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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.
This week on Wall Street: US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate
Global Economy Weekahead - US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate  Reuters India
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
SeaWorld tries to stamp out killer whale criticism with bold new ad campaign
The �Ask Sea World� effort aims to counter claims from the �Blackfish� documentary and a new book that alleges the park mistreats its orcas.
Problems at SeaWorld with its Exposure of Abusing Animals being supplied ...  The Standard Daily
Lawsuit against SeaWorld over treatment of whales  The Silver Ink
China sets up leading team on Belt and Road initiative
BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese central government has set up a special leading group to oversee the implementation of the Belt and Road initiatives, the office of the group said.
MAC cautions against Beijing's 'Belt and Road' initiative  WantChinaTimes
China unveils action plan on Belt and Road Initiative  Daily Times
Pressured by low cost gas, nation's largest nuke firm desires to say it's green _ ...
A significant player in the troubled nuclear energy business is attempting to modify the guidelines of the power game. Exelon Corp.
The Nuclear Power Company Exelon thinks they Deserve to be Treated how ...  The Standard Daily
Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money
Seattle will no longer fund travel to Indiana
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Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana  ABC News
Seattle mayor bans city-funded travel to Indiana  New York Recorder
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)
Pepsi Dislodges Diet Coke From No. 2 Top Soda Spot
(Photo : WalMart) To raise people's awareness of the amount of sugar most people consume, George Prior took a 30-day challenge of drinking 10 cans of Coca-Cola every day.
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
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