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New Colo. wildfire prompts evacuations of homes
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) â€” A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy conditions in much of Colorado and elsewhere in the West made it easy for fires to start and spread.
Stocks slide as Fed says bond purchases could slow
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Financial markets shuddered Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge economic stimulus program later this year and end it by the middle of next.
Few options for Brazil leader in face of protests
SAO PAULO (AP) â€” With massive protests by middle-class Brazilians demanding wholesale government reforms, people all over this continent-sized country have reached a verdict on the streets and online: "The giant has awakened."