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  • *Yahoo rallies after results; BofA falls. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The dollar rose to the highest level in a week against the yen on Wednesday on signs of future buying of Tokyo stocks by Japan's state pension fund, but edged lower against the euro on traders' view that the Federal Reserve is maintaining a dovish stance.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. Yahoo's shares rallied, giving a boost to the S&P 500.. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 52.06 points, or 1.29 percent, to close unofficially at 4,086.23.

  • Fed Chair Yellen's message     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing Fed Chair Janet Yellen's view on the economy and the recovery, with Brian Levitt, Oppenheimer Funds senior economist; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Top 3 takeaways from Yellen     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox discusses the top three things he took away from Janet Yellen's speech today at the economics club.

  • *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's largest economy, and a rally in Yahoo shares helped stocks rise for a third straight session.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy appeared to be slowly moving toward full employment, but that it would need help from the central bank for some time to come. "I do think we are seeing very meaningful progress, although clearly... the goal has not been achieved at this point," she told the Economic Club of New York.

  • *China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose for a third straight session on Wednesday after data showed China's economic growth exceeded expectations and U.S. industrial production rose for a second straight month.

  • Pisani: Yellen 'clear' on Fed's intentions     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani remarks on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's economic statement, as well as current market leaders and laggards.

  • Yellen: Rates to remain low for 'considerable time' Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
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    It was Yellen's second major address in as many days, and came amid a flurry of speeches on rate guidance from other Fed officials.

  • 'Bravo performance' from Yellen     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen addressed current economic and labor conditions at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday. Andrew Slimmon, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Mike Holland, Holland & Company Chairman, provide perspective.

  • Yellen: US banking stronger than Europe's     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discusses varying economic conditions around the world, and the strength of U.S. banking organizations.

  • Yellen: Committed to 2% inflation goal     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen remarks on its commitment to protecting inflation if it threatens to rise persistently above 2 percent.

  • Yellen: Labor recovery exceptionally slow     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the economic headwinds the economy has faced since the financial crisis, and what the private and public sector can do to address "disturbing trends" in the labor market.

  • *European shares rebound, Wall Street rallies, Yahoo shines. Wall Street rallied for a third straight day. The relief rippled through Asian markets then spread to Europe and Wall Street.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The Federal Reserve's still distant decision to raise interest rates will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday.

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The length of time the Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate near zero will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepared the following remarks for a speech on Wednesday to the Economic Club of New York. "Nearly five years into the expansion that began after the financial crisis and the Great Recession, the recovery has come a long way.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The dollar edged lower against the euro for the first time in four trading sessions on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments, but rose against the yen on signs of future buying of Tokyo stocks by Japan's state pension fund.

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