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Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept...

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Old convictions, new questions as car flaws raise crash doubts

Lakisha Ward-Green spent three months in jail after she lost control of her Chevrolet Cobalt, killing her teenage passenger. Last week, a Pennsylvania judge,...


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Strong August sales spur GM to boost 2015 U.S. industry outlook

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Detroit’s three carmakers all reported surprisingly robust August sales, powered by pickups and sport utility vehicles, suggesting U....


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As Microsoft takes on the Feds, Apple and Amazon watch nervously

Microsoft responded to a pre-dawn fax from the FBI in January. The two terrorists who killed a dozen people at the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris had Microsoft...


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The use of sarcasm in the workplace is no joke

“I’m actually not that funny. I’m just mean and people think I’m joking.” -Anonymous The dictionary defines sarcasm as: A mocking,...


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Midwest corn goes from soaked to choked

Bill Long says the 1,500 acres of corn he grows in Illinois is a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly, after soaking rains in June and July were followed by a dry...




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Unconvincing reasons the Fed will wait on rates

There have been several theories floating around for why the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates in September: oil at $40 a barrel means there’s no...


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Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used...


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How Trump is winning over anti-Wall Street Republicans

It may sound absurd that a super- rich real estate mogul who peddles opulence is enticing voters who are fed up with the finance community. And yet a new Bloomberg...


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Five lessons from last week's wild markets

It might be tempting to conclude that there are no lessons to draw from the wild ride in financial markets last week. After all, the Standard & Poor’s 500...


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China pins market plunge on financial journalist, airs

What’s roiling China’s stock market? A journalist, apparently. Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for a respected Chinese business magazine,...


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As Microsoft takes on the Feds, Apple and Amazon watch nervously

Microsoft responded to a pre-dawn fax from the FBI in January. The two terrorists who killed a dozen people at the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris had Microsoft...


Strong August sales spur GM to boost 2015 U.S. industry outlook

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Detroit’s three carmakers all reported surprisingly robust August sales, powered by pickups and sport utility vehicles, suggesting U....