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Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000
December 14th, 2017. 9:05 AM

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 225,000

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European Central Bank leaves rates, stimulus plans unchanged
December 14th, 2017. 7:54 AM

The European Central Bank has left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year

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European, Asian shares slip as investors watch central banks
December 14th, 2017. 4:31 AM

European, Asian shares slip as investors watch central banks

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Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years
December 14th, 2017. 3:15 AM

Business survivors: AP revisits small business owners from Great Recession years, finds they're grateful but not gleeful

Beth McRae
Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind
December 14th, 2017. 3:12 AM

Superstar cities and stagnation: How the Great Recession perpetuated US regional divides

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind
Asian shares slip as Fed, China hikes dampen sentiment
December 14th, 2017. 1:18 AM

Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike; China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates

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China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate
December 13th, 2017. 11:48 PM

China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged

China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate
Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises
December 13th, 2017. 11:15 PM

Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike, China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates

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The Latest: China raises key policy rate after Fed's hike
December 13th, 2017. 11:14 PM

China's central bank responds to Fed's rate hike by nudging up key policy rate on lending to commercial banks

Janet Yellen
GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year
December 13th, 2017. 9:45 PM

GOP leaders forged agreement tax overhaul, paving the way to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year

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Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises
December 13th, 2017. 9:43 PM

Asian stocks are mixed after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises

Edward Landi
WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism
December 13th, 2017. 7:01 PM

A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States has ended without any substantial agreements

WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism
Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018
December 13th, 2017. 6:02 PM

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

Janet Yellen
GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year
December 13th, 2017. 5:27 PM

GOP leaders forged agreement tax overhaul, paving the way to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year

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How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday
December 13th, 2017. 5:10 PM

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday, as gains among grocery stores and other consumer-focused companies outweighed losses by banks

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Markets Right Now: US indexes close mostly higher
December 13th, 2017. 4:12 PM

Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street, but a pullback in bank stocks left the Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly lower.

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The Latest: Fed sees 'modest lift' to growth from tax cuts
December 13th, 2017. 3:08 PM

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says to expect a "modest lift" to economic growth from the Republican tax plan

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Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018
December 13th, 2017. 3:01 PM

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

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Markets Right Now: Financial markets steady after rate hike
December 13th, 2017. 2:20 PM

Financial markets were holding steady in afternoon trading after the Federal Reserve nudged interest rates higher and said the U.S. economy was on sound footing.

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Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday
December 13th, 2017. 2:12 PM

The full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement after its meeting Wednesday

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