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Fed's 'Patience' on an Interest Rate Increase Has Its Limits
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen restored clarity to the central bank's monetary policy plans, saying it was on course to raise interest rates, though not right away, after officials issued a statement that some Fed-watchers found confusing.
Most Wall Street firms still project June 2015 rate hike: Reuters poll  Reuters
Stocks rally in the wake of Fed patience on rates  CNBC
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Poll: 81 Percent Back Putin Even as Ruble Falls
MOSCOW - From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Strikes Harsh Tone on With West  Wall Street Journal
Russian Crisis Creeps Into Europe on Ruble Rout, Economic Slump  Bloomberg
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Stocks climb on Fed policy signals; oil slips again
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street up more than 1 percent for a second straight day on what investors viewed as a favorable result from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting.
Swiss Central Bank to Introduce Negative Interest Rates  Wall Street Journal
Europe rallies on Fed pledge; DAX up 2%; Putin speaks  CNBC
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Jobless Claims Fall to 289000 in Latest Week
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped last week and stayed near 14-year lows, the latest evidence of labor-market improvement.
Jobless Claims in U.S. Decrease to Lowest Level in Six Weeks  Bloomberg
Jobless claims still signal strong US hiring  MarketWatch
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Rite Aid Rises After Drug Sales Help Earnings Beat Estimates
Rite Aid Corp. (RAD:US) surged the most in more than a year after quarterly profit and revenue topped analysts' estimates, helped by an increase in sales of prescription drugs, and the retailer boosted its annual earnings forecast.
Rite Aid shares rise on earnings beat  USA TODAY
Rite Aid raises full-year forecast after strong third quarter  CNBC
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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
Gov. Cuomo Makes Sense on Fracking  New York Times
NY fracking ban could improve chances for Pa. Marcellus Shale tax
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Amazon's new Prime Now service promises one-hour delivery
Initially rolling out only for parts of Manhattan, the new Prime Now service is the latest attempt by Amazon to compete with brick-and-mortar stores by offering speedy delivery on essential items. Launches One-Hour Delivery in Manhattan  Bloomberg
Amazon launches one-hour deliveries with Prime Now  Fortune
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Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) - Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger.
Amid Scrutiny, Uber Vows Bigger Focus on Safety  ABC News
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FedEx Price Target Increased to $165.00 by Analysts at RBC Capital (FDX)
FedEx logo Analysts at RBC Capital upped their price target on shares of FedEx (NYSE:FDX) from $155.00 to $165.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.
FedEx Corp. (FDX) Dropped To Over A 1-Month Low After Weak Q2 Report  RTT News
Thursday Best Stocks: FedEx Corporation (FDX), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI ...  WallStreet Scope
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Kraft Foods CEO to Step Down, With Chairman Taking Over Job
Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT:US) Chief Executive Officer Tony Vernon is stepping down from the helm of the maker of Velveeta and Jell-O, with Chairman John Cahill taking over the job.
UPDATE 1-Kraft Foods appoints Chairman John Cahill as CEO  Reuters
Kraft Foods Group CEO to Retire, Names Chairman Successor  Wall Street Journal
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