Rivals show force in eastern Ukraine before talks

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva on the former Soviet country's future. | Video

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Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say

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CME trading outage showed that man can still match the machine

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Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial

BOSTON - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, local leaders and officials and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. | Video

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Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.