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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed

51 minutes ago - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college

Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.

35 minutes ago - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent

Treasury consults on residential mortgages, will review buy-to-let in 2015

31 minutes ago - Yahoo News
Britain's finance ministry launched a consultation on Thursday about new powers requested by the Bank of England to regulate residential mortgages, but said discussion of similar curbs on buy-to-let mortgages would have to wait until 2015. "The government is proposing that the Bank is granted powers of direction for loan to value limits and debt to...

US voters deciding on billions for conservation

28 minutes ago - Yahoo News
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history

Wall Street unimpressed by strong US growth numbers

24 minutes ago - Yahoo News
Wall Street shares headed mostly lower in early trade Thursday even as the US economy turned in a much stronger than expected performance in the third quarter. It took an 8.2 percent surge in Visa shares, driven by its strong quarterly earnings report, to hold the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory. About an hour into trade, the Dow...

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq

24 minutes ago - Yahoo News
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar

IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries

22 minutes ago - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. "The outlook for the Ebola-hit countries has worsened, with large financing needs likely for 2015," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters, referring to Guinea, L...

US condemns renewed violence in South Sudan

22 minutes ago - Yahoo News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the U.S. says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town

Aaron Hernandez Lawyers Want Murder Trial Moved

33 minutes ago - MSNBC Top Stories
Lawyers for the ex-NFL star will ask a judge Thursday to move the trial out of southeastern Massachusetts because of intense pretrial media coverage

Safety in question after high school players' deaths

30 minutes ago - CNN Top Stories
It was a heartbreaking week for three families, football teams and communities. Three players from three different states -- Alabama, North Carolina and New York -- died last week. And while investigations are underway in each case, it is believed the deaths may have been related to football

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