US central bank HQ anthrax-free - fed reserve

US - The US Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington has been declared anthrax-free after testing negative for the germ, a spokesman said.

Fed spokesman Dave Skidmore was speaking on Friday, the day after mail at a detached handling facility for the central bank tested positive for the potentially deadly bacterium.

"Environmental tests conducted overnight in the area outside and inside our building were negative," he said.

Late on Thursday, Fed officials said initial tests that day on a small

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