Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

Oct 17, 2018

Fed minutes: Officials discussed possible need to push interest rates to restrictive level

Beaches closed on the French Riviera due to oil pellets

Oct 17, 2018

France's Ecology ministry said oil pellets have reached beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera on Wednesday, ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct 17, 2018

Tesla Inc. secures land in Shanghai for first electric car factory outside the United States

Woman convicted of fraud; FBI said she cast 'hoodoo' spells

Oct 17, 2018

A jury has convicted an investment adviser of charges she defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she used to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators.

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

Oct 17, 2018

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched

APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

Oct 17, 2018

APNewsBreak: NWHL commissioner tells AP that a single North American women's hockey league is 'inevitable'

For Ed Asner, comic-books and autism are family matters

Oct 17, 2018

Even at age 88, actor Ed Asner still hangs out at comic-book stores with his kid. They do it to raise money for families with special needs

Wilson Foundation helping remake parks in Detroit, Buffalo

Oct 17, 2018

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is helping remake waterfronts and improving recreational trail systems in two former Rust Belt cities that meant so much to the late former owner of pro football's Buffalo Bills

US regulators lift strict oversight of Prudential

Oct 17, 2018

US regulators remove strict oversight of Prudential, ending restrictions imposed after 2008 financial crisis

Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier

Oct 17, 2018

Analysis: Trump's risky big bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince has become a lot riskier

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