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Yellen may help pave way for higher rates on Friday

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington March 16, 2016. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has struck a largely cautious tone since … Continue reading

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Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear … Continue reading

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U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. … Continue reading

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Islamic State drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border

A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo’s Saif al-Dawla district, Syria March 6, 2015. Reuters/Hosam Katan/File Photo Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched … Continue reading

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G7 vows growth efforts as Japan’s Abe warns of global crisis

The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. G7 leaders wrapped up a … Continue reading

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Trump vows to undo Obama’s climate agenda in appeal to oil sector

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America’s most ambitious environmental … Continue reading

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Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags

Visitors walk past a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan February 5, 2016. Reuters/Toru Hanai/File Photo Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for … Continue reading

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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the first congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo taken by Kyodo May 9, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via Reuters North Korea threatened retaliation … Continue reading

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U.S. economic growth revised higher in first quarter; profits rebound

U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter although not as sharply as initially thought, as a surge in home building and steady inventory accumulation partially offset the impact of modest consumer spending and soft business investment. Gross domestic product … Continue reading

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Spellers from Texas, N.Y. state battle to tie in U.S. Spelling Bee

Nihar Janga, a fifth-grader from Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, a seventh-grader from Painted Post, New York, were named co-champions of the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after battling 25 rounds head to head. The late-night duel twice … Continue reading

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