Wall St. Gains On Industrial Earnings But Ends Off Highs

Earnings from Caterpillar and 3M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 22, 2014.

Doctor With Ebola In NY Hospital, Nurse Declared Virus-Free

A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

Members of the media react as New York City Police Department officers enter the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014.

China Says Unemployment Rate Steady At 4.07 Pct At End-Sept

China's urban registered unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labour ministry said on Friday.

Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in Hefei, Anhui province May 5, 2014.

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Italy Strikes Against Renzi Labour Reforms, Cuts

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

U.S. Jobless Claims Data Point To Firming Labor Market

Richard O'Driscoll and his guide dog Maxwell leave the fourth Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments in Cambridge, Massachusetts October 16, 2014.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend firmly pointed to strengthening labor market conditions.

Sears To Close Stores, Lay Off About 5,500 Employees: Seeking Alpha

A sign for the Sears department store is seen at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, January 7, 2010.

Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close over 100 stores, many before Christmas, according to a Seeking Alpha report citing liquidation notices and employees.

Ebola Galvanizes Workers Battling To Join Unions, Improve Safety

2 Dead Ebola Victims Resurrect in Liberia

Anthony Reynolds works on what he calls "the SWAT team of airplane cleaners," scrubbing the seats, carpets and toilets of planes parked overnight at the Philadelphia airport. About a year ago, he joined a drive to organize a union, and Ebola, he says, may help his cause.

Kimberly-Clark To Cut Up To 1,300 Jobs

Huggies Disposable Diapers at Kroger

Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark Corp said it would cut 1,100 to 1,300 jobs as part of a restructuring to contain costs arising from the spinoff of its healthcare business.

Sturdy U.S. services, factory data boost growth picture

U.S. Factory Activity Growth Slips In October

The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob

Some U.S. Hospitals Weigh Withholding Care To Ebola Patients

The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

Current gas prices are shown at a Shell gas station in Encinitas, California October 10, 2014.

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise On Shelter Costs, But Inflation Muted

U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.

APEC Leaders Retreat

APEC Nations Vow To Pursue "Flexible" Fiscal Policies

Countries in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation bloc will implement flexible fiscal policies to support the global economy and job creation, the finance ministers of the member nations said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

A real estate sign advertising a home for sale is pictured in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington, October 20, 2014.

U.S. Existing Home Sales Hit One-Year High, Prices Up

U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.

SAP Hamburg office

Faster 'Cloud' Orders For SAP Hurt 2014 Profit Outlook

German software maker SAP (SAPG.DE) cut its 2014 operating profit forecast on Monday as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the Internet, delaying when those orders can be booked as sales.

CEO of Swedish SEB Bank Annika Falkengren smiles in Stockholm, in this file portrait picture taken July 14, 2014.

What Opportunity? Nordic Equality Fails To Infiltrate Corporate Club

When it comes to equality at home and in the political arena, Nordic countries have long outperformed the rest of the world. But a look at their blue-chip companies reveals a gaping hole in the picture.

French nuclear reactor maker Areva Chief Executive Officer Luc Oursel attends the World Nuclear Exhibition 2014 (WNE), the trade fair event for the global nuclear energy sector, in Le Bourget, near Paris October 14, 2014.

Areva Chief Oursel To Step Down For Health Reasons

Struggling French nuclear engineering group Areva (AREVA.PA) said on Monday its Chairman and Chief Executive Luc Oursel had decided to step down for health reasons.

The Carnival Magic cruise ship departs on its nine-day inaugural cruise from Dubrovnik, Croatia, in a May 3, 2011 file photo.

Obama Appoints Ebola Czar; Texas Health Worker Isolated On Ship

President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola czar for the United States on Friday, and the government said a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was isolated on a cruise ship.

U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in Washington September 17, 2014.

Citing U.S. Values, Yellen Says Greatly Concerned By Rise in Economic Inequality

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of economic inequality in the United States "greatly" concerned her.

A Shopper admires a sweater

U.S. Consumer Sentiment At Highest Since July 2007

U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to the highest in more than seven years, boosted by views on personal finances and the national economy, a survey released on Friday showed.

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