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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S.
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low  Businessweek
Fed: No hurry to raise rates  Longview News-Journal
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Dollar soars to six-year peak on yen after Fed, Tokyo stocks cheer
SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.
Asian Stocks Outside Japan Fall, Topix Surges After Fed  Businessweek
Tokyo shares open higher on stronger U.S. dollar  GlobalPost
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Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, a port worker walks past a piles of cargo at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan has logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.8 million) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as weak demand at home hit imports ...
Japan exports hit by weak U.S. shipments, sap economic recovery  GlobalPost
Japan exports knocked by weak U.S. shipments, hurt economic recovery  NEWS.GNOM.ES
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NYSE's Bell-Ringing an Earful for Nasdaq With Alibaba Record IPO
On the morning of June 26, Scott Cutler, head of global listings for NYSE Group Inc., got a phone call from Michael Yao of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Alibaba IPO gives insiders rare chance to sell early  MarketWatch
The 10 Largest US Internet IPOs Of All Time  seattlepi.com
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China's yuan falls on weaker midpoint, market confidence weakens
SHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank set a weaker official rate, with gloomy August property data further depressing market confidence, traders said.
China central bank struggles as borrowers hold off  MarketWatch
China Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top Lenders  New York Times
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Bill Passed to Avert Government Shutdown by U.S. House of Representatives
On Wednesday, lawmakers approved the stop-gap measure that prevents the October 1st shutdown of the government. The bill also allows the United States Export and Import Bank to continue operating for the next nine months.
House votes to extend Ex-Im Bank's charter  Houston Chronicle
Boeing Statement on Export-Import Bank Extension  MarketWatch
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UPDATE 1-California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation
(Adds Uber statement in paragraph 9). Sept 17 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously ...
California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation  Jamestown Sun
Uber, Lyft reportedly sinking San Francisco taxi business  CNET
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Pier 1 Imports posts lower profit
Customer traffic in Pier 1 Imports stores declined in the second quarter, leading the Fort Worth-based home furnishings chain to say it's reviewing leases as they come up.
Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%  CNNMoney
Pier 1 Imports posts lower profit, trims outlook  MarketWatch
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IMF warns of growing risks to global economy ahead of G-20 talks
The International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday of growing risks to the global economy such as geopolitical tensions and urged Japan and Europe to continue with monetary easing to get out of low inflation.
IMF calls on G20 for 'decisive action'  Sky News Australia
Investors Underpricing Risk May Threaten Growth, IMF Says  Businessweek
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Feds sue online payday lender
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing online payday lender Hydra Group, which it believes is running an illegal cash-grab scam.
US Courts Close 2 Payday Lenders Accused of Fraud  New York Times
Lawsuits: Payday loan scheme victimized consumers  USA TODAY
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