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Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates....

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....

Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia....

At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others....

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it....

McDonald's names new US president again
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years....

Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions
Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners....

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste
MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) -- In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year....

Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands
NEW YORK (AP) -- Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S....

Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany....

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