Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:35 EDTThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:35 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBank of America reaches $17B settlement with UShttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575495.htmlWASHINGTON - Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTYellen to give outlook as Fed honeymoon fadeshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575496.htmlWASHINGTON - Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTTarget cuts outlook as breach fallout lingershttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575497.htmlNEW YORK - Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTUS home construction jumps 15.7 percent in Julyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575441.htmlWASHINGTON - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 1.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTBallmer steps down from Microsoft boardhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575442.htmlLOS ANGELES - Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT