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Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signalling likely rate hike

Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signalling likely rate hike

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S.
'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

LOS ANGELES — The horror pic "Happy Death Day" is celebrating a first place finish at the box office this weekend while the "Blade Runner" sequel spirals downward.

Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he plans to ask members of the Federal Communications Commission to publicly affirm their support for the First Amendment amid the president's threat to pull NBC's broadcast license.

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Weekly stats: Statistics Canada has a busy week ahead and will release data on Canada's international transactions in securities for August; investment in non-resid
Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

WASHINGTON — The world economy is the healthiest it's been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the International Monetary Fund says.
Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board.
Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court on Saturday convicted the former president of the pope's children's hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat and gave him a one-year suspended sentence.
Catalan separatist urges unity as pressure builds in Spain

Catalan separatist urges unity as pressure builds in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — One of Catalonia's top separatist leaders pushing for a break from Spain has called for unity as disputes over strategy threaten to split the secessionists.
Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

NEW YORK — The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattled production company that bears both their names insisted business was "continuing as usual.