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Stagnant Paychecks for Workers Underlies Voter Discontent

bloomberg.com — Eleven days before midterm elections comes fresh evidence of why voters are unhappy: even if you do have a full-time job, you're probably making less than you did before the recession. Adjusted for inflation, the typical American worker's weekly earnings were lower during the July through September quarter than in the third quarter of 2007, the last such measurement before the recession started, the Labor Department reported today.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Median pay for full-time workers is $790 per week, one dollar less than in 2007: bloom.bg/1pIVosK pic.twitter.com/E9QOpK5xZ5

Oct 24, 2014

Adjusted for inflation, median weekly earnings lower in Q3 2014 than in Q3 2007 bloom.bg/10rM5aY by @MikeDorning

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Median pay for full-time workers is $790 per week, one dollar less than in 2007: bloom.bg/1pIVosK pic.twitter.com/E9QOpK5xZ5

Oct 24, 2014

Important data point via @MikeDorning: avg workers aren't making more money than they were pre-recession mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 24, 2014

US workers' July-Sept weekly earnings were lower than in same 2007 period. @MikeDorning on the political fallout: bloom.bg/1yuJHLD

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Doctors Spar With Congress Over Ebola Worker Quarantine

bloomberg.com — As members of Congress call for a mandatory quarantine of Ebola health workers returning from West Africa, doctors are pushing back, warning that the added burden could deter many from volunteering to fight the outbreak at its source.
Oct 25, 2014

Doctors Spar With Congress Over Ebola Worker Quarantine bloom.bg/1zprfbi

Oct 24, 2014

RT @bryanrwalsh: Doctors Spar With Congress Over Ebola Worker Quarantine bloom.bg/1zprfbi

Oct 24, 2014

Doctors Spar With Congress Over Ebola Worker Quarantine bloom.bg/1zprfbi

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TMannWSJ: And here's what doctors think about those quarantine policies of @NYGovCuomo @GovChristie & @GovMalloyOffice http://t.co/q2Fk…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TMannWSJ: And here's what doctors think about those quarantine policies of @NYGovCuomo @GovChristie & @GovMalloyOffice http://t.co/q2Fk…

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ECB Set to Fail 25 Lenders in Bank Review, Document Shows

bloomberg.com — Twenty-five lenders in the European Central Bank's euro-area bank health check are set to fail the regulator's Comprehensive Assessment, according to a draft communique of the final results, seen by Bloomberg News. One-hundred-and-five banks are shown passing the review, according to the draft statement.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @edwardnh: Master stroke! Geithner would be pleased: ECB Set to Fail 25 Banks in Review, Draft Document Shows ow.ly/DhUKV

Oct 24, 2014

ECB Set to Fail 25 Banks in Review, Draft Document Shows bloom.bg/1z42XTc

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N.Y., N.J. Order Quarantines for Travelers With Ebola Contact

bloomberg.com — New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine anyone who had direct contact with Ebola patients after they arrive at the area's airports, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie said. The new policy goes beyond the standards recommended by the U.S.
Oct 25, 2014

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine Ebola-Risk Fliers bloom.bg/ZMCtX3

Oct 24, 2014

Will this cause less aide works to West Africa? Knowing they have to quarantine if they come to NY? bloom.bg/ZMCtX3

Oct 24, 2014

Ebola-Exposed Fliers to Be Quarantined by New York, New Jersey bloom.bg/ZMCtX3 via @BloombergNews

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Ebola Can’t Conquer NYC as Subway Passengers Ride Doctor’s Route

bloomberg.com — Waiting to take the A train in New York's West Village, Sam Purdy said he was well aware that the subway line was used by a doctor who became the first in the city to test positive for Ebola.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BChappatta: Just your average morning: Ebola can’t conquer NYC as subway passengers ride doctor’s route bloom.bg/1ytXPVi

Oct 24, 2014

QOTD: “There’s more of a risk of falling down and twisting your ankle by not holding the railing” bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BChappatta: Just your average morning: Ebola can’t conquer NYC as subway passengers ride doctor’s route bloom.bg/1ytXPVi

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Apollo’s Josh Harris Said Close to Buying Crystal Palace

bloomberg.com — Apollo Global Management LLC co- founder Josh Harris is close to an agreement to buy Crystal Palace, two people with direct knowledge of the talks said, a deal that would make him the fifth owner of both a major U.S. sports franchise and a team in soccer's English Premier League.
Oct 24, 2014

Owner of the 76ers and Devils. - RT @soshnick: Apollo’s Josh Harris Said Close to Buying Crystal Palace bloom.bg/1zpwhVj #sportsbiz

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris nearing purchase of English soccer team Crystal Palace: bloom.bg/1w0xEX4 pic.twitter.com/Je1Xfh2IiE

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Marco Rubio’s Apology Tour

bloomberg.com — Marco Rubio glided through a group of 40 or so Republican insiders at Lisa Van Riper's South Carolina home, shaking hands and making jokes. "We are a nation of immigrants," he told the group at one point, the closest Van Riper could recall him coming to the topic of immigration reform.
Oct 24, 2014

"Almost to a person, they brought up immigration reform." Marco Rubio’s Apology Tour by @MichaelCBender ow.ly/DiGbU

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Brooklyn Bowling Alley Shuttered by Ebola Plans to Reopen

bloomberg.com — The Gutter, the Brooklyn bowling alley that closed last night because the doctor who tested positive for Ebola had visited the venue, plans to reopen today. The hotspot in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is sanitizing the establishment under the supervision of the New York City Health Department and expects to reopen "sometime today," according to a post on its Facebook page.
Oct 25, 2014

Brooklyn’s Gutter Tests Stigma of Ebola on Hipster Fans bloom.bg/1z4qymP

Oct 24, 2014

"Carlee Stone said...the news only adds to the (Gutter's) gritty vibe" via @JingleBellsCao goo.gl/3Kl3C6

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BChappatta: RT @JillianBerman: peak williamsburg: "the news only adds to the venue’s gritty vibe," says one Gutter patron. bloom.bg/1nCvhrD

Oct 24, 2014

RT @caroljsroth: Rebrands as "eBOWLa" RT @BloombergNews: Brooklyn bowling alley shuttered by Ebola plans to reopen today: bloom.bg/1tR41IS

Oct 24, 2014

RT @JillianBerman: peak williamsburg: "the news only adds to the venue’s gritty vibe," says one Gutter patron. bloom.bg/1nCvhrD

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NYC Hospital System Treating Ebola Patient Faces Deficit

bloomberg.com — The agency managing the hospital at the center of New York City's Ebola emergency is straining under the weight of rising pension and health-care expenses and the costs of treating poor, undocumented immigrants. The Health and Hospitals Corp., which runs Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, served 1.4 million patients last year, making it the biggest U.S.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: The hospital system treating NYC's Ebola patient expects to run a $833M deficit next year: bloom.bg/1sizyvZ pic.twitter.com/tLIiPo8U6Q

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: The hospital system treating NYC's Ebola patient expects to run a $833M deficit next year: bloom.bg/1sizyvZ pic.twitter.com/tLIiPo8U6Q

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: The hospital system treating NYC's Ebola patient expects to run a $833M deficit next year: bloom.bg/1sizyvZ pic.twitter.com/tLIiPo8U6Q

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: The hospital system treating NYC's Ebola patient expects to run a $833M deficit next year: bloom.bg/1sizyvZ pic.twitter.com/tLIiPo8U6Q

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: The hospital system treating NYC's Ebola patient expects to run a $833M deficit next year: bloom.bg/1sizyvZ pic.twitter.com/tLIiPo8U6Q

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Hillary Clinton No Longer Believes That Companies Create Jobs

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton has flip-flopped on whether companies create jobs-and she's done it since her book came out in June. Here's what she said Friday, as she tried to bask in the populist sun of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a Boston rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley: "Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

Chiquita Says Shareholders Reject Fyffes Acquisition

bloomberg.com — Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) said its shareholders rejected a proposed takeover of Ireland's Fyffes Plc (FFY) that would have created the world's largest banana producer. Ed Loyd, a spokesman for Charlotte, North Carolina-based Chiquita, confirmed the result of the vote in an e-mail today.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @RichardRubinDC: Well, that was fruitless. Here's the latest on the scuttled Chiquita tax inversion from @BloombergNews: bloom.bg/1xhBPMj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jackkaskey: Chiquita to talk with Cutrale-Safra about buyout after shareholders reject tie-up with Fyffes bloom.bg/1ytVXvY via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RichardRubinDC: Well, that was fruitless. Here's the latest on the scuttled Chiquita tax inversion from @BloombergNews: bloom.bg/1xhBPMj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RichardRubinDC: Well, that was fruitless. Here's the latest on the scuttled Chiquita tax inversion from @BloombergNews: bloom.bg/1xhBPMj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RichardRubinDC: Well, that was fruitless. Here's the latest on the scuttled Chiquita tax inversion from @BloombergNews: bloom.bg/1xhBPMj

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Servicing JFK Airliners for Decades, Now There’s Ebola

bloomberg.com — The airport job was a good job. You could put food on the table, buy boots for the kids and have enough left for an overnight or two in Atlantic City. All that changed in time, and now Victor Nunez, with 33 years on the job, was headed to work in the early hours at John F.
Oct 24, 2014

Servicing JFK Airliners for Decades, Now There’s Ebola bloom.bg/1xfG8HR via @BloombergNews //Wonderful read from @TMoroney #travel

Oct 24, 2014

"He was being told...that he would have to service an aircraft arriving from Nigeria." bloom.bg/1xfG8HR via @BloombergNews @TMoroney

Oct 24, 2014

Servicing JFK Airliners for Decades, Now There’s Ebola bloom.bg/1xfG8HR via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Matthew_Winkler: Servicing JFK planes for years, now there’s Ebola: A Day’s Work bloom.bg/1tQUNfC via @TMoroney

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Ebola-Stricken Doctor Passionate for Helping Africa Care

bloomberg.com — Oct. 23 (Bloomberg)-- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in New York City is a young emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University Medical Center with a passion for improving health care in Africa and other countries. Craig Spencer, 33, was rushed from his apartment at 546 West 147th Street to Bellevue Hospital at about noon on Thursday, after reporting a fever and stomach pain.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: NYC Ebola patient, "A committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first": bloom.bg/1tRrTfm pic.twitter.com/PxmHg4CYXA

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: NYC Ebola patient, "A committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first": bloom.bg/1tRrTfm pic.twitter.com/PxmHg4CYXA

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: NYC Ebola patient, "A committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first": bloom.bg/1tRrTfm pic.twitter.com/PxmHg4CYXA

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: NYC Ebola patient, "A committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first": bloom.bg/1tRrTfm pic.twitter.com/PxmHg4CYXA

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: NYC Ebola patient, "A committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first": bloom.bg/1tRrTfm pic.twitter.com/PxmHg4CYXA

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No Betting on Sports in New Jersey as Judge Stops New Law

bloomberg.com — A federal judge issued a temporary order blocking a New Jersey racetrack from taking bets this weekend on National Football League and other professional sports games, as a new law would allow. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, halted a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on Oct.

Kathryn Ruemmler, Ex-Obama Counsel, Withdraws From Justice Consideration

bloomberg.com — Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler took herself out of the running to become the next U.S. attorney general, according to two people familiar with the decision. Ruemmler had been President Barack Obama's preferred candidate to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, who said he will leave the job when a replacement is confirmed.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MikeDorning: Ruemmler, Obama's No 1. choice for AG, cites messy confirmation proceedings in removing herself from consideration. bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

Ruemmler, Obama's No 1. choice for AG, cites messy confirmation proceedings in removing herself from consideration. bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @bpolitics: Kathryn Ruemmler, Ex-Obama Counsel, Withdraws From Justice Consideration: bloom.bg/1tkdzv2

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dcraiggordon: BREAKING: She was @BarackObama's Number One choice, but Ruemmler takes herself out for AG bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dcraiggordon: BREAKING: She was @BarackObama's Number One choice, but Ruemmler takes herself out for AG bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

ECB Vies for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests

bloomberg.com — For the European Central Bank, success as the euro area's financial supervisor may begin this weekend with a few failures. At noon in Frankfurt on Oct. 26, investors will learn which of the currency bloc's 130 biggest banks fell short in the ECB's year-long examination of their asset strength and ability to withstand economic turbulence.
Oct 24, 2014

BBG reports Deutsche Bank could be a technical failure in stress tests. bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… 1/2

Oct 24, 2014

ECB aims for third time lucky on stress test before new role bloom.bg/1oBoPC2 via @Jeffrey_Black

Oct 24, 2014

RT @rebeccawire: Failures = success ECB Tries for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests bloom.bg/1ozeRBa via @BloombergNews @Jeffrey_Black

Oct 24, 2014

Failures = success ECB Tries for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests bloom.bg/1ozeRBa via @BloombergNews @Jeffrey_Black

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Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire

bloomberg.com — When he's not cruising the streets of Austria in his gray Tesla Model S, Andrey Akimov can often be found behind a desk on the seventh floor of a nondescript office building just across the Moskva River from the Kremlin.
Oct 24, 2014

Cold War banker to Putin billionaires walks sanctions wire bloom.bg/1tQUMs7 via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

Fascinating story on Andrey Akimov, Putin's secret banker. bloom.bg/ZPbWsi via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire bloom.bg/ZPbWsi

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In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpile of Expired Sanitizer

bloomberg.com — In the event Washington suffers an outbreak of Ebola, the U.S. government has almost 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer waiting for emergency workers. The trouble is that 84 percent of the stockpile has expired. An August audit by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that the U.S.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: U.S. government has almost 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer ready in the event Washington suffers an Ebola outbreak: bloom.bg/1xieAl6

Oct 24, 2014

RT @skmchaney: If #Ebola comes to DC there are 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer. 84% are expired. Thanks @aawayne, I feel great now. bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Joenewsguy: U.S. has plenty of stockpiled supplies for an outbreak. Some of it hasn't even expired yet. bloom.bg/12mYiy8 via @BloombergNews

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Patriotism Trumps Graft in Ukraine's Wartime Election

bloomberg.com — War may have ended the era when Ukrainians traded their votes for some cooking oil and flour. "I took the buckwheat but voted my heart," reads an Internet meme of an elderly lady displaying a rude gesture on Twitter and Facebook from an Internet group called Our Guard.