Navy SEALs stormed a pirate compound in Somalia and rescued two hostages, an American woman and a Danish man. Nine of the hostage-takers were killed during the operation. Meanwhile, a different group of Somali pirates chopped off the arm of the captain of a Vietnamese ship in an effort to hasten the payment of ransom.
In other news, the Fed says that it will maintain near-zero interest rates at least through the end of 2014.
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