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Fed on track to hike rates as economic headwinds wane -Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the central bank to raise rates this year as the U.S. economy was on course to bounce back from a sluggish first quarter and as headwinds at home and abroad begin to wane.

Rents are rising, but don't expect broad inflation to surge
Core inflation for April was slightly higher than forecast. But Merrill Lynch economist Michael Hanson says price gains should remain tame.

America is at risk of losing its global power: Ian Bremmer
America needs to pick a policy and stick with it.

6 things going wrong in America
Business and political leaders see a range of problems holding the nation back.

Who even needs ads anymore? More companies go direct
Brands large and small are making their own news. Who needs ads anymore?

Russia threatens block on Google, Twitter, Facebook
Google, Twitter and Facebook face being blocked in Russia after being warned against violating the country's controversial blogging laws.

Firmer underlying inflation keeps Fed on rate hike path
Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3 percent last month. It was the largest rise in the so-called core CPI since January 2013 and followed a 0.2 percent gain in March.

Deere ups guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year. Shares rose nearly 4 percent before the opening bell Friday. Deere's ...

In a quiet stock market, whispers of an M&A wave
With the indexes drifting at the top of its range, the stocks making new all-time highs suggest the market is sniffing out a continued deal boom.

Stockman: Stocks and bonds will 'crash soon'
David Stockman explains why the stock and bond market could be on the verge of a collapse.