PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 13

Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:33am EDT
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Sept 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Federal Reserve officials, lacking a strong consensus for action a week before their next policy meeting, are leaning toward waiting until late in the year before raising short-term interest rates.

- Thousands of convicted criminals have hepatitis C, an infectious disease that is one of the country's biggest killers, but only the sickest qualify for medicines because they are so expensive.

- Wells Fargo & Co has told some employees to stop cross-selling products to customers, while the Senate Banking Committee's Republican majority said late Monday it plans a hearing into the bank's sales practices.

- A cease-fire took formal effect across Syria after sundown on Monday amid continued fighting, as the U.S. and Russia sought seven straight days of relative calm to trigger a broader peace initiative and military cooperation.   Continued...