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UPDATE 5-Gas truck blast rocks Mexico hospital; 2 dead, 66 injured

MEXICO CITY, Jan 29 - A gas truck explosion decimated large parts of a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and a child and leaving dozens injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said.

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Abbott CEO losing no sleep over stronger dollar

Jan 29 - Abbott Laboratories' chief executive officer is not worried about the stronger dollar, telling analysts on Thursday his company will better withstand its painful effects than rivals due to its European factories and growing sales of nutritional products, medical diagnostics and medical optics.

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Suspected Ebola patient admitted to California hospital

SACRAMENTO, Calif, Jan 29 - A patient suspected of being infected with Ebola was admitted on Thursday to the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, the hospital said in a statement.

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What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Friday, Jan. 30

(The Day Ahead is an email and PDF publication that includes the day's major stories and events, analyses and other features. To receive The Day Ahead, Eikon users can register at . Thomson One users can register at RT/DAY/US. All times in ET/GMT) Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil producer, is expected to report a drop in fourth-quarter profit due to slumping commodity prices, according to analysts and update its 2015 spending plans. The Commerce Department's Advance or fir

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March meeting to plan rebuilding of Ebola-hit states

NAIROBI, Jan 29 - Governments and international organisations plan to meet in March to work out how to rebuild three West African nations whose economies have been shattered by Ebola, a U.N. envoy said on Thursday.

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