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The Fed remained on its easy-money course, allaying market fears that it might start raising interest rates sooner than expected.
Even the countries that "complain about America" will call on the nation in a time of need, Obama says.
The most senior U.S. military officer has raised the possibility that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants.
Perhaps this is what happens when a central bank becomes too transparent...
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