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Fed rate rise welcomed in stock markets around the world

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets surged Thursday as the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade ended a period of uncertainty that had been roiling investors for the past few months. The Fed's signal that rate rises over the coming months will be gradual also helped soothe concerns.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Officer's mistrial in Gray's death a letdown for both sides

BALTIMORE (AP) — As jurors deliberated the fate of one of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore braced for a possible repeat of the protests, destruction and dismay that engulfed the city in April, when Gray died of a broken neck in the back of a police van. But instead of a dramatic conclusion, there was confusion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Putin says Russia's ready to improve ties with the US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States and work with whomever is elected its next president, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary John Kerry earlier this week showed that Washington is ready to "move toward settling the issues that can only be settled through joint efforts."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) — Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to the ones received by the Los Angeles and New York school districts earlier this week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Eye on safety, California sets rules for self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Emailed threats to NY, LA highlight worries schools face

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to assessing threats, New York City and Los Angeles schools likely have more experience than most other districts in the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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With Fed rate hike expected, 5 things to look for Wednesday

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rate increase is finally coming.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Cruz, Rubio clash sharply on national security, immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed sharply over national security and immigration in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, thrusting their evolving feud to the forefront of the GOP race. Front-runner Donald Trump stood firmly behind his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States, saying, "We are not talking about religion, we are talking about security."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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