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The dollar tumbled and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of American labor costs dulled prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. Wall Street stock prices rose, also taking a cue from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years. Oil prices declined for a second day on growing worries about global oversupply.
An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak. The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone. "This is an extremely promising development," added WHO chief Margaret Chan.
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Golf reclaimed center stage from Donald Trump at the Women's British Open as Suzann Pettersen tamed tough early conditions to set a challenging clubhouse target midway through the second round on Friday.