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Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:05pm

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong.

Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies sink

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:05pm

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising as investors hope two large deals will win approval from regulators. The Dow Jones industrial average is on track for its ninth straight gain.

Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:58pm

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

Pentagon: Military child care cuts may have been mistakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

The Pentagon says cuts to military child care programs at two Army bases may have been unnecessary.

Remnants of pipeline protest camp go up in flames

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set fire to makeshift wooden housing ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land where they have been trying to thwart construction for six months.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They're the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa's Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history.

In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

Italy faces potential sanction from EU for rising debt

Pan Pylas and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:47pm

Italy's government was put on notice Wednesday that it may be sanctioned by the European Union for not getting the country's debt levels down.

David Bowie named as best solo male artist at Brit Awards

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:47pm

Britain's music industry saluted chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:37pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Gold, silver edge lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:30pm

The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,232.00 an ounce, down $5.50.

The Latest: Protesters set fire to building at camp entrance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:20pm

The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

HSN looks for new shoppers beyond TV's reach

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:15pm

HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile phones.

McDonald's to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:00pm

McDonald's is hoping $1 sodas can help draw more customers into its stores in the U.S. as it fights to reverse four years of declining visits.

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:50pm

An environmental group has filed an appeal seeking to stop the construction of two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho.