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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, while exports slid in August in a further sign that conditions have deteriorated in the crucial third quarter.

  • *India Oil Corp buys Iran oil after 2- mth gap. World powers and Iran are working to resolve a decade-old dispute over the OPEC nation's nuclear programme, with an interim deal that eases some sanctions on the country extended by four months to late November.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:08 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:03 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for' considerable' period US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • Don't worry about Japan's trade deficit: CLSA     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says markets should focus on how a weaker yen is lifting profits of Japanese firms, instead of scrutinizing trade volumes.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for' considerable' period US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Asian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:53 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:53 PM ET

    Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for' considerable' period US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Dow closes at record high after the Federal Reserve decides to keep record-low rates intact INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. A further period of lackluster exports and slack domestic demand could force the government and the Bank of Japan to find new ways to prop up the economy.

  • AP Top Financial News At 9:08 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan trade deficit falls to $8.8 B as imports ebb Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact US homebuilder confidence soars in September US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:08 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for' considerable' period US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan's trade deficit narrows to $8.8 billion as both imports, exports weaken Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Dow closes at record high after the Federal Reserve decides to keep record-low rates intact Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan trade deficit falls to $8.8 B as imports ebb Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact US homebuilder confidence soars in September US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for' considerable' period US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan's trade deficit narrows to $8.8 billion as both imports, exports weaken Federal Reserve balance sheet could return to normal at end of decade, Yellen says Dow closes at record high after the Federal Reserve decides to keep record-low rates intact Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions 5 things small business owners need to be on top of include health care, Internet security FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers

  • *Aug exports -1.3 pct y/y vs f'cast -2.6 pct y/y. TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, adding to concerns the economy may see only a shallow recovery in the third quarter after a deep slump in April-June. The government and the Bank of Japan may also come under pressure to find new ways to prop up the economy.

  • Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday. Japan posted a 971.4 billion yen deficit in August 2013.

  • Japan Aug exports fall 1.3 pct year/year - MOF Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's exports fell 1.3 percent in August from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday, in a worrying sign that external demand is weakening. The trade balance came to a deficit of 948.5 billion yen, versus the median estimate of a 1.03 trillion yen deficit.

  • US to press India on trade row during Modi's visit Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Narendra Modi, India's prime minister.

    The United States said it will press India's new prime minister to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month.

  • Weak-yen boost won't be instantaneous: StanChart     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of August trade data, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, discusses why Japanese manufacturers aren't benefiting from a weaker yen.