By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is up sharply after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to dial back its economic stimulus, citing a stronger job market.
The Fed voted Wednesday to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases by $10 billion, starting in January
WASHINGTON (AP) - An influential Democratic senator says the Obama administration needs to be more open with Congress to win support for a trans-Pacific trade pact under negotiation with 11 countries.
Sen. Ben Cardin told a congressional hearing Wednesday there's been inadequate dialogue with
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January.
The Fed said it
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve expects unemployment to fall a bit further over the next two years than it thought in September and expects inflation to remain below the Fed's target level.
The Fed predicts the unemployment rate will dip as low
VIENNA (AP) - Tens of thousands of Austrian civil servants have demonstrated for higher wages in Vienna, in a protest that shut down main avenues for hours.
Police and organizers estimate about 40,000 protesters turned up Wednesday in the largest demonstration of its kind in recent years. Among the
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday the government shutdown has forced it to delay tax filing season until Jan. 31. It had been slated
ROME (AP) - Frustrated and angry, thousands of Italian students, jobless and tax-weary workers have moved their days-long protest against "useless politicians" to Rome.
The noisy protest Wednesday afternoon was filling Piazza del Popolo, a square in the heart of the Italian capital.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The number of bad loans held by Cyprus' largest bank rose sharply to 48 percent in the third quarter of this year from 36 percent at the end of the previous three-month period as the bailed-out country's battered economy continued to shrink.
Bank of Cyprus CEO John
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations on Wednesday predicted that the global economy will grow by at least 3 percent annually in the next two years following signs of improvement in many regions.
In its annual economic report, the U.N. said the world
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are little changed in midday trading as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve on its stimulus program.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 15,892 as of noon Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down two points,
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For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
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