70 Million Pay Package

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Google’s incoming CFO, Ruth Porat, will receive a $5 million signing bonus plus $65 million worth of restricted stock, making her one of the highest paid CFOs.

FedEx Uses 'Common Carrier' Defense Against DOJ Charges

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FedEx filed a motion to dismiss Justice Department charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, arguing that it is legally protected as a company that carries goods for the public.

Pemex in Pipeline Deal With BlackRock, First Reserve

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Pemex has landed its first major investment since an energy overhaul opened the sector to private players. BlackRock and First Reserve will put up about $900 million for a 45% stake in a pipeline project.

BofA Defends Naming Moynihan as Chairman

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Bank of America defended its decision last fall to give the chairman title to CEO Brian Moynihan, saying it made the move after careful consideration and he is well suited for the job.

Hedge Funds: Don't Call Us a 'Hedge Fund'

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Grappling with years of uneven performance, image problems and deep-pocketed clients who have distanced themselves, hedge-fund managers are taking pains to avoid the moniker.

Oil Firms Reap Large Gains After Cashing In Hedging Bets

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After oil plunged from more than $100 a barrel to about $50 in a matter of months, some of the hedges have shifted from a form of insurance to a source of income.

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