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  • Federal Reserve keeps commitment to low rates

    The central bank's monetary policy committee maintained its promise that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" in its statement following a two-day meeting Wednesday.

  • French doctor sick with Ebola in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its staff members has contracted Ebola while working in Liberia and will be evacuated to France. In a statement Wednesday, the medical charity said the female French employee developed a fever on Tuesday. The disease is spread by...

  • Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains...

  • Fed forecasts a slightly faster increase in rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are considering a slightly faster increase in the Fed's benchmark interest rate in 2015 than they did three months ago. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record-low level near zero since 2008 to try to boost economic growth. Most economists...

  • VIDEO: Maryland housing largest number of unaccompanied minors

    The state of Maryland announced new resources Wednesday to help families and communities who are taking in the children who have crossed the border illegally and gotten caught.

  • Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period.

  • VIDEO: Benghazi panel seeks to rise above partisanship

    "We're better than that," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said.

  • Expert: State not protecting diplomats

    An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

  • Here are five of Joe Biden's greatest hits

    It shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to hear Vice President Joe Biden engaging in controversial and/or offensive speech. Indeed, he's infamous for this sort of thing.

  • Tea Party group pushes Gowdy for speaker

    The Tea Party Leadership Fund is starting its effort with a website and a Facebook page as well as an email soliciting petition signatures and donations on the same day that the South Carolina Republican is leading hearings on the attacks in Benghazi.

  • Biden veers onto political turf in Iowa

    Vice President Joe Biden struck a notably political tone during a speech Wednesday in Iowa, just three days after Hillary Clinton hinted at a presidential bid with a trip to the state.

  • Rubio slams Obama's 'frightening' military cuts

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading 2016 GOP presidential contender, on Wednesday ripped President Obama's military spending and troop cuts, charging that he has "failed the first test of leadership as commander-in-chief."

  • Manchin will vote no on funding bill authorizing arming Syrians

    Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • Ginsburg: Gay marriage rests on Ohio

    Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the justices will be watching the Cincinnati-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently considering a gay marriage case.

  • 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. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....



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