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Yellen makes it clear that Fed's patience on rates has limits
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairwoman 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 ...
US stocks leap after Fed signals patience on rates  CNBC
FTSE rallies on Federal Reserve's rates hint  Telegraph.co.uk
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Putin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedy
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Strikes Harsh Tone With West  Wall Street Journal
Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ...  Washington Post
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Negative Swiss rates may not take much shine off franc as safe-haven
LONDON (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank's move to push interest rates into negative territory is unlikely to rob the franc of its safe-haven status among those fleeing riskier assets and the Russian crisis, but it may force a rethink among pension funds.
Swiss franc falls as Swiss central bank sets negative interest rate  MarketWatch
Swiss Negative Rates Targeting Foreign Banks Seeking Safety  Bloomberg
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US jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
US unemployment claims fall 6000  Fox News Latino
Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens  Los Angeles Times
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New York's Fracking Ban is a Major Setback for the Oil and Gas Industry
Five years ago it wasn't a question of if fracking would come to New York but when. Yesterday's decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban high volume hydraulic fracturing in the state is a measure of how much things have changed in a relatively short period of ...
Why New York's fracking ban is a victory for communities everywhere  Salon
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo bans hydraulic fracturing on health concern  Wall Street Hedge
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7 Ways That Amazon's New One-Hour Delivery Could Save the Day
Amazon is now offering one- and two-hour deliveries on "tens of thousands of daily essentials," which begs the question, when would you possibly need something that quickly?
Amazon Debuts One-Hour Delivery for Manhattan Customers  Businessweek
Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan  Washington Post
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FedEx Delivers Strong Growth But Misses Expectations
Despite strong earnings growth in the second quarter, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) missed consensus estimates. Its earnings per share grew 36% to $2.14, compared to $1.57 a year earlier.
FedEx Earnings: A Robust Quarter Finds No Love From Investors  Nasdaq
FedEx (FDX) Stock Rises in Pre-Market Trading Today After Goldman Sachs ...  TheStreet.com
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Jim Cramer: Rite Aid Earnings Are 'Beautiful,' Dunkin Donuts Has Issues
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Rite Aid (RAD) shares are up a healthy 12% to $6.75 Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter earnings.
Feds charge ex-exec in $14.6M scam against Rite Aid Corp.  PennLive.com
Rite Aid's healthcare investments are paying off  Fortune
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Aer Lingus Board Rejects IAG Takeover Bid
Ireland's Aer Lingus rejected a takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group on Thursday. Bloomberg News. By.
RPT-Aer Lingus says IAG bid undervalued airline  Reuters
British Airways-owner IAG says Aer Lingus rejects approach  Economic Times
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US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.80 percent
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year: Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Mortgage rates dropping like a rock  OCRegister
Mortgage rates fall to 2014 low  Chicago Tribune
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