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Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed

Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:18am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with guests before speaking at The National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession hosted by the Federal Reserve System, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Yellen said 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. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)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.


Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:17am

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.

US stocks are mixed early trading

Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:16am

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Major stock indexes traded in a tight range in the early going as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve and mull over a mixed batch of earnings results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher.


Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:16am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, ...

Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:15am

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.

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