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After six years, the Federal Reserve announced the final drawdown of its bonding-buying program known as quantitative easing, or QE, at the end of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday. Since the fall of 2008, the central bank has been buying...
Bryony’s Wagon, 2010. Photo by Iain McKell Imagine a country road, a single lane winding past farms and tractors. Now, picture a line of cars backed-up, crawling at 15 mph behind a horse-drawn wagon. Most would blame the wagon or the slow-...
The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO The giant spot on the face of the sun has scientists...
WASHINGTON — Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to...
A U.S. Marine checks the temperature of Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, before boarding an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on October 15, 2014 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. The general visited the site of the first of 17 Ebola...
Editor’s Note: As the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets Wednesday to fully wind down their asset purchase program, Making Sen$e is thrilled to debut econo-crooner Merle Hazard’s new ballad about the central bank,...