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Wall Street eager for Yellen's first Fed announcement

Janet Yellen holds her first news conference today since taking the helm as Federal Reserve chair. She will explain the Fed's economic outlook after a two-day meeting. The Fed is expected to call for another cut in monthly bond purchases and may announce changes to the guidelines for considering interest rate hikes.

Michelle Obama visits China for 'people-to-people' diplomacy

Michelle Obama leaves for China on her third solo international trip as first lady. She will visit a school with her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, and will also address American and Chinese students at Peking University. Her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson, will tag along.

Alzheimer's takes heavy toll on women

Alzheimer's takes a disproportionate toll on women, according to a report released Wednesday from the Alzheimer's Association. One in six women over 65 will get it during their lifetime, compared with one in 11 men.

$400M Mega Millions jackpot

There were at least two winners in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing for $400 million, the lottery organization tweeted early Wednesday morning. The two winners in Florida and Maryland will split the huge prize. The jackpot is the third largest in U.S. lottery history.

Toyota to pay $1B to settle criminal probe

The Justice Department is expected to announce Wednesday that Toyota will pay one of the largest penalties ever imposed against an automaker to settle a criminal probe of its handling of reports of unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

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