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Yellen Touts Slow, Steady Approach
Chart of how U.S. investors feel about the possibility of an interest rate hike. Tribune News Service. By Steven Mufson. The Washington Post.
US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate  Reuters
How Will Janet Yellen's Speech Affect The U.S. Dollar Going Forward?  Seeking Alpha (registration)
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Dow Chemical to sell most chlorine assets in US$5b deal
[MIDLAND] Dow Chemical Co will separate a portion of its century-old chlorine business and sell it to Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal worth US$5 billion as part of efforts to shed low-margin assets.
Dow Chemical: A Buy As Transformation Accelerates  Seeking Alpha (registration)
Dow Chemical and Olin Corporation sign $5 billion deal for chlorine business  NY City News
Problems at SeaWorld with its Exposure of Abusing Animals being supplied ...
SeaWorld The profits at SeaWorld are beginning to feel the effects of the bad exposure of how they treat their marine animals. This exposure was generated by the movie Blackfish and the subsequent book Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and ...
Lawsuit against SeaWorld over treatment of whales  The Silver Ink
SeaWorld debate flares: Are families souring on orca shows? (+video)  Christian Science Monitor
Seattle will no longer fund travel to Indiana
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Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana  ABC News
Seattle, San Francisco mayors join in boycott of Indiana more than RFRA  Chicago Daily News
Stock of Local Interest: Kraft soars on Heinz merger
The announcement of Kraft Foods' intention to merge with Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz sent the stock soaring 44 percent last week to a Friday close of $89.10 per share.
Is Mondelez the next takeover target?  Crain's Chicago Business
Steelers: So What's the Deal with Heinz Field?  Still Curtain
Regulating payday loans is tougher than it sounds
This week, President Obama was in Birmingham, and had some words about payday loan places. This industry seems to be under attack, so why don't they just reduce their rates to more reasonable levels?
New rules may keep consumers off payday loan hamster wheel  Boston Globe (subscription)
Pastor recognized by President Obama hopes people take note of payday dangers  WTVM
State jobless rate edges down to 5.5%
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued a slow decline in February, dropping to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in January, the U.S.
Vt. unemployment rate hits 8-year low  Rutland Herald
Local, state unemployment down  The Killeen Daily Herald
Popularity of Carbonated Drinks Plunges Deeper
Carbonated drinks have fallen out of favor in the United States over the past decade while sales of healthier alternatives have risen sharply.
Pepsi overtakes Eating plan Coke as second-most well known soda  New York Recorder
Diet soda sales fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot  Waterbury Republican American
Ford CEO Mark Fields Banked $18 Million In 2014
Look away �Occupy�-ers, cuz' the super rich are still, well, super rich. Case in point, Ford CEO Mark Fields. The chief exec banked a cool $18.6 million in salary and compensation in 2014.
Ford CEO Mark Fields Earned $18.6 Million for All of 2014  Modern Readers
Get free, honest tax help
This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows health care tax forms 8962, 1095-A, and 8965, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). �.
Thousands of Oregon taxpayers due refunds  The Register-Guard
Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped Americans  Online Athens