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Fed keeps 'considerable time'...sort of
Despite expectations that the Federal Reserve would take its first, albeit tentative, step toward raising interest rates Wednesday, the central bank instead opted to keep a key piece of language in its post-meeting statement.
Federal Reserve Says It Will Be 'Patient' on Interest Rate Timing  New York Times
Fed confident about US growth, opens door wider to rate hike  Reuters
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Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba
NEW YORK (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.
US-Cuba breakthrough is a bonanza for these companies  The Globe and Mail
Obama Moves To Restore Cuba Relations, Prompts Spike In Cuba-Focused Fund  Forbes
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Fed Officials Lower Fed Funds Rate Forecast to 1.125% End-2015
Federal Reserve officials see the federal funds rate rising less by the end of 2015 than they projected three months ago, according to the median estimate of new forecasts released today.
US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015  Tulsa World
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New York State Bans Fracking
The country's push to find clean domestic energy has zeroed in on natural gas, but cases of water contamination have raised serious questions about the primary drilling method being used.
UPDATE 3-New York bans fracking after health report  Reuters
New York Will Move To Prohibit Fracking Over Health Concerns  CBS Local
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Putin Will Face Media Thursday in 'Moment of Truth'
Russian President Vladimir Putin will face questions from the media at his annual press conference Thursday after the central bank announced extraordinary steps to ease the country's worst economic crisis since the 1998 default.
Russia just averted financial meltdown (for now). And it cost nothing.  Fortune
As Ruble Dies, Russia Sells Crown Jewels To Stem The Chaos (RSX)  Seeking Alpha
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Dow Jones Industrial Average Surges 300 Points After Fed Is 'Patient' On Hiking ...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared over 300 points Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve dropped the phrase "considerable time" from its monetary policy statement, signaling the central bank could raise interest rates sometime next year.
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St adds to gains following Fed statement  Reuters
Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed meeting  Daily Times
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Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals
ALBANY, N.Y. A New York board has recommended three sites for upstate casinos but rejected 13 others. Here's a look at the proposals: ---.
New York Board Approves Three Upstate Casinos  Casino.Org News
NY casino proposals at a glance  The Daily Freeman
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European stocks seen rising 13 per cent by end-2015, helped by ECB easing: Poll
European shares are set to bounce back in 2015 after a roller-coaster ride this quarter, helped by the European Central Bank's ultra-loose policy and as a weaker euro and lower oil prices lift earnings, a Reuters poll forecasts.
Rebound in energy stocks and ECB aid prospect lifts European shares  Daily Mail
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FedEx shares plunge 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: Buy the Stock on the Dip  Barron's
Fedex (FDX) Earnings Report: Q2 2015 Conference Call Transcript
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On Deck Jumps in Debut After $200 Million IPO of Web Lender
On Deck Capital Inc., a Web-based lending platform for small businesses, surged in its trading debut after raising $200 million in an initial public offering.
UPDATE 2-Online lender OnDeck Capital's shares soar in debut  Reuters
OnDeck CEO talks about his company's big IPO  Fortune
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