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Fed watchers await rate forecast with a hike all but certain

Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What’s not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead – a move that could raise the risk of a recession.

State looking at $1.3 billion extra from strong economy

Boosted by a strong economy, Washington can expect an extra $1.3 billion in tax revenues over the next three years, legislators were told Thursday. Some could go back to taxpayers, some could get them out of trouble with the courts.

Retail group expects holiday sales to rise 3.6 to 4 percent

With stores closing and retailers filing for bankruptcy, a trade group says it still expects holiday sales to at least match the 3.6 percent growth of a year ago, as online shopping keeps increasing and improving wages may put people in a mood to spend.

As Irma fades, unpredictable Jose eyes $19 trillion in property

Don’t underestimate Jose. The meteorological gods seem to be working against the hurricane as Irma’s successor lumbers over the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so far out –more than 950 miles from New York – that it’s too soon to call the all clear.

IMF trims economic forecast for U.S.

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump’s plans to boost economic growth.

Best fly fishing of the season is now, local expert says

FLY FISHING -- Conditions have been ideal: mountain runoff has subsided; weather hasn't been too hot; some cloud cover to promote hatches. I'm not the only one who's noticed.... "June, in my opinion, is the peak-of-the-peak fishing in our area," says Sean Visintainer of Silver...