White House resists Pentagon’s Iraq advice

Obama holds off from extending reach of campaign to Syria

Russia defies Ukraine and sends in aid convoy

Kiev calls dispatch of 250 trucks an invasion

Goldman nears $1.1bn payment to FHFA

Deal on bad mortgage-backed securities could be struck in days

Wall Street little moved by Yellen speech

S&P 500 continues to trade near record level

Yellen debuts with sense of balance

But shift in stance still raises possibility of earlier rates rise

US official behind $36bn bank settlements

West’s tough approach brings in record mortgage fines for DoJ

Deng anniversary reflects Xi self-image

Chinese president burnishes his credentials as a transformative leader

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Former governor’s trial transfixes Virginia

Most compelling storyline is break down of couple’s marriage

dollar bill and euro bill

Global bond sales at post-crisis high

Surge in European issuance is big contributor to total

Cordon tightens around Ebola states

Effort to stem the spread of the virus as hysteria grows

WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

Recent import restrictions rules as violating global trade rules

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Golf hits rough patch as players lose drive

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

Junior bankers: more money, worse job

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