PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - March 11

Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:16am EDT
 
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March 11 (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.

* The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account could accelerate Democratic calls for her to enter the presidential race sooner, a move that would give the former sectary of state a better platform to help shift attention to jobs and economic issues, the core of her 2016 message. (on.wsj.com/1C5FDat)

* The Central Intelligence Agency played a crucial role in helping the Justice Department develop technology that scans data from thousands of U.S. cellphones at a time, part of a secret high-tech alliance between the spy agency and domestic law enforcement. (on.wsj.com/1b14Oio)

* The Federal Reserve is strongly considering removing a barrier to raising short-term interest rates as early as June by dropping its promise to be "patient" before acting. Discussions about interest-rate guidance and an uncertain inflation outlook are likely to take center stage at the Fed's next meeting March 17-18. (on.wsj.com/1xc1yFm)

* Dozens of major labor unions plan to freeze campaign contributions to lawmakers as part of a move to fight a Pacific trade pact they say could result in U.S. job losses. (on.wsj.com/1D2RkOX)   Continued...