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White House Government Agencies

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Gold held steady on Monday after ending the previous week little changed, as traders awaited further clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises from a raft of Federal Reserve officials due to speak this week. Spot gold was at $1,235.21 an ounce at 1030 GMT,. "It's still wait and see for the gold market right now," UBS analyst Joni Teves said.

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 19,207.30 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent to 2,078.08. Also due this week: a German business confidence index on Tuesday, U.S. new home sales on Friday and earnings from big companies such as British bank HSBC. ANALYST VIEW: "Asian markets look set for a soft start to the week with a lack...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance. In a speech in Singapore, Mester, seen as one of the more hawkish Fed officials, said the economy was on a "sound footing". Those have passed through and the trend...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy kept performing the way it did. Those have passed through and the trend in inflation is, it's moving up, "Mester said at a central banking seminar in Singapore. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week that...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- The U.S. economy is on "sound footing," a hawkish Federal Reserve official said on Monday in a speech that cautioned against asking the central bank to solve problems beyond its control such as low productivity growth. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, at a forum in Singapore, did not comment specifically on interest rates.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • A multi-million dollar home is viewed in the wealthy town of Greenwich.

    Unlike previous years, the estate tax — which very few families pay — might actually die this time, The New York Times reports.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • Feb 17- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it is reviewing the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. The highest level of precaution is exercised at these labs to isolate dangerous biological agents. The CDC said it has suspended laboratory work that involves the use of these air hoses,...

  • Scott Pruitt testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing for EPA administrator, Jan. 18, 2017.

    Scott Pruitt has attracted scorn from Democrats and environmentalists and praise from conservatives and the energy industry.

  • A flu shot being administered in Concord, California.

    This year's flu vaccine isn't quite as good as last year's formula, according to the CDC. NBC News reports.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

    Instead of a director who can be fired, industry groups have called for a bipartisan five-member commission to lead the CFPB.

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday with the market wary of a stronger yen and financials weakened as U.S. bond yields fell after comments by a senior U.S. Federal Reserve official were viewed as relatively dovish. The Nikkei ended down 0.6 percent at 19,234.62 points.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, says he does not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia- a blow to Moscow's hopes for repairing ties with the United States following Trump's election. The Senate moves closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as...

  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...