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All 900 of the ILWU Local 63 Office Clerical Unit employees are on the picket line at the APM terminals in the Port of Los Angeles, California, in this November 29, 2012 file photo. The strike was being honored by other labor unions at the ports and brought work to a halt. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
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.