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FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mixed in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, March 17, 2017, with only health care and financial stocks posting losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2017 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were listless Friday, making only small moves for the second straight day. Drops for banks and health care stocks offset gains for dividend-paying stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is still on track to deliver its seventh week of gains in the last eight...
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French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, Thursday, March 16, 2017. A police official said no other damage was been reported in the incident. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 16, 2017 - 5:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The IMF incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to the German...
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March 16, 2017 - 7:58 am
PARIS (AP) — A letter bomb exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, according to Paris police. Staff from the IMF office were evacuated and armed military officers and police guarded the area, in a chic district of western Paris. The...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 1:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 1:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks were steady while other Asian markets gained Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and a Eurosceptic party lost Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was flat at 19,578.06 while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.6 percent to 3,...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Stocks around the world pulled back Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve, which is beginning a two-day policy meeting on interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 6:00 a.m. Trading in stock markets is cautious and the dollar is slightly weaker as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Because the increase is widely...
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