5 things you need to know Wednesday

December 3, 2015 12:18 AM

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5 things you need to know Wednesday

Will interest rates go up? The financial world will be listening hard for clues Wednesday when Fed Chair Janet Yellen gives a speech to the Economic Club of Washington. Most analysts expect that Yellen, who also testifies before Congress later this week, will say nothing to undercut the widespread view that the economy is improving enough that the Fed can raise interest rates at its meeting this month.

Two icons of Christmas will be illuminated Wednesday: the trees at Rockefeller Center in New York and at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The New York tree, a 10-ton, 78-foot Norway spruce from the Hudson Valley , was hoisted into place in November. The annual tree-lighting ceremony there attracts te...

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