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Indexes dragged down by Apple, oil

By Abhiram Nandakumar (Reuters) – Apple's tepid forecast & a renewed slide in oil prices pulled Wall Street lower on Wednesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy….

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Investors look to Fed, earnings for direction next week

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors hoping equities can sustain their recent bounce next week will carefully watch the U.S. Federal Reserve's mid-week policy meeting for signs the…

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Fed to hike rates three times in 2016, economic outlook subdued: poll

By Aaradhana Ramesh & Megan Cassella (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates only three times this year as it faces a more subdued outlook for both the…

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U.S. private payrolls rise; trade deficit narrows

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. private companies added workers at a brisk clip in December, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed sharply…

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U.S. pending home sales fall in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in November for the third time in four months, a signal that growth in the U.S. housing market could…

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U.S. jobless claims near 42-year low as labor market tightens

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, nearing a 42-year low as labor market conditions continued to…

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Paul hopes bill to audit Federal Reserve will boost campaign

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul hopes a promised vote in January on a bill to audit the Federal Reserve can boost his struggling campaign heading into…

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World stocks, dollar dip as investors turn wary after Fed

By John Geddie LONDON (Reuters) – Investors turned cautious on Friday approximately what a stronger dollar & weak commodity prices could mean for the world economy, as a clutch of…

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Fed has new tools to jig rates after first hike in nine years

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – No sooner will the Federal Reserve raise U.S. interest rates than it must make more decisions on how to drain markets awash in…

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U.S. housing starts surge, permits hit five-month high

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. housing starts in November rebounded from a seven-month low & permits surged to a five-month high, signs of strength in the housing market…

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