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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
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
Germanwings Crash Raises Questions About Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness
Aviation agencies in Europe and the United States once banned all pilots from flying if they disclosed a mental illness to their employers.
Pilot mental-health testing is faulted
Germanwings crash raises questions of mental health help for co-workers  KSFY
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?
Short-term loans are just not worth it  Worcester Telegram
Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money
Exelon Corp. says Illinois lawmakers must revamp the power market or potentially see three of that state's nuclear plants close, including the nuclear plant in Byron seen here on March 16, 2011.
The Nuclear Power Company Exelon thinks they Deserve to be Treated how ...  The Standard Daily
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