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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:When will it start tightening its benchmark short-term interest rate to make sure future inflation remains under control? How wil ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.A party-line vote — and ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister ...more

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired 218,000 workers in July, below what analysts projected and the level set the previous month, a report by a payrolls processor released on Wednesday showed. Private job gains in June were 281,000, which was t ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.The U.S. and European Union on Tuesday ann ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.New People's A ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.A South Korean Defense Ministry official said the ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.It still beat Wall Street expectations and the nation's second-biggest health insurer raised its profit e ...more

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages slipped last week as refinancing applications dropped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application ...more