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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday....

Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8
NEW YORK (AP) -- The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity....

Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago....

Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels....

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes....

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules....

Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday....

5 things small businesses need to know this fall
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:...

Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches....

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs
DALLAS (AP) -- Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries....

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