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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Yellen says Fed should hike rates if economy picks up

The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July.

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Serena roars into fourth round, tears for Tsonga

PARIS Thunderclaps, rain delays, an inspired home favourite roared on by a partisan crowd -- it was all in a day's work for reigning champion Serena Williams as the world number one roared into the second week of the French Open on Saturday.

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