Fed keeps key rate steady but notes rising inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday but noted that inflation is nearing the Fed's 2 percent target rate after years of remaining undesirably low.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Pentagon: Claims of retaliation for complaints on rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. service members said they faced retribution for filing sexual assault or harassment complaints last year than in 2016, according to an annual Pentagon report, as the Defense Department saw a growing number of sexual misconduct cases.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press