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In this file photo, a student uses his smartphone as he walks beneath the atrium at the University of Akron student union. Kent State University researchers surveyed moire than 500 students and found that frequent cell phone use is linked to anxiety, lower grades and reduced happiness. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal file cell)
WASHINGTON: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.