West Texas Intermediate traded near the lowest price in more than 17 months after government data showed crude inventories expanded for a second week at the biggest U.S. oil-storage hub. Brent was steady in London.
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Four days after Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was hospitalized after earlier being sent away from the ER, some parents removed their children from school because of reports he was in contact with five students.
EBay Inc. is spinning off its PayPal division, throwing the business into direct competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as consumers step up the use of smartphones and computers to pay for goods and services.