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3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year....

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."...

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted....

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally
If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires....

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create....

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump
PARIS (AP) -- The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role....

Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands
SEATTLE (AP) -- The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated the company's rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation....

Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike....

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members....

Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales
MADRID (AP) -- The owner of Zara fashion stores said Wednesday that net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores....

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