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A woman walks by a machine demolish an old building at the Central Business District in Beijing. The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth.
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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman nominee Jay Clayton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. The SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, evening on the SEC’s website, Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected “incident” was caused by “a software vulnerability” in its EDGAR filing system.
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Aaron Ament, a former Chief of Staff and Special Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, poses for a photograph Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Washington. A group of former Obama education appointees on Thursday launched a legal aid organization to challenge Education Secretary DeVos’ policies on student lending and civil rights.
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A box of Classic Trix cereal. Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. Food maker General Mills said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that Classic Trix will return to supermarket shelves in October. But it will also continue to sell the version without artificial colors and flavors. (Courtesy of General Mills via AP)
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information.
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on household wealth for the April-June quarter.
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An activist opposed to the extension of presidential age limits is arrested and carried off by uniformed and plain-clothes police, while shouting for America and Israel to come to the rescue of Ugandans, near the Parliament building in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.
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Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, hold their children as they wait to receive aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. As their numbers soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable.
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Shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring. The Wayne, New Jersey-based retailer plans to hire more than 12,500 for the top six markets, which include Boston and New York.
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A new home for sale in a housing development in Raeford, N.C. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.
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A man fills out a job application at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before.
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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman nominee Jay Clayton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. The SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, evening on the SEC’s website, Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected “incident” was caused by “a software vulnerability” in its EDGAR filing system.
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Luggage sits on a baggage claim carousel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg says Facebook is tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen takes her seat before speaking during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen takes her seat before speaking during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
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A "For Sale" sign posted in front of a home in Charlotte, N.C. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in August.
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting.
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Israeli soldiers cover their ears as an artillery unit fires shells towards southern Lebanon from a position near Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region.
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FedEx trucks are parked in New York. FedEx Corp. reports earnings, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
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A customer walks into a Toys R Us store in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.
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A doctor examines a patient in Stuttgart, Germany. Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.
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A Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past anti-trust regulators. The companies said Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, that they have Federal Trade Commission clearance for a slimmer version of a store-purchase agreement announced in June.