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Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately sought to calm fears that one case would spread widely.

Cinco cosas a saber sobre el caso de ébola en EEUU

Funcionarios de salud anunciaron el martes el primer caso de ébola diagnosticado en Estados Unidos: un hombre que se encuentra aislado en terapia intensiva en el Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital en Dallas. Cinco cosas a saber respecto al caso: ¿CUÁNDO Y CÓMO SUCEDIÓ?

Neighborhood reborn amid Puerto Rico decline

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Laura Feliciano was scouting locations for a new restaurant in the Puerto Rican capital when she discovered she was priced out of the upscale waterfront districts that were her first choice. Instead, she set up several blocks inland on a grungy street lined with discount stores and pawn shops.

Renace tradicional barrio de Santurce en San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Laura Feliciano buscaba locales para abrir un restaurante en la capital puertorriqueña y se dio cuenta de que no estaba en condiciones de pagar los precios de las zonas más exclusivas junto al mar, como hubiera deseado. Entonces se adentró varias cuadras y se instaló en una calle mugrienta, llena de negocios baratos y casas de empeño.

Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008 — early in the so-called "Great Recession" — about 151,000 will forgo having any children as a result, at least by age 40.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

NEW YORK — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon. The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. Several other cities are on the brink.

Gasolina baja a menos de 3 dólares por galón

NUEVA YORK — El precio por galón de gasolina podría muy pronto comenzar con un "2'' en muchas partes de Estados Unidos. Aunque es común que el costo del combustible baje en otoño, este año se está abaratando un poco más por un descenso en los precios mundiales del petróleo. Para finales de año se calcula que el precio promedio en 30 estados sea de menos de tres dólares por galón (79 centavos por litro).

Fabricantes de gaseosas reducirán calorías

NUEVA YORK — Coca-Cola, Pepsi y Dr. Pepper anunciaron el martes que procurarán reducir en la próxima década 20% las calorías que ingieren los estadounidenses con las gaseosas de esas marcas mediante una intensificación de la venta de tamaños menores, agua embotellada y bebidas de dieta. Las empresas hicieron el anuncio durante la Iniciativa Global Clinton en la ciudad de Nueva York, en un momento en que los tres fabricantes más grandes de gaseosas en el país enfrentan presiones por el papel de las bebidas edulcoradas en el aumento de las tasas de obesidad.

Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

NEW YORK — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City and comes as the country's three biggest soda makers face pressure over the role of sugary drinks in fueling obesity rates.

Calle 13 are lead nominees for Latin Grammys

NEW YORK — Calle 13 is the top competitor for the Latin Grammys. Eduardo Cabra of the group is nominated for 10 awards, including producer of the year, while the Puerto Rican band is up for nine. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Andres Castro has eight nominations and Tom Coyne has seven. Calle 13's "Multiviral' will compete for album of the year; "Respira El Momento" and "Ojos Color Sol" are up for song and record of the year. Those top three categories have 10 nominees each.



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