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Yellen Seeks Interest-Rate Consensus

September 15, 2014 - 6:58am
The Fed chief's actions in her first six months confound the view of her as a strong advocate of easy money.

A Transcendent Tally of the Mayor's Words

September 15, 2014 - 6:13am
In his first nine months in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought historic and transcendent changes to New York City. Just ask him. The mayor has invoked "historic" and "transcendent" more than 80 times.

Obama Plans Major Ebola Offensive

September 15, 2014 - 4:54am
President Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said.

Coming Soon to Theaters: E-Cigarettes

September 15, 2014 - 4:03am
SmokeStik's product placement in 'Cymbeline' has far-reaching implications for Hollywood and Big Tobacco.

Long Legs for the Energy Boom

September 15, 2014 - 4:02am
The U.S. energy boom has lasted longer than anyone would have imagined a decade ago and has more room to run as oil and gas wells become more productive.

Chevron Shuts Pipeline After Accident

September 14, 2014 - 9:21pm
Chevron Pipe Line Co. has shut down a natural-gas pipeline that feeds Gulf of Mexico production to the Henry Hub storage and delivery point in Louisiana in the wake of a deadly accident.

Public-Private Deals Spark Turmoil

September 14, 2014 - 5:49pm
Missoula, Mont., is suing the private-equity firm the Carlyle Group to regain control of its water system—one of several municipalities fighting for control of its infrastructure.

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen

September 14, 2014 - 5:24pm
North Korea has sentenced a 24-year-old American to six years of hard labor for what it called 'hostile' acts during a trip there, in a move likely to worsen tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

Fed Sizes Up Alternate Rate-Hike Paths

September 14, 2014 - 3:44pm
The Outlook: The Federal Reserve is debating the path of its coming rate increases: whether to start early and proceed gradually, or wait longer and be ready to move rapidly.

Islamic State Video Claims Beheading of British Man

September 14, 2014 - 8:43am
The Islamic State militant group released a video late Saturday that it said showed the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker.

Vets Try New Ways to Heal Wounds of War

September 13, 2014 - 9:26pm
Vets and alternative-medicine advocates are pressuring the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the range of treatments for those who can't find relief with drugs and talk therapy.

NFL Weighs Peterson Beating Case

September 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson posted bond after being indicted in Texas for injury to a child in the disciplining of his 4-year-old son and the NFL said the allegations 'will be reviewed under the Personal Conduct Policy.'

College Loan Access to Ease for Parents

September 13, 2014 - 1:08pm
The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college enrollment.

Resurgent U.S. Dollar Fuels Rally

September 13, 2014 - 7:57am
The dollar has logged its longest winning streak in 17 years, bolstering global demand for U.S. stocks and bonds.

Democrats' Edge Among Women Shrinks

September 13, 2014 - 5:48am
Democrats' advantage among women, an important bulwark against expected Republican gains this fall, is slipping amid declining support for President Obama and a rise in national-security concerns.

Ukraine to Delay Part of EU Pact

September 13, 2014 - 5:48am
Ukraine agreed to delay a key part of a trade deal with Europe that the Kremlin had staunchly opposed, even as the U.S. and European Union ramped up sanctions intended to back Russia down.

In Shift, U.S. Calls Fight With Jihadists 'War'

September 13, 2014 - 5:23am
The White House and Pentagon said Friday that the U.S. is "at war" with the Islamic State militant group, shifting the way the conflict was defined a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry, who called it a large-scale "counterterrorism" operation.