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  • NEW YORK, July 1- Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. Three states, most recently Missouri, have enacted laws that allow retail brokers to help curb scams against people with dementia. More than five million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease,...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. Three states, most recently Missouri, have enacted laws that allow retail brokers to help curb scams against people with dementia. More than five million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease,...

  • June 9- A Rhode Island state judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that would end litigation over a sweeping 2011 public pension overhaul that garnered national attention. The settlement was not the "perfect solution," but was "fair, reasonable and adequate," wrote Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter in a decision. Rhode Island's changes, championed by then...

  • June 8- When Christel Shea was trying to book a trip from Providence, Rhode Island to Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, it took more than one online search for her to identify that the best buy was to fly into Charlotte, North Carolina and rent a car for the hour-long drive. Shea, managing director of the group tour research site TourMatters.com, used a...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares got off to a lackluster start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the U.S. Activity was likely to be thin this session, as UK and U.S. markets are shut on Monday for the Spring Bank Holiday and Memorial Day respectively. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade.

  • Sea urchin haven disturbed by Santa Barbara oil spill Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 23- Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California. "That was one of my predominant fishing spots, so I just have to think of a Plan B," said Mutz, who supplies restaurants from Santa Barbara to Orange County, including the Michelin- starred...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. If it continues, they will be ready to move later on this year, "said Todd Hedtke, vice president of investment management with Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, said a rate increase would be appropriate this year if the economy shows further...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- 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. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation will indeed make it to its target in the next couple of years, it increases the odds of faster Fed action,"...

  • Making headway in labor market: Pro Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Making headway in labor market: Pro

    Discussing investment strategies after Fed Chair Janet Yellen discussed the outlook for the U.S. economy, with CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein, and Ward McCarthy, Jefferies & Company.

  • Street wanted more from Yellen, got same old Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Board Chair Janet Yellen.

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen stuck to her script Friday, even though traders had hoped a jump in consumer prices would force her to give a nod to the improved inflation data.

  • Stock strategy after Yellen comments Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Stock strategy after Yellen comments

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen remarked on economic conditions going into the second half of the year. Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors, and Darin Richards, AKT Wealth, react to her remarks.

  • WASHINGTON/ PROVIDENCE, May 22- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the central bank to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was on course to bounce back from a sluggish first quarter and headwinds at home and abroad waned. In a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, Yellen said she expected economic data to...

  • Yellen's economic & policy outlook Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:25 PM ET
    Yellen's economic & policy outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shares the most likely outlook for the U.S. economy, and evolution of monetary policy over the next few years.

  • Yellen: Negative side of falling oil Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Yellen: Negative side of falling oil

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the slowdown in energy, saying to keep in mind the U.S. is still a net importer of oil.

  • Yellen: Q1 slowdown largely transitory Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Yellen: Q1 slowdown largely transitory

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen remarks on the apparent slowdown in the first quarter.

  • Yellen: US economy well positioned for growth Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Yellen: US economy well positioned for growth

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on economic headwinds weighing on the market, and reasons she's confident the economy will grow.

  • Yellen: Inflation will rise 2% as econ strengthens

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on the state of consumer price inflation.

  • Yellen: Labor market approaching full strength Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Yellen: Labor market approaching full strength

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, on unemployment data.

  • WASHINGTON/ PROVIDENCE, May 22- 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. Yellen, in prepared remarks for a speech in Rhode Island, said she expected economic data to strengthen,...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who on Friday will talk about the economy's prospects, is expected to acknowledge the recent sluggishness, including near stagnant performance in the first few months of the year. Though the Fed uses another measure for its 2 percent target, the CPI report on Friday showed prices increasing across a broad set of items,...