PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Feb 25

Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:51am EST
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Feb 25 (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 Chairwoman Janet Yellen, sounding upbeat about the economy, started laying the groundwork for interest-rate increases later this year. (

* A jury on Tuesday convicted Eddie Ray Routh of killing the former U.S. Navy sharpshooter whose autobiography became the movie "American Sniper." Routh, a 27-year-old Marine, was found guilty of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at a Texas shooting range in 2013. (

* Chad's army has been on the offensive in Nigeria, swinging momentum in a conflict that has cost tens of thousands of lives, displaced more than a million people and seen Boko Haram abduct perhaps thousands of adolescents. (

* The Italian family that controls Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world's largest real-estate services firms, is putting the company up for sale as rising property prices push up the value of rivals. (   Continued...