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Facebook dressed down over 'real names' policy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma....

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar....

Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago....

Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels....

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday....

US homebuilder confidence soars in September
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years....

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control....

5 things small businesses need to know this fall
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:...

Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches....

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs
DALLAS (AP) -- Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries....

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