Jobs were a key focus for the Federal Reserve as the central bank debated when to begin removing monetary stimulus. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in [Full Story]
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Federal Reserve officials came closer to agreement on an exit strategy [Full Story]
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Target Corp. reported a 62 percent drop in second-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast as it resorts to price cuts to attract cash-strapped consumers and win over shoppers unnerved by a massive holiday-season data breach. [Full Story]
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Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion. [Full Story]

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