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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Yellen Signals Rate Increase This Year
U.S. stocks fluctuated after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that while she expects to raise interest rates this year, the pace of further increases will be gradual.
Yellen expects Fed to raise key short-term interest rate this year  Los Angeles Times
UPDATE 1-Fed on track to hike rates as economic headwinds wane -Yellen  Reuters
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Firmer underlying inflation keeps Fed on rate hike path
WASHINGTON Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year.
US Stocks Mostly Unchanged on Lower Oil, Higher Inflation  New York Times
Inflation Closer to Fed's Goal After Bigger Gain in Core Prices  Bloomberg
UPDATE 1-US oil platform on fire in Gulf Of Mexico; no injuries -Coast Guard
(Adds detail throughout). May 22 (Reuters) - An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the U.S.
Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated  seattlepi.com
US Coast Guard Responds to Oil Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico  Wall Street Journal
Fast-Track Votes in Congress: There Will Be Blood
House members from both parties are sharpening their knives and hoping to gut a bill granting President Obama, and the next president, trade promotion authority.
Why economists think the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be good for Americans  PRI
How do you (try to) stop fast-track trade authority? With three separate ...  Washington Post (blog)
Target breach settlement with MasterCard falls through
A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard over the massive 2013 data breach has fallen through. The proposed out-of-court agreement required that at least 90% of banks affected by the breached approved the settlement.
MasterCard, Target data breach settlement falls apart  Reuters
Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support  Washington Post
Well Done To Venezuela's Bolivarian Socialist Revolution; Reporting Prices Is ...
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Venezuel's Currency Tumbles to a New Low  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to offload bolivars  KTVL
Loudoun's Population Grows By 33 People A Day
Loudoun continues to rank as Virginia's fastest-growing county, according to updated figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau—adding population at a rate of more than 1,000 people per month during the past year.
The long-term rise of the urban American west  Washington Post (blog)
Ten US Cities Now Have 1 Million People or More  Kansas City infoZine
Wal-Mart Encourages Meat and Egg Suppliers to Curb Antibiotic Use
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking its meat and egg suppliers to curb their use of antibiotics and offer animals more humane living conditions, inching into a tricky supply issue as Americans press for higher standards for what they eat.
Wal-Mart Pushes Meat Suppliers To Curb Antibiotics WMT  Investor's Business Daily
Walmart presses seafood suppliers to curb antibiotic use  IntraFish.com
Thr pain you feel at the pump? Bad, but not as bad as last Memorial Day
If you're wincing at the cost of gasoline as get ready for your Memorial Day driving trip, take heart: You're not paying as much as you did last year.
Memorial Day Gas Prices at Six-Year Low  Fox Business
Westchester Ready For Busiest Memorial Day Weekend Of Travel In Decade  The Daily Voice
Breaking News from CNBC's David Faber: Microsoft, Salesforce Held Significant ...
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Microsoft, Salesforce talks fall through on pricing: CNBC  Reuters
Salesforce.com (CRM) Stock Up After Rejecting Microsoft's $55 Billion ...  TheStreet.com