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Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island in its search for a dozen people missing off the Louisiana coast after an offshore oilfield vessel capsized in a storm

Most US stocks rise, indexes end mixed as earnings kick off

Most U.S. stocks rose Wednesday following an encouraging start to what’s expected to be a thunderous earnings reporting season, but major indexes still ended mixed as drops in several tech heavyweights including Apple and Facebook weighed them down

Fed survey: Economy rebounding, helped by stimulus, vaccines

A Federal Reserve survey has found that the economy was rebounding in late February through early April, helped by billions of dollars in a new round of stimulus payments and the stepped-up rollout of coronavirus vaccines

Powell defends Fed's consideration of climate change risks

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the central bank’s increasing scrutiny of the impact climate change could have on banks, in the wake of criticism by Republican members of Congress that by doing so the Fed is overstepping its mandate


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