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Fed Flags Midyear Rate Hike---Or Later

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The Federal Reserve signaled it would keep short-term interest rates near zero at least until midyear, while also setting the stage for tough decisions in the coming weeks about whether it should wait even longer.

Amazon: Long on Promise, Short on Profit

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Ahead of the Tape: Shareholders in the online retailer won’t necessarily sell off their shares if Thursday’s results miss expectations.

Cocoa, Once Hot, Is Facing a Chill

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As consumers around the world tighten their belts, even cocoa is getting squeezed.

Two-Tier Economy Reshapes U.S. Marketplace

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The advance of wealthy households, while middle- and lower-income Americans struggle, is reshaping markets for everything from housing to clothing to beer.

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