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Last Updated Feb 27, 2015 06:35PM

Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. The meeting, w...

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  • Speakers, from right, Hilary Bricken, Douglas Berman, Salvador Mungia and Robert Odawi Porter bow their heads during an opening prayer at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75 American Indian tribes from 35 states gathered to discuss what might be the next big financial boon on reservations across the country: marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Indian tribes discussing legalizing marijuana
    Tulalip, Wash. • The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on t...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Business briefs: GOED, Ramp, Lehi
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  • Some California farmers to have no federal water
    Sacramento • For a second straight year, the federal government said Friday it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley, forcing fa...
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  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico’s fourth biggest bank
    San Juan • Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territor...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share


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