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Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Fed to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and...full story
updated 2015-05-23 03:01 AM
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Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Fed to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

Judge allowing new lawsuit in Sofia Vergara embryo fight
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY
Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A judge is allowing Sofia Vergara's ex-boyfriend to file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of frozen embryos created during their....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

2 California men arrested in helping terrorism group

Associated Press

SANTA ANA, California (AP) -- The FBI says two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorism organization. Bureau....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

Manager: Schumacher improving 17 months after ski accident

Associated Press

GLAND, Switzerland (AP) -- Michael Schumacher's manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies. The former foes completed on Friday a third round of negotiations....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

Dutch Standings

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BC-SOC--Dutch Standings ....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

Business events scheduled for the coming week
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

All times are Eastern. MONDAY, May 25 U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day. TUESDAY, May 26 WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases durable goods for April,....Fullstory

2015-05-23 03:01 AM

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