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  • US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news

    The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.
  • Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate. She described the U.S. economy as...

    US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike

    Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates...

    Yellen expects Fed to raise key short-term interest rate this year

    Yellen expects Fed to raise key short-term interest rate this year
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday that she expected the central bank to increase its benchmark short-term interest rate this year if the economy continues to improve. It was her clearest signal yet of when the Fed would raise the...

    Business Highlights

    ___ Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are...