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Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.<p>Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up …

Ebola: How it spreads

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:<p>WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?<p>Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a …

10 rental markets where landlords make a killing

Stocks aren't the only asset class with impressive returns. With the help of low homeownership rates and strong mobility demand, the rental market remains attractive for investors, especially in areas of the country experiencing double-digit returns.<p>According to a new report from RealtyTrac, a …

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS — A health care worker who cared for the Ebola patient who died last week tested positive for the deadly virus, sending health officials scrambling Sunday to find the "breach in protocol" that resulted in her infection.<p>The woman was among caregivers for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Wednesday …

Here's How An Ebola Quarantine Works In The U.S.

Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, is in isolation in a Dallas hospital, and the family he stayed with is now in quarantine in an apartment complex north of downtown Dallas.<p>That means the family has been ordered not to leave their home and is banned …

ISIS: Everything you need to know about the rise of the 'Islamic State'

By <b>Nick Thompson, Richard Allen Greene</b> and <b>Inez Torre,</b> CNN<br>Updated September 25, 2014<p>The rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamist militant group that has seized a chunk of land stretching from northern Syria to central Iraq, has struck fear into the hearts of leaders around the …

Climate activists take on 'Wall Street,' but can't reach NY Stock Exchange

Hundreds of environmentalists marched in New York's financial district on Monday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business.<p>The protesters blocked traffic as they staged a sit-in and shouted slogans on climate change. But they couldn't march on the actual Wall Street after …

Housing The Homeless Saves Money–Here’s The Research That Proves It

That’s because living on the street exposes men and women to higher health risks, so they’re more likely to use expensive hospital services. …

ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group Ever By Raising Money Like A Mafia

The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the …

All the Reasons Democrats Are Screwed This November

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As the 2014 midterm election campaign heats up, all indications are that Democrats are headed for a …

One in 10 girls sexually abused, says UN report

<b>About 120 million girls around the world - slightly more than one in 10 - have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.</b><p>The children's agency Unicef also says 95,000 children and teenagers - most of them in Latin America and the Caribbean - were murdered in 2012 alone.<p>It …

Obama calls on Mideast partners to join fight against Islamic State

The United States and its allies aim to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group Islamic State, President Obama said Friday as he began to outline a U.S. strategy focused on gathering partners from Sunni Arab states and aiding fighters on the region's front lines.<p>"Our goal is to act with …

Middle East

Third American Ebola Patient Arrives in Omaha

The third American known to have contracted the Ebola virus has arrived in Omaha, Nebraska for treatment.<p>Dr. Richard A Sacra, 51, fell ill with the …

We Don't Finish Anything Anym ...

Speaking recently about a state proposal to abandon the Common Core standards in North Carolina public schools, Vance County, N.C., district Superintendent Ronald Gregory opined in the Henderson <i>Daily Dispatch,</i> "I don't know what's wrong with these people. ... To me, it's like we never finish …

NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they …

Ebola crisis: 'world is losing the battle'

Doctors Without Borders charity calls for global response, warning that rich nations have ignored gravity of epidemic.<p>The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be stopped unless wealthy nations intervene to contain the virus, the head of a leading a medical charity has said.<p>Joanne Liu, of Doctors …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

Data Overload: Is the 'Quantified Self' Really the Future?

Innovation<p>Welcome to the age of the “quantified self,” the catchy term for using technology to track and analyze nearly everything someone does with the goal of self-improvement.<p>The tools: smartphones, smart wristbands, smart glasses and other brainy gadgets that log everything from calories …

Wearable Tech

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the …

For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

Young people in Baltimore are adjusting to life under a tougher curfew law. For 20 years, the city has required kids to be inside at night during the summer — but now, children younger than 14 must be in by 9 p.m. <i>every</i> night of the year.<p>It's one of the strictest curfews in the country, and you can …

America is so over homeownership: Why the shift to a renting economy might actually be a good thing

<b>(beboy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Fewer Americans are buying houses than at any point in recent decades. Some fear this shift—but maybe we shouldn’t<p>Henry Grabar<p>August 31, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many …