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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Signals the Fed sends this week may move the financial markets.

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App for women in NYC to find women cab drivers

Less than 3 percent of New York City's licensed taxi and limousine drivers are women.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issu…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla. In Citrus County, Florida more than a third of residents are senior citizens…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

INVERNESS, Fla. — A billboard at the county line advertises home health-care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family members up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get fe…

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US wealth gap putting strain on state revenue

US wealth gap putting strain on state revenue

WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

An Illinois Department of Revenue employee offers assistance to income tax payers in Springfield. A new report by Standard & Poor’s says that the widening wealth gap has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue.

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Battle against Islamic State threatens future defense cuts

Battle against Islamic State threatens future defense cuts

Operation may eat into some of nearly $500 billion in planned cuts. 

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Underwater homeowners hold their breath

Underwater homeowners hold their breath

Is Congress finally going to help out consumers? 

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Police cashing in on some who committed no crime

Police cashing in on some who committed no crime

A Washington Post investigation found widespread civil forfeiture abuses.

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Fed ready to stiffen rules for major banks

Fed ready to stiffen rules for major banks

Regulators can ensure banks operate with enough reserves for their own good.

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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How the suburbs got poor

The suburbs have long been a refuge for families looking for an affordable place to live.

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Leonard Pitts: Why are red states lagging?

Leonard Pitts: Why are red states lagging?

Why are Democrats letting Republicans get away with economic prosperity claims?

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