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New Fed chair's 'dashboard' of job-market gauges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy's health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn't leave investors in the dark.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Al-Qaida spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial, portraying the al-Qaida leader as worried and apprehensive as he contemplated how America would respond.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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EU mulls further sanctions on Russia over Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia faces further sanctions from the European Union on Thursday over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as tensions in the region remained high despite the release of a Ukrainian naval commander.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The penalty is the largest of its kind ever imposed on an auto company, the Justice Department said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Malaysian plane mystery bewilders, frustrates

Solving the mystery of the missing Malaysian plane is proving to be as easy as cracking a homicide without a body.

Or a witness.

Or a motive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ukraine making plans to pull troops from Crimea

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government said Wednesday it has begun drawing up plans to pull its troops from Crimea, where Russia is steadily taking formal control as its armed forces seize military installations across the disputed peninsula.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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