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Highlights: Fed chief Yellen's news conference after FOMC meeting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference following the conclusion of the U.S.
Yellen Doesn't See Fed Raising Interest Rates Before April  Businessweek
Asian Morning Briefing: US Stocks Jump as Fed Signals Patience  Wall Street Journal
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Cuomo to Ban Fracking as Health Officials Call It Unsafe
The New York state Health Department said fracking for natural gas can't be done safely, dooming prospects that Governor Andrew Cuomo will end a six-year moratorium.
New York to Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer  ABC News
New York's Fracking Ban May Spawn Litigation -- Or Maybe Just Despair  Forbes
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US STOCKS-Wall St holds sharp gains; Fed to take patient approach on rates
... * Fed on track to raise rates sometime next year. * Energy shares lead gains on S&P 500. * Indexes up: Dow 1.1 pct, S&P 1.3 pct, Nasdaq 1.4 pct (Updates to late afternoon).
Bank stocks rise on Fed tide � for now  USA TODAY
Market Wrap: Pledge from the Fed Sends Stocks Up  DailyFinance
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Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba
NEW YORK Dec 17 (Reuters) - A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company are the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba.
Obama outlines a change in U.S policy to normalize trade relations with Cuba  Bio & Tech Insights
Keep an eye on CUBA  USA TODAY
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Fed confident on US growth, opens door wider to rate hike
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S.
Yellen's view on oil's dive and more highlights from the Fed press ...  MarketWatch
Fed Gets Rare Hat Trick of Dissent  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Biggest Price Drop Since 2008 Lifts U.S. Consumers: Economy
Prices paid by American consumers dropped in November by the most in almost six years, providing a boost to buying power that will propel economic growth.
What inflation? Consumer prices fall by largest amount in six years.  Christian Science Monitor
Consumer Prices Fell In November  KWTX
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New York casino picks a 'huge relief' for Atlantic City, analyst says
A New York board today selected three locations for gambling resorts in the state, one of which is roughly 60 miles from Mahwah in Bergen County, but passed on plans for casinos even closer to New Jersey.
Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca Counties  CBS Local
Existing gambling sites in New York state  San Francisco Chronicle
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FedEx shares dropped on earnings miss
FedEx (FDX) shares fell sharply Wednesday after the package delivery giant reported earnings that increased yet fell short of Wall Street expectations.
FedEx Corporation (FDX) Tanks after 2Q Earnings Disappoint  ValueWalk
FedEx Misses Street 2Q Forecasts, but Profit Jumps 23 Pct  ABC News
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Uber explores using biometrics and lie detectors to screen drivers
Uber has come under fire for allegedly doing little to protect passengers from unscrupulous drivers, and it's determined to improve that reputation -- in some cases, using relatively unusual methods.
Uber plans to use biometrics and 'scientific analysis' to screen drivers  Los Angeles Times
Uber Responds To Concerns With Promises To Invest More In Customer Safety  TechCrunch
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IBM says cloud business enjoying 'breakthrough year'
LONDON (Reuters) - IBM aims to expand the number of data centers it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its ...
IBM Cloud Helps Diabetizer Improve the Accuracy and Flexibility of Diabetes ...  MarketWatch
IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud  Computerworld
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