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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.
Objecting to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that lower-court judges can require defendants to pay their bail in cash, the high court's chief justice on Thursday cited a musician seldom thought of as a legal scholar: Johnny Cash.
Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.
Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in midday trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen…