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  • New US home sales slump to weakest since March Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A cabinet specialist adjusts pantry doors at the Toll Brothers Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida, Aug. 20, 2014.

    New U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month to their lowest level since March.

  • Service sector activity slows for 2nd straight month Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    A Gap employee folds clothes at a Gap Store in San Fransisco, California.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector fell for a second straight month in August to its lowest level since May.

  • US economy expanding above trend: Chicago Fed Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker making parts for commercial coffee grinding equipment at the Modern Process Equipment manufacturing facility in Chicago.

    U.S. economic activity expanded at a rate above its historical trend, a gauge issued by the Chicago Federal Reserve said on Monday.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:49 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Safety advocacy group asks government to investigate Chrysler stalling complaints

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:15 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Safety advocacy group asks government to investigate Chrysler stalling complaints

  • *Yellen affirms view U.S. jobless rate understates slack. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. labor market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:52 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:36 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:22 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Yellen offers little guidance on interest rates Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:19 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Yellen offers little guidance on interest rates Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:11 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Yellen offers little guidance on interest rates Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:04 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:33 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:47 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks little changed on Ukraine concerns; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:35 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks little changed on Ukraine concerns; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Dynegy to spend $6.25 billion on power plant acquisitions from Duke, Energy Capital Partners

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:31 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult Stocks little changed on Ukraine concerns; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Dynegy to spend $6.25 billion on power plant acquisitions from Duke, Energy Capital Partners

  • YELLEN URGES CAUTION IN JUDGING THAT RECENT WAGE DATA POINTS TO WEAKER LABOR CONDITIONS THAN INDICATED BY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 22- Mexican annual inflation remained above the central bank's tolerance ceiling in early August but eased slightly versus late July, boding for steady borrowing costs ahead. The unadjusted jobless rate stood at 5.47 percent in July, well above the 4.8 percent rate the prior month and marking the highest percentage since September 2011.

  • Iraq involvement not over: Defense Secretary Hagel Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue as the threat from ISIS is more dangerous than that from al-Qaeda, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. NBCNews reports.