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Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it’s offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term interest rate….

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Text of the Federal Reserve’s statement Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting:…

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Comparing US Fed’s views on inflation, job market

A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 17-18:…

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year….

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Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches….

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Correction: Debt Study story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file….

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year….

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11,000 Kawasaki vehicles recalled for injury risk

NEW YORK (AP) — About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders’ legs….

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Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina’s economy minister has resumed efforts to solve the South American nation’s financial crisis without a default….

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A snapshot of small business hiring in 2014

Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-to-month fluctuations, the overall trend is up:…