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Nurse detained under New Jersey’s Ebola quarantine to be released

washingtonpost.com — A nurse who was detained and placed in isolation in New Jersey after returning from West Africa will be discharged after testing negative for Ebola, according to the New Jersey Department of Public Health. Kaci Hickox was the first health-care worker to be quarantined under a controversial new policy in New York and New Jersey.

Ebolacare Gets Political As NY’s Cuomo Loosens Restrictions

thefiscaltimes.com — New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Sunday revised a controversial policy to quarantine returning health-care workers from Ebola-stricken nations, under pressure from the Obama administration and medical experts over the aggressive measures.

State quarantines amid Ebola threat draw criticism as governors defend actions

washingtonpost.com — A top federal health official and medical experts on Sunday sharply criticized the mandatory quarantines by some states on aid workers returning from Ebola-stricken nations, saying the strict mandates could hamper overall efforts to combat the deadly virus at its epicenters.

The cable bundle may be weakening, but Comcast is poised to be stronger than ever

washingtonpost.com — A curious thing happened to the cable television industry after HBO and CBS announced streaming services that deeply threaten the lucrative cable bundle: the companies' stocks have been climbing higher. Shares of Comcast and Cablevision are each up 6 percent since HBO made its big announcement last Wednesday.

Lionsgate and Tribeca film studios are launching a new streaming service

washingtonpost.com — Now Hollywood is entering the streaming craze. Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises said Monday they will jointly launch an online video service during the first half of next year for movies made by them and outside studios. Called "Tribeca Short List," the online streaming service comes just days after HBO and CBS rattled the television industry with their announcements of stand-alone streaming services like Netflix.

Why the PG-13 movie rating has grown increasingly meaningless

washingtonpost.com — Are PG-13 movies really appropriate for teenagers? A new study puts fresh scrutiny on the movie industry's largest ratings category, showing that parents who were repeatedly exposed to violence and sexual content became progressively more accepting of the material.

CBS launches a stand-alone streaming service

washingtonpost.com — ​CBS on Thursday launched an online streaming service that allows consumers to view current and previous seasons of its shows without a cable or satellite subscription, adding momentum to a radical shift in the television industry toward a la carte digital entertainment.

HBO is launching a stand-alone streaming service in 2015

washingtonpost.com — HBO plans will launch a stand-alone online service in 2015 that doesn't require consumers to also have a cable or satellite subscription, chief executive Richard Plepler said Wednesday. The plans will create a dramatic shift in the television industry that has long benefited from forcing ever-growing bundles of channels on consumers, who often only regularly view a fraction of the programs being offered.

The sums of all fear: Horror makes a Hollywood comeback

washingtonpost.com — Hollywood's new "it" girl is a creepy vintage doll named Annabelle whose eyes drip with the blood of her victims - and she's bringing hope for the revival of horror films. " Annabelle " blew up box-office expectations with $37 million in its debut last weekend, rivaling the opening of " Gone Girl " starring Ben Affleck.

Netflix’s Hollywood guy on changing the movie business

washingtonpost.com — Netflix took on Blockbuster and the cable television industry, and now it has its sights on the movie business. The streaming giant says the old models in place for how entertainment reaches consumers need to change. And the only way to see real change is for Netflix to back its own production of movies and television shows.
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