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GE, IMI, buyout funds line up bids for Italy's Petrolvalves -sources

LONDON, Sept 2 - General Electric, UK engineer IMI and buyout funds CVC and First Reserve are preparing binding offers for Italian valve maker Petrolvalves, sources familiar with the situation said.

UPDATE 1-U.S. CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

CHICAGO, Sept 2 - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa and a "massive" response is needed to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

7:36pm BST

TIMELINE-World's worst Ebola outbreak tests global response

Sept 2 - International agencies and governments are struggling to contain the world's worst epidemic of the Ebola haemorrhagic virus that has killed over 1,500 people in West Africa. Here is a timeline of the main developments in the outbreak. March 22 - Guinea confirms that a previously unidentified haemorrhagic fever which killed over 50 people in its southeast Forest Region is the Ebola virus disease. One study traces the suspected original source to a 2-year-old b

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Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak, CDC efforts -White House

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 - President Barack Obama has been briefed by top U.S. health officials about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa, the White House said on Tuesday.

7:12pm BST

CORRECTED-US CDC says Ebola threatening stability of affected countries

(Corrects first paragraph to add "Centers" dropped from full name of CDC)

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