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3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday


WASHINGTON (AP) -- It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds....

The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decision


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):...

Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting....

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged....

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel reach Europe steel merger deal


BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel of India signed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to merge the two companies' European steel operations, a combination that could lead to up to 4,000 job cuts....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'


NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment company


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is creating an entertainment investment company as the deeply conservative kingdom loosens the reins on fun....

Strong UK retail sales give pound another boost


LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show that retail sales in Britain rose more than anticipated during August, a development that gave the pound a further boost....

Zara store owner sees solid profit growth in H1


MADRID (AP) -- Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara stores, says its net profit jumped by 9 percent in the first half of its fiscal year, following strong growth in online and in-store sales....

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most


WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget....