August 8, 2006 A Federal Reserve panel leaves the federal funds rate unchanged at 5.25 percent -- a move that temporarily halts more than two years of incremental rate hikes.
August 8, 2006 National Hurricane Center forecasters release new predictions for the 2006 hurricane season, dropping the number of expected hurricanes from estimates made in May. The new numbers are only slightly lower, with three to four major hurricanes predicted instead of four to six.
July 19, 2006 The U.S. economy is in "a period of transition" that should help ease inflation risks, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke. Reporting to Congress, Bernanke said that inflation should moderate as the economy cools to sustainable levels.
June 15, 2006 The World Cup opens a window onto 32 countries, giving spectators a chance to compare styles of soccer. But it also gives less-serious soccer fans among us a chance to judge teams solely by their nicknames.
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