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The Federal Reserve announced the results of its latest all-important Open Markets Committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon, and they're exactly the same as last month's results — but with three important changes. For market watchers, these three sentences mean everything. So how should they be interpreted?
Is the Achilles of the financial world finally starting to falter?
The Oakland city council's landmark decision
Democrats aren't getting all they'd hoped for
Liberals worry Geithner may want to water down the legislation
The biggest penalty in Wall Street History? Think again
After intense Senate battles, Scott Brown and Olympia Snowe throw in their support
Business writers rein in this weekend's sizzling Wall Street rumor
And those predictions for Asia seem a bit too rosy, bloggers say
Their pay checks are a fraction of their American counterparts'
The New Republic debates the costs, benefits, and uncertainties
"There's a couple of things America got right: cars -- and freedom."
More than a million unemployed won't have their benefits restored as lawmakers go on break
In brazen testimony, Cassano claims the insurance giant's assets weren't toxic
Instead of taxing hedge funds, stimulus money will be used to pay for the bill
Worries about the dire consequences of prematurely tightened belts
The treasury secretary lays out expectations before the G20 summit
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