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July 30, 2014 | KQED · Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
 
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July 30, 2014 | WNYC · In the past 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
 
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July 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Beige Book

Jul 17, 2013 — The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.
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Mar 6, 2013 — As the year began there was at least some growth in most parts of the country, the central bank says.
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Nov 28, 2012 — The central bank says conditions continued to improve, though not dramatically, in recent weeks. The report adds to other evidence that the economy is moving along fast enough to keep unemployment from rising, but not fast enough to bring the jobless rate down sharply.
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Jun 6, 2012 — According to reports collected by the central bank, the economic outlook remains "positive." That's more upbeat than the kinds of things many economists have been saying in recent days.
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Jan 11, 2012 — The language in the central bank's "beige book" look at the economy has gotten more upbeat. It sees "modest to moderate" growth.
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Oct 19, 2011 — Some see a sign in the central bank's language of slightly better growth. But have its words changed that much?
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Jun 8, 2011 — "Some slowing in the pace of growth was noted in the New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago districts," the Fed says, while "Dallas characterized that region's economy as accelerating" and growth was "steady" elsewhere.
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