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Fed's Kaplan Is Open-Minded About 'Removing Accommodation'

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan said Tuesday he remains open-minded about removing the central bank's easing policies and will be monitoring the economy's progress in removing slack from the labor market.

The Reason Investors Love Spinoffs: Juicier Returns

Pfizer and Honeywell announced plans to hive off major business units, a reminder that spinoffs remain popular with executives as well as investors, who appreciate their long history of outperforming the broader market.

Wildfires Put $65 Billion of California Homes at Risk

More than 172,000 homes in the Napa and Santa Rosa metropolitan areas are at risk from the wildfires raging in northern California, with an estimated cost to rebuild of $65 billion, according to a report released Tuesday.

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EU to Mandate Steep Auto Emissions Cuts

The European Union will seek to slash carbon-dioxide emissions from cars and vans by about a third in the decade starting 2021 and provide incentives for auto makers to concentrate on electric vehicles, an EU official said Tuesday.

Greece's Battered Banks Start the Return to Bond Markets

Greece's National Bank launched a bond Tuesday, the first time a Greek lender has tapped international credit markets in three years when the country came close to exiting the eurozone.

Trading Database Will Be Safe From Hackers, Developer Says

The developer of what will become one of the world's largest financial databases on Tuesday defended the project from industry critics who want regulators to stall the system, saying it presents a target for hackers

FDA Wants Closer Look at Health Claims on Packaging

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he wants to take a close look at health claims that food manufacturers make on their packaging.

Agriculture Secretary Perdue Favors Food Stamp Restrictions

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue criticized the distribution of food stamps to Americans who are able to work, a stance that could concern food retailers who make billions of dollars in sales to the federal program's beneficiaries.

Chicago's Cook County Board Rolls Back Tax on Sweetened Drinks

Cook County, Ill., lawmakers voted to repeal a controversial penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax after less than three months in effect, delivering a big win for the soda industry, which is battling similar measures around the country.

Self-Storage Rents Jump After Hurricanes

Average self-storage rents increased by 0.9% in the third quarter from the same quarter a year earlier, partly because of stronger demand from areas impacted recently by hurricanes.

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October 10, 2017 21:15 ET (01:15 GMT)