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Fed's Yellen says gradual hikes should continue, despite weak inflation
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve needs to continue gradual rate hikes despite broad uncertainty about the path of inflation, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday in remarks that acknowledged the central bank's struggles to forecast one of its key policy objectives.

Wall St. little changed after Yellen's comments
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Tuesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen backed the central bank's plan to raise interest rates gradually, boosting the prospects of a December rate hike.

In Alabama Senate race, Trump takes on Republican anti-establishment
(Reuters) - Alabama voters will cast ballots on Tuesday for the Republican nominee to fill a U.S. Senate seat in a race that has pitted the party's leaders, including President Donald Trump, against its anti-establishment wing.

Top U.S. general says North Korea's military posture unchanged amid tensions
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States regards North Korea as the world's greatest threat but despite an escalation in tensions over its ballistic missile and nuclear program, Pyongyang has not changed its military posture, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday.

U.S. Justice Dept to step up protections of speakers at colleges
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to step up efforts to enforce and protect free speech rights on America's college campuses, where protesters have increasingly been silencing speakers they find offensive, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.

U.S. alleges bribery, kickbacks at top NCAA basketball programs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs following a multi-year corruption probe.

U.S. consumer confidence slips; new home sales hit eight-month low
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence fell in September and home sales dropped to an eight-month low in August due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, supporting the view that the storms would hurt economic growth in the third quarter.

Tesla shares rebound while signs of competition increase

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

Turkey threatens blockade after Iraqi Kurdish independence vote