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Slew Of Major Retailers Say No To Black Friday

Outdoor retailer REI is taking a step further than other retailers in preserving employee holiday time.<p>Yesterday's announcement that REI will be …

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A swarm of birds appear to be in the path of an inbound American Airlines jet as it passes over Gravelly Point in Arlington, Va. (Photo by @cariotir/The Washington Post)

Cystic fibrosis drug offers hope to patients

<b>A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve patients' quality of life, say doctors.</b><p>Patients often die before their 40s as mucus clogs and damages their lungs and leaves them prone to infection.<p>A major trial on 1,108 patients, in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed a …

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Fed's Rosengren, Harvard's Summers offer cautious view of US economy

BOSTON (Reuters) - As the Fed winds down its economic stimulus, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says the country’s next economic booster could be exporting its fossil fuels around the globe, a move that could make America the next Saudi Arabia.<p>The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's …

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, <i>I Spy</i>, a show my family in Buffalo, New York, always watched. Cosby cut a striking figure …

ECB May Have Little Choice but Sovereign QE

It’s the 1 trillion euro question: How does European Central Bank President Mario Draghi follow through on his plan to inflate the bank’s balance sheet back to levels last seen in early 2012? On Thursday, we could get the answer.