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Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Three things to know from the Fed’s press conference

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jun 17, 2015
First up: No interest rate hike, for now.
Dr. Diane Tang, of Mohawk Alley Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, examines a cat named Melvin. She will offer several treatment options and estimates before providing him with care.

Health care costs? Let's talk

Rebecca Plevin | Jun 17, 2015
Vets offer a price range for treatments. Can we ask our doctors for the same?
Posted In: animals, doctors, medication
Doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland transplant a kidney from a living donor into the patient recipient.

An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Dubner | Jun 17, 2015
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.
Posted In: algorithm, kidneys, surgery

The last time the Fed raised interest rates

Tony Wagner | Jun 17, 2015
2006 was a very different time... but not too different.
Posted In: Federal Reserve
The Flex by Fitbit serves as an electronic coach.

PODCAST: Will Fitbit stick?

David Brancaccio | Jun 17, 2015
Interest rates, undocumented workers in the Dominican Republic, and Fitbit's IPO.

Fitbit's many steps about to pay off in IPO

Tim Fitzsimons | Jun 17, 2015
Is the wearable sector poised for long-term growth?
Posted In: FitBit, growth, IPO

FedEx reports on last quarter and plans ahead

Gigi Douban | Jun 17, 2015
The company is looking to expand in Europe by acquiring a Dutch delivery firm.
Posted In: european, fedex, mail, shipping

Trucks wait at a port with little room to grow

Adam Allington | Jun 17, 2015
Truckers wait for hours to pick up containers at Port Newark-Elizabeth.

'The Donald' announces ... his net worth

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Jun 17, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
The California Aqueduct is one of three  aqueducts bringing fresh water to Los Angeles. Here, where it meets the San Andreas fault, the aqueduct could break and potentially cut off some water supply in a large earthquake.

L.A.'s biggest vulnerability lies under its streets

Sarah Gardner | Jun 16, 2015
A major quake could rupture the city's aging system of 7,000 miles of water pipes.


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