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Ebola

Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko

Putin says Russia won't demand early repayment of $3 billion lent to Ukraine

Russia does not intend to demand early repayment of $3 billion which it lent to Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with German TV channel ARD, a transcript of which was released by the Kremlin on Saturday.

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Jerry Perenchio

From Monet to Picasso, L.A. museum gets major gift from mogul

In a town famously built on self-promotion, Hollywood mogul Jerry Perenchio preferred to stay out of the spotlight, which he says "fades your suit."

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Ebola

Ebola crisis highlights China's philanthropic shortfall

China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons - it has more than anywhere outside the United States - have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy.

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US Dollar

Dallas Zoo sells rights to name baby giraffe for $50,000

The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently born giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who asked to remain nameless, a zoo official said on Monday.

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Student loan debt

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid.

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Money

Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well.

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Blackstone Group LP

Cementos Portland approaches Blackstone over debt refinancing-source

Spanish cement company Cementos Portland Valderrivas majority owned by FCC, has approached Blackstone over the refinancing of 345 million euros ($436.36 million) of debt, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

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Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange

Digital pen maker N-trig files for Tel Aviv share offering

N-trig, an Israeli provider of digital pens and chips for touch screens, has submitted a prospectus for an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the company said on Sunday.

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Money

Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.

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Ebola

China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid

China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus.

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Li Ka Shing

China's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola: WFP

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme said on Monday.

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Non GMO campaign

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show.

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Ebola virus treatment centre

U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October.

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Viktor Yanukovich and Vladimir Putin

As Ukraine's debt tangle unwinds, Russia holds key thread

A selloff on Ukraine's dollar debt is focusing attention on a controversial $3 billion bond held by Russia, raising investor concerns that President Vladimir Putin could use the issue to trigger a cascade of defaults across Kiev's sovereign Eurobonds.

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