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15 min ago | The Modesto Bee

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain the Fed's shifting guidance on its interest-rate policy, which at times has confused or jarred investors.

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Related Topix: Ben Bernanke

1 hr ago | Reuters

AT&T threatens to sit out spectrum auction if FCC adopts proposed rules

2 wireless company said in a filing released on Wednesday. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler has proposed rules that would reserve up to 30 megahertz of spectrum in any market for wireless carriers that do not already have dominant chunks of low-frequency airwaves, three people briefed on the plan have told Reuters.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission

2 hrs ago | SFGate

Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O'Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

3 hrs ago | SFGate

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

6 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines 370 wait in a room after walking out to protest the difficulties of communicating with Malaysian officials through video conferencing in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

10 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SFGate

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, a worker walks past a container vessel docked in Qingdao port in east China's Shandong province.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

The Hartford Courant

Washington Post editorial backs Comcast-TWC merger with conditions

U.S. regulators should approve the proposed $45.2 billion merger of two biggest U.S. cable providers Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, but set "clear conditions," Washington Post's editorial board said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Federal Communications Commission, Ansonia, CT

The Modesto Bee

German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo the headquarters of German power provider RWE is pictured in Essen, Germany.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

CBC News

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook was also in talks to buy Titan Aerospace earlier this year, but it acquired U.K.-based solar drone company Ascenta instead.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

SFGate

US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

The U.S. stock market opened slightly higher on Tuesday, extending a modest rally as investors weighed a slate of corporate earnings.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Food, Financial Markets, Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola

Myrtle Beach Online

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he had no further questions after presenting the prosecution's case that Pistorius is lying in his account of mistakenly shooting Reeva Steenkamp in the predawn hours of Valentine's Day last year.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Modesto Bee

New Peugeot boss pledges return to profit by 2018

New CEO Carlos Tavares, who took over Peugeot Citroen last month after the company's second-straight year of multi-billion-euro losses, says the maker of the Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3 will achieve a 2 percent operating margin in its automotive division by 2018.

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The Modesto Bee

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

BBC News

Google buys solar drone maker

Titan Aerospace, which is building two types of solar-powered drones that can fly for years, says it expects "initial commercial operations" by 2015.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

The data released Monday by Netflix Inc. provide a concrete example of the special access that money can buy amid a debate about whether the Federal Communications Commission should draw up new rules to ensure that all online content providers are treated the same by Internet service providers.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers

Myrtle Beach Online

Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong'

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson leaves the Old Bailey, central London, as the phone hacking trial continues Monday April 14, 2014.

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The Modesto Bee

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

If you're due a refund - and about three-fourths of filers get refunds - April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all.

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Related Topix: Tax

The Modesto Bee

Stocks move higher after a rough week; Citi gains

Better-than-expected results from Citigroup helped ease worries that corporate earnings would be weak.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

Myrtle Beach Online

No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

Unlike the other three majors, or any other tournament for that matter, the Masters forces patrons to leave technology behind for hours upon hours every day.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Austin, TX

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